posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 05:59 PM
Originally posted by Scat
As for homosexuality, some say they are born gay. Honestly, I dont think we are "born" straight or gay. Whatever is shown as good, normal, or right
whenever we are young is what we think of as the norm. it is from that standard that we either accept or rebel. People become straight or gay, they
are born neither.
I really can't agree with this, lets think about it for a moment. We have hundreds of thousands of people that are risking their job and families
just because of some selfish choice? Or isn't it likely that there is something more involved here. Lets look at another perspective.
I am a straight man. Lets say I was born in a society where everyone else was gay. I could choose to like men if the pressures from society were
great enough that I was forced to. Now then, personally I could never be truly happy living this kind of life, I would just feel like it was
something I had to do if I wanted to be successfull and be part of society.
If I found out in this gay world that there were women out there that happened to like men, therefore offering me the chance to be truly happy with
myself, would I risk everything I had gained so far to be with these people and be truly happy? You damn right I would.
Lets just humor the thought that being gay is not a trait that you are born with from birth. Why would anyone in their right mind choose to claim
they are gay in today's society if they truely weren't? Its completely insane. There are many better ways to rebel against society and your
parents besides saying you are gay. When someone claims they are gay they usually receive hatred, ridicule, job discrimination (even though its
illegal), and they run the risk of alienating themselves from family and friends.
Being gay is like being hungry I guess you could say. If you get to the point where you are starving you are going to do whatever you need to do to
get some food. It doesn't matter what you need to do to get the food all you know is your going to die without it. Hunger is biological just like I
believe being gay or straight is. We can say we are not hungry but only for so long. At some point we have to eat.
[edit on 30-6-2004 by dusran]