As the “culture wars” continue to play out in our society, it is important to note how the liberals are inconsistent on the issue of homosexuality.  Regardless of where you stand, you must agree that conjunction of the following propositions, affirmed by most liberals, is a glaring anomaly:

  1. You can choose your gender (male, female, other?).
  2. You cannot choose your sexual orientation.

Or think about these two:

  1. Government should not be allowed to force medical procedures (such as getting an ultrasound prior to abortion).
  2. Government should be allowed to force employers to offer insurance to cover unnecessary medical expenses (such as the morning after pill).

We could also try this:

  1. Free speech is a constitutionally guaranteed freedom.
  2. When someone uses free speech in support of policies we disagree with, it is hateful and bigoted and should not be permitted.

Of course, there’s this one too:

  1. We must tolerate diverse opinions.
  2. The intolerant morons who disagree with us cannot be tolerated.

In essence, we see why so many political liberals want to affirm the value of “paradox.”  Their entire system is rooted in it.  But it’s not true paradox, it’s really contradiction.  They want to mask their own hypocrisy in terms of “paradox” and “mystery.”

The only mystery here is how thinking people can affirm such outright inconsistencies.  When it comes to gender, everyone wants to appeal to freewill and a person’s right to choose.  When it comes to sexual orientation, everyone wants to become a determinist very quickly.

This, of course, is just sex-driven absurdity.  More accurately, it’s sin-driven absurdity.  And our society is captivated by it.

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Comments
  1. “You can choose your gender (male, female, other?).”

    No.

    You can choose not to follow cultural stereotypes associated with either gender. And under certain circumstances, if you undergo psychological therapy, you can alter your own body surgically.

    “When someone uses free speech in support of policies we disagree with, it is hateful and bigoted and should not be permitted.”

    No.

    Very often people are hateful and bigoted in their speech. But that speech should still be permitted. Hateful or bigoted actions (or legislation) should not be permitted.

    “The intolerant morons who disagree with us cannot be tolerated.”

    Define ‘tolerated’.

  2. James says:

    Government should not be allowed to force medical procedures (such as getting an ultrasound prior to abortion).
    Government should be allowed to force employers to offer insurance to cover unnecessary medical expenses (such as the morning after pill).

    Government should be allowed intrude on our lives in cases especially in cases of forced medical procedures on people who don’t want said medical procedures… but really only in cases of getting an ultrasound prior to abortion even if that person disagrees with our view of abortion and person-hood.

    Government should not allowed to force employers to offer insurance to cover unnecessary medical expenses (such as the morning after pill or any contraceptives) because this is too much intrusion by the government.

    Republicans cry that the contraceptive issue is tyranny by the government yet the same people are perfectly ok with having government mandated vaginal ultrasounds? Which one is tyranny and which one is liberty?

  3. sweetswede says:

    NotAScientist,
    Many people would view speech as an act. Or at least view it as needing to be regulated because it encourages action. Admittedly I was going after caricatures in this post.

    James,
    Neither is liberty! In fact, these are inconsistencies on the part of the so-called “conservative” as they are in the part of the liberals. Perhaps I’ll go after Republicans in a future blog.

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