Homosexuality is not a choice.
Anyone who still thinks that is seriously deluded, biased and downright ignorant.
A person doesn’t just wake up one morning and decide to be gay. It’s a part of who they are; who they were born to be.
Who would choose to be publicly harassed and assaulted? Who would choose to be cut off from their own friends and families? Who would choose to live a life of being told who to marry, where to live, whether or not they’re even allowed to have children?
The answer is no one.
Did you choose to be straight? Do you remember waking up one day and saying, “I’m going to like women” or “I’m going to like men?” Do you even remember when you started having feelings for someone of the opposite sex? I’m going to guess that the answer to all three is a whopping ‘no.’
Do you remember making the decision to start breathing after you were born? Did you tell your heart to start beating and your blood to start pumping? Or did it just happen on its own?
It did - it’s called science.
Maybe there is a particular food that you don’t like. Do you choose to hate it or does it simply just not taste good to you? No, it’s not a choice – it’s the way that your taste buds instinctively respond to that food. Can you try and make yourself like that food all of a sudden?
No, you can’t. Because it isn’t something you can control. Just like who you are attracted to and your body's natural, automatic response to it.
People have a hard time going against their beliefs. We like to surround ourselves with other people who share the same politics, tastes and opinions as us. People or groups that go against our beliefs make us uncomfortable because they challenge us.
We don’t want our world view to be threatened, so we go out of our way to preserve it. Often times that means outright denial.
And if that doesn’t work, people simply need someone to blame.
What if people really are born this way? People can't accept the idea that maybe their God created these immoral people. It just isn't fathomable. So, the idea started that homosexuals made this immoral choice on their own, and they alone are at fault for it.
In reality, no amount of counseling, prayer or manipulation is going to change a person’s orientation. There is no “cure,” and people are idiots for thinking that there is. I mean really, what happened to common sense?
Homosexuality is not a disease that can be treated. It’s just as much a part of a person’s genetic makeup as the color of their eyes.
The only significant choice that a homosexual person has to make is whether or not to come out to their loved ones. Many will tell you it’s the hardest decision they’ve ever had to make. But it’s the only one.
I personally can’t imagine having to face that kind of hostility and bias. I think it takes a great amount of bravery to willingly subject yourself to that kind of hatred. I don’t think I could ever find the courage to face the public, let alone my friends or family, if I were in that situation.
So once again, I repeat, homosexuality is not a choice. It is a trait that a person is born with. It’s who they are, and it can’t be changed. And it shouldn’t need to be.