This headline should generate a frenzy of responses as the conventional wisdom is that Gays are naturally gay and have no choice. Further, by denying their sexuality, Gays are being untrue to oneself; therefore, Gays should celebrate and embrace the homosexual lifestyle. My understanding is that homosexuals argue being gay is not a choice, since it is genetic encoding.
Let’s examine the above premise. The premise is that because homosexuality is genetic, then one should not attempt to abstain from what nature has encoded in one’s genes. And I might add, I do believe that homosexuality is genetic, but just because something is genetic does not require one to observe such behavior.
By the logic espoused by homosexuals, if one has a predisposition to become an alchoholic, one should not deny this tendency, but rather should embrace this behavior. Is not alcoholism genetic? Let’s take this logic a step further, if one is a pedophile, according to the homosexual logic, one should embrace their genetic tendencies. Any mental health issue when viewed through this homosexual prism would be ignored as these diseases are genetic. What about a cleft palette? This is a genetic deformity, but should one simply ignore the medical advances that can improve the appearance. What about diabetes? Do we treat diabetes or ignore. So I think you quickly see the flaw in the homosexual logic.
In summary, while I do believe homosexuality is genetic, that does not naturally follow that one embrace the lifestyle. Much like any other disease, homosexuality can be treated and can be abstained from participation. But the treating the disease is clearly a choice, not an inevitability. I see no need to make the case that homosexuality is a disease as the behavior is abhorrent and unnatural despite being genetic. Therefore, I believe that homosexuals should seek treatment rather than accept the lifestyle.
With all the issues facing this country, why is gay marriage even being discussed or considered. Who cares? Seriously? But let’s take a moment and think about this logically.
Any idea how many gays there are in the U.S. 1%? 5%? 10%? How about 3%… 3% of the population have gay tendencies. And let’s go another step deeper. Of those 3% how many want to be married in the traditional sense? 25%, 50%… ? I am going to suggest less than 50%. So now the number of people in the entire country becomes 1.5% wanting marriage rights.
So… for the sake of 1.5% of all Americans, we are seeing protests across the country. For the sake of 1.5% of all Americans we are having States debate this issue, we have States adding propositions to voting ballots on this topic… we have people ranting and raving about the outrage of not having the same rights of traditional heterosexual couples. Again I ask… WHO CARES?
I see no reason to give gays rights to marriage in the traditional sense. I see homosexual lifestyles as abnormal and there is no reason to sanctify abnormal behavior.
Lastly, homosexuality while I believe it is genetic, does not mean it should be practiced. To me homosexuality is no different than any other genetic defect. Take for example mental illness… bi-polar, manic depressive etc. Each is genetic, and each is treated as a disease. What about diabetes… it is genetic, and is treated as a disease. In both cases I cite, the disease is abnormal therefore is treated in an attempt to regain normalcy. Homosexuality is a disease, not a lifestyle and should be treated as a disease. It should be avoided, resisted and if possible treated with medications to help these people return to a normal lifestyle.
And please don’t waste my time trying to suggest homosexuality is merely another lifestyle that harms no one, and should be accepted by the other 98.5% of the population. If homosexuality were normal, none of us would exist. Enough said…