Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Here's the exchange, for those who need their memories refreshed...
You are a blatant and shameless liar, and
Fact is, I neither said nor implied any such thing.
This is the specific exchange, which started with me quoting a WebMD article (in an attempt to educate someone else who seemed to believe that sodomy was a strictly gay activity), and ended with me quoting the CDC study that you provided.
I guess you didn't like the WebMD statistics, so you tried to make this debate about HIV infection rates, which, like sodomy, also has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS DISCUSSION.Many Straight Men Have Gay Sex
Nearly 10% of Self-Proclaimed 'Straight' Men Only Have Sex With Men
Sept. 18, 2006 -- Nearly one in 10 men who say they're straight have sex only with other men, a New York City survey finds.
And 70% of those straight-identified men having sex with men are married.
In fact, 10% of all married men in this survey report same-sex behavior during the past year. --WebMD Health News
Your beef (as ignorant and off-topic as it is) is with them, and I'll thank you to stop putting words in my mouth.
Only the Dem-controlled Congress can stop this.
Never mind that a Dem-controlled congress under a Dem President created it.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.
Homosexual behavior due to genetics and environmental factors | Eureka! Science News
BBC NEWS | Health | How homosexuality is 'inherited'Homosexual behaviour is largely shaped by genetics and random environmental factors, according to findings from the world's largest study of twins. Writing in the scientific journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm report that genetics and environmental factors (which are specific to an individual, and may include biological processes such as different hormone exposure in the womb), are important determinants of homosexual behaviour.
Dr Qazi Rahman, study co-author and a leading scientist on human sexual orientation, explains: "This study puts cold water on any concerns that we are looking for a single 'gay gene' or a single environmental variable which could be used to 'select out' homosexuality - the factors which influence sexual orientation are complex. And we are not simply talking about homosexuality here - heterosexual behaviour is also influenced by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors.
US researchers find evidence that homosexuality linked to genetics | World news | guardian.co.uk"It is clear that our findings, if confirmed by further research, are only one piece in a much larger puzzle on the nature of human sexuality," they said.
In 2002, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics produced a report into the possible link between genes and behaviour, which included sexual orientation.
It concluded: "There are numerous problems with genetic and other biological research into sexual orientation which mean that any reported findings must be viewed with caution."
It said many of the genetic studies were too small to draw definite conclusions from.
US researchers are finding common biological traits among gay men, feeding a growing consensus that sexual orientation is an inborn combination of genetic and environmental factors that largely decide a person's sexual attractions before they are born.
Such findings - including a highly anticipated study this winter - would further inform the debate over whether homosexuality is innate or a choice, an undercurrent of California's recent Proposition 8 campaign in which television commercials warned that "schools would begin teaching second-graders that boys could marry boys", suggesting homosexuality would then spread.
Some scientists say the political and moral debate over same-sex marriage frequently strayed from established scientific evidence, including comments by Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin that homosexuality is "a choice" and "a decision".While sexual behaviour may be chosen, the preponderance of researchers say attraction is dictated by biology, with no demonstrated contribution from social factors such as parenting or other factors after birth.
A host of studies since the mid-1990s have found common biological traits between gay men, including left-handedness and the direction of hair whorls. The likelihood that if one identical twin is gay, the other will be also be gay is much higher than the "concordance" of homosexuality between fraternal twins, indicating that genes play a role in sexual orientation, but are not the entire cause.
Sexual behavior is encouraged in part by one's genetic makeup. Sexual orientation however is dictated by biology. In other words, you can choose who you are going to sleep with. You can not choose who you are attracted to. Stating otherwise with the amount of information available and corroborating studies is simply dishonest.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
To make a long story short he was tried and convicted at a court martial and discharged with and undesireable discharge........He admitted during the court martial he was gay and had joined the Navy to be around men......
This guy was a good worker and I never expected that he was gay....I was totally shocked.......At his courtmartial he said he was so attracted to the E2 that he could not help himself.......
I saw incidents like this through out my Navy career.....
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
As I said earlier, this is far from a done deal......This will have to be voted on by the Senate and will take 60 votes to overturn this law............We shall see if it goes that far..........
I am sure anyone that saw the joint chiefs of staff at the speech.....There were not happy about Obama's decision on this subject.........
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
You said they should be willing to serve with a gay person, but a lot of them (grunts) might not be. In light of this fact, what do you propose we do? Just kick out the ones who aren't okay with gays? I mean, what else could you do?
I agree that you didn't claim what I said, and that I was lazy in my words, but I think you know what I meant. How would you solve this dilemma? Is there another option besides forcing them out of the military? I don't see one.