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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Didn't see any such reference to attraction... never the less Attraction is with out a doubt learned behavior.


    That's all this post deserves.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post


    That's all this post deserves.
    Why is that? Go and study any of the classic psychological studies of attraction and you will find the main component is learned behavior. and no I'm not going to post a link, too easy for anyone to just do a google search

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Will you provide scientific evidence backing that statement?
    just google it. easy enough to find the the main components of attraction are learned.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

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    That's all this post deserves.
    yep same thing i did
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    just google it. easy enough to find the the main components of attraction are learned.
    learn (lūrn)
    v. learned also learnt (lūrnt), learn·ing, learns
    v.tr.
    1. To gain knowledge, comprehension, or mastery of through experience or study.
    2. To fix in the mind or memory; memorize: learned the speech in a few hours.
    3.
    a. To acquire experience of or an ability or a skill in: learn tolerance; learned how to whistle.
    b. To become aware: learned that it was best not to argue.
    4. To become informed of; find out.
    So... what part of the above definition supports your scientific declaration that sexual attraction is learned, and not natural?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Let's prove that they're born gay. The other options all fall into two main categories, they were "confused" children or they choose to be gay.

    The idea that kids are "confused" into being gay is kind of easy to disprove; remember in the 50's and before, where being openly gay could pretty much ensure you getting beaten to death in the streets? There were plenty of gays, they were documented and polled by underground physicians and such; it's not like "gay" is a new phenomenon. And yet, there were still gays. How? According to the theory that kids are "confused" by openly gay people and by gay couples, and that's why they're gay, how does that explain gay people in the 50's or before, or in the current day, in places where open homosexuality can carry a death sentence? There aren't any openly gay people under those circumstances, and yet there are still people that develop into gay adults. How?

    It's kind of obvious that gay people have been a fairly consistent portion of the population, whether society has acknowledged them or not, whether they were openly gay or not, so it's kind of self-evident that social acceptance or openness of Homosexuality is not the cause of Homosexuality. That destroys the "confused children" theory/fear. That leave's "they choose to be gay" or "they're born gay".

    Nobody, in the history of the world, has ever said they "chose" to be gay. There is no evidence that anyone can choose to switch their orientation (you try it, maybe I'm wrong). Above all else, there is no motive for choosing to be gay. I mean, really, what do they "get" for being gay? Buttsex? In case you didn't know, girls have one too. Or do you think there's a secret "gay" religion where they go to gay heaven if they're Homosexual enough. Nope, in real life they get beaten, threatened, tortured, murdered, discriminated, and overall mistreatment. What is their motive? I can safely say that there isn't one, and that blows that theory out of the water; nobody chooses to be gay.

    By power of deduction, that leaves us with the only remaining option; they were born gay. Does it matter that nobody has a definitive answer for why? Nope, you can narrow down the solution to a possible range of valid answers without knowing which one it is; Just because I don't know how they are born gay doesn't mean it's not the only available range of answers, it's all that's left. They were born gay, whether we know how or not, just like the sky is blue, whether you know why or not.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Why is that? Go and study any of the classic psychological studies of attraction and you will find the main component is learned behavior. and no I'm not going to post a link, too easy for anyone to just do a google search
    I'm not going to study or google it. I've lived it, so i certainly know better than you.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I'm not going to study or google it. I've lived it, so i certainly know better than you.
    Lived it? Every one lives it, attraction is part of the human condition. Now that you have barged out of the closet you should maybe calm down and take a second look at my posts. What I didn't do is make a distinction between heterosexual sex and attraction and homosexual sex and attraction. I referenced sex as voluntary behavior and attraction as learned behavior.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    So... what part of the above definition supports your scientific declaration that sexual attraction is learned, and not natural?
    I didn't say anything about definitions. What I can say is that there is no conclusive science that supports a genetic or biological explanation for attraction. There is however several psychological studies that do conclusively show that there are components of attraction that are learned. Now one may be predisposed to same sex attraction, but no one knows conclusively why.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Lived it? Every one lives it, attraction is part of the human condition. Now that you have barged out of the closet you should maybe calm down and take a second look at my posts. What I didn't do is make a distinction between heterosexual sex and attraction and homosexual sex and attraction. I referenced sex as voluntary behavior and attraction as learned behavior.
    There's no consequence to heterosexuality being "learned behavior." Since heteronormative attraction is drilled into us from a young age, using your logic, homosexuals 'fail' to learn to like the opposite sex. Everyone else just went along with it as told and 'achieved' heterosexuality. The implications are completely different, which is why this thread isn't titled "Is *sexuality* a choice?" It's laughable that anyone would choose or learn homosexuality. You can argue with douglas as to why that is.

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