Click to read, right-click to download.Click here for my essay on whether homosexuality is a matter of choice and what is the reason behind the high number of suicides among young homosexuals.

The essay, which discusses homosexuality, and touches upon bullying  as well as social networking and its implications, was inspired by a group of  Facebook users from Winnipeg, MB. Rebecca Fada, a Facebook “friend of a friend”, posted on her Facebook page a link to an e-video, which attacks those who “hate homosexual marriages” and raises funds for the fight of homosexuals to marry whoever they love.

My objection to the e-video  unleashed an unprecedented online attack against me – at a personal level – from Rebecca Fada and her friends.

I dedicate this essay to victims of all kinds of bullying. Also to Eric, one of Rebecca Fada’s friends and all other “Erics”, who – like him – dare to come forward with reasonable questions about their homosexuality. Unfortunately, such questions – to their vast majority – remain unanswered, just like Eric’s questions in this case.

Click here to view the essay, which is preceded by the on-line “discussion”.

Update: September 17, 2020: Message on Messenger from Rebecca Fada:

Hi Al,

10 years ago you wrote on a facebook post of mine and I replied with some pretty embarrassing and degrading language. I wanted to apologize for this. I googled my name and saw your response from your personal website. I’m not writing this for you to take it down. I’ve accepted a long time ago this will remain part of my digital footprint. Nonetheless, despite contradicting beliefs, its language and a type of engagement with another human being that wouldn’t happen today. When I read my message to you, I feel sad seeing what an angry and hurtful person I used to be. It’s true that hurt people try and hurt people. It’s not a justification or an excuse but it is what it is. I am grateful for my growth and I hope you accept my sincere apology for the foolishness of my previous self.

All the best.