What do people not understand about Homosexuality?
Homosexuality cannot be removed!!!!!!
It's apart of who you are.I bet millions of LGBT people tried to be straight at one point and time and lots of families try to pray away the gay but it ends up either the person committing suicide, getting into a marriage that's a lie, living alone which is not such a good idea seeing that people need people (Castway). Some things you can try to pray away but God will not answer because he does not wan that to be removed of you. That's like saying you don't want to be black anymore you want to be white. So you ask God everyday to take away the black but as much as you don't like it, it won't happen. Because that's the way God intended you to be. If gays could change you would see people left and right with testimonies of turning straight but instead you hear of suicidal stories. How is loving another a sin? Think as a human being. The only reason people condemn homosexuality is because they don't understand it. For people that say it's icky or disgusting is because they aren't attracted to the same sex, but for those who are the opposite sex is looked at as gross because there is no attraction.
Lots of bible scholars believe that alot of Scriptures in the bible that dealt with homosexuality were because of rape situations and not about two loving adults...which actually makes more sense.
- Topsey KretsLv 41 decade agoBest Answer
People don't want to try and understand they find it more comforting to believe what is written is a book than what's in someones heart. It's a harsh truth and one that no person should have to deal with, but that's the world that we live in. All people can do hope that those who don't support will become supportive, it's all that can be done in the meantime, that and live your lives.Source(s): My mind
- 4 years ago
While I appreciate and understand your desire to start a meaningful conversation, think about what happens when people come to the LGBT board and ask questions that are even perceived to be mean spirited. They get trashed with similar nonsense. The internet, where people feel free to spout whatever crap happens to pop into their mind and then pat themselves on the back for "proving" their point with cleverness, is not the best place to seek such conversation. At least not on boards anyone can join. That said, religion itself is not really the major roadblock. People's stereotypes, their misconceptions, their unwillingness to think critically (not insulting critical, logical critical), their fear of what they don't understand, these are the things that stand in the way of people understanding homosexuality. Religion has nothing to do with people thinking homosexuals are promiscuous. It may be a forum to promote that belief but it isn't the origin of the belief. Some people take whatever religion says and go with it, period. They believe AIDS is God's judgment never thinking about the people who get infected through partners who cheat or blood transfusions. They believe Katrina was God's judgment on New Orleans never realizing the French Quarter (what they would consider the den of inequity) was never under water. People do the same thing with political party affiliation or club memberships. If it weren't religion it'd be something else.
- AcornLv 71 decade ago
You're right in re the issue of Sodom being rape, not to gay people who are in a loving relationship.
The other references, from Leviticus to the New Testament, are talking about homosexual sex in terms of idol worship. In Leviticus, it was a direct reference to the practice of homosexual sex in pagan temple idol worship. In the New Testament, it was a reference to that reference.
There is nothing in the Bible that talks against 2 people having a loving relationship, which is the core definition of "gay" as compared to the more general "homosexual."
- 1 decade ago
You're not praying hard enough!
But seriously, one of the things is that skin color can be seen. Sexual orientation exists within the mind. You can't see that, so people don't understand. Think of it this way. You have foods you like and foods you hate. You hate broccoli. People try and make you eat broccoli, they all love it, but you hate it and have to spit it out. You can't change what foods you like and what foods you don't. It's a part of who you are.
Did you choose to be straight or do you just naturally feel attracted to the opposite gender?
An interesting theory I heard was that maybe some of the people arguing that it's a choice are actually bisexual. They feel attraction to both genders, so they can block out the feelings toward the same gender and feel just as happy with someone of the opposite gender, and they don't realize that not everyone can just choose.
People who claim to be cured of homosexuality are either bisexual or lying to themselves (Ex. Larry Craig).
"But enaging in homosexual activies is a choice though."
I don't know what gender you are but imagine it like this. Hypothetically, You live in a society that tells you heterosexual relationships are wrong. You are a terrible person if you partake in a heterosexual relationship. But you truly feel for the opposite sex. But you can't act on that. Instead you must be in a homosexual relationship with someone who you sexually find repulsive, and you are forced into this relationship for the rest of your life pretending to be something your not. Wouldn't you be completely miserable?
Now reverse the roles and that's exactly what homosexuals face in our society.
"A genetic mutation causing someone to want to have sex with the same gender would not be passed on to the next generation, so it is obviously not genetic."
1) Same situation. There are many homosexuals that because of society have put themselves into heterosexual relationships and had children.
2) It doesn't necessarily have to "activate" for every child. You could have the gene in you and if your partner has the gene as well there's a chance it could be inherited and your child be gay and a chance that the gene is inherited but your child does not become gay (giving them the chance to pass it on as well).
3) Scientists have found a way to control fruit flies orientation. (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/07121...
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- 1 decade ago
Speaking as a Christian, I have nothing against homosexuality. I know that it can't be changed.
I also don't think any God, be He just or merciful or both, would create people for the sole purpose of sending them to Hell.
Honestly, with the huge chunks of the bible that got edited out by the church in the early times of Catholicism, I'd expect the answers for gays just got censored out. But it should be clear that God has plans for homosexuals as much as anyone else as long as they're willing to follow those plans.
- FUNdieLv 71 decade ago
From what I have observed, most homosexuals seem to have been sexually molested as children, which may have skewed their sexual gyroscope, but this would indicate that it is a pathology that can be treated with counseling.
If people are confused as to which gender their organs are supposed to couple with, they should just take a look at them! The penis was obviously designed to couple with the vagina, and vice-versa. Just because you "can" fit a penis into an anus doesn't mean it was designed to do that, especially since the rectum is full of e. coli and other deadly bacteria. That's an "out-hole", not an "in-hole".
And for those homosexuals who commit suicide because of "pressure"? Are you kidding? They would actually rather kill themselves than put their organ where it belongs? Where God designed it to go? In a woman's vagina? That's completely senseless. That's also a very confused person. So who or what brainwashed them into thinking that kind of behavior was OK in the first place? Were they exposed to gay pornography at an early age? Where on Earth did they first get the idea that they could even do something like that? Peers? Pornography? TV? Movies? Pedophiles?
Homosexuality is also a filthy behavior. Tell me, do gay men spray their penises with bleach-water after each sexual episode to kill all the deadly bacteria that is now plastered all over it, before the next time they get a b l o w j o b? Do they then touch themselves, not wash their hands, then go to work in a facility that serves food? Why don't they just reach into the toilet and grab a turd? It will accomplish the same thing.
Also, whenever a gay person introduces himself as "gay" (like I really want to know that), I immediately get a mental picture of him boffing some guy in the @$$, which makes me cringe and not want to get to know that person better. Same goes for lesbians - if they introduce themselves as lesbians, I immediately get a mental picture of her muff-diving. Not a pretty picture. The sex act cannot be separated from your identity, if you identify yourself as gay or lesbian. I really don't want to know any details about your sex life, so stop telling us!
- 1 decade ago
first, i don't believe that homosexuality is something that people are born with. i believe that even saying that is just another excuse to condone those actions. as for the Bible, how about you read it? do you not understand that when God created adam, He didn't make adam another man, He made adam a woman. "The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." (Genesis 2:18). do you think that the creator of the entire universe with all of its complexities would make a mistake in designing humans humans being so special that we were made in His own image)? now if you don't except this argument of basic biblical logic... how about you read Leviticus 18:22 ("You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination")? next how about human anatomy? sexual intercourse was created by God as a means of reproduction. ("God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it." Genesis 1:28). it is not possible for men to create children with men or women with women. (I am not going to explain why because hopefully you are competent enough to understand the reasoning behind that by yourself) so there is an argument of logic, one of a commandment, and one of anatomy. I do not believe that it is necessary to produce more arguments, although there are many more.
i dont know whats so bad about my arguments... she asked about the Bible and i supplied accurate Biblcally based arguments... so how about instead of just saying that you dont like my arguments, give me some evidence that goes against these arguments...Source(s): the Holy Bible
- cadisneygirlLv 71 decade ago
Lets put pedophilia in place of homosexuality and for the first half of your statement how would it be any different?
Am I comparing the 2 behaviors as equal, no, clearly pedophilia has victims that makes it extremely harmful to others in society whereas homosexuality does not, but the genetic argument is the same.
You cant say a behavior is ok in society just because a person is born prone to participate in it.
Now you do have some valid points to the gay rights argument in the 2nd half of your statement.
You have to keep genetics out of this debate, because genetics doesnt determine what will and what wont be acceptable behavior in society.
Stick to the points you have about loving other people and how the behavior doesnt hurt society, because the genetic argument falls apart so easily.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The homosexuals and lesbians have gained considerable political and social momentum in America. They have "come out" as the term goes, left their closets, and are knocking on the doors of your homes. Through TV, Radio, Newspapers, and Magazines, they are preaching their doctrine of tolerance, equality, justice, and love. They do not want to be perceived as abnormal or dangerous. They want acceptance and they want you to welcome them with open, loving arms, approving of what they do.
In numerous states in America several bills have been introduced by the pro homosexual politicians to ensure that the practice of homosexuality is a right protected by law. Included in these bills are statements affecting employers, renters, and schools. Even churches would be required to hire a quota of homosexuals with "sensitivity" training courses to be "strongly urged" in various work places. There is even legislation that would make the state pick up the tab for the defense of homosexuality in lawsuits, while requiring the non homosexual side to pay out of his/her pocket.
The Christian church has not stood idle. When it has spoken out against this political immorality, the cry of "separation of church and state" is shouted at the "religious bigots." But when the homosexual community uses political power to control the church, no such cry of bigotry is heard. Political correctness says it is okay for the homosexual community to impose its will upon churches, but not the other way around. Apparently, it isn't politically correct to side with Christians.
What does the Bible say?
The Bible, as God's word, reveals God's moral character and it shapes the morality of the Christian. There have been those who have used the Bible to support homosexuality, taken verses out of context and read into them interpretations that are not there. Quite simply, the Bible condemns homosexuality as a sin. Let's look at what it says.
Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."
Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them."
1 Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,1 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
Rom. 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."
With such clear statements against homosexuality, it is difficult to see how different groups can say the Bible supports homosexuality. But they try by redefining love, marriage, sex, homosexuality, etc. in order to accomplish their goal. But the truth is that God created man and woman, not man and man, or woman and woman. Nevertheless, the Bible is a powerful book, and because it is the homosexuals often try and make the Bible agree with its agenda. But it doesn't work. The Bible does not support homosexuality as we have seen from the scriptures above.
Unlike other sins, this sexual sin has a judgment administered by God Himself: He gives them over to their passions (Rom. 1:26-28). This means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins. As a result, they can no longer see the error of what they are doing. Without an awareness of their sinfulness, there will be no repentance. Without repentance, there will be no forgiveness. Without forgiveness, there is no salvation.
Finally, with their hardened hearts, they seek to promote their lifestyle in society. This is become more real since homosexuals are gaining strength and forcing those with opposing views into confinement and penalty. So much for fairness. It is okay to demand it for themselves, but they balk at allowing it for those who disagree.
- 1 decade ago
It is the same as alcoholism. And there are testimonies of people getting changed that are gay and alcoholics. Just know that god loves you and give it over to Him. Admit that you are powerless over homosexuality and ask him to change you if that is his will. But He won't do it if you really don't want Him to. He won't go against your free will. But He loves you even if you don't want to. He paid the price for you already by the shed blood of Jesus.
If you don't want to change that is totally your decision and God loves you anyway, but if you really wantto change then i suggest using the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous. Just exchange the word alcohol to homosexuality and work the steps. It works for everything else. It worked for me and i was an addict and alcoholic for 20 years. Good luck and God bless.