Yes, in a word, I do determine what is a defect. Any breathing, thinking adult knows what a defect is.<quoted text>
YOU determine whether it is a defect or not?
Unless a defect totally disables you from participation in society it is not a defect? In other words, a transgendered person doesn't have a defective cross between mind and body?
Once again your denial makes you silly stupid...
Your list doesn't include scientists.
And I've always wondered, how can anyone determine whether homosexuality is normal if they do not know the cause or purpose? Inquiring minds want to know...
A transgender person has a defect. It impacts his/her ability to function and lead a happy, fulfilling life.
A gay person who is happy with his/her orientation is not defective. Show me how a gay person negatively impacts society.
It can't be that we've had a negative impact on the population growth of mankind. There are over 7,000,000,000 people on the planet.
We're able to hold jobs and support ourselves and our families. So, it's not like we're on the public dole due to our orientation.
In what way are we defective?
You think that you have to know cause and purpose in order for something to be labeled as "normal"?
What is the purpose for water being clear? What is the purpose for teeth being a shade of white? Why does the speed of light travel at 670,616,629 miles per hour--why not 670,616,628 miles per hour? Why do we breathe oxygen and not nitrogen--couldn't God have created us to breathe nitrogen?
What causes gravity? We have theories about gravity, but nobody knows for certain what causes it. Like homosexuality, we can observe it, we can measure it, but to this day, nobody knows for sure why there are gay people.
For some reason, you can accept gravity being natural and normal, but you can't accept homosexuality as being natural and normal.
What causes some people to like beets, but others cannot stand the "earthy" flavor? Why do some people prefer jazz, while others just don't "get it"?
There are so many mysteries that you accept as normal and natural. You don't question their presence. But for some reason, you have this "thing" about gays.
Since we have no negative impact on society, I submit that the "whys" and the "hows" of homosexuality is simply not worth the time or effort to study the issue.
Bottom line, it's none of your business. It doesn't impact you (unless you are gay).
I think you'd be better off trying to get to the bottom of this "gravity issue" before the planet throws your ass out into space.