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If you don't believe that homosexuality is something you're born with...

how do you explain homosexuality in the animal kingdom? Are they choosing that "lifestyle"?


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 10:15 AM on Mar. 25, 2011 in Relationships

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  • A learned behavior? No. A genetic abnormality? Possibly.
    No one "chooses" to be gay. You can just choose to hide the fact, or be open about it. That's the only choice gay people make in the matter.
    It's so so ad that homosexuality is still feared and that there is still so much ignorance about it. Hello, people, this isn't a new fad or trend. Ancient Greeks and Romans were very open about their sexuality and for the mmost part homosexuality was accepted. This was before they were studying homosexuality in animals, BTW so they didn't get the idea there and decide to try it out.
    Of course this was also before Christianity came in and said being gay was wrong....hrmmmm. Interesting

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 10:46 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • You also CAN NOT pray the gay away. Just accept your kid's for how they are and pray for them. Thats all. Ultimately, it's their life and their choice to be how they are. Right or wrong according to God or whoever, it's that persons choice.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:20 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Its explained by the kid having a twisted sense of their sexuality. Also by seeing it in mainstream life. They learn it's out there and society teaches us without realizing it thats it's OK to be like this.

    You are entitled to your opinion, but seeing it all my life never made me want to go there, and fyi, it is ok to be who you are.....

    Answer by older at 10:25 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Okay an act of dominance or leg humping does not make a dog gay - let's be real. Look at chimpanzees, dolphins down to worms - it's exists ALL OVER in nature - only the human animal is so cruel as to expect people to live a certain way.

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 10:28 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • MOMPAM - haven't you ever heard of a stupid little thing called "Pray the Gay Away"? Of course people think that - unfortunately and send their poor children to camps to pray that gay awaaayyyy! Just another "good christian" thing to do!

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 10:17 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • vbruno, it is not a learned behavior, it has been proven time and time again. Ho would you explain a set of three kids growing up in the same environment and only one is gay?

    Answer by older at 10:20 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • there ABSOULUTELY IS homosexuality in nature - wow people, pick up a science book

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 10:22 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • shay, I would classify him as horny!

    Answer by older at 10:22 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • personaly i think that because it is in the animal kingdom and being that it has been going on in the human race since we started records i think its more of a genetic abnormality. and you may be more or less genetically predispositioned for it. its hard to know forsure because homosexuallity it become more openly discussed so you would truely never know if you great grandmother or grandfather really were gay but did the whole family thing with the other sex because of the stigmatism and what they would deal with if not. but its just a theory. that would explain the born that way.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Vbruno, have you not known anyone gay? It is NOT learned behavior.. I didn't wake up one day and say HMMM I think I'll be straight, so there's no way anyone can just wake up and decide to be gay... Also I have a close friend that said when we were growing up that he would rather be straight because it's so hard to live as a gay person. However I do think bi-sexuality is a choice, and it's not a real lifestyle. It's someone who is gay/homosexual that just doesn't want to admit they are truly gay.. JMO

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:32 AM on Mar. 25, 2011