Alan Keyes

on Sexual Orientation

"In terms of civil rights discrimination, it is wrong to treat sexual orientation like race. Race is a condition beyond the individual's control. Sexual orientation involves behavior especially in response to passion. If we equate sexual orientation and race, we are saying that sexual behavior is beyond the Individual's control and moral will. We cannot embrace such an understanding of civil rights without denying the human moral capacity, and with it the fitness of human beings for life in a free society."

Compiled by Thomas George