Yo no llamaria a una enfermedad mental "orientacion sexual", honestamente, me suena mas a un fetiche. Y considerando cuanta gente considera la homosexualidad o bisexualidad enfermedades, suena a que apoya esa idea.
I love the episode, honestly, and I love the Buffy/James parallels in a way, but also I still think she was right when talking about him, so I don't see it applying to her? Of course, that's how she sees it, but I feel like the show wants us to agree with it? they were completely different situations, and James did something wrong, Buffy didn't. It's a very tiny thing, it doesn't bother me that much, but still.
I've been thinking about that since I made the video. I dunno. I'm not sure they're equating the acts so much as the guilt Buffy and James both feel. True he shot the woman he was in love with (which I think they try and portray as an a crime of passion) but then he shot himself and has spent 50 years in ghost purgatory due to his self hatred. Maybe thats justice but as Giles says in the episode, forgiveness isn't something given because someone deserves it, but because they need it. Either way I love that the show asks us to even CONSIDER these principles.
The Larry coming out scene was foreshadowing for Xander possibly being coming out too, since Whedon wanted to make him or Willow gay. There were little hints for both of them, like the vampire Willow episode, and of course, they went with Willow.
(I still don't understand the choice, since Willow actually did have important deep feelings for Oz and Xander, yet you could argue Xander didn't really care about Cordelia that much, so him being gay would make more sense. I've been angry about this for fifteen years).