“”IMHO this is pure crap. Homosexuality is not a chosen lifestyle. It is genetic. There is really a very simple question to ask: Who would choose to be homosexual if they were not?””
I my research, I can usually identify the exact time in a person’s life where their sexual preference changed. The only time I have not been able to find this event is where a person was raised in an environment where being gay or lesbian was acceptable from birth.
Yes, I have conducted research on quite a few gays and lesbians over the years. I do not judge them, I only seek to help them understand themselves. I do not seek to change them, only to help them identify the subconscious self sabotage patterns as a result of the inner conflict created by their subconscious emotional beliefs adopted as a child and their current lifestyle actions. This directly influences their immune system.
Obviously you believe homosexuality is a chosen behavior.
I grew up in a male orphanage. I was there from 6 to 17 years old. It was a very male-oriented environment. How do you explain the fact that each class had at least one homosexual member. They sure as hell didn’t learn it and choose it in the orphanage.
One of my friends was homosexual. I protected him from being bullied. His name was Lenny and we talked about his situation as we got older. Lenny has no conscious recollection of changing to anything. He was always what he was. He told me his mom put him in the orphanage in an attempt to change his sexual orientation.
Obviously, it did not work.
Because we were in an all boys institution we showered communally. We also swam in the nude. I can’t even begin to tell you how painful this was for Lenny. We had one swim monitor who would line up us naked boys to take roll. Lenny was always mortified. He would stand there and attempt to cover himself. My heart went out to him.
To be sure, there are so-called switch hitters and experimenters. Human nature, let alone the sexuality part, afterall, is very complicated.
This gets back to my simple question: Who would claim to be homosexual who was not? Particularly considering the societal stigma associated with it in the past. Moreover, despite the “come outers” and the the gay pride idiots, much of that stigma persists today. Much of it rooted in the Biblical contention that “man should not lie with man”.
All that said, I do not support gay marriage nor do I support pretending that homesexual behavior is normal. It is not. I do support, so long as no public spectacle is made about it, gay cohabitation. And along with that, the right to sharing in the partner’s health care, insurance, home ownership, inheritance etc.
Oh, lest I forget. There were a handful of homosexual staff at the orphanage. We did not encounter them until our teens. We all knew who they were. Secrets were impossible to keep in our little orphanage community. There were sexual encounters between female staff and students. But there was never a whiff of an impropriety involving gay staff. I even went on two week summer excursion with two of the younger staff. Sometimes we slept in a VW bus and somethimes we moteled it. Neither of those guys did or said anything that was—to use the word—inappropriate.
I’ve been happily married for almost 50 years. Along the way I had four sons.