Don’t you feel a little sorry for these people?
I do. Hypocrisy aside for one second, consider this:
I believe individual sexual preference to be outside the realm of human control; further, I believe sexuality to be a continuum and not a discrete value. There is no such thing as pure heterosexuality or homosexuality and that we reside on one side of the spectrum with “expected” human behavior tending toward biological functionality. Bi-sexuality would tend toward the center of the spectrum.
We live in a climate that is just now starting to accept human sexuality for all its differences; yet even still, it is not accepted by religious dogmatic teaching and thus will stifle free human action. Those whom have been raised by this teaching are more likely to be the ones living in hypocrisy. It is indeed hard to shake these shackles free even in adulthood.
If sexuality is not a choice and one is also raised to believe that what one “feels” naturally is evil or wrong can we not expect some people to repress it? I believe it is this atmosphere that leads to senators making sexual advances in the mens restroom, for example.
I could not imagine having to resort to this type of behavior in order to have my needs fulfilled. That would suck and that is why I feel sorry for them.
I believe it is this type of social repression that also leads to sexual depravity and misconduct in heterosexuals, as well.
But still this does not excuse our behavior as we are always required to take responsibility for our actions.