Skip to comments.1 in 4 gay/lesbian high school students are homeless
Posted on 07/23/2011 3:07:26 PM PDT by decimon
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I have...and his lifestyle choice is a puzzle to many. He is a talented medical professional (a doctor) who was an honors graduate, very musically gifted (voice and piano), athletic, and well liked. He was also active in his church. Everyone loved him wherever he went, and people still do. His family includes siblings and both parents. However, he has an uncle who is also gay. There seems to be no other reason for his sexual orientation other than something hereditary...and though this idea is mostly debunked here, it seems the reason in his case. He struggled for years and dated women before he realized he was just not interested, and he found that men were more to his liking.
I know that today many teens jump on the gay bandwagon because they consider it "cool" or the acceptable way to act our their teen rebellion and sexual urges. But I don't think that is always the case, as I do believe that some do have a different feeling about their sexual identity that they just cannot change. It is an issue between them and God, I believe.
My only real beef with the current popular gay culture is their in-your-face behavior. I do not care to see naked, or partially naked homosexuals engaged in fondling or acting out sexual fantisies any more than I care to see heterosexuals doing the same thing in public. Sex is for private enjoyment...in one's own home or behind closed doors...no matter who a person is engaged with. And marriage is between a man and a woman, or God would have given Adam another man in the garden... and given Eve a female playmate.
I believe the fight for allowing gay marriage began, initially, because of financial advantages (taxes, health insurance for partners, etc.) that the gays wanted. In the beginning gay marriage arguments had nothing to do with their emotional desire to be recognized as a married couple. Over the years it became easier to push the emotional argument than the financial one. The general liberal public always wants to give into "feelings" more than listen to cold facts. So, gays garnered sympathetic ears in this PC world because Libs wanted to think of themselves as being nice enough to understand and empathize with the sad, emotional needs of the gay population.
Perhaps it is directly related to why so many homeless adults are mentally ill?
I remember hearing the man how started Exodus International(can’t remember his name) saying that all gay males he’d counseled had been molested as children by an older male.
Ah, you beat me by a couple minutes on the mental illness angle.......
Yes. Because their parents threw them out.
DING...DING...DING...we have a winner!!! Either that or they go find a homo friendly family they can live with (I have friends who have been dealing with this...it’s mostly a narcissist problem for many of these people.)
This doesn't say. If they truly care for these kids then that should be determined.
Allow me to introduce myself. Would introduce you to both my parents but my dad died a few years back.
For them --as for most of us, at least at some point in our lives --- it's a struggle to live wisely and well, have wholesome friendships, and avoid morally objectionable behaviors.
But the cardboard boxes they sleep in are fabulous!!
“Yes. Because their parents threw them out.”
I have seen that happen.
Those parents are miserable creatures.
Many homeless are mentally ill, addicts, so how many of these teens fall into this category?
There is a need to study the reasons of this phenomenon, if the number is correct. Were they thrown out by their parents? Or they ran away from home on their own conviction? From shame, emotional distress of parents’ treatment of them, or others?
My heart goes to those kids. Regardless one’s view on how a person becomes gay, I still find it sad. If one accepts that homosexual tendency is born, then parents couldn’t do anything about that. If one accepts that homosexual tendency is caused by environment, it means the parents are also responsible for their children (yes, teenagers are still children), so they should deal with the kids.
In any case, more information regarding the reasons they are homeless in the first place is needed.
It could be precipitated by abuse, but it could also be some deep psychological pain, like a parent dying, and not being helped through the grief by family. This could cause a young person to look for help outside the family, and this is the perfect opportunity for a predator to take advantage. If it's a homosexual encounter, it's very easy for the predator to convince the young person that he or she MUST be 'gay', and that leads to a downward spiral into the lifestyle.
As for lesbians, it seems many are very outspoken about having CHOSEN their sexual lifestyle precisely as a pushback against 'patriarchy'.
IMHO, Gay and Lesbian teens are doing a lot of sexual experimentation (how otherwise would they know what they are) and a decent parent isn’t going to put up with that under their roof.
A real hidden secret of homosexuals is how they are sorely afflicted by both physical and psychological problems, that have little or nothing to do with their sexuality, at rates far higher than the percentage of heterosexuals with such problems.
To a great extent these problems are masked by the assumption that they *do* have something to do with their homosexuality. Which is hard to assert in that many of those problems are congenital, or even genetic.
In the case of homelessness, note that the study assumes that the *reason* they are homeless is because of their sexuality. But what if it isn’t?
To start with, I imagine that many of them are repeated “runaways”, who chose to leave their families, because they were very unhappy living with them in general. Others who ran away because they were engaging in other behavior intolerable to their family, such as abusing drugs and alcohol, stealing, or other non-sexual offenses.
And no doubt, some are homeless because they were kicked out of their parents home because of their sexuality.
In my book, throwing a son/daughter out of the home has already shown the parents’ failure. Such action is nothing but washing hand in the name of ‘saving the rest of the family’. The parents simply cannot deal with their own issue, i.e., the shame of failure in raising their kids.
But again, it depends on how old the kids are, and whether they have talked it out thoroughly.
Homosexuality is what St. Paul would call ‘thorn in the flesh’ for Christians. Something that is perennially stays with the person, regardless one’s belief whether it’s by choice or by birth. The same applies to the person who has the tendency and his/her parents/family members. St. Paul said he cannot get rid of it. He just needs to deal with it.
I don’t believe it. I have a lesbian sister. My parents never stopped supporting her.
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