I'm posting this for several reasons. I want to explain that I know this isn't the only cause. I have a friend who is very obviously gay, and has
never in his life thought about women. He was born gay. I do not think, however, that this is the norm.
This thread is for all the people who think that homosexuality is a conscious
decision. Most of the time, I think, it is one that the
subconscious arrives at without the conscious mind realizing. This thread is also for the people who think that all gay people are born gay, and
can't do anything to prevent it.
The link below will work for the rest of today (4-19-04), but will be replaced at 8:30 central time tomorrow.
And choose your audio format.
The program was on a religious station, however the conversation never really went into religion. It may when it continues tomorrow, however, I don't
know. Not psychic
I personally found this man's story very interesting. I never connected with my father until I moved out of my parents house. My mom was my
controlling influence. As a result, and as many of you who have talked with me on chat may have realized, I do have some effeminate qualities. I've
never been attracted to men, but I don't fit in to the "guy" norm. As a result, and as many of you may have experienced, I had a horrible time
through junior high and the first half of high school. This man who was on the radio program gave me a whole new perspective on why I may be the way I
So for all of you who are anti-gay, or are trying to show people the error in their ways, know it's not a conscious decision. If you're going to do
so, do it with kindness and gentleness. To attack someone for an unconscious decision is just wrong. It would be like me attacking someone for being
EDIT: The program is about 25 minutes long. It's about a guy who was gay, and looked into the roots of why he became that way. Really interesting.
[Edited on 4-19-2004 by junglejake]