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A Queer Need for Rejection

mulbery Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:17 AM
Mike, if homosexuality is a choice, then why is a homosexual like me "choosing" it and you're not? Or are you also "choosing" but just choosing not be gay? Are you managing your urges to have sex with male college students in a way that I would refuse to try? Just wondering if anyone can sehd some light on that.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 3:09 PM
homosexuality is a mental illness. It explains why long-married men turn homo,it explains how homos can get better and return to normality.It explains Ellen DeGeneres statement that she was normal until another girl converted her to homosexuality. It explains the high rate of suicides of homos. It explains the unhealthy,destructive behavior of homos,even in the face of serious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Homosexuals weren't removed from the mental illness list by scientific breakthrough, they weren’t cured, the Gaystapo simply forced a vote on the APA.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:12 PM
Homosexuality is not a "choice" per se; that's not the only alternative to it's being "inborn." To claim otherwise is to commit the "false dilemma" fallacy.

It's hard to pin a precise term on homosexuality, but "sexual addiction," "fetish," and "paraphilia" are in the ballpark. The "choice" is whether to give in to it or to address it, as many have done, as an addiction.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:02 PM
Yes. You've given yourself over to lust. Try to grow up.
mulbery Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:13 PM
None of you quite get it. The question is, do heterosexual men have homosexual urges, but resist acting on them? Since the answer to that one is probably now, then you're all agreeing that homosexuals are not regular guys who can't resist regular urges, but actually are differnet - and programmed that way by some force beyond their control. To tell us that we can't live the way we were born, when it doesn't hurt you or anyone else, is downright un-american, and unconstitutional.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:20 PM
"The question is, do heterosexual men have homosexual urges, but resist acting on them?"

No, people who have not acquired same-sex attractions do not have to resist acting on them. But they may have other urges that they have to resist.

There are forces "beyond their control," so to speak, but these are not inborn programming, and they can be overcome. And the lives of untold numbers of "gays" vs. "ex-gays" show the need for them to be overcome.
Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:29 AM
mulbery: The column, you might note, is not about your psychoanalysis...which you may need since you have projected that Prof. Adams has to manage "urges to have sex with male college students." Imagining that what another professor or two might have speculated (...that all men must have such urges) is true is not much more than wishful thinking. Careful... Sometimes the light burns.
44thWhitePrez Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 11:23 AM
The choice is in acting on the homosexual impulse. I have the impulse to have sex with as many women as I can--despite being married--yet I control that impulse and refuse to act on it for the sake of my family and social norms. Now if it is acceptable for two men to have sex and have it celebrated, than why can't I also have sex with any post-pubescent female I want to?

Whenever I write about the issue of First Amendment Freedom of Association, I defend the right of campus groups, not government administrators, to control their own belief structure and membership requirements. This often involves discussing real life cases with real life tension between religious groups and homosexual activists. This results in a slew of emails asking why a homosexual student would ever want to join a fundamentalist religious group. The short answer to the question is that homosexual activists don't really want to join these organizations. Some want to use them for political gain before shutting them down altogether.