PS MP shows more ”tolerant” side to Helsingin Sanomat concerning homosexuality

by , under Enrique

Contrary to what James Hirvisaari commented on the Hommaforum website, the Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP gave a more “tolerant” view on Helsingin Sanomat concerning his statement that homosexuality is “a sexual developmental disability.”  

Hirvisaari said that even a disabled people like homosexuals need to accept themselves for what they are, he emphasized that  homosexuality or disability does not erase human dignity. He said that his comments were not intended to incite hatred against homosexuals.

Outi Hannula, the chairwoman of the Finnish gay rights organization SETA, didn’t buy everything that the PS MP said.

“In what day does seeing homosexuality as a developmental disability differ from labelling it as an illness?” she said. “It seems that this is an attempt to label a person as deviant and unnatural.”

One of the questions that the whole affair raises is why bring up the topic in the first place.

The only sensible answer to that question is that Hirvisaari is trying to raise support and public visibility for the PS, which has seen its poll standings take a hit.

Finland will hold municipal elections in October.

  1. Yossie

    Are you really a reporter?

    At least you didnt actually bothered read what he said in hommaforum. He did give the “tolerant view” in the very same post he made his “statement”.

    Also he didnt bring up the topic. The original topic was something else and in the course of the conversation he made his argument. What really made it a topic of national scale was ofcourse the Helsingin Sanomat.

    Or is the reply 156 in a hommaforum topic of “Perussuomalaisten viestintä kusee jälleen (Hirvisaari ja “homopuolueet”)” credible place to “raise support and public visibility for the PS”?

    • Enrique Tessieri

      –Is homosexuality an illness or not?

      Let’s test your knowledge, Marco. What do you think?

  2. Marco

    some doctors have introduced theories that it is a genetic difference so called low chromosome-type. Do not know really, tell me what it is

    • Enrique Tessieri

      Marco, I don’t think I have to tell you anything. Go and find out. You are asking me to explain to you if the Earth is 4,000 years old and if dinosaurs existed together with cave men.

    • Enrique Tessieri

      Marco, homosexuality is not a sickness. It’s like heterosexuality with the difference that people from the same sex are attracted to each other.

  3. Marco

    Tessieri, the truth about homosexuality is that researchers and scientists don not really know what lies behind it. you are of course able to present an alternative theory