Skip to comments.Gay by Choice? (Or by Birth?)
Posted on 02/13/2012 6:27:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
For years we have been told that homosexuality is something people are born with - like the color of one's skin - and that it can't be changed. Gay-rights activists insist this is so, because, they say, if people don't choose to be gay, it would be wrong to discriminate against them in things like marriage, adoption, and legal benefits.
And heaven help those who disagree. Just ask actress Cynthia Nixon, who in a recent New York Times Magazine article, had the gall to admit that she chose to be gay.
Nixon, who played one of the characters on the old "Sex in the City" television series, was involved in 15-year relationship with a man that produced two children. Now, however, Nixon has moved on to a so-called "gay" relationship with a woman. In the article, Nixon is quoted about her sexual life, "For me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it's not, but for me it's a choice, and you don't get to define my gayness for me."
Curiously, gay activists, who in almost any other instance would celebrate a "woman's choice," are really upset. "Cynthia did not put adequate thought into the ramifications of her words," said Wayne Besen, founder of Truth Wins Out, which opposes programs that seek to cure people of homosexuality. "When people say it's a choice," Besen added, "they are green-lighting an enormous amount of abuse."
No, what Nixon is green-lighting is the dangerous idea that people make choices about their sexual lifestyle. And that's a clear and present danger to the agenda of the gay-rights movement. That agenda seeks to prove that the gay lifestyle is natural and inevitable. But friends, there is absolutely no proof, and there'll probably never be any proof, that people are "born gay."
University of California, Davis, psychologist Gregory Herek, an "expert on anti-gay prejudice," admits, "The nature vs. nurture debate really is passé. The debate," he said, "is not really an either/or debate in the vast majority of cases, but how much of each. We don't know how big a role biology plays and how big a role culture plays."
Wheaton College's Stan Jones, who has written extensively on the subject, says the best research reveals that homosexual attraction is the result of a complex and mysterious interaction of biological, psychological, and environmental factors that produce different results for different people. Jones, and anyone else who has looked at the evidence in an unbiased way, says that there is no "gay gene."
Thus, the project to - in the words of one pro-gay writer, "make homophobia as inexcusable as racism" - has failed. For some people, homosexuality is a choice, and to whatever extent that is true, the fact is we all have a choice about how we will respond to our various sexual inclinations and express our sexual brokenness.
And, contrary to what we hear, the different sexual choices people make are not all equal. Only one conforms to nature and nature's God.
No, God's Word does not give us a definitive word about the cause of homosexuality, but it is crystal-clear that we need to reject homosexual behavior as sinful, to embrace sex only in the context of marriage between a man and a woman, and to treat everyone we meet - homosexual or not - with love and respect.
I really cannot see how it can be a choice, I mean speaking for myself, I abhor the thought of getting it on with another man!
One Chooses to sodomize, it does not come naturally.
It doesn’t matter if you are born homosexual or heterosexual, both manifest in behavior and all behavior can be changed.
Personally, I do not beleive anyone is born homosexual, the biology makes no sense and I do not know a single homosexual that doesn’t have some over the top story about their childhood when they suddenly realize they are homosexual.
The whole Gay, Lesbo, transgendered agenda carp is constantly thrown up in all our collective faces. No wonder the Almighty sent a ‘little’ hailstorm over Sodom and Gommorah when He simply said, ‘enough’.
There is a male versus female argument on this, lesbians tend to say it is a choice, and homos say it is genetic.
Part of feminism was to choose to only have sex with women, it was a political choice.
There they travel throughout the body and enter cell nucleuses where they INSTRUCT the cells to do certain things.
I don’t know and don’t care how people come to be homosexual. It’s a discusting un-natural sexual perversion.
Why did you sound apologetic and pc? The thought of getting it on with a homo makes me wanna puke.
I think there is a huge difference between men and women when it comes to this subject. I don’t think many men “choose” to be homosexual, and few could if they wanted to. OTOH, women are much more fluid (no pun intended) in their sexuality, so many can choose to be with a woman and enjoy it, while still liking men. Of course there are always exceptions. If you think about it, why would homosezuality be the same for men and women when nothing else is?
The day they can identify a fetus as “gay” the left will make abortion a hate crime.
Pretty much every lesbian woman I know, albeit not 100’s, was sexually abused as a child.
Our brain keep developing into our 20’s. I’m sure that our environment has some input to that development.
Dysgenic genes take themselves out of the pool.
Organisms that don't reproduce don't stick around very long...usually just long enough to die.
The actual number of homosexuals in a population due to genetics - some sort of psychological aberration, or a polymorphism - will always approach zero and never be persistent in any case. Because it isn't survivable...
'Cuz that's just not the way it works, folks.
Funny how "progressives" pride themselves on believing Evolution. They obviously have no clue what the theory says.
It’s a choice, like most things we do in life.
Liberals keep saying it’s a woman’s right to choose,
so it must be a gay’s right to choose too.
Gay gene hooey.
I mean if there’s a gay gene, then there might be a
liberal gene...maybe there’s something to this eugenics
stuff after all. Snuff out liberalism, have YOUR baby
If being gay were a gene, it would be a self-extincting trait because being gay by definition means no reproduction. If you don’t reproduce, your traits perish.