I'm at my mums this time, still without the internet at home. But I decided that while I was home without the internet, I might as well write some posts, so I can set up some more updates if necessary, and if not necessary, well I have some posts to fall back on. To be honest I'm still not thinking all that well, but it could be that I don't have the internet. I'm not really exposing myself to much without it.
Anyway, in a supreme bout of boredom that resulted in me watching 60's Batman with Adam West (If you read this Bersercules you have to do a review of that. I saw two episodes, and there was more than enough material in there for you.) I watched some comedy DVD's of my brothers. Well, Russell Howard specifically.
He has a routine about how in Australia there was uproar when they wanted to teach 3 year olds about homosexuality. Apparantly some of the people there were complaining about how it was akin to child abuse to expose them to homosexuality at such a young age. I don't really know what happened in the end, or if people were actually against it or anything, but he was making jokes about how when you're 3 all you really are interested in is custard and jumping. But he makes the great point that at 3 you don't really have a moral compass, you say things for how they are. Kids can be some of the cruellest things in the world, but hey, they're just kids, they really don't know any better.
If you ask me, the kids not having a moral compass actually makes them perfect to teach about gays. I'll agree you can expose a child to too much, but they've been exposed to their parents, so they know a thing or two about love. That is one of his jokes actually “Son, sometimes a lady can love another lady”, with the kids response being “Like in Daddy's videos?”. Always gets me laughing.
But like I said, kids don't see things as right and wrong, they just see them as stuff. You can explain to a kid that men and women can love other men and women, and that there's nothing wrong with it. It gives the kids a better understanding of both love and homosexuality, and it helps create less hate later on in life. Your opinions on things are affected quite a lot when you're young, especially how the people around you react to things. If you grow up in an abusive family, you have a higher chance of becoming an abuser yourself. It can destroy you. But it can also be used for good really.
If you explain to a child with no sense of right and wrong about some concepts such as gay people, they can grow up thinking that there's nothing wrong with it. Though at the same time, I do still believe that people should be allowed to have their own opinions on things. When that lady person in the beauty pageant a few years ago got in trouble for saying she didn't believe in gay marriage, I was more annoyed that people were giving her shit than that she was homophobic. You can tolerate something without accepting it.
I also looked at my stats while I was here, my views seem to have gone down, this saddens me :( I'll live though, soon enough I'll have my internet back and can go back on other peoples blogs and earn some views.