Public rejection of religious values concerning gays

In just another example of how the narrow views of religions on gays are being rejected, a recent poll on the US military ‘Don’t ask Don’t tell’ policy simply said we don’t care one way or the other. For the most part it seems people have accepted that what gender a person is attracted to is a non elective and is genetically preset.

For the most part, gays are no different than people who are straight. The same percentages of criminals, scholars, and whatever else are seen regardless of sexual attraction. In fact there is no difference between any elective activity or behavior between straight people and gay people. Although gay men may be more attracted to activities straight females enjoy, the formula is balance back with gay females moving in the opposite direction.

It seems only people who are overly devout religious followers and some hate groups have objections about gays, but Connecting the Dots has not found any statistical research to back that up. It is simply based on our observation.

As this is also closely tied to same sex marriages, one must look at the religious involvement in that as well. To discriminate against a person for a genetic condition goes against the grain in today’s world. It is the religious rejection that it is a genetic condition that is the true problem.

People think it is cute and interesting that 2 animals of different species bond, but yet the idea of 2 humans bonding that are of the same sex is unacceptable.

For the most part one of the reasons same sex relations are difficult to accept by some comes down to the foundational moral and ethical teachings we get as children. As those teachings are the foundation of what we have become as adults, challenges to them are difficult to accept. For many people those values were taught before the scientific discoveries that identified what causes gender attraction on a sexual level. As a result when that scientific information becomes part of that foundational moral and ethical teachings of today’s children, the issue of gays will be a thing of the past. Only the people who choose to follow religious beliefs and not scientific fact will slow that evolution of foundational teachings.

Quoting the AP;

WASHINGTON – An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don’t care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and think the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” could be done away with, according to officials familiar with its findings.

The survey results were expected to be used by gay rights advocates to bolster their argument that the 1993 law on gays could be repealed immediately with little harm done to the military. But the survey also was expected to reveal challenges the services could face in overturning the long-held policy, including overcoming fierce opposition in some parts of the military even if they represent a minority.

Details on the survey results were still scarce Thursday, with the Pentagon declining to discuss the findings until after Dec. 1 when it rolls out its own plan for repeal.

The officials who disclosed the survey’s findings spoke on condition of anonymity because the results had not been released. NBC News first reported the findings Thursday.

President Barack Obama has said “don’t ask, don’t tell” unfairly discriminates against gays. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, the military’s top uniformed officer, agree but want to move slowly to ensure that military effectiveness doesn’t suffer.

Among their top concerns is that forcing too much change, too soon on an institution that historically has been reluctant to embrace gays could prompt a backlash among troops and their families.

With a Democratic-controlled Congress already considering a change to the law, Gates in February ordered a year-long study into the matter. As part of that effort, the Pentagon sent out some 400,000 surveys to troops and another 150,000 to family members on the military’s policy toward gays.

Officials said that with the survey results complete, the working group is analyzing the results and working on a plan to overturn the policy should Congress repeal the law.

Gay rights groups attacked the 103-question survey. They said it assumes troops don’t want to serve with openly gay service members and repeatedly uses the term “homosexual,” considered to be outdated and derogatory.

The survey was prepared by the Maryland-based research firm Westat under a $4.5 million contract.

Earlier this month, the Pentagon was forced to lift its ban on openly serving gays for eight days after a federal judge in California ordered the military to do so. The Justice Department has appealed and a federal appeals court granted a temporary stay of the injunction.

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