Gay gene - hypothetically, how would it change your view?

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  1. jlpark profile image83
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    Gay gene - hypothetically, how would it change your view?

    Whilst a genetic cause for homosexuality has not (yet) been found, most homosexual people state that their sexuality is NOT a choice, and many non-homosexual people state that Yes, it is a choice. If a genetic cause for homosexuality (or at least sexuality in general) was found - how would this change your thinking on the matter. I'm not looking for "its a sin"  or "they haven't found ner" or anything of the sort - if it were found, how would things change? Would they change?

  2. Robert the Bruce profile image62
    Robert the Bruceposted 5 years ago

    The potential discovery of a "gay gene" would not really change my current attitude on the issue. Being a heterosexual man, I do not understand how a gay person thinks or feels, but I suspect that a genetic or otherwise scientific answer will be discovered in the near future.

    I have a friend who is gay and I've tried to better comprehend how he eventually came to accept it. He was born into a pastor's home, was "born again," and yet struggled with his attractions throughout his adolescent and early adult life. He fought it for most of his life, believing that "God" was displeased with him for his struggles. Finally he realized that this was not something he "chose;" it had always been with him. Today he has accepted who he is and makes no apologies for it.

    I tell you all this to say that if more heterosexual people actually took the time to befriend and get to know a few homosexual people, they would (I hope) realize that the issue is not so simple as "They rejected 'god' and chose to be gay." Hanging on to that explanation shows a deep ignorance of the issue and reveals their intellectual laziness.

    1. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Robert. I think if someone befriended a gay person, it would remove the fear of things they don't understand from it all - reducing the hatred out there. I'm curious to see what comes up though with some of the answers

    2. The0NatureBoy profile image49
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @ Bruce
      According to Karma's law, every man will have to experience as both genders and every ethnic everything any one has experiences incarnating as them.  You may not remember but you have or shall be to experience everything all others have.

  3. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 5 years ago

    It is not in the genes perse'.  It is in the amount of chomozones and what kinds that makes the difference.  There are also many more sexually orientation than just the male and female.  Most people do not realize this and oftentimes will categorize everyone into one or the other...religion does a good job of dividing peoples by certain attributes, looks and other things.  Just becasue there sexual orientation is one or the other (or another) does not give anyone the right to bully them at all.  Most people do contribute to the working world, can wash dishes, do laundry, walk, run, raise children, have a job, fly on a plain, is intellegent and can think and can also converse with others and much more.
    Hypothetically it would not change my views per reasons that I just stated.  They are people, much like the rest of us around.

    1. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks LG. I do agree with you, I'm curious to see if it would make a difference - removing the argument most commonly used against it.

  4. Spongy0llama profile image88
    Spongy0llamaposted 5 years ago

    It would not change anything for me. I am not religious and see no reason to condemn homosexuality, with or without a genetic cause.

    1. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Spongy.

  5. The0NatureBoy profile image49
    The0NatureBoyposted 5 years ago

    I see you are not looking for it but DNA testing has proven there is something in everyone pointing to their lifestyle being their nature.  In "serial killers" is found a strain which is only in them, although it is not published, and indicators to many other character traits in us.  In that light, homosexuality will not be changed in a person until they have become "spiritually born" where they have all of every man's DNA indicator strains in their indicator.  That is one reason YHWH has the definition "I AM THA I AM," when we are spiritually born we'll have every attribute known to man in us. 

    Therefore, yes, they will change WHENEVER the DNA incarnates all the strains are in the body after they have changed their DNA, via the metamorphosis, into a spiritual or whole man.  Both terms, Adam's calling himself and Eve "wo...[ven from] and the term we often use today representing us, human, both indicates most man are incomplete man and only after the metamorphosis of the new birth will they change into a whole man.

    1. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting The0. However if they found one, would it change how you think of homosexuality?

    2. Robert the Bruce profile image62
      Robert the Bruceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, would really be something if you had solid proof for your theory...but I suspect that you don't...

    3. The0NatureBoy profile image49
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @ JLPark @ Bruce,
      I know the girl who was instrumental in getting the DNA tests which proved "serial killers" has a strand no found in others DNA.  You should know b y now that at least 2/3 of real facts are not released by our government.

    4. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thats fine, The0 - but would your PERSONAL opinion change? I'm not looking for 'yes there is" or "no there isn't" - but what would change for you IF there was? If anything. If nothing would change about your opinion on homosexuality - thats fine too.

    5. The0NatureBoy profile image49
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, I had a brother, 2 nephews, and several playmates who I treated like another person so long as they didn't attempt to impose themselves on me.  I grew up around it and never flinched unless they wanted me, I then let them know I had no interest.

    6. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the answer The0. Good to know

  6. macteacher profile image93
    macteacherposted 5 years ago

    I'm gay.  It is not a choice.  No one would willingly choose to be different, or be ostracized by family or their religious community, lose a job or housing. Nobody would go through that if they had a "choice."  We don't.  When the world comes to understand that they are punishing people for something that is completely beyond their control - like the color of their skin - only then will they understand the damage that discrimination causes to people who are simply trying to live their lives.

    1. jlpark profile image83
      jlparkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Macteacher. I do understand the 'choice' issue (please see my bio!), I'm merely curious as to how it would change those who think it is a choice opinions if there was a gene identified...and what they think would happen. THanks for you answer


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