Is sexuality a choice?

Philippines
March 9, 2012 4:56am CST
I was watching a Youtube video last night. I stumble upon a girl's video regarding her class at school. She sounded eager sharing about her experience on the first day of school. Her story was remarkable: She said that her professor asked them to pick a topic from the list to be discussed in their papers: (I forgot the list), but the last one was Homosexuality (she's a lesbian). So, as the professor was speaking, a guy from behind, stand up and said, "I think homosexuality is a choice." She (seating at the front row) stood up and replied "Excuse me, did you wake up this morning and decided to be straight?" And then she said the class were in heat..LOL! Hearing this story, it's just sad that people are easy to judge and narrow minded. I'm a straight, but I do feel for those who seek a fair treatment. Religious may say, it's wrong, it's immoral. We are allowed to share our opinions but we are also obliged to respect each other. What do you think guys?
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@beenice2 (2274)
• Canada
9 Mar 12
I think you should back and read your Bible what God think about that. Nobody is born ,they become like that. The parents has a lot do with it,if the father is distant and violent sure doesn't help the boy that grows up with a father like that, and the same for the girl if the mother is distant and like a wall and cold toward her daughter or there's a divorce in all that makes it prone to that kind of behavior. I read about a man that that way and he turn his heart toward God, and he is tranformed and well married now and has some children too.
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Mar 12
Cleverland, so because someone airs a view contrary to your own, you label them homophobic? Sieg heil mein fuhrer. Homophobic is a 'word of power' used to silence opposition to your view all the best urban
• Philippines
10 Mar 12
I said he's homophobic because I've read all of his comments and I said "I think," just a guess...not sure...I'm not labeling. I did not think he's homophobic because he contradicted my views, I came to that hunch after reading all of his replies. Why would I still ask people about what they think when I'm only expecting all of them to agree with me?
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Mar 12
There is nothing in his views to indicate homophobia or if you say there is then you can surely say what it is all the best urban
@maezee (32553)
• United States
9 Mar 12
I don't think it's a choice!! I think either you can choose to EMBRACE it or choose to deny, but that's as far as the 'choice' part of it goes. I don't think we can help what we are attracted to, what we prefer - I think it's just how we are wired. I don't think there's much of an argument to be had?
@beenice2 (2274)
• Canada
9 Mar 12
It is true that it is a choice,it all starts the parents are with their children when they are young.
• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Mar 12
@beenice2- So what about the kids who have never seen a gay person in their life & whose parents never said a word about homosexuality? How does that make it a choice???
• Philippines
10 Mar 12
yea, beenice the girl that I watched at youtube..she said she started to feel different at the age of 10 when she looked at women differently. And she did try to feel something for a boy, but she couldn't feel it. She said, it's just wasn't there.
@kristiane (112)
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I agree that homosexuals should be treated fairly and its not their choice to be that way. Homosexuality for me is something psychological. They should be treated with more love and respect and the community may help them recover their past identity still possible.
@beenice2 (2274)
• Canada
9 Mar 12
Nobody is born that way,they become like that.
• United States
10 Mar 12
yeah! i totally agree with you ! :)
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
9 Mar 12
Sexuality is not a choice! You are born that way! Talk to any gay or lesbian and they will tell you the same thing! I work with a gay man and he didn't choose to be gay! He was born gay! I wish more people would realize this! It should not be a religious thing either! More people need an open mind and stop being anti-gay! Gays and lebians are people just like straight people! They have problems just like everyone else! They are human beings who deserve respect and have the same rights as everyone else!
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Mar 12
And what of my friend who claims he knows he was born a dolphin? He is now demanding dolphinoplasty as a right. Do you believe him or is your faith in people's belief about themselves reserved only for homosexuals? all the best urban
@eman2000 (68)
• Hong Kong
9 Mar 12
truth be told, i think its dirty and its a sin according to the bible, so if u are a christian you should not be involved in that, its one of the reasons why Sodom and Gomora was destroyed,but you see, we have to separate the sin from the sinner, those people need help.
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
Yes it's in the bible, but who are we to judge. Isn't it God's the only one who can judge us? Please don't get offended. I'm just sayin:) Anyone else here agree?
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
9 Mar 12
You can think what you want but it's proved homesexuality is not a choice. There is a dna difference. Only stupid people say these kind of nonsense. It takes less time to find out yourself what is going on or different. It's same with being albino.. that is not a choice, neither is having down sydrome. Religion can say what they want (it's not religion but the leader of the church btw).. but religion also talks about being social, helpfull, loyal and most of all about loving your neighbour like yourself! It's immoral and wrong too to take children just because there are already less catholics or muslims.. not being able to feed them and raise them in a proper way. It's also immoral to rape children but the bible and koran find it normal you can even give your kid at the age of 5 away to get married with an old guy (pedophile to my opinion). It's also immoral to lie and cheat! Which gay people do if they get married to someone they don't love at all and abuse them to look normal to the outside world.
@urbandekay (18312)
10 Mar 12
That is false there is no proof of a DNA difference, just a modern myth I am afraid, propagated by pseudo-science all the best urban
@1hopefulman (29986)
• Canada
28 May 12
I agree, that we should respect each other. However respecting someone doesn't mean that you have to respect their lifestyle if it is hurting them and hurting others. We can respect the person without respecting their lifestyle. What would happen to the human race if everyone became a homosexual?
• Philippines
10 Mar 12
We can view that in two ways. First, There are those people who are open to show their sexuality, I know someone and asked him when he realized that he is a gay. HE told me that ever since when he was young. At this point, they are not aware of their choices. Second, When they discovered it when they are old enough. Yet, they keep it all by themselves. It's definitely a choice. To sum up things, It is really a choice. If they will continue to be a lesbian or gays at the later time. It's all up to them.
• Ireland
9 Mar 12
I don't think that sexuality is a choice. People can choose to suppress their true sexuality due to external influences and forced beliefs, but I don't think that they should have to feel that they must do so. People are born the way they are and they feel the way they do, who is anyone else to tell them otherwise.
@maratus (184)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 12
I have no idea. What this discussion about? Sorry...,