"What is disturbing about this advert - 'Some people are gay. Get over it'?"
I’ve followed this Q with astonishment. How can so many intelligent people fail to understand a Q? The only answer I have to that dilemma is that advertising is so subtly powerful, intelligent people cannot detect the extent of its influence over them. Hardly anyone here thinks there’s anything disturbing about this advert, yet there would have been public outrage 20 years ago.
If, 20 years from now an ad appears saying “Some people are paedophiles. Get over it,” few would object. Oh they’d object right now! All those who think homosexuality harms no-one and it’s perfectly okay for consenting adults to do what they like, protest that paedophilia is very different because it harms children. But what if a minority group decide to bombard the media with messages about those people having a faulty gene that can be ‘fixed’ and if they’re just accepted and helped, the harm will be eliminated? Or what if sex education teaches five-year-old children that paedophilia is only harmful if they resist adult advances; that if they treat it as a game they will quite enjoy it and no harm will be done? You think I’m off my trolley? Watch this space. There are sexual predators out there who know how to manipulate intelligent people. They are well on their way to getting rid of ALL sexual taboos. Homosexuality is now accepted by the majority (so they would have us believe). Anyone who questions it is instantly labeled a homophobe, as evidenced by most of these answers. Twenty years hence they will be labeling all of us as paedophobes. Exactly the same tactics will be employed for that as have worked with homosexuality. Mark my words.
Sasi, Yahoo! Answers 46 Comments
[12/17/2008 1:14:30 PM]
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