reply to post by WhatTheory
Oh boy, I knew this thread was going to turn to this.
I already smell religion belief wrapping itself around Constitution law.
The only reason that most people think being Gay is unnatural is because We are brain wash to beleive it is and the Bible said it is.
I got news for you, being Gay is normal and it is ( NOT A HANDYCAP).
I am APPAULED of some of the comment here on this discussion.
It is very clear that " science" has proven this years ago.
Men and Woman being born as homosexual is not any different as being born with brown hair or black hair or blue eyes or brown eyes being born black or
white or what ever.
Who on Gods green earth is to dictate whom we are to love and not to love. ( not the Bible) a book that was written by Man himself 2000 years ago.
Oh and Please dont tell me the Bible was was inspire by G-d for man to write it.
I can write a comic strip and preach to everyone G-d inspired me to write it .
After years of research in Religion, I now have concluded that the Bible was written by many writers at diffrent times, and many of the writing where
taken from other religions such as the Koran, and the Tora, and some of Egyptian Religion that was written over 3000 BC.
These writings where combined and pull together then later on put in a book and then rename a new religion called (THE HOLY BIBLE)
This Holy Bible was put together to help man to live a better life and to respect one another.
I would also have to say, to let man know that there is a higher power that exist.
But something happened along the way of the teaching of this religion, it got CORRUPT.
Now this Religion, wants to control what people thinks, and dictate what you should beleive in and accept what a pastor interpret "HIS" belief.
It is known that some pastors have their own hate agenda, and to extort money from you.
Now back to being born Gay Iam able to back my argument with this.
In 1973, the weight of empirical data, coupled with changing social norms and the development of a politically active gay community in the United
States, led the Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
Mental Disorders (DSM). Some psychiatrists who fiercely opposed their action subsequently circulated a petition calling for a vote on the issue by the
Association's membership. That vote was held in 1974, and the Board's decision was ratified.
, a new diagnosis, ego-dystonic homosexuality, was created for the DSM's third edition in 1980. Ego dystonic homosexuality was indicated by: (1) a
persistent lack of heterosexual arousal, which the patient experienced as interfering with initiation or maintenance of wanted heterosexual
relationships, and (2) persistent distress from a sustained pattern of unwanted homosexual arousal.
This new diagnostic category, however, was criticized by mental health professionals on numerous grounds. It was viewed by many as a political
compromise to appease those psychiatrists – mainly psychoanalysts – who still considered homosexuality a pathology. Others questioned the
appropriateness of having a separate diagnosis that described the content of an individual's dysphoria. They argued that the psychological problems
related to ego-dystonic homosexuality could be treated as well by other general diagnostic categories, and that the existence of the diagnosis
perpetuated antigay stigma.
Moreover, widespread prejudice against homosexuality in the United States meant that "almost all people who are homosexual first go through a phase
in which their homosexuality is ego dystonic," according to the American Psychiatric Association.
In 1986, the diagnosis was removed entirely from the DSM. The only vestige of ego dystonic homosexuality in the revised DSM-III occurred under Sexual
Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, which included persistent and marked distress about one's sexual orientation (American Psychiatric Association,
1987; see Bayer, 1987, for an account of the events leading up to the 1973 and 1986 decisions).
Text of APA resolutions The American Psychological Association (APA) promptly endorsed the psychiatrists' actions, and has since worked
intensively to eradicate the stigma historically associated with a homosexual orientation (APA, 1975; 1987).
Conclusion Some psychologists and psychiatrists still hold negative personal attitudes toward homosexuality. However, empirical evidence and
professional norms do not support the idea that homosexuality is a form of mental illness or is inherently linked to psychopathology.
So I hope We all have learn something new here, and I truly hope the band on Gay marriage is lifted, and found Unconstitutional.