No, I'm saying it in the sense that an altered mind might be leading to an alternative lifestyle. I'm not saying that they all need to be institutionalized for being different.Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell
However, back to the comment about choices. My comment back when was to the point of someone made it sound like gays had no choice in the matter: they were going to be gay and there's nothing they could do to prevent it. I say it's bull. All human beings are born with a choice. To not have the capacity to control one's self and/or to choose is usually a common trait of mental disorders (i.e. that's one way to view them). Syzophrenia is the lack of the ability to maintain perception in reality, or you could think of it like that. Paranoia is the lack of the ability to see things for how they are without reading into them, etc.
I'm not saying being homosexual is a mental disorder. What I'm saying, however, is that being gay is a lifestyle choice: a conscious choice. To say that how they act is not their choice, i.e. they can't choose anything but that, is to say they lack the ability to control themselves. What I'm saying is that I have respect for the gay couple that admits that they chose to be gay. I have no respect for someone who blames genetics. Like I said, either you were born normal with the ability to choose, and your actions are your responsibility, or you lack the ability to choose and you shouldn't be considered sane. I can't just go to work and do what I want and blame genetics for my lack of self-control (unless I truly have psychological problems, etc). The same applies to life: I can't neglect my kid and blame my genetics, for example. I can't cheat on my wife and blame it on genetics. I can't be gay and blame genetics. And if I was gay (which I'm not, but for the sake of argument...) I would come out and own up to it, not say it's genetics or I was born with it.