Alright, I will definitely agree with you that it "homosexuality" occurs. I will also agree that "Natural" is at times to subjective a term. Statistically uncommon, certainly. The reason I ultimately agreed with the term unnatural, as was the original question is this post: I have had the opportunity in my life to have as friends and close friends many gay, bisexual and lesbian friends. All of them wonderful people, however. Through the time we've spent knowing each other, they have changed all to eventually become heterosexual. All of whom (over 40 of them) who have come to the conclusion that they were previously wrong. This as you can imagine heavily biases me, so I seek to understand those whom I don't know.
"Procreation is irrelevant to sexual orientation. Many gay folks have children naturally. As long as the "equipment" works, there is no reason why they can't procreate if they choose to."
Of this I have no doubt that they are capable, but my understanding as limited as it may be. Suggests that they are significantly less likely.
"This indicates your bias that homosexuality is a "genetic disorder". This is unproven and, since both heterosexuality and homosexuality are, according to researchers, formed similarly, homosexuality is undoubtedly nothing but a deviation from the statistical norm. Like left-handedness, or being Jewish."
I would say partially guilty on this one; as I stated before. I believe that some possibly many are due to a "disorder". However, I don't currently believe that this is due to genetic reasons. However as the other fellow pointed out apparently I am quite wrong on left-handedness, and I don't believe being Jewish is genetic.(no matter how much the parents may want it.)
"Researchers also indicate that environment may have something to do with the formation of sexual orientation... homosexuality AND heterosexuality. You are separating the two which is incorrect."
I think we can chalk this one up to agreement?
"This is behavioral and has nothing to do with sexual orientation. There is an absolute difference between sexual behavior and sexual orientation. A gay person may behave in a heterosexual way, and still be gay. The opposite is also true."
not sure what to say on this, gotta think about it.
"Your third reason has nothing to do with sexual orientation at all. You have offered no proof that the homosexual population has increased because of the first two... in fact you have shown no proof that the homosexual population has increased at all. Historically, gays have always encompassed between 4%-7% of the population. There has been no change in this statistic. Therefore, your entire premise is incorrect."
You're absolutely right, I don't go door to door asking people deep and intimate questions. As I have stated above my current beliefs/ideas are based on what I have read/heard and witnessed. Also I merely present the possibility that some don't realize they are.... (there's no polite word and I'm not looking to further upset people) confused/misled? as for the 4-7% seems like that number keeps jumping up, probably just poor reporting of actual numbers.
Well this has been very informative for me. While I'm not a new convert it has given me a great deal to consider.