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Is Homosexuality Considered Abnormal?

Is Homosexuality considered abnormal?

  • YES

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  • NO

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ptsdkid

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In order for me to answer the question whether certain people were born gay, I had to ask the question is being gay an abnormal function of our society. It certainly is according to God, and to me as well. It is my belief that people become gay by their exposure to certain abnormal environmental conditions.

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YES!!! Of coarse it is.
 

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Homosexuality itself is not abnormal but it is my opinion the sex acts that gays engage in is abnormal................
 

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Navy Pride said:
Homosexuality itself is not abnormal but it is my opinion the sex acts that gays engage in is abnormal................

**Won't it be interesting to see if these people that believe people are born gay at birth through no fault of their own--that they might indeed consider their sex acts and life to be normal? We consider these people to have been targeted for gayness via their environment--which was no fault of their own as well, yet we believe that homosexuality is abnormal behavior.

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ptsdkid said:
In order for me to answer the question whether certain people were born gay, I had to ask the question is being gay an abnormal function of our society. It certainly is according to God, and to me as well. It is my belief that people become gay by their exposure to certain abnormal environmental conditions.

KidTim
What standard are you judging "normal"? If you are judging it by heterosexuality and then calling homosexuality "abnormal", then you are saying that heterosexuality is above homosexuality and deserves greater respect. This is the issue I have with most people, they cannot think outside their own little-narrow minds. That is what saying one group of people is more normal than the other shows. It show that the person stating it is nothing but egotistical and therefore their opinions are irrelevent because they state everything soley for their own ego. No one is above any other person, regardless of their sexuality so the terms "normal" and "abnormal" do not apply.

And how could you possibly know what a "god" is judging as normal? That is more of you only feeding your own ego.
 

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ptsdkid said:
It certainly is according to God, and to me as well.
Are you Christian? Because if you are, I'm pretty sure there are a lot more biblical passages condemning false prophets and those who presume to know your god's thoughts, than there are that condemn boys kissing.
 

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I have curly hair. That's abnormal. Doesn't mean it's wrong or bad, just that most people don't have it. Homosexuality is abnormal in the same way. Most people aren't, therefore homosexuals are abnormal. Doesn't make it any better or worse than heterosexuality
 

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I think its normal to someone who is gay. If your not gay then maybe it wouldn't be considered normal.
 

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alex said:
What standard are you judging "normal"? If you are judging it by heterosexuality and then calling homosexuality "abnormal", then you are saying that heterosexuality is above homosexuality and deserves greater respect. This is the issue I have with most people, they cannot think outside their own little-narrow minds. That is what saying one group of people is more normal than the other shows. It show that the person stating it is nothing but egotistical and therefore their opinions are irrelevent because they state everything soley for their own ego. No one is above any other person, regardless of their sexuality so the terms "normal" and "abnormal" do not apply.

And how could you possibly know what a "god" is judging as normal? That is more of you only feeding your own ego.
**The standard that 'we' judge 'normal' is how normal is seen in our society according to proper ethical and moral standards. I do realize that for you people claiming to be atheists or agnostics--that abiding by or reasoning by those standards are all but impossible. For people of the aforementioned sway--'normal' may very well mean accepting pornography as is, accepting abortion/murder as is, and accepting euthanasia as is.
However, for those of us that have no problem delineating between 'normal' and 'abnormal'--we clearly see that because homosexuality was brought on via exposure to an abnormal environment (and not through birth)--that that lifestyle is considered to be 'abnormal' according to God's view, and according to the view of our mental health professionals throughout our country. There is leeway for those handfull of gay mental health professionals that may take issue with these common sense remarks concerning 'abnormal' behavior, that is a given.
So for those of you that think homosexuality is 'normal' because it has been accepted in our society--would you also say that the act of 'abortion' is 'normal' just because it's been accepted in our society? In other words, is there nothing in your twisted minds that could be considered 'abnormal'? Perhaps the political correctness police will enact a law banning that terrible word 'abnormal' from our lexicon altogether, thus making your sick viewpoint on ethics and morality all that much easier to live with.

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Is being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder indicative of someone who is abnormal?

Clearly, something is not right (i.e., abnormal) when someone is diagnosed with a disease, such as a psychiatric disorder.
 

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aps said:
Is being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder indicative of someone who is abnormal?

Clearly, something is not right (i.e., abnormal) when someone is diagnosed with a disease, such as a psychiatric disorder.
**Good point aps. I happen to have PTSD (a psychiatric disorder) and I have no problem saying that I have an 'abnormal' lifestyle because of such. Why is it so difficult for people to accept or acknowledge that other lifestyles such as homosexuality is or should be called 'abnormal'? Perhaps 'abnormal' is too harsh a word to use. Perhaps those defending homosexuality could better reinforce their case by telling us all of the 'normal' traits linked with homosexuality. They have to give us something to work with here.

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ptsdkid said:
**Good point aps. I happen to have PTSD (a psychiatric disorder) and I have no problem saying that I have an 'abnormal' lifestyle because of such. Why is it so difficult for people to accept or acknowledge that other lifestyles such as homosexuality is or should be called 'abnormal'? Perhaps 'abnormal' is too harsh a word to use. Perhaps those defending homosexuality could better reinforce their case by telling us all of the 'normal' traits linked with homosexuality. They have to give us something to work with here.

KidTim
Hmmmm, this is one of your better posts, Kid Tim. I appreciate your honesty with respect to your own disability. I just don't like it when people label homosexuals as being abnormal. Homosexuality is different than heterosexuality. Most people are right-handed. Does being left-handed make someone abnormal?
 

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ptsdkid said:
**Good point aps. I happen to have PTSD (a psychiatric disorder) and I have no problem saying that I have an 'abnormal' lifestyle because of such. Why is it so difficult for people to accept or acknowledge that other lifestyles such as homosexuality is or should be called 'abnormal'?

KidTim
Great comparison, a psychiatric disorder and homosexuality. Just one quick question. Were you born with this disorder or did you choose this lifestyle?
 

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aps said:
Hmmmm, this is one of your better posts, Kid Tim. I appreciate your honesty with respect to your own disability. I just don't like it when people label homosexuals as being abnormal. Homosexuality is different than heterosexuality. Most people are right-handed. Does being left-handed make someone abnormal?
**Look, I'm not particularly fond of accepting the 'abnormal' label with PTSD either. But you gotta call a spade a spade here. I'm not talking about left or right handed anomolies here; I'm referring to lifestyles as being 'normal' or 'abnormal'.

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floridaguy said:
Great comparison, a psychiatric disorder and homosexuality. Just one quick question. Were you born with this disorder or did you choose this lifestyle?
**Great point florida guy: The answer to your question is ..NEITHER'. Same can be said of Homosexuality. People are neither born with it or choose to have it. Your exposure to varying detrimental abnormal environments are the key to these abnormalities or abnormal lifestyles.
 

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Who knows, but better yet who cares...
 

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Kandahar said:
Are you Christian? Because if you are, I'm pretty sure there are a lot more biblical passages condemning false prophets and those who presume to know your god's thoughts, than there are that condemn boys kissing.
My catholic beliefs have very little to do with any of my views on homosexuality......
 

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Welll.....

Its is normal for men and womern to...interface... because men and women were designed to do so.

Men and men were not. Women and men were not.

So, if 'normal' means 'as it is supposed to be', then heterosexuals are normal and homosexuals are not.
 

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Kelzie said:
I have curly hair. That's abnormal. Doesn't mean it's wrong or bad, just that most people don't have it. Homosexuality is abnormal in the same way. Most people aren't, therefore homosexuals are abnormal. Doesn't make it any better or worse than heterosexuality
I would say the better terms might be "different" or "in the minority." "Abnormal" and "normal" implies some sort of behavioral or physical defect in my mind. When two homosexuals do "odd" things together, being gentle here of course, then perhaps its abnormal, like if you had flowers budding off your curls or something lol.
 
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Welll.....

Its is normal for men and womern to...interface... because men and women were designed to do so.

Men and men were not. Women and men were not.

So, if 'normal' means 'as it is supposed to be', then heterosexuals are normal and homosexuals are not.
How do you explain the following animals that exhibit homosexual behavior?
And this is just the mammals.

Mammals
African Buffalo
African Elephant
Agile Wallaby
Amazon River Dolphin
American Bison
Aperea
Asian Elephant
Asiatic Mouflon
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Australian Sea Lion
Barasingha
Barbary Sheep
Beluga
Bharal
Bighorn Sheep
Black Bear
Blackbuck
Black-footed Rock Wallaby
Black-tailed Deer
Bonnet Macaque
Bonobo
Boto
Bottlenose Dolphin
Bowhead Whale
Bridled Dolphin
Brown Bear
Brown Capuchin
Brown Long-eared Bat
Brown Rat
Caribou
Cat (domestic)
Cattle (domestic)
Cheetah
Collared Peccary
Commerson's Dolphin
Common Brushtail Possum
Common Chimpanzee
Common Dolphin
Common Marmoset
Common Pipistrelle
Common Raccoon
Common Tree Shrew
Cotton-top Tamarin
Crab-eating Macaque
Crested Black Macaque
Cui
Dall's Sheep
Daubenton's Bat
Dog (domestic)
Doria's Tree Kangaroo
Dugong
Dwarf Cavy
Dwarf Mongoose
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Eastern Gray Kangaroo
Elk
Euro
European Bison
Fallow Deer
False Killer Whale
Fat-tailed Dunnart
Fin Whale
Gelada Baboon
Giraffe
Goat (Domestic)
Golden Monkey
Gorilla
Grant's Gazelle
Gray-headed Flying Fox
Gray Seal
Gray Squirrel
Gray Whale
Gray Wolf
Grizzly Bear
Guinea Pig (Domestic)
Hamadryas Baboon
Hamster (Domestic)
Hanuman Langur
Harbor Porpoise
Harbor Seal
Himalayan Tahr
Hoary Marmot
Horse (domestic)
Human
Indian Fruit Bat
Indian Muntjac
Indian Rhinoceros
Japanese Macaque
Javelina
Kangaroo Rat
Killer Whale
Koala
Kob
Larga Seal
Least Chipmunk
Lechwe
Lesser Bushbaby
Lion
Lion-tailed Macaque
Lion Tamarin
Little Brown Bat
Livingstone's Fruit Bat
Long-eared Hedgehog
Long-footed Tree Shrew
Markhor
Marten
Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
Mohol Galago
Moor Macaque
Moose
Mountain Goat
Mountain Tree Shrew
Mountain Zebra
Mouse (domestic)
Moustached Tamarin
Mule Deer
Musk-ox
Natterer's Bat
New Zealand Sea Lion
Nilgiri Langur
Noctule
North American Porcupine
Northern Elephant Seal
Northern Fur Seal
Northern Quoll
Olympic Marmot
Orangutan
Orca
Pacific Striped Dolphin
Patas Monkey
Pere David's Deer
Pig (Domestic)
Pig-tailed Macaque
Plains Zebra
Polar Bear
Pretty-faced Wallaby
Proboscis Monkey
Pronghorn
Przewalski's Horse
Puku
Quokka
Rabbit
Raccoon Dog
Red Deer
Red Fox
Red Kangaroo
Red-necked Wallaby
Red Squirrel
Reeves's Muntjac
Reindeer
Rhesus Macaque
Right Whale
Rock Cavy
Rodrigues Fruit Bat
Roe Deer
Rufous Bettong
Rufous-naped Tamarin
Rufous Rat Kangaroo
Saddle-back Tamarin
Savanna Baboon
Sea Otter
Serotine Bat
Sheep (Domestic)
Siamang
Sika Deer
Slender Tree Shrew
Sooty Mangabey
Sperm Whale
Spinifex Hopping Mouse
Spinner Dolphin
Spotted Hyena
Spotted Seal
Squirrel Monkey
Striped Dolphin
Stuart's Marsupial Mouse
Stumptail Macaque
Swamp Deer
Swamp Wallaby
Takhi
Talapoin
Tammar Wallaby
Tasmanian Devil
Tasmanian Rat Kangaroo
Thinhorn Sheep
Thomson's Gazelle
Tonkean Macaque
Tucuxi
Urial
Vampire Bat
Verreaux's Sifaka
Vervet
Vicuna
Walrus
Wapiti
Warthog
Waterbuck
Water Buffalo
Weeper Capuchin
Western Gray Kangaroo
West Indian Manatee
Whiptail Wallaby
White-faced Capuchin
White-fronted Capuchin
White-handed Gibbon
White-lipped Peccary
White-tailed Deer
Wild Cavy
Wild Goat
Wisent
Yello-footed Rock Wallaby
Yellow-toothed Cavy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_practicing_homosexual_behavior
 

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Crispy said:
I would say the better terms might be "different" or "in the minority." "Abnormal" and "normal" implies some sort of behavioral or physical defect in my mind. When two homosexuals do "odd" things together, being gentle here of course, then perhaps its abnormal, like if you had flowers budding off your curls or something lol.
That is because you are trying to be politically correct...........The sex acts gays engage in, as wells straights is abnormal..........
 

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Navy Pride said:
That is and easy one........We are a higher level of species then animals......we know better....they don't.........
Well, when I hear the absurd claims of homosexuality is based on "exposure" to whatever - that's my counter argument. What were these animals exposed to ?

What does "knowledge" have to do with sexuality?
 

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M14 Shooter said:
Welll.....

Its is normal for men and womern to...interface... because men and women were designed to do so.

Men and men were not. Women and men were not.

So, if 'normal' means 'as it is supposed to be', then heterosexuals are normal and homosexuals are not.
Good, you just remember that next time you have any thoughts alluding to oral sex...remember how it is supposed to be. Or masturbation or any other sexual conduct that doesnt involve "interfacing" male and female parts "as it is supposed to be."

As for the question posed in the poll...homosexuality is an anomaly statistically in our population. That much is pure fact. Is it abnormal? Absolutely not...it has been a normal trend throughout recorded history that a small part of the population will be homosexual. A statistical anomaly does not make an abnormality. Nor does a religious belief, a personal bias, nor a prejudiced attitude toward members of that anomaly group.
 

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jallman said:
Good, you just remember that next time you have any thoughts alluding to oral sex...remember how it is supposed to be. Or masturbation or any other sexual conduct that doesnt involve "interfacing" male and female parts "as it is supposed to be."
Tsk tsk tsk.
I wasnt trying to place soime sort of moral value on it, I was merely defined normal in an objective way and compared homosexuality to it.

No reason for you to get your petticoat all bunched up.
 
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