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The repercussions if Homosexuality was found to be a medical condition

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posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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If this is proven to be true, what happens to all the fundamentalists who did not support abortion?

Something tells me hypocrisy won't be an issue here.




posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: projectbane
. . . we are meant to reproduce with a member of the opposite sex. That is the NATURAL way.


Really?

Who complains about heteros getting IVF?

Besides that, nothing is wrong with the homosexual plumbing/sex organs. They've been reproducing for eons.


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posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 09:52 PM
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I think people would get very angry and denounce the scientist/scientists who discovered it. Maybe there would be a widespread social media campaign to mock them at every turn. It would be exploited for political reasons no doubt. Would the term "gay cure" become synonymous with hatred? I think so but not every person would think so.

If they found a way to make straight people gay how would those who opposed the gay cure react? Supporters for the gay cure would probably be flippant, what's good for one isn't good for the other.

Perhaps parents would use genetics to choose the sexual orientation of their children?

A "subculture" of people arise who think it's awesome for various reasons to switch? How would insurance companies tackle this? I think there'd be a greater concentration of these clinics (if you want to call them that) in areas that are more conservative with sexual topics. The ones that would be in more sexually liberal areas would face more protesters, threats, media firestorms than the ones in conservative parts.

Would parts of the world that punish gays severely embrace this or would they continue to punish/kill them?



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:00 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

No parent of a minor should have legal rights to alter natural born chemistry.

However, if a legal adult wishes to alter their natural chemistry, they should have that choice.


If mental retardation can be cured this way parents have no right to do it?



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:28 PM
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Maybe the heterosexuals have the medical condition.

love and desire are normal.
Sex to have babies is some thing else.



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX


Now, onto a different angle, I knew another guy who was gay and fully ashamed of it (due to him being Christian) and would have in a cold second opted to get "fixed". He knew the discussions and arguments against it, but that didn't matter to him. he was devout and therefore regardless of what society said, he found it immoral and would change it if possible..for now, he is simply a non practicing homosexual with a major guilt complex for thinking his thoughts. Poor guy.

Poor guy indeed. Having to live with guilt, when there should be none. He is who he is, and shouldn't make apologies for it. What a horrible way to have to live.

I think our society is still stuck in an old taboo we just can't seem to let go of.
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posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: Annee

No parent of a minor should have legal rights to alter natural born chemistry.

However, if a legal adult wishes to alter their natural chemistry, they should have that choice.


If mental retardation can be cured this way parents have no right to do it?


Dude! Really?

So, you're saying natural born sexual orientation is a mental illness?



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:52 PM
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If you've ever read the Xmen comics or watched the series or movies; they're basically a long thesis on the civil rights of those in society to be found born "different". When a cure was advertised, real or no, some embraced it, some denounced it. I feel that's a pretty accurate summary of the world.



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:53 PM
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Let's put it this way

conservatives would do a 360 on their stance on abortion.





posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 10:57 PM
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Kinda a stupid question/s. What about for race? Wanna be black, white, Asian? Would doctors perform this on orphaned black kids so that their chances to be adopted would greatly increase?

You could already say homosexuality is a biological condition having definite genetic roots.

Maybe go watch X Men.



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: Kalixi
Hello,

Let me premise this post by saying that I support LGBTI's. I am straight and have gay friends and live in a very 'gay friendly' area (there's a LGBTI festival and street parade every year) This post is written with no intended disrespect and is just exploring possible social repercussions of homosexuality was found to be curable.


So what if years of medical and social science studies culminate to prove that homosexuality is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters and is found to be completely *curable with a course of medication (*I hate to use that word but it sets up this topic)


What would the repercussions be?

Would the 'out and proud' LGBTI community reject the claims, even the science?
Would once accepting parents now rush their children to the doctors office to get 'de-gayed'?
Would the majority of homosexuals have the therapy or not?

I welcome any constructive comment or opinions thank-you




I would expect the outcome and response to be like it is for other severe mental illnesses.



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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Meh.. live and let live .. peoples choices are theirs to make and live with .. bad enough they use drugs to calm.. control and oppress the masses .. all this would be is one more form of oppression done by narrowminded people who cant handle others being different from them ..



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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I was referring to the philosophical answer to a "what if" question. I am in no way suggesting that homosexuality can be cured or that it is a disease. I am just exploring the potential ramifications if it were found to be curable



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: Astyanax
Whatever it is that determines people's sexuality is almost certainly biological in origin.

Thus, homosexuals must be physically different from heterosexuals in some way.

Whether or not that difference is classified as a disease or abnormality, though, is up to us. It's not as if homosexuality makes people sick — it doesn't even stop them being fertile.

'Curing' homosexuality might be like 'curing' flat-chestedness with silicon implants.


Let's not focus on the debate as to whether or not it is a curable disease (I in no way believe it is at all). The focus of this post is solely on the social ramifications if homosexuality were able to be cured.



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:57 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi

Other than appeasing religious fundamentalists there would be no social ramifications whatsoever. A small handful of those trapped in the paradigms of the past would make a big noise and then go silent.

People are people. This philosophic query is as relevant as asking "What would happen if lime green appliances and striped wallpaper made a comeback?"



posted on Dec, 28 2014 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: mwood
I think they would just dismiss it as lies even if it was proven.

I never understood how people say your "born that way".

If a man is sexually attracted to animals he is mentally ill,

If a man is sexually attracted to underage girls he is mentally ill,

If a man is sexually attracted to "_________" he is mentally ill,

But if a man is sexually attracted to another man he was born that way??

No, I believe he is mentally ill, just like all the other examples.


I agree with your first sentence as the LGBTI community is very proud and would not accept the notion that after all the head-way they've made with gay rights they'd just relent that it was curable.

I disagree with the rest; I've grown up with kids that, later in life, have come out as gay. The personality traits that they had as children hadn't changed in adulthood. The homosexual part of them was seemingly present before they were sexually active. Whereas pedophiles and beastiality ...err enthusiasts(?) become that way through sexuality becoming twisted when they are reaching sexual maturity.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04

originally posted by: MountainLaurel

originally posted by: mwood
I think they would just dismiss it as lies even if it was proven.

I never understood how people say your "born that way".

If a man is sexually attracted to animals he is mentally ill,

If a man is sexually attracted to underage girls he is mentally ill,

If a man is sexually attracted to "_________" he is mentally ill,

But if a man is sexually attracted to another man he was born that way??



No, I believe he is mentally ill, just like all the other examples.


The problem with your examples is that kids and animals are not consenting partners......it's not at all the same thing.

Which does nothing at all to counter his argument. It is simply you choosing which condition being born with is acceptable and which is not.



Pedophiles and beastiality fetishists aren't "born like that" it develops during sexual maturity. I am not gay so I can't say whether gays are 'born that way either', they say they are so I tend to believe them.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 12:06 AM
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I should have explained this thread better - the focus is not on whether it CAN be cured but the assumption that medical science could cure it and the social implications that would lead to...



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 12:12 AM
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Finally someone understood my thread!


Great answer Yeahkeepwatchingme I also think that there would be an anti social media campaign and public backlash against credible science. The liberals/socialists are the first to deny facts and common sense at every turn, it seems the most accepting people can have the most closed minds.



posted on Dec, 29 2014 @ 12:17 AM
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originally posted by: Kalixi
Finally someone understood my thread!


Great answer Yeahkeepwatchingme I also think that there would be an anti social media campaign and public backlash against credible science. The liberals/socialists are the first to deny facts and common sense at every turn, it seems the most accepting people can have the most closed minds.


As it is with other mental illnesss.



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