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It is not It is
Debate Score:49
Arguments:70
Total Votes:61
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Heterosexuality is not a choice.

The resolution is heterosexuality is not a choice. I'm basicly sexual attraction isn't something that one chooses.

It is not

Side Score: 27
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It is

Side Score: 22
2 points

You are right. It is not a choice. It is genetics. Which is why we need to come up with a cure ;)

Side: It is not
DKCairns(868) Disputed
1 point

Sexual orientation has nothing to do with genetics, a person's sexual identity is completely related to who they are attracted to no matter what gender

To say there is a need for cure is discrimination.

Side: It is
1 point

So..., people chose their sexual orientation? Then maybe they can change their minds ;)

Side: It is
2 points

I sodding hope it's not a choice, mate. Who in bleeding 'ell would fancy being a poofter? Me wife's brother is one, and I must confess that he's really not a bad bloke, even though he's a bleeding Manchester United wanker. But still I could never fathom being a bleeding fudge packer. So I think it's in their genes and they've really no choice. It's not natural for a bloke to fancy another bloke, now, is it? Since it goes against nature it can't be natural. And if it's not natural than its queer. Which is 'ow that word came zbout, in't?

Fancy this, mates...Me wife's brother, the poofter? His name is Rex. Which always hands me a right good laugh since most think of that as a rather macho name, eh? He looks and acts more like a sodding Brucie.

Have we any poofter here abouts? I've noticed a lot more since I've been in the states, I must say. Maybe it's cuz you Yanks are less any about coming out of the bleeding closet. In my home town, admitting your a poofter and you fancy a jolly good covering from another bloke is likely to get your noggin bashed in by a football hooligan.

Cheers.

Side: It is not
1 point

Sexual orientation in general isn't a choice. One does not look at another person and consciously decide whether or not to find them attractive.

Side: It is not
1 point

Sexual attraction is a function of biology. It becomes stronger as one reaches puberty as a result of biological maturation. Deviations of the norm exist else where in the animal kingdom. Species we don't consider sentient.

Sexual attraction is not a concious choice.

Side: It is not

O MY GOSH!!! Did I really just read that? Yeah like all the activist have been saying for years not. Sexuality is not choice it is genetics.

Side: It is not
1 point

This debate made me laugh, it's a flip on the Homosexuality is not a choice debate that people have. Sexual orientation isn't a choice. Who you are attracted to and who you sleep with isn't the same. Convoluted as that sentence may be.

Ex. I may choose to have one time sex with person B but I'm really attracted to person A and want a different sort of relationship that is more lasting than the one night stand that is person B.

Side: It is not
1 point

Sexuality is a not choice and it is up the person the person to figure out what they are. And to find the right person to date.

Side: It is not
1 point

No, it is NOT! (for ME anyway). I loved women, I had no choice. I think if you find you love the same gender, that is not a "choice" either. It is ALWAYS better to get on with love ... we have enough HATE in the world! Those who make this argument selfishly or religiously are stimulating the hatred. Live your own life, let others live theirs. Wouldn't you ALL feel better with no hate in your heart??

No, probably not, as the man said: "Belief in a cruel god makes a cruel man"!

Side: It is not

I'm a squid on the inside, and I have no choice. I want a trans-species bathroom. Any questions?

Side: It is not
1 point

You can't help what turns you on. I used to be bisexual, but it is Yeshua who made me straight..................................

Side: It is not
1 point

I'm kinda in the middle on this one because on the one hand, someone may have a natural inclination towards homo- or hetero- sexuality, but no one is forced to act on their desires. I have a natural bent towards heterosexuality, but I am still within my power to act in a homosexual way

Side: It is
NicolasCage(506) Disputed
3 points

I think you misunderstand the concept of sexuality.

Sexuality is not about who you sleep with. As a man, having sex with a woman does not automatically make you heterosexual, just like having sex with a man does not make you automatically homosexual.

Sexuality is about who you're attracted to. For instance, if I had sex with a woman despite me having absolutely no romantic or sexual attraction to women in general, I would not be heterosexual because all I am doing is having sex with women - I am not attracted to them.

Similarly, I could be attracted romantically and sexually to men, but I also may have never kissed/had sex with/been in a relationship with a man before. However, I would still be gay, even if I do not indulge in my sexuality. This is why it is ludicrous for extremist Christians to say "you can be cured!!"

No, you cannot be "cured". Whether or not you ever have sex with men, you are still gay because you are still attracted to men.

TLDR: Sexuality is about who you're naturally attracted to, not about what you act on.

Side: It is not
Narwhal(56) Clarified
2 points

"act in a homosexual way" Isn't being homosexual, however.

Sexuality refers to sexual feelings, not acts. This means that whether or not you are homosexual or heterosexual has nothing to do with one acting on said desires or not.

Side: It is not
luckin(176) Clarified
1 point

What is it about sexuality that makes it based off a feeling?

Side: It is not
1 point

Fucking breeders making excuses for their sins, how typical.

Side: It is

What even is choice, then?

Give some context so that an answer can be given, else we can just have people fighting over their version of choice and some religious zombies.

Side: It is
Buddym(35) Disputed
1 point

Here choice is defined as the act of making one or more decisions when faced with two or more possibilities.

Side: It is not
1 point

Oh well...

I don't think that definition helps at all.

You don't seem to get it.

When do you ever really choose anything?

Side: It is
1 point

Well technically everyone has a choice. Be it the bend that way or go straight, it was their choice and their choice only. No one is forcing them. It's like having a choice of getting a burger or buying a pizza. My point is, you have a choice.

Side: It is
Narwhal(56) Clarified
1 point

So you choose to be your sexual orientation? You could consciously choose to change who you are attracted to?

Side: It is not
1 point

You bend over for people of the same gender by choice. You are not a robot. You are a sinner who needs to agree with God that your sinning is wrong and you have no right to do it.

Side: It is
0 points

All sex is a choice. No one forces us to have sex with another.

The difference is that only heterosexuality is how we are design and how biology meant us to be.

There are all types of unnatural attractions in the world.

Some people are attracted to children, some to animals, some to dead people, some to the same sex. Some people think they are the wrong gender.

There are all types of abnormal unnatural things in this world, but we all know what is normal and how we are designed to be.

Your attractions to whoever and for what ever reason (whether it be a disorder or not) does not make it normal. You have the freedom to choose whatever you want in this life but you should never be forcing others to agree or sanction it as normal.

Big Government and LGBT activists have no right to force all our public schools to allow boys in the girls bathrooms, and no activists should be able to force every state to change their marrigage laws.

No activists should be able to sue Churches to force them to allow Gay Sunday school teachers as they have already tried to do.

If people want to be respected, they better respect our freedoms to disagree and the freedom to run our public schools as the community chooses.

Side: It is
Narwhal(56) Clarified
1 point

Why are you talking about sex? The debate is on zexual orientation, not sexual acts.

Did you choose to be heterosexual, out of curiosity? I know I sure didnt.

Side: It is not
FromWithin(8239) Disputed
1 point

I told you it matters not why people are attracted to different things or if they chose to be gay or straight. What matters is the normal natural order of our world.

There will always be those who have disorders, or attractions to things outside the norm. They are free to be who they say they are, but this does not make it normal and society should not be treating it as just another normal sexual orientation.

Our children deserve to grow up in a society built around the normal natural order to life without activists telling our schools how they must conduct their bathroom policies, or whether they should have Gay awareness days.

Kids can deal with those controversial subjects when they are old enough and mature enough to handle it. If parents want to teach their kids controverial sexual topics when they are young, they can do it their OWN HOMES!

The arrogant activists can keep out of my daughter's bathrooms!

Side: It is not
Cartman(18192) Disputed
1 point

Big Government and LGBT activists have no right to force all our public schools to allow boys in the girls bathrooms, and no activists should be able to force every state to change their marrigage laws.

Ok, boys being allowed in the girls bathroom affects girls, but marriage doesn't affect other people, so you have no reason why the government can't force the marriage laws to conform to the constitution.

No activists should be able to sue Churches to force them to allow Gay Sunday school teachers as they have already tried to do.

Unfortunately, that's not how life works. People will do things they aren't allowed to do. The courts have agreed with you on this one. Someone sues the church and the courts shut it down. You can't eliminate the part where people do things they aren't supposed to do. But, since the courts have ruled for the church, your complaint is worthless.

If people want to be respected, they better respect our freedoms to disagree and the freedom to run our public schools as the community chooses.

There is nothing about the community choosing how to run the school that makes any sense. There is no community choice in schools.

Side: It is not
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"I'm basicly sexual attraction isn't something that one chooses." It is a very confused foreigner among us and welcome aboard but "It is" you make absolutely no sense !

Side: It is
-1 points

You should learn how to put a sentence together !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: It is
Buddym(35) Disputed
2 points

Yes it was a typo. Thanks for pointing that out. Prehaps next time you could have an argument.

Side: It is not
Narwhal(56) Clarified
1 point

Why are you being so hostile, out of curiosity?

He clearly made a typo, that's not something to jump down someone's throat over.

Side: It is not
outlaw60(15500) Clarified Banned
0 points

No the foreigner can't even put a sentence together that makes any sense. Hostile ? Pointing out stupidity which the foreigner showed in it's own words !

Side: It is not
AlofRI(3177) Clarified
1 point

And YOU should learn how to spell RHODE Island before you criticize others. (I'm not sorry I couldn't resist it!)

Side: It is not