Homosexuality is a choice???
If homosexuality is a choice, I don't see how it can be a conscious choice.
I consider myself to be a well versed heterosexual. And I am pretty damn sure even if I had every gun on the face of this planet aimed at my head,
threatening to kill me, I still would NOT BE ABLE to get sexually aroused or get an erection for another man.
ANYONE who says it is a choice, and that it is 100% fact that it is a choice, are only justified in their claim because they are using themselves as
their basis for reference when judging this issue. They are only justified in saying it is a choice if they themselves looked at another person of
the same sex and thought "maybe" or were sexually aroused by them. Otherwise their claims that it is a choice is not based upon experience or
intimate first hand knowledge of the argument from their viewpoint.
If someone is adamant that sexual preference is a choice, then they themselves had to make that choice, or their argument is moot, and merely based
upon heresay and influenced by their own projective ideologies, views, priorities, opinions, and dare I say prejudices
I am convinced it is not a choice, and if it is a choice, it certainly is not a conscious decision.
The summer I was 15 I used to hang out with my friends at this pool hall and dance club for 17 and younger youth in Normal Illinois, home to Illinois
State University (ISU). I had a very funny and hilarious friend called John, and we had known eachother and been friends since we were 10 years old.
One night at the club he told me he was gay, and had a crush on me. I didn't know how to respond, nor at the time did I even really know what that
meant. Then he tried to kiss me, and I punched him as hard as I could in the face, and knocked him out. After that we were less friends, but we did
talk to eachother, and hang out occassionaly since we had the same group of friends. But, our friendship was never the same. Less than a year later
he committed suicide. Now I wonder which was worse. My ignorance at the time, and how I responded to it in my teenage years, or him trying to be who
it was he thought he was.
Do I regret my initial response? Of course I do. I often think what his life would have been like if he had grown up and what he would have done
with himself and the contributions he may have made to society had he felt more welcome, instead of ending his own life at such a young age.
This is one of the major reasons I feel passionate about this issue. I would rather have a gay friend than a dead friend.
let me say that one more time:
I would rather have a gay friend than a dead friend.
I miss ya Johnny. It will be 22 years ago in December since you left, before you even got your drivers license...
reverence for life,
p.s. reading some of the responses in this thread (and some before they were T&C deleted) I seriously think there is a level of ... misunderstanding
on some peoples' part. Tolerance is not a one way street.
edit on 21-9-2010 by Esoteric Teacher because: add p.s.