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originally posted by: markosity1973
Oh Lordy, this one belongs in the political mudpit forum.
My 2 cents, speaking as a gay person;
You can take your conversion therapy and shove it where the sun don't shine.
Just let us be ourselves - we dont need cures, just understanding and acceptance. Somehow because some ignorant and hateful straight people have a problem accepting life is more complex than their miniscule intellects can handle, it becomes our fault and they want us to change for them.
America is a Christian country
For those who don't know conversion therapy is the practice of "curing" someone of their homosexuality.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: nugget1
I'm trying to start a discussion. As I've mentioned the vast majority of research has shown that conversion therapy produces ineffectual or negative results. Yet, there are people who defend its continued existence. I wish to understand the reasoning behind these beliefs. I'm also hoping to delve into a broader topic as this thread progresses.
originally posted by: thinline
The first question is what causes people to be gay. Then you have to ask the tough questions. Personally, I think there are many causes, but
If it's a genetic mutation, then conversion is torture.
If it's a physiologic that someone thinks they are the opposite of what science/life/reality says, then it's a mental illness and not fixing it would be mean. Like the little girl who thinks she's a boy. If she thought she was a dog, you don't by her a dog dish, you get her help. If when was super skinny and thought she was fat(anerexia) you don't plan out her calorie counting diet and exercise program, you get her mental health help
originally posted by: Haxsaw
Others who say homosexuals are wired this way, and pedos are wired this way, and some may say maniacs are wired this way, the list goes on, well again this also does not give any backing as to why it should be classed as acceptable human behaviour, and not discouraged. In fact there is no valid argument for it whatsoever, and certainly not in this thread.
It's funny how homo's and their sympathisiers are so quick to bash religious folk and go onto to say that they clutch at straws, but all we see here is homo's and their sympathisers clutching at straws.