Saturday, April 12, 2014

5 reasons conservatives should resist semantic shift from homosexual to gay

Michael Brown: According to a recent article in the New York Times by Jeremy W. Peters, it is high time that we abandon use of the word “homosexual” since “that five-syllable word has never been more loaded, more deliberately used and, to the ears of many gays and lesbians, more pejorative.”

But there are good reasons to retain the terms “homosexual” and “homosexual practice,” not to mention continuing to use quotation marks to qualify terms like same-sex “marriage.”

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