Do you think a person's sexual orientation is determined before her/his birth or after?
I think it's before. Way, way before conception... when you were still in Heaven. You agreed to be born gay on Earth. It can be a difficult life and many (and their families) will fail.
Oh please! Are you a drama queen?
Where's the science to support your silly assertion?
Why bother. You guys will never read it anyways. But if you must. Start with irreducible mind, which proves the soul exist.
I don't recall "becoming" gay.
What does that even mean?
This is a hard question to answer since no one actually knows.
Of course we know. It's called choice. Only some gays believe they need some science to hide behind so they don't have to take responsibility for their choices.
But people aren't gay until they are born ,people dont just come out gay it happens over time ,
Yep, it's called choice.
But people who are confused,don't know what to decide , I think it's what they have been through in the past
Out ... ya, and sometimes you may be confused about what to eat for dinner as well. It doesn't mean you're a fish!
Some who choose a gay lifestyle are mature enough to accept their choice. Others need someone/thing to blame for their choices.
Well I was vegetarian but now I eat meat again ,but I'm not confused,and I'm mature
Out ... so who's at fault for your choice? Are your cuisine choices genetic?
It's our choice.. And people have life choices,
What about during birth?
Sexuality is fluid.
Ha ha ... where's the science to support this?
It's most likely a combination of both genetic and environmental factors so this question is somewhat unfair.
I think it depends honestly. Both.
It can be both.
Leviticus 18:22. Just sayin'.
doesn't matter had sex
Gender is defined at conception by the chromosomes.
Sexual preference maybe influenced by life experiences, and may include unnatural choices.
Why do people automatically associate the attraction of two same sex people with abuse? You're so narrow minded that you can't possibly fathom two people of the same gender having sex, so you turn toward sexual and/or physical abuse as the answer?
I agree I think both because many dudes and chicks change when there raped
Both. From what I understand sexual orientation can be attributed to epigenetics, which can change throughout a persons life
It is both. I know a few survivors of sexual abuse prefer to be with their own sex as a result.
Don't really care...
What difference does it make?
The entire argument of religious homophobes.
the entire argument of intolerant bigoted christophobes
see what I did there? I used your statement and made it my own.
Lol, house, you're so edgy.
The God-Hating "homosexuals" choose this as a way to rebel against GOD. Repent and be saved from our rebellion!
You do realize that you're not helping people come to Jesus with statements like that but rather turning them further away and giving Christians a bad name.
No, you must know that. You are clearly a TROLL
Lol...you sound a bit ridiculous
Wait...-our- rebellion? so you, JesusLover, are homosexual? Well, with that name...I guess you have made a Hispanic man very lucky.
I just can't help but laugh at some of the arguments when it comes to this..
This seems to be a trick question
If you mean by orientation male or female it is prior to birth
However if you choose to ignore the fact that you are male or female then you will choose your lifestyle after
Ha! Someone else got it!
Wow I didn't expect these results. I'm so sick of the conservatives being the "anti-science" party but this issue and abortion just prove how false that charge is. I'm sorry, but if it's Before birth it's from a gene. Please name that gene......
Answer: you can't because we have sequenced the entire human genome and found no such thing as a straight or gay gene meaning that sexuality is meant to be based on external factors and specifically to facilitate reproduction. It's a choice.
I'm fine with people making that choice if they want to and to have sex with whoever you want, but I would like the supposed "pro-science" party to acknowledge these basic facts about science.
Rofl...it is not a "gay gene"...it is a mutation in a sequence of genes that cause attraction to the same sex instead of the opposite...seriously, do some science research before you try to shoot down an entire group of stereotyped people.
Ummm I have done the research. If it's a mutation, we should be able to see the difference. That's kind of what I mean by genes. We have not found any difference in DNA sequencing and if you were correct, we would have. If I'm wrong, prove it.
Biology is clear, gender is assigned at conception. Preference or attraction is a choice.
Perhaps it's not a gene and more like the entire x or y chromosome...
Ok. So where is the evidence that gays have any different X or Y chromosome. It would have to be the X bc women don't have a Y so where is the difference? This is my whole point. People want to say "well maybe...." But the science says Hell No.
JW ... or perhaps it's a group of people stretching to try to show some legitimacy for their choices in science that's simply not there.
Haha, most likely, yes.
It doesn't even have to be a change in the DNA sequence. Epigenetic modifications have been known to cause many things, even type 2 diabetes.
The weather "has been known" to influence food choices too. There is no scientific proof that gaety isn't a choice!
The point is, if it wasn't a choice, we would be able to see where it comes from. We can't. Therefore, it must be a choice. I know you libs don't like science but that's how it works...
I don't recall choosing to be straight. Seems I was that way from the beginning as my DNA formed. Can't imagine it being any different for homosexuals. You are who you are.
Except, that many people are abused and that can have a powerful effect on their future behavior, to include sexual behavior. I'm not saying it's always the case, but it often plays a role.
I personally know people who thought that they were one way, and after a long though journey, came to believe they were a different way.
Your DNA says you should have sex with a woman to reproduce. There is no gay gene last time I checked the genome....
Medical yes, but as all things in the body things can get messed up. Since this is a political issue instead of medical we don't know the reasons why people are like this. That is a shame.
Does it matter?
Better question cares it's none of my business what other people do in the bedroom
Missed the who
We're ignoring the larger question: is our stance on chunky vs. smooth peanut butter determined before or after birth?
Before. Definitely not a choice.
Both nature and nurture play a role.
Twin studies show it is determined afterward.
that would be interesting to read, do you have links?
Here's a good starting place.
When you want a good overview of a subject, read the studies cited in the wikipedia article.
"Determined" ... ya, determined by choices after gender is assigned at conception.
It's both. You get the genes ( and pseudo genes or whatever they're officially known as now) before birth but they way they are expressed is determined after birth
I'm bi & have no idea why. I've just always been sexually attracted to both genders. But, it took me over a decade of self loathing & failed attempts to be "normal" plus a few years of therapy to finally accept my own sexual orientation.All because I
wanted to be straight so badly, to be accepted by society. So, whenever or however it's determined, I cannot profess to know. I only know that even though it was not at all what I wanted for myself, I couldn't change it no matter how hard I tried.
So, truth be told, it doesn't matter when it's determined, before birth, during puberty, whenever. It doesn't matter because it can't be changed anyway. Thankfully, I was finally able to accept that part of myself & stop caring what society thinks.
a poll recently asked if you can disagree with homosexuality and still care about the person (to that effect anyway). Reading your post I do honestly sympathize with you and still hold to my belief that it is wrong. However, it is your decisision!
Absolutely agree ... Gender, like eye color, is determined before birth. You can choose to get colored contacts and pretend to have a different biology, but the genes don't lie.
It's before birth. But it doesn't matter
I think most LGBT people are born that way. I do think that some people can have enough negative relationships with the opposite sex, and be open-minded enough about love, to end up in a relationship with someone of the same sex.
After. Thus the reason a large portion of homosexuals had a tough upbringing, no mom/dad, etcetera.
I had a rough upbringing, and I am not gay. Terribly rough. And I know SO MANY LGBT that had a perfect family and upbringing. It is not your family. it is not your home. it may BECOME rough when you fess up, however...but that is AFTER admittance.
Genetics before you're born, which then interact with the environment (including in the womb) to determine sexual orientation on a continuum. But I suppose it doesn't really matter when/how insofar as rights are concerned.
After. They develop from interactions in our lifetime. My aunt was married but her husband beat her so he divorced him and munches rug now.
Don't be rude and derogatory
Don't be overly sensitive.
A lot of people from older generations refused to self-admit homosexuality. They married straight. Had kids. Because that was "right". It is not a change, it is only accepting yourself. Unfortunately it took abuse to make her admit it. Best wishes!
Just as you can't choose eye color, height, gender, or naturally curly hair because you're born that way, the same is true for sexual orientation. Why is that so hard for some people to comprehend?
Because there is another side to that argument, and using completely irrelevant examples such as eye color does nothing to further your point.
It actually DOES help his point. The aforementioned traits are genetic. As is your sexual preference. Now... what you look for in a man/woman is reasonably explained by Darwin. But preference is genetic. You cannot force yourself.
A basic lesson in psychology: typically one is influenced by a mix of genetics and upbringing.
I'm 98% certain it's before birth, however, I do remember reading that in Ancient Rome, homosexuality became popular. It could be both.
This question goes both ways.
Gender and hormones are genetic. How we choose to think is a series of lessons and choices.
P.s. Forgive the pun
Come on. You've got better puns than that.
I also wonder how people are interpreting the question. It can change your answer
RJ you are the master, not me
need to reword Q. We have a spiritual and physical body while here in earth. Before this life just a spirit. Our spirits also are male and female. And just like in this life it takes a male and female to create so is it in heaven.
the devil is trying to frustrate Gods plan by twisting genders and rolls.
None of what you are saying is based off anything beside a book. Saying the type of people they are who they are attracted to are the work of the devil is what destroys people's lives.
Its also based on the word of a current day Prophet and Apostles. Beyond that I can pray and ask God who will answer through his spirit. Which I have personally done.
The devil wants to ruin God's plan, and he comes up with THAT? Do you really think God's plan will be defeated by a few women's softball teams and some quality Broadway productions?
Twisted rolls are delicious...figures the Devil made em
I say it's a mixed both
Came to the comment section to see the ensuing shitstorm. Was not disappointed.
Where to start...where to start...
Take a hit first, it's a rocky ride.
I don't think I have enough weed to make jokes in this poll. It's all so, so sad.
I don't even begin to understand your comment
I don't know. That's my answer and should be everyone's answer. I don't know why I am heterosexual either if that helps. I just am. I'm guessing that this question is just plain insulting to homosexuals. If you believe it's a sin or something then
You have the right to believe it's a sin. But don't pretend to know "why" someone is whatever they are. Including pedophiles in this debate is asinine.
If you chose to be heterosexual - you probably aren't.
If you believe you can choose between heterosexuality and homosexuality, then you're probably bisexual.