Being Gay Is A Choice!
I’ve written a blog about this in the past, and obviously it was controversial back then as much as this will be.
It always amazes me how strongly people fight this one. But then I realise that the gay community fight very hard all the time, for everything, and if I’m totally honest that’s part of the reason why they piss people off. That’s not to say I don’t support gay rights etc – in my opinion I’m straight so why should I stop the gays doing whatever they want? Hell yes, give them equal rights! It’s not going to affect me, is it?
Anyway, I read this blog by someone totally new to me:
Now, I’m in the camp (pardon the pun) that thinks being gay IS a choice.
Why shouldn’t it be?
The linked blog mentions that often turning out to be gay can be related to past abuse etc, but I don’t think even this should be a factor.
By claiming people are either born gay or it happens through abuse, isn’t that being really defensive, and maybe even guilty?
It shouldn’t be like that! I think people get far too worked up over this stuff and try to find reasons and excuses which simply don’t exist – and don’t have to exist, either.
I’ve heard the argument before that “Nobody would choose to be gay! Nobody would want to go through such a hard time growing up!”, and whilst I do sympathise with how cruel people can be towards gays (Yes, I’ve been one of those filled with hate and ignorance), you’ll have to pardon me if I cry bullshit.
I bet most of the fetishes we have as adults would have brought about just as much anger, hate and ridicule from our peers. We still chose them.
As I addressed most of the above to the readers and writer of the blog, someone came back with the excellent question: “So when did you choose to be straight?”
I thought for a while on this.
Could it be that it was conditioned into me NOT to be gay from an early age? If that is the case, then it’s a wonder that I haven’t ended up as a monster raging Queen just to rebel!
They say (well, I think it was Ice-T, actually…) that if you take a load of newborn babies and put them together in a sandbox, they will all play happily regardless of race etc… I wonder if the same would be true of sexuality?
Entire civilisations before our own had less of a problem with which side you swung the bat at. I forget if it was the Romans or Greeks who are best known for (at the very least) bisexuality, but I’m sure someone will know.
Another argument against my views is that animals are gay in nature. Again, this doesn’t really prove anything for either side, as, yes, they are ‘naturally’ homosexual, but it should also be noted that any peer pressure or societal judgements have also been removed in their case.
Having had the fact put to me again, I would LOVE to know exactly which animal is the gayest species, if anyone can find that info? I’m betting it’s Meercats.
So I still don’t see a convincing argument as to why it can’t be a preference, just as I could choose to go for overly hairy women or bakers who smell of fish. It’s just a choice – and that only gets labelled as ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’ when someone thinks you made a bad one…
And don’t get me started on where this ‘choice’ or ‘birth’ argument goes to when you throw it at paedophiles…
I also feel that I should spell it out very clearly here that I do not believe this blog or my views are in any way derogatory – it’s just my opinion based on the evidence so far.