To anti-gay people: if being gay was proven to not be a choice, would your stance change?

Posted by: discomfiting

If being gay was PROVEN to not be a choice and cannot be changed, would your opinion change?

  • Yes

  • No

15% 2 votes
85% 11 votes
  • If it is not a choice then it is like (and I mean not to be offensive) a mental illness, and cannot be changed. But instead of being unable to function in accordance with social "laws", they simply enjoy the company of someone similar.

    Posted by: Spec10
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Crescendo says2014-06-02T15:50:56.1475674-05:00
The desires may not be a choice, but the decision to give in to those desires is a choice.
Crescendo says2014-06-02T15:51:13.6353916-05:00
So, no.
patrick967 says2014-06-02T16:08:00.4919614-05:00
So you've NEVER given into ANY desire that could be life changing?
ArcTImes says2014-06-02T16:12:51.5746282-05:00
"The desires may not be a choice, but the decision to give in to those desires is a choice." Desire of what? Sex? That's a desire that most humans have.. Why is there a problem only with gays?
briantheliberal says2014-06-02T16:16:46.8995854-05:00
It was already proven not to be a choice with simple logic.
democratblake says2014-06-02T18:29:43.4584060-05:00
Being gay is NOT A CHOICE.
yetifivepecks says2014-06-02T20:00:34.8702714-05:00
Hey, no need to be so angry with anti-gay rights people. They aren't bigots, they simply disagree...Just like opponents of the Civil Rights movement disagreed. That totally didn't make them racist or anything.
discomfiting says2014-06-02T20:06:01.8327673-05:00
Bigot: having or revealing an obstinate belief in the superiority of one's own opinions and a prejudiced intolerance of the opinions of others. Mmmm they're bigots.
labarum says2014-06-02T20:10:59.2333219-05:00
Isn't every on this a bigot then?
briantheliberal says2014-06-02T22:34:34.0719694-05:00
Labarum, no because, as much as I hate your homophobic beliefs, I do tolerate them. But that doesn't change the fact that you are wrong, because you are wrong. That is the difference between most gay/pro-gay and anti-gay people.
Fight4Liberty says2014-06-03T10:11:40.4061106-05:00
It would depend on which stance you are talking of, my personal opinion, or my political opinion?
discomfiting says2014-06-03T15:01:35.1655851-05:00
Oh my friend, labarum. Have you never lied? Have you never worn gold or eaten shellfish? You sin. You do. You must.
labarum says2014-06-03T18:16:41.7431218-05:00
Of course I have sinned, but that does not mean that I should be comfortable with my sin, let alone want it to be law. And my view is not homophobic ( nor are most opponents against gay marriage) We do not fear it, we are simply against it.
briantheliberal says2014-06-03T23:37:13.3103863-05:00
@labarum, spare us the BS please. When it comes down to it, you are afraid because ignorance stems from fear of what you do not understand, which in this case would be homosexuality. You can act as if that isn't the case, but from a logical perspective, you are wrong.
discomfiting says2014-06-03T23:45:15.4224736-05:00
That's like somebody saying "I'm not racist, I'm simply against blacks being treated equally."
briantheliberal says2014-06-03T23:56:59.9734677-05:00
Exactly. It makes no sense.
yetifivepecks says2014-06-05T20:44:08.6918228-05:00
@discomforting: I was being very sarcastic. I am very pro civil liberties. More so than most people. :)
SweetTea says2014-06-06T15:12:17.7000866-05:00
Actually, Homosexuality was once considered a form of mental illness. Even when the medical community changed its position, it barely had the majority of votes to do so. Http://www.Behaviorismandmentalhealth.Com/2011/10/08/homosexuality-the-mental-illness-that-went-away/
Max_Mcmax says2014-06-10T17:56:30.0098486-05:00
It already has been proven not to be a choice, its a thing that a lot animals have, especially the youngest child, which was an evolution thing that prevented one of the animals from attacking its sibling if it was trying to attract the same female, so more commonly the older child would attract the female, and the younger would be gay and would not bother with the female. YEAH SCIENCE! YEAH MR DARWIN!
Max_Mcmax says2014-06-10T17:59:46.3104393-05:00
@braintheliberal actually @labarum has a point, the word homophobia technically means the fear of homosexuals, to dislike them isn't homophobia, its just rude
iamaweirdoo says2014-07-26T20:37:23.2368223-05:00
So if being straight was a "sin" (just like how cutting your hair and eating shrimp is -- thanks God), would you go about life pretending to be gay though you dont like it?

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