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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    The latest studies show that homosexuality is a type of malfunction in the brain, the individual has no choice in the matter. Due to society's old hatred and fear of the "out of the ordinary", a man may be , on the surface, successful in a cover up...
    In a family, his children will be what they are...They may be unhappy and confused.

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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The latest studies show that homosexuality is a type of malfunction in the brain, the individual has no choice in the matter.
    The latest studies indicate no such thing.

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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The latest studies show that homosexuality is a type of malfunction in the brain, the individual has no choice in the matter.
    CT is correct. The latest studies show no such thing... but if you have read some that do, please post them.
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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No. I've posted a ton of research on this in the past. Gay parents are not more likely to raise gay children.

    One thing to consider, though, something that is often missed when discussing this issue. Since we know that homosexuality is not a disorder and homosexuality in and of itself is not harmful in any way, what difference does it make? It's like wondering if left-handed parents beget more left-handed children. If they do or if they don't, who cares?
    I'm just going to play Devil's Advocate for a second (because in truth, I strongly support the rights of gays to marry and have children)...

    The CDC recently released a study that indicated 1 out of every 5 gay men are HIV positive. I've also heard claims that many gay men in the city participate in large gay bathhouse orgies, where certain members of the orgy are known carriers of the HIV virus...and they call the virus, "The Gift." I can't determine the accuracy of these claims, but I heard it's like playing Russian roulette.

    Though they may only be claims, I have seen and read about gay bars, gay clubs, and online sites where gay men are there strictly to locate sex. The issue of irresponsible sexual habits and lesbians is a completely different story, so it may be just a natural characteristic of the male sex drive. Regardless, I don't think it should be that controversial to claim gay men are culturally more irresponsible in their sexual decisions versus lesbians or heterosexuals.

    Here's a question for the open gay members of DP:

    Are you offended (like that one gay dean of that one particular university) when the blood bank arrives and disqualifies you from giving blood simply because you are gay? I personally think such prohibitions are necessary, but I would like to debate the topic with gay partisans. What are your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    I'm just going to play Devil's Advocate for a second (because in truth, I strongly support the rights of gays to marry and have children)...

    The CDC recently released a study that indicated 1 out of every 5 gay men are HIV positive. I've also heard claims that many gay men in the city participate in large gay bathhouse orgies, where certain members of the orgy are known carriers of the HIV virus...and they call the virus, "The Gift." I can't determine the accuracy of these claims, but I heard it's like playing Russian roulette.

    Though they may only be claims, I have seen and read about gay bars, gay clubs, and online sites where gay men are there strictly to locate sex. The issue of irresponsible sexual habits and lesbians is a completely different story, so it may be just a natural characteristic of the male sex drive. Regardless, I don't think it should be that controversial to claim gay men are culturally more irresponsible in their sexual decisions versus lesbians or heterosexuals.

    Here's a question for the open gay members of DP:

    Are you offended (like that one gay dean of that one particular university) when the blood bank arrives and disqualifies you from giving blood simply because you are gay? I personally think such prohibitions are necessary, but I would like to debate the topic with gay partisans. What are your thoughts?
    Are you aiming your questions at those at DP who are openly gay, or those who openly support gay rights?
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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Are you aiming your questions at those at DP who are openly gay, or those who openly support gay rights?
    The former. But I'm open to hear other people's opinions on the matter.

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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    The former. But I'm open to hear other people's opinions on the matter.
    OK. Since I am not gay, I'll wait until others post first. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Are you offended (like that one gay dean of that one particular university) when the blood bank arrives and disqualifies you from giving blood simply because you are gay? I personally think such prohibitions are necessary, but I would like to debate the topic with gay partisans. What are your thoughts?
    It's not that I'm offended, it's that I don't find the policy practical. I mean, the blood banks have been sued for distributing infected blood so now they are super cautious. I understand where the policy comes from and the type of thinking that was involved in making it, but let's look at the facts right now. All blood, regardless of source, is tested at least three times for any infectious agents between the time it is taken from the donor to when it arrives at a patient. We now have a rapid test for HIV which can give you a result within 99.9% accuracy within 10 minutes. This rapid test is cheaper than the conventional lab test; even in the absence of such a test, conventional testing can also be done, since it is done anyway for hepatitis, epstein-barr, etc.

    I am not HIV+. I know this to be factually true. I am not infected with any other infectious agent. If I go to donate blood and indicate on the form that I have had sex with a man at ANY point in my entire life, I am automatically disqualified. I cannot donate organs either for this reason. I cannot donate sperm for similar absurd reasons.

    The policy is discrimination, and frankly it's lazy. It's more to do with liability than it is sound medical science. No one likes being sued, and if by some miniscule chance someone gets infected with HIV via blood from a blood bank, they would likely sue and accuse them of allowing "high risk" groups to donate blood. And those people would win the court case, regardless of the fact that the blood is screened several times for infectious agents.

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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    It's not that I'm offended, it's that I don't find the policy practical. I mean, the blood banks have been sued for distributing infected blood so now they are super cautious. I understand where the policy comes from and the type of thinking that was involved in making it, but let's look at the facts right now. All blood, regardless of source, is tested at least three times for any infectious agents between the time it is taken from the donor to when it arrives at a patient. We now have a rapid test for HIV which can give you a result within 99.9% accuracy within 10 minutes. This rapid test is cheaper than the conventional lab test; even in the absence of such a test, conventional testing can also be done, since it is done anyway for hepatitis, epstein-barr, etc.

    I am not HIV+. I know this to be factually true. I am not infected with any other infectious agent. If I go to donate blood and indicate on the form that I have had sex with a man at ANY point in my entire life, I am automatically disqualified. I cannot donate organs either for this reason. I cannot donate sperm for similar absurd reasons.

    The policy is discrimination, and frankly it's lazy. It's more to do with liability than it is sound medical science. No one likes being sued, and if by some miniscule chance someone gets infected with HIV via blood from a blood bank, they would likely sue and accuse them of allowing "high risk" groups to donate blood. And those people would win the court case, regardless of the fact that the blood is screened several times for infectious agents.
    I suspect that there is little anyone could add to this. Scientific, logical, and accurate. Good post.
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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    OK. Since I am not gay, I'll wait until others post first. Thanks for the clarification.
    Wasn't it Truman Capote who said we all have a little gay inside of us?

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