While I understand that the views stated within your editorial and opinion pages do not reflect the views of The Macon Statement or the school population at large, featuring two-in-a-row editorials by Rev. Chris Fuller seems to very much amplify his type of thinking as a central one.
I was shocked and dismayed by the comparisons Fuller made between homosexuality, pedophilia, and bestiality and equated urges and “biological” activity as something one may have but not do.
First, comparing the actions of two consenting adults with the action of one person forcing their will on a child or an animal is disgusting, disgraceful, and disrespectful to those who are homosexual. The sheer nature of that statement opens up so many doors of judgment and labeling and I am surprised that an academic institution would allow such to be published at all.
But, since it is a place for open thoughts and ideas… I understand that while some ideas are more crass than others, even the most primitive and degrading ideas sometimes get conveyed.
Homosexuality may be wrong to Christianity, but I will remind Rev. Fuller that not everyone is Christian, just like not everyone is anything…we are all a part of a very diverse society with a variety of beliefs. Fuller also mentioned that loving a person and loving their behavior are very different…he then went on to state that he thinks Christians and homosexuals find it difficult to make the distinction. And while I get his gist, I think again…separating homosexuals as he does enables any reader to see his clear bias and judgment against men and women who prefer the same sex. People…not pretty little cut out groups…have trouble understanding differences.
Finally, if we should ignore our biological tendencies as Fuller suggests homosexuals do… then should I ignore my gender, which is biological? Sexual differentiations between genders have been created socially by populations. All one would have to do would be to study different societies all the way back to Rome and find that not all societies condemned same sex relations.
While this is Fuller’s opinion, I think his wording and thought process in discussing a culture he knows very little about shows and to make such generalized associations about homosexuals is just as judging as hating a homosexual for being one.
Macon State student
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