Anti-Gay Myths Exposed

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    MYTH # 3
    People become homosexual because they were sexually abused as children or there was a deficiency in sex-role modeling by their parents.

    THE ARGUMENT
    Many anti-gay rights proponents claim that homosexuality is a mental disorder caused by some psychological trauma or aberration in childhood. This argument is used to counter the common observation that no one, gay or straight, consciously chooses his or her sexual orientation. Joseph Nicolosi, a founder of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, said in 2009 that "if you traumatize a child in a particular way, you will create a homosexual condition." He also has repeatedly said, "Fathers, if you don't hug your sons, some other man will." A side effect of this argument is the demonization of parents of gay men and lesbians, who are led to wonder if they failed to protect a child against sexual abuse or failed as role models in some important way. In October 2010, Kansas State University family studies professor Walter Schumm said he was about to release a related study arguing that gay couples are more likely than heterosexuals to raise gay or lesbian children.

    THE FACTS
    No scientifically sound study has linked sexual orientation or identity with parental role-modeling or childhood sexual abuse.

    The American Psychiatric Association noted in a 2000 fact sheet on gay, lesbian and bisexual issues that "no specific psychosocial or family dynamic cause for homosexuality has been identified, including histories of childhood sexual abuse." The fact sheet goes on to say that sexual abuse does not appear to be any more prevalent among children who grow up and identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual than in children who grow up and identify as heterosexual.

    Similarly, the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization notes on its website that "experts in the human sexuality field do not believe that premature sexual experiences play a significant role in late adolescent or adult sexual orientation" and added that it's unlikely that someone can make another person gay or heterosexual.

    With regard to Schumm's study, critics have already said that he appears to have merely aggregated anecdotal data, a biased sample that invalidates his findings.



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    But there is a traumatic experience that gay people go through that heterosexuals do not experience.

    A gay boy sees another boy and become aroused
    A gay girl sees another girl and become aroused.

    Those have to be traumatic experiences for the gay boy or girl that never knew they were gay. Those are experiences that we heterosexuals just have not experienced.

    From this I conclude that there are experiences that homosexuals have that makes them homosexuals. Experiences that, if they never occur, would not make them homosexuals. Traumatic experiences can lead o homosexuality. Observational proof given.
     
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    I don't think anyone is born gay.
     
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    Of course people are born gay.

    If you are straight and think being gay is a choice, have gay sex 25 times, then make your decision.
     
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    Yeah and shoot up heorin while you are at it and make a choice there too.

    You dont have to engage in destructive behavior to make a choice whether you want to engage in it.
     
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    I used to think that too.....until I started working with the Developmentally Disabled. There are a few folk that I work with that epitomes of the stereotypical homosexual male. The flamboyance and feminine qualities you see are all there. No one taught them that...they were born with it, and yes....they are attracted to other males.

    Sex is not allowed because of the fact that they are not competent enough(legally speaking) to consent....we have others that are considered institutionally homosexual....it's all they have ever known, they have been living in segregation from the opposite sex for their entire lives(other than social events).

    But there is a significant number of them that possess those very traits that you see in the more flamboyant of our homosexual population.

    Since then...I do believe that they can be "born gay". I'm not saying that applies to all gays, but quite frankly.....that's their business.
     
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    no less a choice than being bi-sexual.
     
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    They are being influenced by their envoirment every day. I believe one can have a genetic predisposition toward deviant behavior.
     
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    What environment? The environment of being around others with profound developmental disabilities? You do that they are the people we used to call "retarded" back in the day? They have mental ages in the single digits....most of the ones I work with, anyway.
     

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