--Of course they're in the same category. Being gay is morally neutral. It's not wrong to be gay and more than it's wrong to be a redhead or left handed. I use these specific examples because there are instances throughout history where redheads and those who used their left-hand were thought of as evil; even forced to leave their families and villages.<quoted text>
Thanks for the honesty.
I'm not sure if they're in the same category.
As is anyone. Yet are there not gay people who would welcome a "cure"?
Uh oh....Big Red...I don't think you thought that line through.....what are we debating here?
If there are homosexuals who want, or even sought such a "cure", then what?
Scientists work on ways to "cure" baldness....is that acceptable?
There are no homosexuals, only heterosexuals, and the heterosexually challenged/impaired.:).
Relax Big Red...you just haven't been the same ever since "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" went off the air.
Obviously, we've come a long way from believing in this kind of mythology. I believe it's only a matter of time before gays are seen in the same light.
--Those gay people who want to be "cured" base their desires on religious dogma and societal pressure. So, it's like the answer above.
Remove the mythology that claims gays are evil. Remove the societal pressure that tells gays that they should be straight. And then gay people will no longer wish to change.
--We are not asking for special accommodations. We are asking for what we believe SHOULD be our rights. We believe these rights have been overlooked since the foundation of this country. We are righting a wrong. That's totally different than asking for extra or special accommodations.
--Curing baldness has to do with vanity. No doctor sees a patient and says, "Mr. Jones, I'm worried about your baldness. I'm writing you a prescription for Minoxidil. If you haven't seen vast improvement in 6 months, we're going to have to treat this surgically. I can schedule you for hair transplant surgery if we determine you need it. In the meantime, go to Walgreens with this prescription for a toupee."
--So, by denying homosexuality (and I realize you say this somewhat tongue in cheek), and calling us "heterosexually challenged", you're saying that the world would be a better place if gays were cured?
--I never watched Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I found it to be vapid.