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Should homosexuals be made straight?

24 April 2012, 12:30

Would wanting to make gays and lesbians become straight be a matter of convenience to us? Why upset the gay and lesbian community by suggesting that therapy could aid them in reversing their lifestyle? Most people that lives in an all embracing society would find just the notion of such an idea inflammatory,homophobic and purely harmful to say the least.

London major,Boris Johnson,said in an interview recently that "It is clearly offensive to suggest that being gay is an illness that someone can recover from". It was Pope John Paul II who said that the "love between gay men is real",him being the first to say so,even though the Catholic Church opposes gay marraige.This Pope remained ultra conservative throughout his time as pope,especially in his stance on pro-gay statements and rhetoric when he made sure bishops that got installed in the Catholic Church remained extremely conservative in their marginalizing of the more liberal catholics.Cardinal Ratzinger, who is now Pope Benedict XVI,is almost exactly the same on this issue on gay regressiveness with a lot more traction coming from his mouth than it did when Pope John Paul was around. He has agreed to taking part in the international policy making like the international sexual health summits and such. Giving new ideas a place I hope at the negotiating table instead of it being laughed would be a step forward for the Catholic Church. 

Why do people at one end praise gay and lesbian people for their courage,while others on the other hand condemn them for their debauchery. Somewhere between the two points of view,should homosexuality in this day and age still be regarded as an alternative lifestyle in need for reformation? When going against the current you are derided as being to prejudiced and judgmental in your approach. Is it really just a matter of I don't hate homosexuals,I only just can't approve of their lifestyle? Are homosexuals to be treated as less than normal beings when it comes to dishing out respect upon others? A homophobic person shows no respect or kindness to anyone including those who's sexual orientation means they're gay or lesbian.

Then there is the biology comments on gays and lesbians. They can't change their orientation because they're born that way some argue. Is there such a thing as your genetic root that made you become gay or lesbian or are some people just predisposed to becoming such? Who or what dictates the standards on such behaviour or whether or not gay/lesbian behaviour and lifestyle is acceptable or not? Is it a flawed notion that we humans can only act on our sexual impulses whether it be seen as improper or proper by other humans. Can you be rated as a dignified individual regardless of you sexual orientation? Even gay and lesbian people live by ethical moral codes that causes them to deplore things such as violent crimes,murder,corruption,fraud,tax evasion,nepotism,rape etc.

So is being gay or lesbian a disease that's in need of a cure? Can they be made to become straight through regulated & ethical means and why? Some have suggested Psychodrama as the cure in which psychotherapy enables the dramatized role adjustments being played out by the gay or lesbian individual.

Is it really all about aberration when you gay or lesbian? Wikipedia defines the word aberration as "something that deviates from the normal,right,usual way". Is our human trajectory and pattern always meant to be the reproduction that takes place between a man and a woman as the normal,right and usual way of going about it in life? Can't we all just get along with gay,lesbians,bisexuals and transgender people and they'd be given their space,freedom,value and respect in the same way as we do all other people?

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled against same-sex marriages,adoption and the banning of gays and lesbians to serve in their armed forces. So much for equal rights when there is still so much discrimination in our modern world hey. Are gays more likely to molest children than heterosexual couples would and could this be the reason why the ECtHR has made such rulings? 

References:

1.Brent Hartinger "Shadow Walkers".

2.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II.

3.www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-healing.../what-is-psychodrama?

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