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Originally posted by ghaleon12
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I'm tired of people saying homosexuality is genetic with no proof.
[edit on 17-6-2009 by ModernAcademia]
Have you, or other people with similar opinions, even spent 30 minutes researching? This took me about 10 seconds to find, read. It has about as many scientific studies on the topic as I've seen anywhere.
Originally posted by Mailman
reply to post by HunkaHunka
Its not being racist, just saying how things are. Merely pointing out the hypocrisy.
Whats is the agenda here anyway? Do we want young "straight" kids having homosexual awareness before they even hit puberty?
If its natural, ok we dont need to show gay penguins on the news to confuse millions of children.
If I sounded racist, I can assure you it has only transpired over the past year or two of my 30 year existence.
Originally posted by george_gaz
reply to post by 0010110011101
Well I don't think that I said ALL now did I ...
Anyway, no it is not inappropriate or outdated, if it was either then they would no longer be doing it but take that dude Marco on Big Brother in the UK a couple of years ago.
If you think that he was acting naturally then dude, seriously, you could not be more wrong. Walking and acting the way he did takes effort, its like walking with a gangster limp. You CHOOSE to walk like that.
It is their way of attracting other homosexual men. Making themselves known so that other peoples gaydars are in check and can spot each other, I would guess.
Gay men who are not camp normally despise the ones that are because of the bad image it gives gay people (and who can blame them) like this dude I know won't act camp or nothing and nor will he date those camp queens but he will go and pick a guy up in a batty bar (his words, not mine ). Point I am making here is that he has alternative ways of pulling dudes and doesn't have to act like a fairy to do it.
[edit on 19-6-2009 by george_gaz]
Originally posted by Kailassa
Christian/bigot: "Gays are disgustingly promiscuous."
Gay: "I'd like to marry the man I love and be with him for life."
Christian/bigot: "No way! That would defile the failing marriages of all adulterous Christians!"
Originally posted by Rockstrongo37
reply to post by Bombeni
Well the argument then is "who are we to say that animals cant reason?" There are many in the scientific community who would beg to differ. So we cant line of reasoning either.
Again my premis is that we are human beings and it shouldnt matter what the animal kingdom does sexually we must control our passions with reason, morality, and humanity.
Originally posted by Shadowflux
reply to post by ZenOnKwalsky
Except that this is America and the denial of basic "God Given Rights" flies in the face of everything this nation stands for.
I can not understand why people who would otherwise condemn racial or sexual bigotry will then endorse it when it comes to sexual orientation.
You don't have to understand it, you don't even have to like it, but as an American you have to accept it.
As Americans every one of us deserves equal rights and representation.
Originally posted by Bombeni
reply to post by Shadowflux
That's fine, I'm just telling you the animal comparison is not working.
Originally posted by Clark Savage Jr.
Either way, finding animals that engage in same gender relations really proves nothing one way or the other. In short, this is a non issue for either side.
However, "walking like a fairy" does actually happen naturally. I've seen kids grow up who were gay from day 1. You could tell in grade school just by how they walked or acted.
Is he gay or straight? At a glance, the key to telling might be in the way he walks.
A swing of the hips or a swaggered shoulder is enough for many casual observers to identify a man’s sexual orientation, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Observers were only able to accurately guess the sexual orientation of men; with women, their guesses didn’t exceed chance. But what’s most interesting to researchers is understanding how that snap judgment can unleash a series of stereotypes — even from the most liberal-minded.
The researchers videotaped the volunteers walking on a treadmill at various speeds, and then played the video for 150 undergraduate observers, who were asked to determine the sexual orientation of each person.
“There’s reason to think that gay people can’t conceal their homosexuality,” says Michael Bailey, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University. “I don’t think it’s a performance that gay people enact. I think it’s something that either is inborn, or it’s acquired very early, perhaps by watching members of the other sex.”
Research such as Johnson's may give scientific credence to "gaydar," suggesting that people really can tell whether someone is gay or straight from visual clues.