- Jun 11, 2009
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Now where the actions could arguably be said to be immoral, is that in each individual, there exist a sense of right and wrong. Each and every homosexual knows from the very beginning of their sexual awakening that their desires for sexual gratification from those of their same gender are wrong. They know from the moment that they conclude their first homosexual encounter, that their behavior is wrong.
I felt this deserves its own thread. I would like to know what supports this view. From my own work with children I have learned there is very little that they know is "right" or "wrong" until they are socialized to know the difference. Children are taught the difference between right and wrong based on how people react to their behavior and what rewards and punishments they face to subsequently reinforce or eliminate the behavior. They also learn through watching and imitating the actions of others who serve as their role models within their environment. As I understand it from my study of developmental psychology and my personal experiences, children learn morals and appropriate social behavior through socialization and acculturation not through some innate, inborn source. If there is some evidence to indicate otherwise, I would love to see it, particularly since the poster above bases his entire moral argument against homosexuality on its alleged existence.