the debate of right and wrong.. homosexuality is it a choice? is it a sin?

Philippines
June 28, 2008 6:19pm CST
i started reading discussions and caught up with this issue of homosexuality.. the writer said homosexuality is a sin but she encourages it she said it is wrong and its a choice.. others say its not for its in their genes and being a homosexual is not their choice.. therefore its not a sin what can you say? for me choice or not it is a sin but if you're not hurting other people then why bother?
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@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
29 Jun 08
There are so many people committing different sins why is it that homosexuality is the only (so called) sin discussed so much in this forum? What is the obsession with this? Like you said in your last sentence "if your not hurting other why bother" so why even bother with this discussion?
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• Philippines
29 Jun 08
we cant deny the fact that many religious people judged the homosexual.. i only mean that why do they have to bother judging them if their not hurting anyone? i personally have a brother who is homosexual so i dont have anything against it though i admit i believe doing the act is a sin
@howard96h (11665)
• New York, New York
29 Jun 08
You said "i personally have a brother who is homosexual so i dont have anything against it though i admit i believe doing the act is a sin"... so is that the same thing as a Heterosexual woman having children out of wedlock? So it is not a sin to be a Heterosexual woman but it is a sin doing the act and having children out of wedlock.
• United States
29 Jun 08
Homosexuality is not a sin, nor is it a choice. I am not homosexual, but i've read enough os "Homosexual is a sin" that it makes me sick. How is it a Sin? That's just like saying us straight people are sinner because we like people of opposite gender, It doesn't make sense at all.
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• India
29 Jun 08
That's a crude thing to tag homosexuality with sin.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I think it being a choice is nonsense. In most cases its in their genes.
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• United States
28 Jun 08
I do think that homosexuality is a choice, I don't believe anyone is born gay. I think they just happen to meet someone of the same gender that they love. But I also do NOT think that it is a sin...how can love be a sin? I think that is a ridiculous thing to say. I think people should get to love who they want, without being told it is right or wrong.
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Homosexuality is not a choice, and research is showing more and more that it is purely biological, using new study techniques that directly observe the brain, as opposed to conditional studies where responses to certain images were measured: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601124&sid=aTtnUpHVNgKg&refer=home
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
There are a great deal of religious types who reject science (well, until they need an antibiotic). They reject evolution, dinosaur fossils, and anything else that doesn't jibe with what they think actually happened according to the bible. You can present as many links as you want to different scientific sites that support your case but they'll turn a blind eye. A woman actually told me here the other day that even though we were reading the same words in the bible, that her heart was open to God's true message and that what I was reading was twisted by the devil. The very same words yields different interpretation, which is why the bible isn't exactly a reliable tool. But you can't argue with someone like that because there's no objectivity or rational thought. They'll believe what they want to believe. We'll keep trying though.
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
30 Jun 08
LOL, I had one tell me that common sense had no place in faith. LMAO
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
30 Jun 08
LMAO Unbelievable.
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
30 Jun 08
It is not a sin. God made gay people with their attractions intact. Would God make a person a certain way and condemn them for it????
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
if God created the gays then why did he burned sodom and gomora? just asking.. if my memory is right God ruined sodom and gomora because people are having affairs to their same sexes am i right? i just remember it
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Sodom and Gomorrah and 3 other cities were set to be destroyed on that day, but it had nothing to do with homosexuality. People make this "mistake" all the time. Ezekiel 16:49 "Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."
@melo_828 (427)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
yeah, i agree that homosexuality is a sin and it's a choice. a sin because God only created men and women but why you should changed whats God gave to you. it's a choice because no people are born homosexuals, they only choose to become one. but the most important thing is that weather you are homosexuals or not, as long as you are doing right in this world you are acceptable in this society.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
29 Jun 08
So at what point in your life did you choose to be a heterosexual? And how can homosexuals be doing the right things in the world if they're all just a bunch of sinners? I love when people who don't do anything good for this planet come up to me and tell me I'm going to hell, and I'm on my way to volunteer helping animals, or children, or some cause. And they're standing outside "promoting" their religion or whatever (or turning people off their religion forever is more like it).
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Melo, homosexual men are still men. Homosexual women are still women. Let's review, shall we? Homosexuals are people who are primarily attracted to their own gender. They are not trying to become the opposite gender. Heterosexuals are people who are primarily attracted to the opposite gender. Bisexuals are attracted to either gender. Transexuals are people who feel that they were born as the wrong gender and they desire to become the opposite. Hope this clears things up for you.
@rane0328 (129)
• United States
28 Jun 08
hmm well i beleive its a sin... and its a choice no one is "born gay" lmao..... god made women for men... but i don't judge them i figure they have to pay for their sins not i so live and let live.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Just because you personally were not born gay, that does not mean that no one else was.
@cyntrow (8527)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Science has shown that the brain functions of gay people react differently than their heterosexual counterparts. Do they choose their brain functions as well??
@AshleyHasan (1025)
• India
29 Jun 08
According to me homosexuality is a sin, if we can we should tell the people about this and try to change their nature, I am sure even they can understand and try to change themselves.
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
homosexuality is not a choice or a sin, because homosexuals didn't chose to be homosexuals, and its hard for them to live a life like that when they are young
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
30 Jun 08
I got information about it last night, That's why the little one with the horns, was spelled from the heavens. That 's why he is still walking in darkness, and looking for company.┬┐What about it?
• United States
30 Jun 08
I think it's biological and something to do with the hormonal balance of the woman carrying the baby before the child is born. Not genetic..but more of a chemical effect? It has been shown that if the mom happens to have a higher level of the testesterone chemical in her system, that even if she is pregnant with a female child, that child will show characteristics later of having a male brain formation on a brain scan. If she has a higher level of estrogen, then even if she has a male child she is carrying, he is likely to show female brain characteristics and be more feminine later. Seems fairly biological? I think maybe the emphasis should be on the mom in pregnancy and seeing that her hormones are properly balanced out? This isn't currnetly done, so sometimes you have a male that is heterosexual..sometimes one that is homosexual..and the same for females after birth. but...it seems to have something to do with the mom's hormones from what I understand, so far, and not a choice of the fetus/embryo or child after it is born. Just what I have heard and I am not a scientist or doctor..but something to consider. I do not think it is sin or choice. Just becasue we may not undersatnd something and it is differetn, that doen't mean it's a sin. I think it is the way the brain forms while still in the mom and how her hormones and their balance may effect that.
29 Jun 08
There are plenty of sins that we all are guilty of so I don't understand why homosexuality is being targeted. Why does it matter? It doesn't hurt anyone, though I do prefer not to see it everywhere. So what if it is a sin? Surely the highest Christian act is forgiveness, and so let thm be. It is their life.
@Elixiress (3893)
29 Jun 08
I do not think that it is a sin, but I do think it is a choice. I don't think that someone is born one or another, I think their life experiences shape their sexuality. If woman have bad relationship with men then they might turn into lesbians, so it is a choice, but I do not think it is a sin. I think there is nothing wrong with homosexuality.
@djhybrid (94)
29 Jun 08
I am not religious so I do not think it is a sin. People should have the freedom to live their lives the way they see fit. As long as it has no negative consequences unto others then I see no harm in someone living their life as a homosexual. Also, I do not believe that people are born homosexual. It's nature and nurture that molds who we are.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I do not think it is a choice. I believe there is something messed up in the persons genetic make up that causes it. I hate to say it this way but it's more like a handicapp. Something wrong that the person has no or little control over.
@RAMAAR (2)
• India
29 Jun 08
Homosexuality is not natural. Why should God created males & females? For the human race to go on. Spirutually also homosexuals go backwards from where thay had come from. It is against the natural universal laws. RAMAAR