"Being gay is not a choice"

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    May 21, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    On today's (May 21, 2012) on NPR's Talk of the Nation show, Dr. Robert Spitzer, in addition to retracting his article on conversion therapy, said on the air "Being gay is not a choice." It is available on the NPR website.
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    May 21, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    Seriously stupid !
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    May 21, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    It's about time.
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    May 21, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Sam_u_el saidSeriously stupid !


    What are you referring to?
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    May 21, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    TheBizMan said
    Sam_u_el saidSeriously stupid !


    What are you referring to?



    You know, the thing about the part that is seriously stupid.
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    May 21, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    TheBizMan said
    Sam_u_el saidSeriously stupid !


    What are you referring to?



    You know, the thing about the part that is seriously stupid.
    That was a stupid thing to say. But it wasn't seriously stupid so you're good for now. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 21, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    stupid is as stupid does icon_lol.gif
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    May 21, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    Yeah, I heard the interview. Kind of sad really. Old guy admitting his mistake. Imagine had he actually used real science to base his previous claims on and not phone calls and bias.
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    May 22, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
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    May 22, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    I've always thought this argument was just stupid. Seems like some bisexuals prove that some sexuality is a choice, so what? I am just done with caring about if people are born one way, or nurtured one way, or dropped on their head and they become conservative haters. I just don't really care. We are who we are. Next.
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    May 22, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidI've always thought this argument was just stupid. Seems like some bisexuals prove that some sexuality is a choice, so what? I am just done with caring about if people are born one way, or nurtured one way, or dropped on their head and they become conservative haters. I just don't really care. We are who we are. Next.

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    May 22, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidI've always thought this argument was just stupid. Seems like some bisexuals prove that some sexuality is a choice, so what? I am just done with caring about if people are born one way, or nurtured one way, or dropped on their head and they become conservative haters. I just don't really care. We are who we are. Next.


    Absolutely correct. It should not matter whether it is a choice or not.
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    May 22, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    You can read more about it here:
    http://prospect.org/article/my-so-called-ex-gay-life

    I emailed the author of the article last night!
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    May 22, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThe whole argument about "choice" has been completely distorted. In effect, yes I agree that whom you have sex with is a choice. Unless someone is drugging you and/or raping you against your will, whom you have sex with is a choice.

    But that's like everything in life. We choose to get up and go to work, go to the gym, eat food and do the things we do. We might feel forced into doing many things in life but we ultimately make the choice to adhere to certain expectations. These range from what society expects from us as well as "choosing" to follow our true nature. Hence, your sexuality and honoring what you are drawn to is your choice.

    Perhaps many of you can't fathom being with a woman in order to appease the expectations of a homophobic society. But then what about the men (and women) who have made the choice to be in the closet, marry a person of the opposite sex and perpetuate a lie? Did they not make a choice? Indeed they did and their choice is no less of one than yours.


    Very nicely put! +1
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    May 22, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    I can't see the OP, lol.