Skip to comments.CNN Poll: Do you think gays and lesbians could change their sexual orientation if they wanted to?
Posted on 06/27/2007 9:38:10 AM PDT by Arcy
Current vote count:
Yes: 31% No: 69%
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Insanely stupid wording.
Two words: CNN
A better question would be: "Would they change if they could?"
They should qualify the question: “If professional mental health treatment was available where needed”.
“It’s pretty much like the question:
Do you think alcoholics can stop drinking if they want to?”
I agree 100% with this and I believe the answer is YES!
LOL! Good one!
I guess “knowingly” should have been a part of that sentence.
“Homosexuality is a behavior. It is a learned behavior. It is an addictive behavior.”
Are you saying that homosexuals are actually heterosexual, except for when they are having sex?
I’m not so sure about the “addictive” part. Maybe it’s addictive in the way sex is addictive, but I doubt most lesbians fall into that “lesbian sex is just SO addictive” category. If so, why do they seem to end up chronically monogamously coupled and experiencing what I have heard called “lesbian bed death”?
Sounds more like gay men have lots of sex because men are very driven to have sex, while the women... not so much.
Mirrors complaints I hear in many heterosexual couples.
Guys: She never wants to have sex since we married!!
Women: He just wants sex all the time!!
I have a better question. Would homosexuals still be gay if they were not sexually molested as children?
“Probably about as much as heterosexuals could change their orientation, if they wanted to.”
I surmise by your answer that you feel homosexuality is a natural state of sexual being for gays and lesbians. If that is indeed the case, can you explain to me why gays and lesbians want to adopt children? If their natural state is to be sexually oriented in a way that makes it impossible to procreate, why would they have a natural desire to “procreate?”
(JSYK, if you don’t see a response from me until tomorrow, it is not because of posting and running. I will be away from a computer for the rest of the day soon.)
Polls inherently simplify often complex issues, but this one does so in a Big Way.
I agree with your answer.
My clearly novice opinion is that homosexuality seems to be something like alcoholism or other addictions. As such, switching away from it is a very difficult and lengthy process, and likely not successful for everyone who attempts it.
I agree 100%!
Choose any behavior in the world, anything man can dream up with his own perversion of free will. Can he change ANY of them? To claim he can’t is to refute that man is responsible for his own behavior, he has no free will.
< considering implications of this statement>
“Why would it be any of my business?”
Because, the homosexual activists do not care if it is any of your business or not, they are MAKING it your business. They insist you know about things that should not be discussed in mixed company much less with children! AND they insist upon special rights that take your rights, by enacting them.
Anne Heche did it.
Well, yes. Many have done so. What do you think AA and other such programs are about?
“Youve bought into the lie that homosexuality is the equiv of a race, gender. It is a behavior, a deviant behavior. They may define them selves by this behavior but it is a behavior.”
Well, I have to disagree with that. I think they’re gay whether or not they engage in any behavior. It is the desire to have sex with someone of the same gender that makes them “gay”.
I very much doubt it is a choice.
I think that is likely correct. While I think the evidence shows that there is a hereditary factor (i.e., not all people could be homosexual if they wanted to), I think it also shows that there is some external, environmental trigger that sets off the predisposition (i.e., not all who are geentically programmed to be homosexual are homosexual.)
Well, they hve been lying and distorting so long that I'm not sure the capacity is there anymore, or if it is, it's buried so deeply that they would neer be able to find it.
But there are some people who are suddenly skeptical when one claims to be ex-gay. They don't believe the ex-gay claim, they don't believe the ex-gay testimony nor their declaration that they are ex-gay.
When somebody uses a certain standard to measure the credibility of what one group says, but then refuses to use the same standard to measure the credibility of what another group says--thereby ignoring the claims of the second group (ex-gays)--he should ask himself why he believes one group and not the other... This is a double standard.
How about this for a follow up? If you responded Yes to the question, would you let your duaghter a men who had changed his orientation?
It is a behavior but they won’t admit it was their choices that led them to where they are. Our society currently says someone else is at fault. Whether an alcoholic or excon, once they stop blaming someone else, they are on their way to recovery, never easy though.
Unfortunately it is also true that many if not all homos have been molested. It is someone elses evil choice that has influenced the situation they are it. There may be genetic, environmental influences in a few cases but it is still a behavior.
Never forget that this is a behavior, nothing else. Do not be led astray by their lies.
If you think they don’t have a choice and they can’t help it, Then you have to be tolerant of a lot of other behaviors such as child molestation and we are already moving toward accepting that behavior. Why is smoking evil but homosexuality good? You have been convinced of this by the media.
“Never forget that this is a behavior, nothing else. Do not be led astray by their lies.”
But it’s NOT. Any more than it is just behavior that makes a person heterosexual... that is not true.
Jim McGreevy was gay during his entire marriage, that includes the times he was in the act of making children with his wife.
Sorry, I don’t think we are going to agree here. I don’t believe it is a choice, and I believe that there is genetic pre-disposition.
Of course, neither side can be proven. Just basing this on my talks with others.
Sorry, it should have read.
How about this for a follow up? If you responded Yes to the question, would you let your daughter date a man who had changed his orientation?
A lesbian hairdresser with bell-bottomed pants, wouldn’t that look silly with a butch haircut?
Is lusting in one’s heart a behavior? Does the object of that lust, male or female, help define whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual?
I'm afraid I can't. I am not an expert in homosexuality. All I can say is that I don't know why a heterosexual would want to do homosexual acts. I'm speaking primarily for myself and probably most heterosexuals.
The thing is, a lot of “them” don’t want to be gay. I know several Christians, for example, who struggle to overcome their same-sex attraction orientation.
I guess their editor is dead. “wanted to”?
Bingo, that was during a time called the Lesbian Chic Era. I knew two girls in a rock band who, due to their boyfriend’s “business” were doing a serious amount of Blow. Well, that affects men one way (good-bye Schmeckie) and girls differently (still want it, Schmeckie unavailable)So they turn to each other. They move in together and after a while decide to drop the Coke. Guess what? Clearer heads prevailed. They both became Born Again, went their separate ways, married men and had families. I run into the singer’s father now and then. She’s doing great.
Freeped for all the good it will do.
Its on the right quite a ways down the page.
Indeed. There is a double standard here that many don't realize.
I once asked a gay coworker if the thought of 'being with a woman' was as ooky to him as the thought of 'being with a guy' is for me. He said he thought probably so.
It's not simply a matter of having sex with someone you're not attracted to. Could I have an orgasm with a guy? Yeah, maybe (if there were no women left on the planet). It's a disgusting thought.
Wow! Thats powerful!
It’s disgusting to me to, but for some reason really tough guys who end up in jail often find the idea attractive enough to risk punishment for it.
Yes, but it’s not easy. Course, neither is dieting if you are ‘addicted’ to food, nor is ceasing to drink if you are an alcoholic. (Yet we don’t respect those who don’t try to do either of those things.)