Is homosexuality a choice? [split off from "Why is Homosexuality , still wrong?"]
After the "Is Homosexuality still wrong?" thread went explody in Kill em with kindness, I decided to put my unanswered questions up in Atheist vs. Theist.
So, to anyone, atheist/theist, straight/bi/gay, lemme' know what you think.
Most theists who insist gayness is a choice didn't choose to be straight themselves as far as I can tell. If god supposedly didn't make gay people, then WHY would a person have to smother same sex attraction and choose heterosexuality?
I've never met anyone who was bisexual but chose to "act straight". It makes it sound like gay men are either bisexual but choose to have sex with men exclusively, or straight men who for some reason, choose to have sex with men even though they are not attracted to them at all......
I just want to know HOW sexuality is a choice, if you in fact did not choose. What would one base this idea off of? What possible reason would people who "were created by god to be straight" have, to choose to be gay?
Okay, so hypothetically, god doesn't create gay people, right? They are not born that way, correct? God only makes straight people. So what POSSIBLE reason would a gay person have to be gay? Obviously they aren't attracted to men, since god doesn't MAKE men who are attracted to men. So why would they make this choice? Who chooses to be gay? Noone I know.
And before it comes up, yes, I am bisexual. I'm currently dating a guy, but I still identify as bisexual. Because I'm still attracted to girls. So in that respect, all these supposed "cured" ex-gays, are still homosexual in my eyes if they are still attracted to other people of the same sex. Most of their "cure rates" reflect celibacy or having relations with the opposite sex regularly. SO I guess they're TECHNICALLY choosing to be straight. Or at least trying to. But that's really beside the point.