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Originally posted by The All Seeing I
Well congratulations you have successfully killed the thread by scaring everyone away ... you could replace homosexual with black and sound just like a raving racist
Originally posted by zoso_
Just look at the whole Miss USA deal. This poor girl was crucified for expressing her "personal" opinion. She just simply answered a question (an extremely loaded question), honestly. She didn't force her opinion or beliefs on anyone, she was asked a simple (very subjective) question and she answered it.
So now it seems that a person can't give their honest opinion anymore. If she had said 'yes' to that question, she would be Miss USA right now. For a group of people so passionate about having their own voice heard (and accepted), it is so hypocritical to destroy someone else for their opinion, simply because it is counter to their own.
Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by watchtheashes
Wow you have a pamphlet you want to leave with us don't you?
I don't think anyone is forcing anyone to be homosexual. I think it's more along the lines of stay out of my life, I will stay out of yours.
Would you feel different if it for some reason was a gay group that was burning bibles?
Of course you would, you would be enraged at the horrors that are being done to your text.
Originally posted by zappafan1
It is still a mental disorder.
Originally posted by Tentickles
First of all, why did they read this book?
Secondly, free speech!
Originally posted by Acidtastic
reply to post by The All Seeing I
and you can stick a naught on the end of that 20
You can argue with homophobes until you're blue in the face. but unfortunatly, they're so entrenched with hate, they'll never see the light.
What causes a person to have a particular sexual orientation?
There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay, or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors. Many think that nature and nurture both play complex roles; most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.
Is homosexuality a mental disorder?
No, lesbian, gay, and bisexual orientations are not disorders. Research has found no inherent association between any of these sexual orientations and psychopathology. Both heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality. Both have been documented in many different cultures and historical eras. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in this country to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual relationships are normal forms of human bonding. Therefore, these mainstream organizations long ago abandoned classifications of homosexuality as a mental disorder.
What about therapy intended to change sexual orientation from gay to straight?
All major national mental health organizations have officially expressed concerns about therapies promoted to modify sexual orientation. To date, there has been no scientifically adequate research to show that therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation (sometimes called reparative or conversion therapy) is safe or effective. Furthermore, it seems likely that the promotion of change therapies reinforces stereotypes and contributes to a negative climate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons. This appears to be especially likely for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who grow up in more conservative religious settings.
Helpful responses of a therapist treating an individual who is troubled about her or his samesex attractions include helping that person actively cope with social prejudices against homosexuality, successfully resolve issues associated with and resulting from internal conflicts, and actively lead a happy and satisfying life. Mental health professional organizations call on their members to respect a person’s (client’s) right to selfdetermination; be sensitive to the client’s race, culture, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, language, and disability status when working with that client; and eliminate biases based on these factors.
The empirical research does not show that gay or bisexual men are any more likely than heterosexual men to molest children. This is not to argue that homosexual and bisexual men never molest children. But there is no scientific basis for asserting that they are more likely than heterosexual men to do so.
Originally posted by Witness2008
reply to post by The All Seeing I
Outstanding research All Seeing.