There are two main opinions on homosexuality.
1. Being gay is a choice.
2. Being gay is a biological fact caused by genes when you are conceived.
If number one is true, then being gay is a choice and Fred Phelps has bested us all… what a dark day for humanity that would be.
If number two is true then I am sure that one day we will discover which gene it is that causes homosexuality, and also how to ‘turn it off’ with gene therapy. (Much in the way we hope to be able to ‘turn off’ cancer genes someday – not that I’m comparing being gay to cancer.)
This, I’m sure, would be a HUGE deal. On one hand there is nothing wrong with gay people or being gay, and it would be committing social genocide. The gay culture of the world would be eradicated permanently. No more childhood insults on the playground, no more coming out of the closet, no more rainbow coalitions. Back to spending money on more important things, like baby clothes.Â I’m not sure, but it may be the first time in human history that an entire culture has been wiped off the map, down to the last individual, within a few generations.
On the other hand, this culture came about from faulty biological construction… (This assumes that natural forces compel people to reproduce. A pretty logical conclusion) which alters a mindset of an individual, making them incapable of thinking clearly on the subject of sexuality. Shouldn’t this biological failing be cured by ‘fixing’ the genetic defects?
I’m not taking a side in this, just voicing two different opinions. I can’t come down on either one fully, but I’m leaning towards number 2 – even if you let people choose whether or not to accept therapy – and they most assuredly should get that choice – without the ability to reproduce and pass on their ‘flawed genes’ the gay culture would be destroyed in a few generations.
Has anyone else thought about this, or does anyone else have any opinions the matter or on whether any one side is ‘right’?