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Debate Score:49
Arguments:31
Total Votes:55
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Is homosexuality genetic?

Yes

Side Score: 25
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No

Side Score: 24
2 points

I think it is because gay reproduction is impossible and the purpose of sex is to reproduce, therefore there must be something wrong with the systems of homosexuals. That does not mean that they are ill, bad, a "defect," (as though they're some kind of machine) or that they should be treated differently from heterosexuals. They are human beings and deserve to have the same rights as everybody else.

Side: Yes
1 point

It seems to be an epigenetic dysfunction, switch that did not turned off ....

Side: Yes
1 point

It is not a dysfunction to be gay or bisexual. .

Side: No
Nox0(1393) Disputed
1 point

it happens because of dysfunction it does not means that it is dysfunction on its own...

Side: Yes
dadman(1643) Disputed
-1 points

unnatural and perverted according to the scripture .... Romans 1 ... http://dadmansabode.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=43#p43

Side: Yes
1 point

Probably

Side: Yes
1 point

I'm not sure, but any preferences are mentally processed and many cognitive thoughts are predisposed to be executed in a particular manner. So if you prefer your sex you may have been predisposed. I believe that's the same way people prefer inanimate objects rather than other humans.

Side: Yes
1 point

I wish the question was, 'is homosexuality a choice?', though this is largely the same. If it is a choice, it isn't genetic, and if it isn't, it's likely to have a genetic factor.

Personally, I don't see why anyone would choose a life of ridicule - homosexuality, based on my own views, is not a choice.

Without research to back this up though, I cannot say that homosexuality is a genetic condition, though this is, perhaps, the most likely explanation. A gene not 'switched off'. A gene not 'switched on'. It seems possible.

Side: Yes
4 points

If there is a real genetic component to homosexual desires, it has not been discovered.But even if there is a genetic component to

desires

, that would not give license to

behavior

. All of ushave desires that we ought not act on. There have been genetic links made to a desire for alcohol,but who would advocate alcoholism? If someone has a genetic attraction to children, does that justify pedophilia? What homosexual activist would say that a genetic predisposition to violence justifies gay-bashing? Desires do not justify behaviors. In fact, there’s a word we use to describethe disciplined restraint of destructive desires– it’s called

civilization

.But homosexual activists will have none of this. Instead of restraining negative behaviors,homosexual activists are asking us not just to tolerate, but to endorse them. If we adopt theirnarcissistic demands—as J.D. Unwin documented by his study of 86 civilizations-- it may be just afew generations before our nation is destroyed from within

Side: No
Cartman(18192) Disputed
7 points

You're kind of being a dick. No offense.

It is possible for a genetic component to exist, but talking about it would take away from your rant.

Side: Yes
Elvira(3447) Disputed
3 points

Upon what do you base the assumption that homosexuality is negative?

Side: Yes
2 points

So what do you have to say about homosexuality? No genetic link has been found. And even if there was, it wouldn't matter. I can confidently say that I was born: selfish, proud, lustful, disobedient, wanting to kill, and prone to anger easily. Does that mean I should act out those behaviors just because I was "born that way?" That is illogical.

Side: No
1 point

How the fuck can something that makes you love people who can't give birth be genetic.

Side: No
riahlize(1575) Disputed
3 points

So by your logic, only fertile lesbianism could be genetic and make sense. Since you forgot that men do not give birth.

Side: Yes
1 point

It's not really genetic because there is no such thing as the "gay gene". People basically chose to be homosexual because they started have a lust for the same gender.

Side: No
1 point

my moms great uncle and descendants except 1 are all hardcore rednecks, hyper religious, homophobics. the except one is my moms cousin. he couldn't be more different. He is married to a guy, he is a fashion designer living in NY. Also, he hates guns and enjoys dressing in drag. no way this is genetic.

Side: No
1 point

Its possible that there is a genetic factor, however that is but one of many.

Regardless, this doesn't change the issue of morality where one ought to be able to choose whomever they want to spend their time with... whether it is genetic or not.

you gotta be happy in your own skin man.

Side: No
0 points

Whatever is the cause, be it genetics, upbringing, or individual choice, the ultimate root of homosexuality (aka faggotry) is God's hatred of the individual in question (Rom. 1:24, 26, 28) so that He may destroy them on this earth, and subject them to eternal hellfire. Rom 9:22-24.

Side: No