It's an orientation - just like left handedness. You can't 'cure' an orientation cause it is not a disease or disorder.
You can stop someone from having sex, but they are still a homosexual.
Some Religions have weird obsessions about people - they used to beat left handed people so they would use the right hand, or keep women from voting and working. Currently some are attacking homosexual people and their families. I think it's mostly people struggling to accept their own orientation.
They only person that really cares about someone else orientation, is the person that wants to sleep with them. Or the person that wants to keep them from sleeping with someone else. It says more about you. When people aren't hurting others, let people live their lives.
PS I have personally known people that have going to 'cure homosexual therapy' and it really messes people up. It is wrong, immoral and really sad.
I agree in a sense. My dad was left-handed, and in school the teachers used to whack kids on the hands who used their left hand with a cane, so he was forced to use the right hand. He can use either now, but the ordeal left him with nervous ticks and twitches for the rest of his life.
I'm left handed too. I'm just glad I wasn't born in a similar time of such intolerance...
From what I've read on left-handed ness, it's a biologically determined orientation. You are born left handed because of some biological factor before birth, and you remain left handed as a result.
However this raises a great question. Left Handed-ness is a biologically sources condition (not really a disorder). Say homosexuality was a similar condition (which I believe it is), why bother fixing it?
My opinion is that it should be an option for those who want to fix it, but if people wnat to remain left handed or homosexual, it's their choice to do so.
No to the first question, yes to the second question.
So you don't think homosexuality is some kind of disorder, but you want to "cure" it?
Didn't know you were gay. It changes everything.
If I were homosexual, would my voice on this matter be any different?
Obviously. Why would anyone want to change homosexuality if they're not homosexuals themselves??
I'm not homosexual, and I don't want to force anyone to become heterosexual, but I would like the option to exist. I know a few homosexuals, and a couple of them want to live heterosexual lives, but they are pretty weird/stressed because of it.
The reason I made this thread is because I do view homosexuality as a biological disorder (and I;m surprised to see so many people think it's not a bio/psych disorder), and because I'm curious if the gay accepting community of VGC want to cure the condition.