EDIT: I Put this here in Breaking Political because it is regarding a bill and government involvement!
CNN Asks: 'Homosexuality, Is It A Problem In Need Of A Cure?'
Ok, due to me making another specific thread I know that people might say "oh HE came out with this thread".
Listen, I didn't ask CNN to present this video.
Anyhow if that is what you plan on commenting then perhaps this thread is not for you.
I encourge mature discussion please.
Anyhow, is homosexuality in need of a cure?
No absolutely NOT!
In my previous thread people said that I was gay bashing when I was simply wanting a mature discussion.
Moving on, no it doesn't need a cure and doesn't need to be "reversed".
But what if some homosexuals Want to come out of that choice of lifestyle?
Is that "segment" of people a concern?
Should all homosexuals speak for that segment as well?
Of course they will speak on their behalf, should they?
"Helping" getting people out of homosexuaity whether a concern or not is none of the Government's business. Allow the scientific community to
address that topic if needed.
On another note, I don't think that this Cohen guy was ever a homosexual.
However let's stay on topic instead of saying "oh he was incredibly parlimentary in his rethoric". Let's discuss the conversation not the
Also, this topic is NOT about "who cares what others think", or "what's it to them".
That is only valid if "them" is the govt.
Otherwise let's stay on topic
This is how I found out that homosexuality wasn't a disease or a choice or a perversion-- I asked a homosexual. I talked, I listen, I asked and now I
understand that homosexuality can be cured just as thoroughly as heterosexuality can be cured.
It really is the exact same as being born one sex. Can male sexuality be cured? What if he prayed hard enough? Maybe there is a pill? DNA divides
us into categories: male, female, homo, hetero, blue eyed, black haired, tall, short....and so on.
I'm a Christian, pretty conservative, and don't agree with the lifestyle...that being said, Homosexuality is NOT a problem.
What someone does is their business, how they do it is their business. I know both gay and lesbians, have some as friends and co-workers. They are
nice, easy going, some of them are down right funny as hell. They are everything you could want in a neighbor and friend...I don't see the problem.
By the way, they don't really have a problem being gay, lesbian in the south in a small town. One is a mayor, many run successful businesses, all are
active in their communities, churches...yup, churches... they have farms, hang out at the stock markets on auction day... might even buy you a Coke
when you drop by the store after working.
The government has no place in people’s bedrooms or bloomers. Period.
If some gay people find that they want to “get straight”, they can talk to their family, clergy, a therapist, a psychologist, psychiatrist, or
whatever. It’s NOT the government’s business. And there definitely shouldn’t be a law that it HAS to be studied. The scientific community can
certainly study homosexuality, but law shouldn’t mandate it.
The guy in the video is probably bisexual. He was in a same-sex relationship for 3 years and is now happily married. Happens all the time.
I absolutely think it should be studied and if a cure can be found then get it out to the public and let people decide whether or not they want it.
Homosexuality is a genetic abnormality of the brain, much like scizophrenia. The characteristics of schizophrenia and homosexuality are almost
identical in that if one twin is found to be homosexual there is a good likelihood that the other will be as well.
As to whether it be law that it be studied? I have no problem with it. But certain people on this thread have huge problems with it I think because
they fear the outcome of the study.
The bloke totally ignored the very 1st question put to him and he instantly pushed his own agenda and poisoned the well of discussion from the get
This is not to say that those specific parts of the current bill should be disregarded at all!
P.S. Homosexuality is not a problem and the only Cure required IS SELF DETERMINATION! i.e. Make up your own mind about whether you are homosexual or
not and follow that until it stops working for you. I did and I'm fine! [life long natural [inherent] homosexual tendencies but have spent past 7yrs
in monogamous hetrosexual relationship! Both were and are a CHOICE!]
Thanks for another opportunity feast on the rhetoric of the day.
Lots of things need cures from cancer to the money system.
But even if one considers homosexuality to be a disease there's no public policy or health mandate to cure it. Should it not be a personal choice
beyond the realm of "medical advice" or subtle coercion - how one conducts one's daily affairs?
Studying the phenomena may have some scientific merit, but ethically this might best limited to basic research in neural physiology as opposed to
specific disease-based "find a cure" investigations. If something about homosexuality falls out of studying brain physiology, so be it. But the
scope is severly limited compared to seeking a cure and developing intervention or "treatment" practices or experiments. My perspective is that the
whole concept (curing homosexualityt) would be similar to trying to develop a cure for love, passion, breathing, transpiration or cookies.
In the hypothetical situation that it is, how would you go about finding a cure? Sounds kind of ridiculous. Is there a cure for cross-dressing?
Many homosexuals could avoid discrimination if they simply chose not to impose their lifestyle choice on the majority. I do not force my
heterosexuality on others, so why must the homosexuality of others be forced upon me?
With EVERYTHING going to hell in a handbasket, THAT'S WHAT they are talking about?
SERIOUSLY? No investigation on CPS kidnapping kids? Or Halliburton and Dynncorps doing human slavery? Or Wal-Mart who have slave factories in China?
Or Barny Franks being a pedophile? Or BANKS STEALING TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS? Or CNN BEING COMPLICIT INTO SENDING THE US TO WAR BASED ON LIES? Or HEALTH
INSURANCE INDUSTRY WRITING THE HEALTH CARE BILL? Or OBAMA WORKING FOR BILDERBERG? Or how 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB? Or OKC? Or the government MURDERING
CHILDREN AND WOMEN AT WACO?
Yeah CNN, continue doing stupid subjects like that instead of covering the HUNDREDS OF MORE IMPORTANT SUBJECTS THAT AFFECT DIRECTLY AMERICA EVERYDAY.
CONTINUE COVERING UP FOR YOUR BOSSES.
That's why your ratings are in the dumpster. And you should all be there too, as the media corpse you are.
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Many homosexuals could avoid discrimination if they simply chose not to impose their lifestyle choice on the majority.
Can you explain what that means? I don't understand how gay people force their lifestyle on you...
Do you mean showing their sexual orientation in public?
Do you mean showing affection toward their mate where you can see it?
Do you mean acting in a way that you suspect that they're gay?
Or are they forcing you to have sex and fall in love with a person of the same sex? Or trying to convince you that you should also be gay?
I've never understood what people mean when they say that. I would love an explanation.
I do not force my heterosexuality on others, so why must the homosexuality of others be forced upon me?
I would submit that you also show your sexual orientation in public by:
Showing affection toward your mate where others can see it.
Acting in a way that makes it clear that you are straight.
I am absolutely sick and tired of this constant notion that ANY personality trait or difference from the established "norm" is wrong and a disease
and must be cured. Everyone who does not conform must be trained and pushed into a hole they were never meant to fit into. This happens with
cultural differences, and the catholic church has done a fine job of eradicating different cultures and histories over the years, sexual practices,
personality types, points of view. All are taught to be diseases, perversions from the norm that must be eradicated, so that everyone turns out to be
a well balanced clone of everyone else.
Be different, be unique, don't buy in to the crap on the tv. Dressing up as a goth isn't individuality, it's just following a different herd in
the same flock. Be wonderful, be yourself, recognise that you are an individual. There's no such thing as straight or gay, there's just sexuality.
Every person I have met has had their own, unique sexuality, they just feel pressure to conform to the 3 sanctioned flavours and spend their entire
lives feeling that there's something just not right, but that something must be a fault or a sickness.
Stop believing the lies. You're perfect just the way you are.
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