Straight Pride

By: Nancy Morgan

As more and more Americans identify themselves through their sexual orientation, I’d like to weigh in on the side of heterosexuality. There, I said it. I’m straight. Sexually speaking, this means that I don’t sleep with members of my own sex.

Of course, who I sleep with is no-one’s business. Unless I’m a health hazard or something. And of course, what I do in my own bedroom used to be confined to my bedroom. Key word being “used to.”

Call me an old fuddy duddy, but I just can’t wrap my mind around gleefully advertising my most personal sexual practices. Call it modesty, or plain old good manners, but I believe that my privates were meant to be private.

In an era that increasingly promotes gender as being an optional life-style choice, I want to be one of the first to say I like plain old fashioned sex with members of the opposite sex. And being, gasp, Christian, I believe love and respect are pre-requisites to jumping in the sack. Color me outdated.

One’s sexuality is pretty much fair game these days. It’s one of the few ways left to garner one’s 15-minutes of fame. After all, how many ways are left to push the envelope – to show how “with it” one is? I fully expect we’ll soon have a new reality show designed around contestant’s sexual practices. The sex lives of pathetic attention seekers will be scrutinized and commented on for all the world to see. Peeping Toms, instead of being arrested, will be crucial in determining which sex act is the most outrageous. Sexual Survivor?

The left has legitimized the art of self-absorption. Naval gazing and “personal truths” have replaced modesty and restraint. Hooking up with strangers has replaced dating. And if you prefer to keep the details of your sex life private, you might just be branded a homophobe.

Sadism, gay sex and bondage are just a few of the sexual practices that are now considered legitimate. In fact, anything to do with sex is now applauded as being the product of introspection and heightened personal awareness. Today it’s almost mandatory to affect a cavalier attitude about what many consider a sacred act.

Before it becomes a hate-crime, I’d like to weigh in with my own opinion:

Many (not all) gay people make me uneasy. Not because they’re gay, but because they make their sexuality the focus of their whole lives and demand that I not only accept their homosexuality, but condone it. Anything less is labeled homophobia.

I don’t hate gays, I just resent having their bedroom habits pushed into my face on a daily basis. I consider that rude. It’s also none of my business. I believe a person is more than a sexual identity.

I’m one of those old-fashioned prudes who believes in modesty and discretion in all things sexual. According to the left, this makes me a hater. They’re half right – I do hate being forced to conform to someone else’s idea of what sexuality is.

The whole gay pride movement leaves me confused. If, as many gays assert, being homosexual is a function of genetics, then why should one take pride in it? That would be like me taking pride in being born with two arms. Which, of course, comes with the implicit assumption that being born with one arm is somehow “lesser than.” Couldn’t I be sued under ADA? Sigh.

I’m a straight, heterosexual woman. Not that that is anyone’s business. I could write volumes about the joys of traditional sex, but I choose not to. I prefer to keep my sexual proclivities a private matter. I just wish everyone else would do the same.

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for conservative news site
She lives in South Carolina.

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  2. Thank you for that article, Nancy. Well said. I am a graduate of a college in your fine state, still serving on active duty in the US Army 21 years later, and you have articulated precisely the problem with “gay pride”.

    As we (as a nation) await the judicial mandate to implement homosexuality into our armed forces, my worries are yours.

    Obviously, in my line of work, I don’t know a whole lot of gays, but those I have met don’t make me particularly uncomfortable- it is the homosexual movement writ large that scares me.

    It is designed to push their sexuality, as the definition of their being, into the public face 24-7 and at all levels- from pre-school through post graduate eduction and into all aspects of public service and public commerce.

    Addressing the problem as a member of the military, I have to ask, what is the purpose of our military? The answer is, in layman’s terms, to defend the US, fight and win our battles (regardless of how righteous they may seem years later when things get tough).

    US Military certainly is not a “jobs program”; it does not exist to provide employment to those who need it regardless of qualification, nor is it a “social experiment”.

    Yeah, I know gays are presently serving. I even know (or suspect) who some of them are. Who gives a shit? Our business at hand is much larger and more important than hanging out in parking lots at 3 AM on a Friday with a telescopic lens camera (as has been suggested) trying to trap people to put out of th

    The gay push to implement homosexual normalcy is nothing more than an effort to put people out.

    DADT works because it acknowledges that gays exist, that they honorably serve, and that the military has neither the time nor the inclination to “hunt gays”. The people who are being put out are almost invariably folks who have either committed a homosexual sexual assault or who are pushing a political agenda to ensure that Thursday’s “Sergeants Time” training is more concerned with training soldiers on the merits of “man-boy love” than how to counter and IED in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    Just as you said, Nancy- they are pushing it in our face, to the detriment of everything else we do on a day to day basis, regardless of our sexuality.

    cheers, Roy

  3. Amen! Great article Nancy!

    Roy, thank you so much for your service. I greatly appreciate all you’re doing for all of us! I agree with what you’re saying.

    DADT eliminated this political movement from interfering with the all-important work that our brave soldiers do for our country.

    I agree with Nancy that sexual proclivities are a private matter – and the funny thing is I remember when it was a private matter so many years ago.

    Somewhere along the way, “gay” became a political movement. Something to lobby for, protest for… seek government funding, enact laws, impact educational standards… things I had never seen done for a sexual act done in the privacy of ones home. But as a political movement, it enables those within this movement to push it in people’s faces and to ridicule those who don’t support their political movement.

    Perhaps it’s time to start a “Straight Pride” political movement? Social justice, right? Everything equal, right?

    Maybe it’s time to allow our soldiers to openly voice their political views, on any political subject, since this political movement is now being pushed into their faces?

    Perhaps only then might the elites who make these decisions take notice.

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