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Homosexuality is a mental diso Homosexuality is not a mental
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Is Homosexuality a Mental Disorder?

Is Homosexuality a mental disorder. It's your choice if you want to support it or not but there's no denying it is a mental disorder. It is unnatural and is not the way that the brain is supposed to be designed. We are supposed to be attracted to the opposite sex.

And yes, homosexuality is found in nature but so is a bunch of other mental disorders. Pedophillia is classified as a mental disorder so why shouldn't homosexuality be as well. Pedophillia is found in nature but it is still a mental disorder.

Homosexuality is a mental diso

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Homosexuality is not a mental

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"Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior"

Disorder-disrupt the systematic functioning or neat arrangement of.

So given the definition we can clearly see that homosexuality is a Mental Disorder. I come to this conclusion because in the definition is says disorder(definition above) which relates in this definition because being homosexual disrupts the systematic functioning of the reproductive system. additionally it is a disorder that effects your mood thinking and behavior for the same sex : )

Your original argument was Homosexuality is not a disease I proved you wrong there so you changed the word from disease to mental disorder but I still got you bud.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/basics/definition/con-20033813

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso

I agree with what you are saying. Just one thing, don't let the Left indoctrinate you into believing there are many Gay animals in nature. There are not.

They bring up Geese, who never have sex with the same sex geese, but merely pair up possibly because there were no other female geese to pair up with at the time.

I have asked many times for someone to show me any Gay animal that we would all know. There are no cats, dogs, horses, cows, Lions, etc. etc. who are homosexual and who would only have sex with the same sex. Sure there are some animals such as dogs or Apes that would hump anything that moves, but that is not being Gay. They still have sex with the opposite sex.

If Homosexuality is a naturally occuring thing in nature, WHY ARE NONE OF THE ANIMALS WE ALL KNOW GAY?

We all know that Homosexuality is consensual and nobody is denying people's right to live as they choose.

What people always miss, and I believe deliberately so, is that we are not talking about their right to act on their urges. We are saying their urges are not normal, are not natural, and not something we as the human race should be sanctioning as normal to our impressionable chidren.

Kids will experiment with thngs as they go through puberty if we are telling them that it is a normal thing. Our children should be taught basic biology and how our bodies are meant to be. Anything else they can do on their own with no sanctioning from teachers.

There should be no programming of our children's minds of how homosexuality is a normal natural thing. We should be teaching our children in schools to respect all people no matter how they look or talk, WITHOUT giving special mention to any political correct sexual orientation, or other controversial subjects.

Do we teach kids that pedophilia is ok as long as people don't act on their desires? NO, we don't even bring up the subject to our impressionable kids.

That's how it should be for all controversial subjects in public schools. If parents want to teach their kids about these subjects, they can do so in their own homes.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
3 points

Very Very well said :D free choice is different from making the right one

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
2 points

Thank you. To hear these Progressives who insult my every word, you must also be dilusional to think my posts are anything but hate filled homophobia.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
Atrag(4464) Disputed
2 points

Are you incapable of learning? People have given you so many examples of homosexuality in nature. Wtf? At least adapt your arguments to new information.

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FromWithin(4166) Disputed
1 point

LOL, it is you incapable of learning. I checked into the few examples people give and guess what? Most of them are pure deception from the Left AS ALWAYS!

For exmple they spew deceptive lies about Geese. Two male Geese who pair up DO NOT HAVE SEX!

There may have been a lack of female Geese to pair with, and these Geese paired up for whatever reason. THIS DOES NOT MAKE THEM GAY!

You refused to answer my question as do all Left wing phonies trying to push their LGBT agendas.

Show me some Gay animals we all know such as pets, livestock, Zoo animals, etc. etc.

WHY ARE THERE NO HOMOSEXUAL ANIMALS IN OUR PETS? If it is naturally occuring in nature, we would all be seeing examples.

You are LGBT activists who refuse to adapt to the facts!

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jeffreyone(574) Disputed
1 point

You haven't said anything. ...................b...b...b.b...........................nn.b..........................

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
1 point

lions and swans can be gay and so can humans this person is an idiot

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Gypsee(187) Disputed
1 point

Maybe I misunderstood but we do teach children the biology of reproduction. If we wanted to teach our children natural and not natural we would explain to them the following: We have two goals in life

(1) to survive

(2) that your genetic lineage survives

So, boys when you choose your mate make sure she is healthy with good genetic traits. Of course, animals sens those traits and are attracted to those healthy females....

Today, our planet is overpopulated with humans. Limited resources force us naturally to limit our reproduction. Who is to say that homosexuality isn't the natural response to overpopulation? That if our goal in life is to survive and that reproduction limits our chances and our offspring to survive, the natural response is to not reproduce. Maybe being attracted to the animal that doesn't allow reproduction is the natural response.

PS. This is an idea that I didn't look to verify. So, if you could read it and point out exactly where you start to disagree in my logic. Or or, you could also accept that it is a possibility... :)

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FromWithin(4166) Disputed
1 point

So what you are sayng is that we should teach that abnormal things are normal, even if it goes totally against biology, so long as it may help reduce the population?

That's like saying abortion is ok because it is better to kill babies to help reduce our population.

Here's a novel idea... how about BIRTH CONTROL, and CHOOSING not to live promiscuously? This would help our popultion rather than killing people and telling our children that abnormal sex is normal.

I always like going the honest route when talking to our children.

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NicolasCage(268) Disputed
1 point

"we have two goals in life

(1) to survive

(2) that your genetic lineage survives"

Who says? This is not our objective goal, it's a goal influenced on us by society. Humans create their own goals, whether it's to become rich and successful or to find their true love.

"Who is to say that homosexuality isn't the natural response to overpopulation?"

An interesting theory, but completely an utterly wrong. Records of homosexuality date back thousands of years - before the issue of overpopulation existed.

Homosexuality goes back as far as Ancient China, where homosexuality was largely accepted and indulged in. This is similar to Roman society (homosexual relationships were more about power than attraction... although that was the same for heterosexual relationships too, lol) where brothels dedicated to homosexuality were common and the rich often had male sex slaves.

So, as much as I'm sure homophobes (not saying you are one, it's quite a unique theory) would love to believe that homosexuality is a result of overpopulation, it is most certainly not true by any means. Sorry.

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Disorder-disrupt the systematic functioning or neat arrangement of.

Soooo by definition of this the systematics behind a human having sexual relations with another is order so a guy on guy or girl on girl disrupts the systematic function of reproductive organs yes? XD by definition it is mental disorder.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
1 point

Homosexuality is a Mental Disorder ! What more needs to be said here ?

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
-Yuri-(171) Clarified
1 point

there issue is we have to prove it lol-------------------------

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
1 point

I think this debate begins with deciding what a "mental disorder" is. I think of it as faulty biological programming that conflicts with a humans basic needs and mental characteristics. Humans are biologically programmed, so to speak, with a sexual drive for the other gender to encourage childbirth and reproduction. Homosexuality provides a sexual drive opposite of what was intended, so yes, I consider it a mental disorder.

Please know that I don't think of homosexuality as a "mental illness", even though I defined it as such. Homosexuals are still people and deserve the respect we give everyone else. I believe that sexual relations should only exist within a marriage between a man and a woman by the proper authority, so this may conflict with other's beliefs, but I still respect and love them as human beings. I just think they have a greater challenge in life than some people.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
1 point

Take note as to how few of them respond to our well made arguments yet we have responded to almost if not all of theirs. Cheers

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
5 points

Homosexuality is just another form of love and sex.

Hating homosexuals (or hating anything else) is just another form of anger and potentially violence from that anger, which in and of itself might be linked to mental disorder.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
FromWithin(4166) Disputed
1 point

YOU TOTAL FOOL!

NO ONE is even remotely talking about hating Gays!

This is what the Left ALWAYS DOES! They always try to demonize anyone who does not blindly follow their politcal coreect indoctrination of our children's minds.

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Grenache(2790) Disputed
3 points

Hillarious. You are an ALL CAPS raving lunatic on this site dumping your hate on all sorts of stuff and you have the nerve to say hate has nothing to do with it, and then also to smear once again that everyone who disagrees with you is Left.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
jeffreyone(574) Disputed
0 points

You think accepting every makes you a cool guy. And you get three vote ups. Just like people have snakes as pets and they look cool only to find themselves in the snake's stomach in sometime to come. I saw you endorse porn on my debate.

I thought it was just an opinion but it actually the kinda guy you are. Your children are really gonna enjoy some good parenting. When they can do whatever they like cos dad is cool guy. I can't be sad enough for you. So i'd rather not start.

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Grenache(2790) Disputed
2 points

All you've done is wildly speculate. My kids are happy and disciplined, there is no porn in my house, and I don't care about popularity. When I speak out against bigotry it is because it's the right thing to do for our fellow humans.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

Pedophilia becomes a mental disorder when it leads you to do despicable things. There are people who openly admit that they are pedophiles, and the reason they do so is because they want to explain that they don't choose whom they are attracted to, but they choose what they do about it.

Those people are not mentally ill, in fact I think they might be the most sanest people ever, because they have ''urges'' that they can never ever act on, and every day they choose not to.

A mental disorder is something that affects your life. We all have at least one symptom that characterizes Schizophrenia or ADHD, but we are not diagnosed until the symptoms affect our daily life, when it becomes a big obstacle for ourselves and people around us.

Homosexuality doesn't fit into that category, because homosexual partnership and homosexual intercourse is consensual - and when it isn't, then we are talking about rape and abuse, so that's a different discussion.

Homosexuality does not affect your daily life more than preferring apples over oranges does, and it certainly doesn't affect the people around you. Yeah, your mother might be embarrassed and sad that you turned out gay, but she doesn't need to take care of your for your entire life, she doesn't need to live by a strict routine every day in order to make your life easy, she doesn't need to be more sensitive in what she says to you more than other people. So yeah... homosexuality is not a mental disorder.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
FromWithin(4166) Disputed
3 points

You as always miss the entire point!

We all know that Homosexuality is consensual and nobody is denying their right to live as they choose.

What you always miss, and I believe deliberately so, is that we are not talking about their right to act on their urges. We are saying their urges are not normal, are not natural, and not something we as the human race should be sanctioning as normal to our impressionable chidren.

There should be no programming of our children's minds of how homosexuality is a normal natural thing. We should be teaching our children in schools to respect all people no matter how they look or talk, WITHOUT giving special mention to any political correct sexual orientation.

Do we teach kids that pedophilia is ok as long as people don't act on their desires? NO, we don't even bring up the subject to our impressionable kids.

That's how it should be for all controversial subjects in public schools. If parents want to teach their kids about these subjects, they can do so in their own homes.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
1 point

I think you are the one who missed my point. I tried to define what a mental illness is, which you chose to, deliberately I believe, to ignore.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
-1 points

Yes, of course, ignore the problem so that it gets bored and goes away by itself.

What happened to your 'SOCIETY SHOULD ALL BE NORMAL! YEAH!' stance? Strange to see that you're saying 'They can do whatever they want to their children.'

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jeffreyone(574) Disputed
1 point

They are the sanest people ever? Thats some education. Nice speech. Preach that in your closest local church and they will sure take you to heaven.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
0 points

okay ?

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
1 point

Marriage is about love, not gender. As long as you stay within your species, have at it. If two consenting adult humans are in love, they should get married. It's not a mental illness. Love is not a mental illness. Love is the best thing that can happen to you.

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-Yuri-(171) Disputed
2 points

Disorder-disrupt the systematic functioning or neat arrangement of.

Soooo by definition of this the systematics behind a human having sexual relations with another is order so a guy on guy or girl on girl disrupts the systematic function of reproductive organs yes? XD by definition it is mental disorder.

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outlaw60(6273) Disputed
1 point

You are self proclaimed Muslim would a mosque perform a gay wedding ?

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
Sitar(2752) Clarified
1 point

I changed my religious label to protest Trump's treatment of Muslims. It's called love for a reason.

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jeffreyone(574) Disputed
1 point

When did you start using that definition for marriage? I guess when you started feeling mad at your dad for marrying ya mum to bringing you in this world where you have been living the worst pathetic life you couldn't have ever imagined.

Accepting anything stupid that comes into the world cos you cannot think for yourself.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
Sitar(2752) Clarified
1 point

My process of accepting gays and bisexuals was gradual. I used to be an antigay conservative.

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Amarel(1194) Disputed
1 point

Why did you limit your statement to 2? What about when 5 people love each other very much? It is still illegal for them to wed. Though having many partners is legal and often celebrated, these partners cannot make it official, despite much of the rest of the world allowing for polygamous relationships.

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Sitar(2752) Clarified
1 point

I don't defend same sex marriage anymore............................................................

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1 point

Homosexuality is sin, it's a choice, it's not a disease. Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

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NicolasCage(268) Disputed
3 points

It's utterly moronic to say that people choose to be homosexual. Sexuality is out of our control. Did you choose to be heterosexual? No, you just realised one day when a bosomy woman bent over in the street to pick up her dropped purse and your mini-me got hard.

Saying you choose to be gay is like saying you choose to be naturally blonde. Sure, you can dye your hair, even bleach it, but underneath all that pretending you're still a blonde.

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NowASaint(851) Disputed
0 points

It's moronic for an idiot like you to think I'm going to read your garbage. Obviously you are another brainwashed puppet who thinks they can keep themselves out of Hell by being a jerk.

So a man bending over for a man is a disease and not a choice? The disease causes them to bend over, they don't choose to bend over?

You can't make a rational argument against reality so you throw your moronic face around like a fool.

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-Yuri-(171) Disputed
2 points

explain?-----------------------------------------------------

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
NowASaint(851) Disputed
1 point

Are you that stupid that you need an explanation of what I said? Really?

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
1 point

Homosexuality is not something new! In modern society, people fight for their human rights, therefore, many of homosexual people come out! In some ways we could argue that since it happens at all, that it is natural. While I understand there is a natural fear of that which is different, it’s the 21st century, so instead of complaining about how others live, let’s focus on how we live and what we can change to make our lives better

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

Nothing is really a mental disorder if you think about it. People just have different kinds of brains. That doesn't make them disordered. And clearly from this debate mental disorders are subjective.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

Definitely true! Mental disorders are heavily stigmatised, but people don't realise that everyone's brain is unique. I don't see autistic people as mentally ill, for example, their brains just work differently.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

Nothing is really a mental disorder if you think about it. People just have different kinds of brains. That doesn't make them disordered. And clearly from this debate mental disorders are subjective.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

Nothing is really a mental disorder if you think about it. People just have different kinds of brains. That doesn't make them disordered. And clearly from this debate mental disorders are subjective.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
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I placed my argument in the wrong position.---------------------

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

OK lets get this cleared since when has pedophilia been a mental disorder? Pedophilia has always been to my knowledge someone with thoughts and actions onto are about young children. And I am sure the brain science people would agree with my statement. Nothing is being changed with their behavior, once a pedo always a pedo. So by definition their is no proof saying pedos have a mental disorder because they have always had the attraction or thoughts about young children.

Same with homosexuals nothing is being altered in the brain by being homosexual the brain stays the same and you will think the same way like you would as being heterosexual.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

I think paedophilia is classed as a mental disorder by the government or whomever classes disorders, although I don't think it really should be.

Paedophilia is a sexuality... It's taboo and illegal because the people paedophiles are attracted to are not fully developed and therefore cannot give their proper consent.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

And by the way before yall say I am in support of pedophilia, I am not for in any way of pedophilia but when you want to lie about people that do not have control over their thoughts than of course I have to stand up for them. Their are 2 types of pedophiles in this world the first are the ones that act on their thoughts and the second type are the ones that keep their thoughts to themselves and never act on them.

I will support the ones that do not act on their thoughts all day long, I have no problem with those types. And the ones that do not act on their thoughts are the ones that prove that their is not a mental disorder because if their was they would all act on their thoughts.

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental

Of course it's not. If homosexuality is a mental disorder, so is heterosexuality. They're the exact same concept just with different subjects.

There's really no argument here. If a heterosexual person calls homosexuality a mental disorder, they're calling their own sexuality a mental disorder too.

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1 point

Sharp edged you ? I don't think you even have a brain maybe a bit of a brain got lodged in your skull and it's trying to escape

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0 points

If we are going to say homosexuality is a mental disorder, then love a is mental disorder. Love is not natural either.

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Hearty(31) Disputed
1 point

Heterosexual love is not a mental disorder. Homosexual love is a mental disorder.

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Gypsee(187) Disputed
2 points

What is love for you? Do you believe that love is necessary to reproduce?

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jeffreyone(574) Disputed
1 point

Love is not natural? So you bribed your mom to love you? Oh i get it now.

God(of all nature) hates Gay.

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso
Dermot(1767) Disputed
2 points

Well according to you it's not , you claimed it was delusional you idiotic beast which is far from natural , you truly are a dimwitted brute .

Here is what you claimed in a previous rant you dumb brute , you even forget previous rants where you posted your nonsensical theories on love ; let me refresh your goldfish memory for you ........

All in your own words you dimwitted brute .........

Whenever i see two people saying they are inlove, i think they are delusional. They describe each other in some angelic manner, Some things, they minus the whole world can see. They sound silly, not real, funny, annoying........sappy.

Ring any bells ?

How people like you get through yet another day is astounding ....

Side: Homosexuality is not a mental
0 points

To be definitive in 1973 it was voted that Homosexuality be removed from the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) by the APA (American Psychiatric Association)

so anyone who thinks it is, is over 40 years way behind in progressive thought

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-Yuri-(171) Disputed
1 point

If they say that jumping of a building is healthy for your nose would you do this also?

Side: Homosexuality is a mental diso