In a sense, it shouldn't matter legally whether or not homosexuality is a choice or not any american ought to have the same individual rights to life, liberty and property as any other american so i think the most important issue about whether or not homosexuality is a choice is that if it is not. From a political standpoint, it matters a great deal whether sexual orientation is inborn or a choice rightly or wrongly, social conservatives object to homosexuality on the grounds that it is a. I question whether homosexuals are genuine biologically drawn to others of the same sex i have always wondered that a choice to exercise homosexual actions isn't a mental choice your comparison to smoking and drinking seems a big stretch.
Today's question is an important one, and it comes from a listener named daniel hello pastor john very often christians point out the sin of homosexuality as a major problem in this country, while seemingly forgetting about the massive amounts of sinners addicted to other sinful patterns in. We all face the same choice, to be authentic and true to your heart and mind, or pretend to be someone you are not to all of my christian brothers and sisters who insist that homosexuality is a. It's time that christians who do this dangerous oversimplification of lgbtq people, ask some very difficult questions about what you really mean when you say that homosexuality is a choice—and that this choice is a sin.
In some aspects, it does matter if homosexuality is a choice if homosexuality (as in same sex attraction) is not a choice, then we as a society need to find out which factors cause it and keep our children away from them if possible. Christians are saying people have a choice as to whether or not they do gay things (they could give a crap about how you feel) when gay people talk about sexuality not being a choice, they're talking about how they feel, not what they do.
Gallup's surveys ask the question somewhat differently than do pew research surveys gallup does not offer respondents the option to say that homosexuality is a choice in any case, the question is not settled for americans or in the scientific community, where the ongoing search for a gay gene has yielded intriguing results that. What it really comes down to is the question of whether a christian can be willfully living a sinful lifestyle and still be saved if you can keep having sex with your girlfriend and still be saved, there's no difference if it were a man you were sleeping with instead, from a salvation point of view. While the debate rages across the world about whether homosexuality is a choice or not, gathering theories and evidence points to homosexuality not being a choice you might also reflect on whether it being a choice or not really matters.
None of this really matters though, because simply put, homosexuality is not a disorder whether inherited, produced by environmental factors or chosen, it is not a problem or illness there are no direct health/psych issues related to being homosexual, thus it can't be labeled a disorder there's nothing to treat. Whether homosexuality is a choice or not is irrelevant, it should be treated as a choice and people should be taught to respect homosexuals and accept them for making the choice rather than saying its not a choice in a desperate attempt to force people to tolerate homosexuality, rather than trying to help them accept it. Ask this question, and you will probably receive one of two responses: yes people choose to be gay they are making an immoral choice, which government should discourage.
The question of whether it is a choice is also well past sufficient since no decent study of reparative therapy published in the peer-reviewed literature that shows it works (despite a lot of people trying. The question of whether sexual orientation is subject to nature or nurture - or some combination of both - has been hotly debated for years if it is not an immutable characteristic, that would imply that a gay person could be somehow transformed into a straight one. The question seems to be whether homosexuality should disqualify a person from ministry while other sins (eg, evil thoughts, greed, deceit, envy, arrogance and folly, mark 7:20-23) do not disqualify a person there are obviously different opinions.
The question of whether homosexuality is a choice remains on the front lines of criticisms, as many in common society believe one chooses to be lesbian, gay or bisexual (lgb. Calling homosexuality a choice, as sarah palin does, is the time-tested way politicians signal their belief that it is the wrong choice but insisting that homosexuality is wholly involuntary does.
So, if homosexuality really was a choice, then it wouldn't be that much of a big deal for people to start choosing to be straight, so if homosexuality is a choice, gay people are being the unreasonable ones by continuing to make anti-homosexuality people feel uncomfortable and angry, since it really wouldn't be that much of a burden for them to. Choice, california researchers reported19 a number of other media outlets picked up on this theme, creating the impression that this study was yet one more piece of evidence for a genetic theory of homosexuality. People who believe that homosexuality is immoral tend to believe that sexuality is a choice or is influenced by social factors those who support free expression of sexuality tend to believe there.