You wrote: "I myself strongly oppose setting aside conventional wisdom, tradition, common law and enacted law based upon a leftist faith in homosexual sex that is premised in junk science and imposed by an activist judiciary..." I agree, my only caveat being that even if someone comes up with a scientific study that is not "junk" that concludes homosexuality is biologically based, that doesn't make homosexuality normal or homosexual behavior appropriate. There are thousands of handicaps people grapple with and there's no pretending those handicaps, such as Down Syndrome, are neutral, incidental variations in human beings. The NYTimes et al would like people to believe that being straight or being gay is like having blue eyes or brown eyes. My argument is that being gay is akin to being handicapped: whether the cause was biological or enviornmental or both, something went WRONG and the world should not have to change its rules to accomodate deviant behavior, even if the person didn't choose to want to engage in said behavior.
posted on 07/10/2006 11:58:48 AM PDT
I agree with you. Predisposition cause(s) unknown may not be a choice in any or all cases; however, activity always is. In general, civil laws should be and have always been rationally premised in accomodating or sanctioning activities -not feelings...
The left argues feelings -which is why the left sponsors and pushes this type of "research" --WHICH as you and I both agree really is irrelevant to the legal question(s)...
posted on 07/10/2006 12:07:33 PM PDT
if someone comes up with a scientific study that is not "junk" that concludes homosexuality is biologically based, that doesn't make homosexuality normal or homosexual behavior appropriate.
That's certainly a possibility, but we also have to look at all the available evidence and not just one study. And since all the available evidence includes ex-gays, any one study would have to be looked at from the bigger picture.
It's a complex issue.
You may find the following helpful:
How Might Homosexuality Develop? Putting the Pieces Together
The Meaning of Same-Sex Attraction
The Gay Gene?
My profile has more information.
posted on 07/10/2006 12:33:34 PM PDT
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