Of course homosexuality is natural, it occurs within nature and there are countless scientific studies supporting this. I find it perplexing that someone who is not gay can say that it is not natural and that it is "a choice." You would hardly know whether it is a choice or not choice if you are not gay yourself (???). Dolphins have been observed performing homosexual acts towards other dolphins. Not only has homosexuality been observed within dolphin groups but scientists have also observed dolphins expressing sexual acts towards humans. Therefore refuting the "unnatural reproduction" argument as dolphins can obviously not reproduce with homo-sapiens. Yet, even though sexual reproduction is not possible between different mammals, scientists have witnessed these animals sexually advancing upon humans and other animals.
Homosexuality is normal and natural to hundreds of other animal species... why would it not be natural for humans to be homosexual?
Bringing up points like 'religion A says it's bad', or stating that it is natures response to overpopulation is just conjecture with no current means of proving either way.
Humans are animals. Other animals exhibit homosexual behavior naturally. Therefore human homosexual activity is normal and natural.
The only people who really have a problem with homosexuality are the religious nuts. Even when homosexual couples adopt children or perform IVF, only the over religious people seem to have a problem with it. I don't understand how it could possibly be a choice as why would someone to choose to get bullied or attacked for no reason.
Homosexuality is exhibited in over 1500 different species and this subsequently leads me to believe that it was implemented for a reason. If God thinks homosexuality is wrong then why did he create the function of homosexuality in humans? Reproduction is the way that we sustain our human race but who says that is natural either.
It's more natural that driving in cars, speaking in a language, and wearing clothes. Humans are probably the least natural thing on earth. And plenty of other animals can be homosexual! Such as rabbits, giraffes, black swans, monkeys, dolphins and more. So what if there's no reproduction? There's too many of us already! Think of it as natures way of controlling the population.
Many of the arguments for "no" are saying that homosexuality is unnatural because homosexuals cannot reproduce, and that we would not be a species if everyone were homosexual. We survive as a species because most people are heterosexual. Maybe homosexuality does not "benefit" our population growth, but we have way more than enough heterosexuals to compensate.
As always, there are "anomalies" to any population (please don't take offense - I just mean that if humans were mostly homosexual we would have died out). Everyone is different. People can definitely have natural same-sex attraction, even though it isn't favored by evolution. Because evolution isn't "perfect," nor would we want it to be, because we are always a varied and adaptable species.
Why are people against gays? So if you met someone, became their friend, then found out they were gay, does that change the person they are? Doesn't the bible tell you not to hate? Funny, there's this article about a woman who suddenly changed her view of gays when it was HER son that was discovered to be gay. Why would they choose a life of suffering? They can't help feeling attracted to their same gender. Meh, most people are just ignorant anti-gay bigots anyway.
OF COURSE it is natural to be gay. Homosexuality is no different than being born a twin or left-handed. It isn't quite as common but it does occur and is a beautiful occurrence among our species and so many others. How many men, women and children have to step out and say that they were born homosexual for people to drop their prejudices?
The argument that a species couldn't multiply if homosexuality was natural "so therefore it is unnatural" is preposterous. There is a reason that there are a mix of the two and there always will be. Furthermore, two homosexual individuals that have chosen to have a life together and have built a stable enough home to meet adoption regulations are probably better equipped to raise a child than most straight parents in this world.
You would have to be a pretty foolish person to still think that homosexuality is wrong or unnatural when the Pope is even saying that it's okay to be gay. You cannot deny the real facts any longer, no matter how much you enjoy disguising your hate as religious gospel.
I came out at age 20 having been with someone for the previous three years in total secrecy. The relationship was kept secret because we didn't know what our parents or other family members would say. My family didn't care when I told them I am gay, and they are happy about the man I'm with. He is my childhood love, and at the age of 21 he's the only one I want in the world (soppy).
At school and before coming out it seemed so strange and abnormal to be gay, but since coming out and accepting who I am I have realized just how normal it is. A friend of mine, who is straight, helped me believe that being homosexual is completely normal and natural. I never made the choice to be gay, just like I never chose whether I should have two legs or one head. Is it fair to question whether a gay person chose to be gay? Do straight people make a choice when they reach a certain age that they should be straight? No, of course they don't.
Of course homosexuality is natural.
Gay people are born gay, they can't help but be gay. God did not create male and female originally, nor did evolution create male or female, both creationism and evolution are lies, people were originally immortal and sexless and lived in a paradise on earth, all that changed when the reptilians came to earth and introduced sex into our genetics. Male and female are chemical differences in our body computer, and so is homosexuality and heterosexuality, it is the chemicals that the reptilians introduced, therefore it is ok to be who you are and no one has the right to judge you whether you are gay or strait.
I do not believe that homosexuality is a natural state whatsoever. I firmly believe that homosexuality is a choice, made consciously or sub-consciously by the lifestyle in which a person was brought up in and around.
For homosexuality to be a natural state it would somehow have to have an impact on the reproduction of that species. This obviously is not the case as reproduction cannot be obtained by homosexuality, be it male or female.
Well it's obvious those of us that are conservative do not frequent this site..... Maybe more should. I bet the scales would be tipped a little more to the "right" on this one.
It's not natural because it does not have anything to do with the propagation of our species..... And just why can't we use the Bible as authority??
Totally acceptable lifestyle choice. And love between same sex is identical to love between heterosexuals. Cannot be described as 'natural' however as it is a scientific fact that two men or two women cannot reproduce. So homosexuality is not natural but is a totally acceptable and valid way of life.
Most of homosexuals had same sex experiences conciously or unconciously that has motivated their choices. It is only a case of misguided upbring and making self centred decisions that leads an individual to be homosexual. They cant procreate hence it cannot be deemed natural in any possible way. What is next...Declaring paedophilia to be natural?
Saying it is natural because in hundreds of others animals it occurs, is an invalid reasoning. Animals tend to resort to cannibalism, feeding on their young, incest, and homosexuality. If a man were to eat his own children, would you say that's natural?
Also, in order for it to be natural, homosexuals would be able to reproduce. A male and female are compatible with each other to reproduce. That is what our human bodies are made for.
1. The general purpose of ALL life, at least according to evolution and the field of biology, is for an organism to pass its genetics to the next generation. This is completely violated when viewing strict homosexuality, they simply cannot reproduce. There have been studies in which homosexuals reported feeling ill (i.E nausea) at the thought of heterosexual intercourse. This qualifies as a psychological barrier to reproduction equivalent in gravitas to contemporarily accepted disorders.
2. Homosexual BEHAVIOUR, is probably natural. Its proven to deepen communal bonding within families and tribes, but even men who have described themselves as heterosexual have often committed homosexual acts. Does this make up to 85% of the population "closeted?" I think not. This means that so-called "homophobia" (an example of a political label put forward with a false scientific air) is just the general population of the species exhibiting behaviour evolutionary 'regulatory' action. To force the 'overly'(overtly) homosexual to reproduce so the tribe can be strengthened in numbers, thereby increasing everyone's odds of evolutionary success.
We are made male and female. Simply put, a vagina was not made for another vagina nor a penis for another penis. Beyond that it basically means going against nature with UNnatural creativity. Does this rally need explaining? So it comes down to a choice to move beyond what you were created to do naturally, and finding a way to pleasure yourself unnaturally. And not all choices are right. I's clear if you are homosexual, you have a variety of convenient ways to justify what nature condemned.
I believe that homosexuality is a choice. Its obvious that if one of the main underlying functions of an a task cannot be achieved by an action that supposedly addresses it, then that action is inappropriate. Homosexuality cannot achieve procreation, no matter what. It is merely society's attempt to force a square peg into a round hole.
The problem is not one of homosexuality but one of psychology. There is no question as to whether homosexuality is more wide spread and prevalent in modern times. The reason for this is that its presented as what is it, a choice. Young children growing up are presented with option A or option B. They are bombarded with images of same sex couples engaging in these actions before they can even properly comprehend their own gender. Heterosexuality itself is confusing enough for a young child, add homosexuality into the mix and its inevitable that some of them will make the wrong choice.
Homosexuality is a result of societal, environmental, cultural and personal influences; just like most other aspects of our being. This is why it needs to be addressed.
I'm no homophobe and I work with and know gay people. I don't endorse their lifestyle, I stay out of it. I treat them better than a lot of the persons I know and provide them with respect without being prompted. I'm not perfect and I don't believe it is my right to judge others.
I don't want this to come off as judgement towards any particular person or group. Its judgement towards and act. I have no problem with homosexuals, I have problems with homosexuality. The biggest problem with homosexuality is that we can no longer admit it is wrong.
We need not eradicate it, we only need to accept that it is wrong, that these persons should be helped rather than encouraged.
It is not something that gets passed over generations or is inherited from one's genes. It is a kind of repressed sexual behavior one learns from the environment consciously or unconsciously in which one lives. At times it becomes a matter of choice, at others a mere display of reckless and unguided behavior in the shameless disguise of helplessness.
The percentage of homosexuals is very low percentage wise. Statistical proof has been done to show male homosexuals/female homosexuals follow male and female patterns, ie, males tend to have more one night stands and females tend to have fewer one night stands whether they are homosexual or not. What happens in nature with other species should not show what's natural with the human species.