Top Ten Reasons People Refuse to Believe That Being Gay Is Not a ChoiceTwin studies, studies of brain structure and function, and other biological studies have all shown that there are genetic and physiological differences between gay and straight people. It is generally accepted as fact in the scientific community that people are born gay. It's not a choice they make and not a "preference" they can change through personal effort, counseling, praying, or any of the other methods purported to cure people from being gay.
Yet, despite all the evidence to the contrary, a large portion of the population refuses to accept the science and insists that gay people are just straight people who are determined to act gay for one reason or another.
Below is a list of reasons why people continue to believe being gay is a choice.
The Top Ten
I am homosexual and was born that way - people opining that homosexuality is a choice because the imaginary man in the sky says so need to get real - haha
Even if it was a choice there is no way to justify putting people down for what they are or what they choose to be - OnionLists
Look, nature just doesn't make that many mistakes. It's statistically impossible. Homosexual behavior is just that, a behavior. Not condemning, do what you want in private, just don't rationalize your behavior by trying to convince yourself you were "born that way" (it's all natures fault), B.S..
I've got a boat load of scientific evidence supporting the fact that human sexuality is, in fact, determined by the wiring of your brain and not simply by choice. If you do not believe me, I suggest that you "choose" to be attracted to members of your own gender for a day instead of the opposite one. Get back to me when you prove irrefutable evidence and common sense wrong. - Matthewn1999
God is the ultimate and sovereign judge for sin. Homosexuality is sin by His order; it is not decided by public opinion or deceived/false clergy. Changing societies do not dictate God's standards. Sin is defined by God for us in the Bible. It is the source for what God says is holy and righteous or sin and abomination. Hebrews 13:8 states that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever; he does not “go with the flow."V 1 Comment
Blame for what? - OnionLists
People who believe that being gay is a choice almost always also share a secondary belief, that being gay is less desirable, wrong, or sinful. So who is to blame for this sin?
If you consider something to be a sin, then you need to be able to blame the sinner. If you believe being gay to be a choice, then you can blame the person. If you believe it to be something they are born with, then you have to blame nature or God. And then you have the paradox of a perfect being acting sinful.
I'm broken already. I don't need to be fixed. - Pegasister12
It doesn't need to be fixed it wasn't broken in the first place - OnionLists
In many places in the world, acceptance of homosexuality is on the rise. That said, gay people almost universally will face greater obstacles than their straight counterparts.
Regardless of your stance on homosexuality, having a son, daughter, friend, or family member come out will be bitter sweet. On one hand, there is the relief that they will be able to be themselves and live their lives in the open without the lingering fear of being found out. On the other hand, you know the ignorance and the hatred they will face. It's little wonder people hold on to hope that their loved one, or even themselves, can be changed to be "normal".
Being Gay is fine. Its like you didn't get any ketchup on your cheeseburger but your fine without it.
I thought god loved all people but I guess that shows how little I know - OnionLists
God is the all knowing, all powerful, creator of the universe and everything in it. God is loving, kind, and created man in his own image. If you believe that, and you believe that homosexuality is unnatural or wrong, then you have some dissonance that needs to be resolved.
In order to do so, you have a few choices. You can change your thinking to believe that God is not all powerful. You can believe that God is not all loving. Or you can choose to believe that people choose to be gay and take God out of it.
Of course, there is another option people rarely seem to consider other than deciding that maybe being gay isn't bad after all. It's an option people gravitate to any other times when the image of God and the way of the world are at odds. But, you almost never hear people say "the Lord works in mysterious ways" or "who are we to question the will of God" when talking about homosexuality. Instead, they prefer to whip out these quotes when their loving, omnipotent God ...more
It says clearly in the Bible multiple times that being gay is wrong and an abomination. It's not the way God made people to be, He made woman for man so they can make a baby and everything in the world would be balanced. Christians don't hate gays, I'm a Christian and I love everybody, and I don't treat anybody differently from one another. That's the biggest misunderstanding is gays think we hate them when we don't. We state our opinions, because as Christians we want everyone to go to Heaven and nobody left behind. Yes, we will follow the Bible and our beliefs and say it's wrong, but we don't hate anyone or anybody.
I have a friend who says that being gay needs to be fought against everyday and is a temptation that must be avoided.V 1 Comment
If you don't want to be homosexual, for any number of reasons, then it makes sense to believe there is really no such thing as being gay. And essentially that's what you believe if you think being homosexual is a choice. There are no homosexual people, there are only straight people acting gay.
Why? - OnionLists
If you don't want to be gay, for any number of reasons, then it makes sense to believe there is really no such thing as being gay. And essentially that's what you believe if you think being gay is a choice. There are no gay people, there are only straight people acting gay.
This can be of comfort if you fear you might have homosexual tendencies because you can simply become straight by playing the part.
Yes. *sarcasm* Flippity flacking fwack crack jacks, wow this is a homophobic list. Did you choose to be straight? No, you didn't. Just like we didn't choose to be gay. - The_Violist
If you are Christian - OnionLists
The Bible states that being gay is a sin. Ask anyone outside picketing in defense of traditional marriage. And as stated before, God made man. And since God cannot commit a sin, it must be the man. Otherwise, the Bible has yet another hole critics can point to.
So, for some reason (likely related to other items on this list), people are willing to concede that many of the concepts endorsed by the Bible such as slavery, stoning, and capital punishment are either dated or not intended to be literal, this one sticking point is absolutely absolute.
Scientific " studies " ( not exact proof ) have shown that everybody " is " born gay. Only when the " sexual hormones " are developing more in teen years ( this together with upbringing, circumstances around you etc... ) differences will occur in the brains ( and NOT in the DNA structure! DNA is a transfer from generation to generation. It doesn't change. Testing of DNA will always show your origins. ). If it was a difference in the DNA we would be able with the new techniques in changing some structures of the DNA also be able to change the so-called difference between gay and not gay people. We can't, wich proves that DNA or genetics has nothing to do with it. It's a choise but not in the sense of a " own will " choise. It's a choise because of the sex hormones balance secreted in very small quantities into the bloodstream by an endocrine gland or a specialized nerve cell wich regulates the function of the Amine-hormones in our brains. The only topic about this is to concider of ...more
Religion and faith are powerful things. Sometimes no matter how much research you put in front of people and no matter how many degrees have been earned by the people conducting the research, you simply cannot trump the "because I said so" argument of an authority figure.
Many Christians only support the idea that homosexuality is a choice because its what their church preaches and homosexuality is a sin therefore you can repent from sin and therefore its just someone's choice not someone's instinct - Nitro_King
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