Monday, January 17, 2011

Born That Way" or "Made a Choice"...which way do we go?

Once again the controversy arises about whether homosexuality is a choice or we are born differently than a "straight" person. Generally it has been accepted that being LGBTQ is not a choice but a matter of either genetics or some other physical change in the body make-up. It's not a choice anymore than it;s a choice to be straight. The big difference is that being born or acting straight is more acceptable than being or acting gay. History has shown that social attitudes have flip-flopped many times through the centuries regarding how gay people have been accepted. For example, the Romans accepted gays as part of society and many times were part of the upper class household meant to serve their master when called upon.

However, in current times it seems that it's more fashionable to be on the side of the anti-gay, anti-hate groups than the reverse. We've seen this evident in the rise in bullying in our schools all the way up to our government representatives during campaigns, onscreen shows and debates, etc. Much of the anti-gay is violent in nature and even seems to be on the increase as groups such as the Westboro Church picket funerals of nine year old girls killed in the massacre at Tucson recently. She wasn't even associated with any gay activity or group, nor were any of her family members, but this so-called "church" used her funeral and many others like this to picket and proffer their hatred upon anyone who would listen about their agenda against gay people while hiding behind the Freedom of Speech Amendment.

Going back to the initial subject, the following is an article about a psychiatrist who offers her services to change homosexuals to straight people, saying that:
“We don’t use the word ‘cure’ because it makes it [homosexuality] sound like a disease. We are helping people move out of that lifestyle because they are depressed and unhappy.

“We say everybody is heterosexual but some people have a homosexual problem. Nobody is born gay. It is environmental; it is in the upbringing.”
Lesley Pilkington
For more about this article click here.  

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