Jessica Wicks writes,
said, living openly as gay is NOT a lifestyle. Do heterosexual married people live a heterosexual lifestyle?... [balance
of paragraph deleted]
...the word "lifestyle" suggests a choice..."
[Doug Mann] Al MacFarlane uses the words
"gay lifestyle." I do not. I was misquoted. I might refer to someone as "being gay," but never as having a "gay lifestyle."
I don't see a gay person being out of the closet as "promoting a gay lifestyle." And I do not consider one's sexual orientation
to be a "choice." In my opinion, a person's sexual orientation is part of their identity, not a choice, not a disease,
not a psychiatric disorder. [I doubt that sexual orientation
is entirely a matter of choice for anyone. There are factors beyond one's conscious control, perhaps genes, culture and circumstances
that narrow one's options.]
I doubt that Gina Bounds would have made an issue of a teacher showing pictures
of him or herself and a partner of the opposite sex on holiday, with their adopted baby, etc. That seems to be what Insight
News is making a fuss about.