What can the homosexual lobby say about this?

At the end of October I penned a post about the possiblity of homosexual behavior being genetically based.  As expected, some pooh-poohed the idea. But today the Chicago Sun Times has an article (in the ‘lifestyles’ section – ha!) outlining how scientists have discovered how to change sexual preferrences in fruit flies AT WILL — simply by altering their genes or by giving them a drug that immitates the effects of a particular gene.

What can the homosexual lobby say about this?

I ask again, **IF** a genetic condition is the root cause of disease, doesn’t it make sense to treat the disease **IF** a treatment was known to exist and be safe?

Is the homosexual lobby about pleasure, or fear? 

The problem: Homosexuals get their sexual pleasure (a strong human drive) through sex with another of the same sex.  As with all things human, when people afraid of the unknown, they’re afraid to give up that predictable pleasure.

One homosexual friend of mine and I had long conversations about this. His conclusion? He didn’t WANT to change – – – He liked his “sin” too much.

To calm this anxiety, consider that within hours of being treated to eliminate the homosexual tendencies, these fruit flies were attracted to female fruit flies.  The point: The sexual drive simply redirects.

It would seem the root cause of the issue is not so much a desire for acceptance of being homosexual – but a fear of the unknown.  A fear that being homosexual and LIKING it is, in reality, an illness . . . a genetic disorder.  People don’t want what gives them pleasure to be considered an illness.

Comparisons

Compare it to alcoholism.  It’s considered an illness.  A genetic marker leads to the addiction.  But society puts a “wrong” label on alcoholism. Alcoholics are shunned, and we openly endorse 12-step programs. 

We can wonder how long the 12-step programs would survive if an “Alcoholics Lobby” were pushing city and state governments to remove all public denouncing of alcoholism.

Also compare this genetic issue to inneffective immune systems in bubble children.  For several decades, genetic researchers have been working to correct the children’s genetically-caused immunodeficiency – – AFTER the children have been born with the disease. 

What If?

What IF a homosexual man was genetically treated and suddenly lost an attraction for men —- and found an attraction to females?

In other words, what if homosexuality really IS a genetic illness? 

It’s sad when an alcoholic refuses treatment.  He loves his liquor and doesn’t want to give it up.  It may be he thinks it’s too risky to attempt finding pleasure in other sources. The fear of loss can be strong enough to prevent any attempt at changing.

Besides, the homosexual lobby has made gains to the point that homosexuals are to be “tolerated.” Even “accepted.”  Even “endorsed.”

Peer Pressure Now a Factor

No, taking treatment would require giving up everything that has made sense up to that point, and the resulting peer pressure would be unbearable.

From outside of the alcoholic state, the situation is clear.  Get treatment. From inside the alcoholic state, the drinking buddies see no reason any one should give up drinking.

More and more genetic evidence is coming in . . . .  Just what can the homosexual lobby say about this?

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3 responses to “What can the homosexual lobby say about this?

  1. Pat

    You make interesting points. let me try to address them from the homosexual’s point of view. First, in terms of it being an illness or not, even if it is found to be genetic, so are many other things that are not considered an illness. For instance, blonde hair vs. brown hair. Just because there is a genetic link, does not mean it is an illness, but perhaps a variation. You are saying it is an illness, because it makes you uncomfortable. Second, it is the old question, if we had a pill to change our orientation, would we? Well, quite frankly most of us do not see a need to change. It is YOU who have the problem with us and feel we should change. Once we accept our gayness, it really is no big deal to us. Internally, we are centered and this is our normal. The difficulty with being gay is not in finding the same sex attractive, but rather in the psychological pain that is induced upon us by societal pressure and discrimination. Third, you make a point that the gay lobby has made gains to the point of endorsing homosexuality. Well, if that were true, then I wouldn’t even have to be writing this. We are in no way accepted or even tolerated by most of mainstream America. What the lobby would like to have happen and what exists are two different things. But after all, can you really blame us for wanting to be accepted? I mean, especially if it’s just a disease and all…

  2. Dylan

    Amusing…I fail to see what really ties Homosexuality to a genetic disease. Many things are determined by genes, race being the most prominent . Being black carries many inherent genetic hardships such as being more prone to certain types of cancer. It has genetic markers, those who have this trait have a history of vulnerability to certain diseases, there is a pressure within the community to be “black”. There are numerous organizations that struggle on behalf of black people. In fact, I must say I can’t see any degree of separation between your argument and this example. Is being “black” a disease? Would you urge black people to take a hypothetical safe cure or therapy to rid them of their condition? One is hard pressed to find a suitable answer to this without being racist.
    Do black people make you feel this uncomfortable too?

  3. Lave Sus Manos

    Mon frere, Dylan:

    Did you not read my original post? Did you not do your homework? Please — stop embarrassing yourself with assumptions, and please do not insult my intelligence.

    When you can address this issue on the grounds from which it was made, you can continue.

    Oh, and with regard to your question, what if I told you “I” was black?

    Thou assumest too much.

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