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Why are there so many gay people in the world today?

why are there more gay people in todays world then in the past? supposedly it's something they are born with, so it's like a mutation or something, so could it because of the baby boomer people? after they kept having so many kids and then those kids had kids somewhere along the way something got crossed that wasn't suppose to, kind of like when they say two close cousins or a brother and sister mate their baby will be different? no offense to the gay people out there, jus something new to discuss! I as a guy love lezbos n bisexual women (; lol!

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Oh my god-I don't believe you and those weird ideas. Gays have been a steady 10% of the population LONG before we baby boomers were a gleam in our parents' eyes. Its not from relatives getting together & it DOESN'T come from having too many kids, & its NOT a "mutation". People are BORN that way-wired from before birth to be gay or straight. You show your ignorance & its ugly. BTW-I don't think lesbians or bisexual women give 2 cents as to whether you "love" them or not. YOU don't matter to them 1 way or the other.

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Nicely said, mama.
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Lol ok first chill out! Wasn't tryna insult anyone, I never said it wasn't something that they wasn't born with! I actually pointed out that, that is what is claimed ok!
And I pointed that second point out for shear laughs! so you can go pms else where, it's jus a discussion, ok? Ok! Thnx! (:
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Stop digging dudeman. You're making it worse.
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And said so COULD it be because of the baby boomer ppl that their are more, IT'S A QUESTION!
... and actually yes in a way they are the reason, the produced more ppl gay and straight, try re-reading what I put
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I ain't making nothing worse! She needs to ride out if she don't know how to read or discuss
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Please stop now. It's just getting worse.
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No proof a person was born that way.
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Because its "trendy" to be a minority and that's the only option for White people who want to jump on the "Oppressed Minority" bandwagon or shock their family. My niece "came out" on her 14th birthday. My sister and bro-in-law dropped their jaws in shock (the desired effect). I just smiled at her and laughed softly. (not in a mean way). I didn't give her what she wanted.

She met a boy at 16, (also "gay) started hanging out and now they are 20, married and working on kid number TWO! So much for "gay", right?

There will always be a percentage of people who are truly homosexual. This was defined by the American Psychological Ass'n as a mental disorder prior to 1973. (It mysteriously went off the list in 1973 without ANY peer-reviewed studies confirming that it WASN'T a disorder. Money changing hands, perhaps?) Truly homosexual people need treatment for their disorder but will never get it; the urge for "acceptance" is way too high at this point. They often turn to illicit drugs and anonymous sex to gain relief from their pain. Suicide, unfortunately, ends up as a final way to ease their pain.

If you hear a person - particularly a youngster - make the pronouncement "I've something to tell you: I'm gay!!" do NOT react with shock or outrage. Just smile with a "That's nice, dear." and continue to treat him like a young man/her like a young woman. They'll grow out of it once you deny them the attention those "teenage rebellion" years often bring.

Oh, and watch what your kids are watching on TV and listening to on their iPods.
The media is ramping up homosexuality to destroy the family unit like never before.
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Many people ask that question but unfortunately not even research has been able to answer that question. Some people argue that gay people are born like that while others say that they adopt it along the way. Some countries and states have even legalized this practice.

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and it SHOULD be legal. These are our fellow human beings, & are NO different from us. They pay taxes, worry about crime, maintain their homes & yards, work, play with the dog, etc. Just like you and I!
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Right on mama!
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Wrong on, Mama.
There is no "gay gene", no matter how desperate researchers are to find one.
Homosexual people have a mental disorder that need treatment - not oppression. And definitely not "acceptance" in the manner that you speak.
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I really think that has always been gay people, it's just that it's more widely accepted now unlike back then. Although there is still ridicule and judgements placed on gay people, there are now more people that are on their side so it is easier to be themselves. Gay,straight, I don't care, as long as you're nice, you be OK in my book!!! :)

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I have actually noticed that. And i know this answer is probably not even close but its a answer i choose to go by. It's easier for people to find someone of the same sex because its easier then finding someone the opposite. Guys thing its hard to find a girl and girls think its hard to find a guy. SO they get together with the people that are the same as they are. Thats just what i think. And i do NOT believe people are born that. Its more a choice.

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Tell me, can you imagine in your wildest dreams, yourself hooking up with someone of the same sex because of the difficulty in finding an opposite sex partner?

Why then would you think other people would 'choose' to do this?

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Why indeed!
Brooklyn, you should really rethink your stand on this.
No one would choose to be ridiculed and hated on a daily basis by people they do not even know, now would they?
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Omg people look where i said that its just my opinion you don't like then you can just ignore it. I really don't care.
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Your wrong no disrespect but its harder for a gay man to find a partner of the same sex if he's not attractive and have a nice body. Women on the other hand make a lot of exceptions both straight and gay women
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hahaha stupidest opinion ever. Its a biological difference im sure as im gay and i know i was born this way because if i could have feelings for a girl - i would, it would be a hell of a lot easier.
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Gays have always been with us. Considering the prejudice they've been subjected to over the centuries, it's no wonder so many of them kept their preferences secret. In England a century ago, homosexuality was a criminal offence; even Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for sodomy.

It's interesting that lesbians weren't breaking the law because, although the twin laws against homosexuality and lesbianism were passed by parliament, Queen Victoria refused to sign off on the second law because she found it impossible to believe that women would do such a thing.

Up to about 1960 homosexuality was listed as a mental illness in the DSM4 but we live in more enlightened times now and a person can openly state his or her sexual preferences without incurring the almost universal contempt they would have suffered in years gone by. There are still religious bigots and gay-bashers who condemn and attack them in various ways but there should no longer be a stigma attached to it.

So I don't think there are more gays and lesbians than in the past. I think that they are simply better able to be open about it and to find acceptance in society without fear of being penalised for it.

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Excellent answer OzMan! No need for me to add anything.
Thank you!
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Thank you, your Eagleness.
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Spot on Dave
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Of course, in many parts of the world, notably Africa, the Moslem countries homosexuality is still a hanging offense...
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Thank Pasta we're more enlightened here.
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I don't think it's so much that we are "more enlightened" as we are "more indoctrinated". Everywhere you turn, someone in Hollywood is "coming out" to great fanfare and applause.
Perhaps they are looking for a "shock and awe" reaction. Perhaps since it's gaining a measure of respectability, they want to join the ranks of "oppressed minorities" in order for people to "reach out" to them.
Whatever it is, Hollywood has turned up the pro-homosexual propaganda like never before in history. Is it because they are pushing an agenda to reduce the human population as some has suggested? Is it because many homosexuals find their way into power positions in Hollywood? Who knows.

I just keep my kids out of the public schools (we homeschool) and the TV off in my house and let the kids ride their four-wheelers and bikes. They all are interested in members of the opposite sex. My sister sent her kids to Asheville (San Francisco of the East Coast!) schools and both of them "came out as gay" but ultimately my niece is married with a kid (one on the way!) and my nephew is looking for a GIRLFRIEND!! So I think it's more or less a trend with youngsters that get too much "enlightenment" (indoctrination) from popular culture.
Take away the negative influences and the homosexuality often slips away - unless they truly ARE homosexual. Then it's best not to make a big deal of it but definitely get them the proper psychological help they need.
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I was going to answer this Q, but OzMan has stated it so eloquently!
*****Than you!*****

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Exactly. I'm glad I don't have a lengthy answer.
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Why would there be a need to answer with something other then eloquence?
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How could I not reward that comment, Yos?
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Oops, I meant I am glad I don't have to write out a lengthy answer since a great one has already been provided.
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It's just more open now. There's always been a certain proportion of gays, and now it's easier, with the Internet and relaxation in laws and people's attitudes, for them to hook up and be out there.

So, welcome to the real world..

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Yippeee! The real world!
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I wasn't tryna say there was never any gay ppl, I kno they use to exist back in Greek times n stuff, only from what I hear there are more in today's world....so you think because it's easier for them to b gay that they are gay?
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Am not going on a gay bashing spree (YNP)
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Glad to hear that Biceps!
People have been gay since the dawn if time.
It is safe for people to be themselves now.
That is the only difference.
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Yos, Since the dawn of time? *gasp* You don't suppose that the little spat between Cain and Abel was a lovers' quarrel, do you?
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Yup! That is EXACTLY what I think it was!
One said "I'm bigger". The other said "No I'm bigger".
Then they proceeded to play swords...it got a little outta hand........
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there has always been gay people yes but now they just seem to be coming out of the closet more often. I dont agree with it i think its totally wrong

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There have always been gay people, and it hasn't always been seen as such a 'problem'. In ancient Greece, no one particularly cared, and it was sometimes even encouraged. Edward II of England was rumoured to be gay, same for Andrew Jackson, Alexander the Great, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Richard the Lionhearted, Alan Turing, Michaelangelo . . . and many, many more. The only difference is that in recent years, people have started to come out of the Victorian stodginess that had us in a strangle-hold for so long.

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Its a genetic mutation from breeding - the larger the population grows the more the mutation develops. Thats why centuries ago people would send there sons or daughters to marry people from far away villages and why royalty and Asians had their brides or grooms selected for them. It makes sense when you think about it. The governments in all countries do know what causes the mutated gene and do have a correction for it but will not introduce it as they are more than happy to leave it be, as it controls the population. Homosexuals can not and do not procreate.

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I appreciate your opinion but I am not aware of any conclusive evidence of a "gay gene". (I know organized homosexuals are DESPERATE to find one!) air you could post a link to back up your claim I would HIGHLY appreciate it! Until then, I will stick to the older notion that it's a "mental disorder."

But what you claim does make some sense - I just need some evidence. Thanks!
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Whether you are religious or not, the answer is that we are in the final days just as the bible has warned. This was predicted. The world cares only for money, people only care for themselves. God is disappearing from most people's lives. We were intended to live for him only. The church has allowed money to influence the way it views the rules. To keep people in the church paying their tithe, they let people believe that they are free to be themselves. The way God feels about these things is clear. We are so far away from him that the worst of humanity is taking over. Love thy neighbor? Be humble and obedient? Now it is expected that when someone looks at you wrong, you explode into hatred and don't allow someone to disrespect you. If you don't like it, don't put up with it. We have lost the traits that make us worth keeping on the earth. We don't even look after our planet. Read the bible. It is all there. This is not a speech. It is really true.*

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I agree with you wholeheartedly, and I know it is true: we ARE in the final days, when man calls good evil, and calls evil good; when people go to a "church" to have their ears tickled, and the "preacher" (priest, minister, whatever) tells the parishoners what they want to hear instead of the truth in God's Holy Word, and in fact, tries to change the Holy Word to justify men's deeds. God is opening the eyes and ears of those of His Elect, and showing them the truth, preparing the Elect for the last days, when Christ returns to claim His Bride, and many will knock at the door, only to hear HIM say, "I never knew you." For those who believe, it will be a welcome event, putting a stop to evil, to hate, to greed, to jealousy, and all the other human traits that are ugly. It will be a time for Christ to reign in love and discipline for 1000 years, until the time of the final test. Come, Lord Jesus, come! Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that YOU are Lord! Non-believers, and believers in themselves call us haters, bigots, and a plethora of other names to ridicule our belief, our love for God, and our adherance to HIS laws. We say, "Blessed are the persecuted!" The persecution just shows us that it is that much closer to His returning.
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i have certainly noticed that myself, especially that there are much more lesbians today that are making it much more difficult for us straight guys looking to meet a good woman today.

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There are definitely a lot more. I think it is a mental condition. I don't think people are born with it. That's my opinion. I think people prefer to live that lifestyle like a "fad". I feel sorry for the women today that all these men are turning gay. My husband knows many pretty co-workers who can't find a decent "man". The men these days have that irritating gay sounding voice. I could never live with that. I miss real men.

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You're an absolute idiot.
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Pay no attention to Zoth, Karen. He is trying to stifle your opinion by using name-calling, shame, and guilt-manipulation. Pretty much what homosexuals have decried as "bashing" when it happens to them!

I too, believe its a mental condition. Or a "fad" for people to get others to "reach out" to them. After the newness wears off, they'll likely go back to what's natural.
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i have noticed myself that the Lesbian population is very much out of control these days since much more women are experimenting with other women now, and i certainly agree with the other guy that said meeting a good woman is very hard today. it is certainly very hard looking to have a love life now that many women are like this, and for the straight men and women that were Very Fortunate to have met one another and have a family should be very thankful for having a life like many of us straight men would have wanted as well. i hate going out as it is since there are so many women that are messed up now, and even the women that are suppose to be straight will Curse at us men when we will try to start a conversation with the one that we would really like to meet. can't win either way.

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No woman - straight or lesbian - can resist a well-dressed, clean-smelling man who approaches her smiling and with CONFIDENCE that she will like him. Sure, she may act bitchy or stand-offish but this is merely a test to see if the man is as secure as he projects himself to be!

If he doesn't cave to her little "$hi+ test", she will quickly become putty in his hand and there will soon be another sad lesbian in the world who just lost her girlfriend!

You CAN win! This trick is to not expect ANY outcome other than socialization when you approach. Women are too socially-adjusted to reject a smiling, well-kept man who apparently only wants to socialize. That would be socially-awkward! Just smile, joke around, attempt casual touching on the arm/back of hand and you'll get her!
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1st and yes more gays are out..Before in time when it was less acceptable they hid. These are my observations based on personal observations.. Some people are born different, an act of nature.. They have a choice to have sex with a same sex partner or not. Some have less will power and involve others who are heterosexual. I am not sure, but I believe this is more of a guy thing. When a guy or a girl has been forced or willingly experienced sex in a different and somewhat unnatural way he or she begins to enjoy it. Then they desire it, they are not born this way. It becomes a choice. With gay marriage and adoption becoming more legal today, I think it will become more of a learned behavior and spread like a cancer. Personally I think of this as immoral ...I also see this in time lessening the population.
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I agree, shirlgirl10!
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I agree with you dudeman there are more gay people then ever before!! I feel like being gay is the new trend and that 50 years from now there will actually be no more straight men

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no answer is more right or more wrong than mine since all are simply opinion but I believe that it may be overactive hormones that is acting in men and women's brains giving then the sexual hormones that attract them to same sex I believe its due to mutations of genes that occurs with all living things its a choice for that person to act upon those urges of sexual lust for same sex or not so in a way your born with it but you have a choice as well. this a natural thing to help slow the overpopulation of our species

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well with shows like oprah and sex in the city i certainly noticed that there are much more lesbians today, and it is shows like this that advertise it much more. and it is much more women these days that are leaving their men for another woman which i will never ever understand it at all. it is very obvious why so many of us straight men can't meet a decent woman today as it is, and now this.

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I asked the question myself and was hoping for a clinical answer from one of those fabulous doctors with all the answers. Why was I born a male and al
ways sexually attracted to men? Who wants to be different anyway? It would all be easier
if we just fell through with the norm. But what if the norm don't happen? Who do you talk to?
Who is going to want to be your friend? Should gay people be eliminated? Wouldn't there be more being born down the road? I am a gay male. I knew when I was 4 years old that life for me would be a lot easier or fine if I was in a woman's body. Am I a freak of nature?
I know things have gotten easier lately. People are more respectful today than before. Straight born people as far as I am concerned, don't have any problems. It is easier to live your life without these set of circumstances! Someone always has to make a holiday out of things and state that the world is going to end soon and this stuff is expected to happen.
Bla bla bla... I could go on and on but anyone out there wish to vent?
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Answer: It's the devil. The devil is busy and just like any other SIN any gay lifestyle is sinful and will resort to destruction. This does not mean that gay folk are worse sinners than any other sinful person...IT'S ALL THE SAME SIN. We as people just need to pray for deliverence...including me. Love to ALL. Seek GOD.

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I believe there are alot more gay people because it has become more main stream....almost a novelty, unfortunately! You cant turn on a tv show without seeing a gay character on it, particularly kids shows. It makes me angry, really. Its like the media is trying to push our kids to be gay. I think people second guess themselves, just because it is constantly in their faces.There are gay movement type activites such as parades, and praise and recognition is given to people who "come out". It is almost portrayed as the "cool" thing to do. I think it is wrong how our society has turned out. And i think that as a society, we will wake up one day and think "what the hell has happened to us?" I do believe that people have become morally bankrupt and they feel that we are a society that does not recognise the Bible as a guideline for our lives anymore, which is sad.

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Unfortunately, lots of people are gay. I believe it is a sin, really. God wanted us to be husband to wife, and wife to husband. But now these days, it's husband to husband. I keep on wondering if there will ever be a normal society.

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I need scientific proof that shows some people are born this way. If proved, then I would have no choice but to understand this lifestyle. It just seems that society is forcing us to accept homosexuality. You see it on the streets and on tv. Unfortunately tv has made the gay guy out to be some sort of clown.

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I love that this topic is being debated by a bunch of hetero people, who know nothing about being gay. Thank you for your 2 cents though. I think I will start a new topic about being straight. When did you choose to be straight? Do you think it is some form of a mutation that can be cured? Also....if your so straight, why do all of you seem to have an abundance of info on us gay people, that I didn't even know myself. Do yourself a favour and get a life.

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Could it be that there is a physiological cause? Despite many years trying to prove some genetic connection none has been found. However because the gay political movement is heavily invested in the position that "we are born gay" it seems no one wants to look at other possibilities. Bisphenol A is a chemical that is in widespread use around the world as it is a key ingredient in plastic manufacturing. It also has been shown to leach out of finished plastic products where it mixes with food and water. Bisphenol A is known to mimic hormonal effects of estrogen, a female sex hormone when ingested by animals including humans. Could this be part of the reason we seem to have so many people suffering from gender dysphoria? Given the gay politics we are now having to live with, will we even have the courage to consider the possibility?

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Well God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of homosexuality. (IJS)



Genesis chapter 19 records the two angels, disguised as human men, visiting Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot met the angels in the city square and urged them to stay at his house. The angels agreed. The Bible then informs us, "Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded the house. They called to Lot, 'Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.'" The angels then proceed to blind all the men of Sodom and Gomorrah and urge Lot and his family to flee from the cities to escape the wrath that God was about to deliver. Lot and his family flee the city, and then "the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities..."

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There's variations between sexes. Male, Female, hermaphrodite, Straight, Gay, Bisexual, Black, White, Brown, Mixed etc... People hid for fear of persecution from Judgmental Haters. Is one sin worse than another? I just bet you had or have more GAY or Bi-Sexual Relatives than you even know about. Why was there "Old Maids"? What about that cousin you heard about? Some cultures adopted to arrange their children's weddings to share wealth of families and countries. Catholic priests and other clergy have been molesting boys for centuries. What about those young men who turned out to be gay after being molested when they were young? Should they learn to accept and Love themselves? It was not a big deal for the Romans and was accepted as normal from time to time. There is No Perfect Human kind. We have Radio, TV & Internet & we learn about people from around the world. There's a diverse variation of Humans and practices. It's Human Nature! Jesus said "Judge Not, Lest thou be judged." GOD has forgiven our sins through Christ and we are expected to Love each other and respect each other as we want to be treated. "Love thy neighbor as thyself."

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Uh judge not means not rendering a final sentence. Does not mean you cant render certain acts as wrong, otherwise we should set all murderers free so we don't 'judge' them following your logic.
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I too wonder, as does "Pragmatist" if "pollution" (one way or the other) has something or anything to do with more gay people now than previously? However, as an old lady of 70 I look back thru the years and realize that MANY of the people I knew were gay - I went to a big high school dance with one (who was also class president) and he was a wonderful date and a great friend. It makes me kind of sad to think that he had to "hide" himself all those years until he decided to "come out"....My church believes that being gay is a "test and/or trial" like being born blind or with one leg.....However, we also teach CHASTITY!!!!! before marriage or gay or whoever. One can be gay as long as they don't live the lifestyle just like not having sex before marriage!!! Chastity is a virtue - gay, straight, purple, or orange! (I was an American Graffiti girl!)

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