It’s election time again in Israel. Something that happens frequently.
Some Jewish religious political parties have found this time appropriate for attracting voters by promoting a hate campaign against homosexuals and lesbians. The current slogans involve using the terms “natural” and sometimes also “majority”. Supposedly it’s not “natural” for a couple of the same gender to live together and raise children. It’s not what the “majority” of people do.
Let’s first take the sting out of the “majority” issue.
The majority of people on Earth (considerably more than 99%) are not Jewish religious. Most of them think Jewish religion is wrong. Until a few hundred years ago, almost every living person thought the sun is circling the earth. The majority of animals that have sex – exhibit homosexual behavior. So much for “majority”…
And how “natural” things are? What is “natural” anyway? If “natural” is what the majority does, then just read the previous paragraph. Some say “natural sex” is the kind of sex meant for reproduction. Really? If this is the case, then having sex with an infertile partner is unnatural. So is masturbation and relationship out of fertility period. In fact, science may soon make it possible for two partners of the same gender to produce an offspring biologically. Does science define nature?
The thing is, it’s not “natural” according to religion. It’s the defective religious education which makes people think natural things are unnatural and vice versa. Maybe even more vice versa.