I have always believed that the biggest problem in the world is people. That’s right, people are the problem. That is, the planet’s inhabitants are the number one reason for just about all of the world’s tragedies, from pollution to hunger, to war. I also believe that nature has a way of balancing itself out, and when it comes to population, there are a few fail safe methods for this Earth to shake us flees off. Contagious disease is a big one that comes to mind, as well as natural disasters. However, one must also consider that a tragedy isn’t a tragedy if no one is there to get hurt. Would anyone care about the earthquake off the coast of Japan if the only damage was geographical, not demographical? It’s no wonder that the most densely populated areas receive the most devastating loses.
That being said, I think Mother Nature may just have introduced a fairly new solution to her over-population problem–gayness. Generally used to assert dominance, this phenomenon can be observed in many animal species. But why would one need to maintain his dominance in such a forceful manner, unless of course there is a real threat to his territory? Surely the biggest threat to a top dog is too many other younger dogs ready to take his place. So if he just humps them all in the butt then they’ll know who’s boss! Seriously though….
When you are truly gay, not bisexual, but fully homosexual, you cannot naturally reproduce. That means less babies, less babies means less people, less people means more resources, and more resources means better quality of life for those left in the world. So maybe, just maybe, being gay or lesbian and not reproducing is nature’s way of finding a balancing point.
Now, picture if you will, an orphanage. Countless children rely on an underpaid, (if they are paid at all) overworked, skeletal staff of people doing their best to provide them with the essentials of life- food, clean water, shelter, and unconditional love. As you can imagine, these children are not given the same chances as others to succeed. They must share their caretakers with many other children, and though they may be capable of living fulfilling lives, it is often not the case unless they are adopted early on.
Now, think of those gay/lesbian couples longing to have a child. They want nothing more than to love them, to wipe away their tears, and kiss their boo-boos. They yearn for a child to tuck into bed at night, to pack lunch for in the morning, and to sing lullabies to. Far too many people, in this country especially, would deny both parties this kind of happiness because they don’t share the same lifestyle. People fear that a gay couple raising a child would automatically mean that the child will “turn gay” too, and obviously that would be bad. (Of course straight people are the authority on what is or isn’t good for a child). There are enough problems in this country because kids are lacking father figures, the last thing they want to see is two mother figures! In reality however, plenty of straight couples neglect or abuse their biological children, and live in their own little bubble believing that they have the “right” life, while gay and lesbian parents are corrupting their children. However, two parents are better than none! Unless of course they’re drug addicted trailer trash…in which case they can’t adopt, but can certainly get money from their state to be foster parents!
Since natural reproduction isn’t an option for gay and lesbian couples, their best shot at having a family is adoption. Essentially, gay people will be killing two birds with one stone, as they are not actively contributing to the world’s population problem by popping out more babies that the world simply cannot sustain, and also by adopting children that would otherwise have ended up on the streets as soon as they turn 18 with little to no life skills. Some straight people cannot fathom this idea as being a good thing, most likely because they don’t want to think of themselves as part of the problem. But the fact of the matter is that they are.
Many radical Christians believe that being unable to know the joys of parenthood is God’s way of punishing them for their unholy ways…but guess what? Plenty of truly good Christians out there cannot have children, so what is God punishing them for? Plenty of “Christians” (and I use this in quotations because these people obviously didn’t get the memo concerning what it’s really all about) consider themselves to be higher and mightier than gay or lesbian couples because they go to church and “praise Jesus!” In fact they also beat their wives, cheat on their husbands, abuse their children (when they know where they are) and have no interest in helping those children to achieve anything more than a keg stand.
Gay and lesbian couples who want to have children have to work harder for it, go through more intensive evaluations, and essentially, they have to mean it in order to even be considered candidates. Also, these couples, having gone through their own conflicting emotions, and dealing with their own bullying and ridicule, are more likely to be accepting of children’s quirks, and will be more able to help them cope with adjustments. Their children won’t be poured into a mold of what their parents want them to be, but more likely these gay or lesbian parents will be proud of every achievement their children make.
So with the planet bursting at the seams with people it cannot possibly support, and people wanting to reduce that burden by taking in children without families, and providing them with unconditional love and support…what’s the problem? Do we really need more people in this world? NO. But the people that are already here should at least have a chance at happiness and love, even if it is by two people of the same sex.