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Debate Score:39
Arguments:32
Total Votes:49
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Should homosexuals have the right to hold a political office?

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Side Score: 26
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No

Side Score: 13
3 points

Politicians have a mental disorder in order to become politicians in the first place.

And obvious troll is obvious.

Side: yes

This is an absurd debate. I have nothing more to say on the topic.

Side: yes

So just because you have the 'misfortune' to develop intimate relationships with people of the same gender, you automatically can't get into politics?

What is wrong with homosexuals? I actually don't even like distinguishing between heterosexuals or homosexuals. We are all people. Just because somebody doesn't want to 'get with' someone of the opposite gender doesn't mean they have a mental illness. They are perfectly healthy. It's close minded homophobes who shouldn't get anywhere in life.

Side: yes
1 point

No one has the right to deny anyone of their rights here in America! So why do the republicans keep using their faith and beliefs of what they think is right on others? Doesn't the Word of God say in (Acts 15) "It is through grace of our LORD Jesus Christ that we are saved, just as they are." Republicans open your eyes and your hearts and stop being so high and mighty, and love God's people He created. We have to love you guys don't we?

Side: yes
Kinda(1649) Disputed
1 point

Even though I'm not a republican, or christian.. are you telling me I should love, paedophiles, rapists, murderers, dealers, transgenders, zoophiles, necrophiles, and all sorts of philes, genders, trisexuals, bisexuals etc. etc.?????

Side: No
Republican2(349) Disputed
1 point

No one has the right to deny anyone of their rights here in America! So why do the republicans keep using their faith and beliefs of what they think is right on others?

This is actually not an issue of faith. It is an issue with people that have abnormal brain chemistry , and whether or not we should entrust a position of authority to someone who has brain abnormalities.

Doesn't the Word of God say in (Acts 15) "It is through grace of our LORD Jesus Christ that we are saved, just as they are."

This was not intended to say people are equal, it's talking about salvation.

Republicans open your eyes and your hearts and stop being so high and mighty, and love God's people He created

No one would suggest that someone with a bad heart should be a professional athlete. By the same token, people who are potentially unstable shouldn't hold a position of authority. It's not a matter of love or hate.

Side: No
1 point

I don't understand why they shouldn't have the right to hold political office.

Side: yes
1 point

I don't see sexual orientation being an issue in holding an office.

Side: yes

Yes, no question, yet right wing nuts will fight against it and try to dethrone any current in office now.

Side: yes

Gay people should hold public office and one day there will be a Gay President.

Side: Yes
0 points

It's natural to be afraid of what you don't understand. However, we are at a point in our humanity that we can look past our ignorance and come to terms with what's real. Homosexuals aren't tiny little devils that want nothing more than to torment you, no, they are human beings. I sure hope that were all trying to promote general humanity still, because things like this debate really make me believe that all people are inherently selfish. Someone please tell me otherwise!

Side: yes
Republican2(349) Disputed
1 point

I'm not saying that homosexuals shouldn't have rights and it's not a matter of ignorance. Statisticly, gays are much more likely to develope mental illness. This is not based an faith or religious creed of any kind, it is FACT.

Side: No
Akulakhan(2973) Disputed
1 point

In my experiences, I have found that there is no such thing as right and wrong. Instead, there is only ones perception of the world.

In a world as filtered and proccesed as the one we live in, you can't speak of facts without speaking out of an opinion. It is folly to assume any singular incident as truth. That is contradictory to the nature of science. I am sorry, but self-inherited validation won't sway me.

Side: yes
sirius(367) Disputed
1 point

"Statisticly, gays are much more likely to develope mental illness."- Can you enter your source for this "fact"?

Side: yes
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sirius(367) Disputed
2 points

You are really making republicans look bad. Just stop talking.

Side: yes
Republican2(349) Disputed
1 point

That is not an argument. Don't post if you aren't going to give a valid argument.

Side: No
1 point

Homosexuals have a major mental difference that can be detrimental in a political office. This is not a statement of sexual prejudice, it is a statement of fact (see link).

The link's argument is simply a logical fallacy. It misconstrues its own analogy. It quite correctly states that that depression in both instances is the result of a traumatic event. However, it takes the inability of social stigma to be considered the traumatic event in one scenario (divorce) as evidence for the same, unverified inability in the other scenario (homosexuality).

The assertion that greater levels of depression are implicit in homosexuality was not sourced; it was conjecture base on an inappropriate analogous situation.

Side: yes
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1 point

Well the fact that they're gay means there's something wrong with them in the first place...

And what, dare I ask, would that be?

It will also mean that if they gain power it can will be used towards strengthening the gay community

The gay community is so widely vilified and persecuted by bigoted pricks such as yourself that it needs strengthening.

It will also mean the sex scandals will be twice as funny/disgusting.

There is nothing disgusting to me about two people engaging in coition.

Basically for anybody against homosexuality it is a nightmare.

They deserve far worse.

Side: yes
1 point

There are minor differences between the brainwaves of heterosexual persons and homosexual persons; meaning there is little if anything "wrong" with them. Ultimately however homosexual people deserve equal rights to heterosexuals. However uncomfortable you may feel around said people is irrelevant- consider the discomfort they may feel around people such as yourself.

Side: yes