Check into the criteria for the civil rights laws that have been passed. You'll find they concerned a person's immutable characteristics like skin color, age, gender, ethnicity....one doesn't have these one day and not the next...they are all innate characteristics that cannot be changed.....
this an "up for grabs" issue. perhap we need to settle the argument regarding the "gay" factor.
Sorry, actually it's not "up for grabs" even though the homosexual movement would like to paint it that way and evidently you have bought into their argument. Ever since the late 60s, homosexual activists and their supporters are trying to list a person's "sexual orientation" (as though sexual behavior is somehow their identity) as a minority classification alongside bona fide protected groups based upon race, gender, ethnicity, etc.
There is no right to homosexuality so what "right" do homosexuals have to claim this special status? The courts have 3 basic criteria to determine if a minority group deserves civil rights protections. One of them as I have said is that the group must exhibit obvious, immutable or distinguishing characteristics as in race or gender. The homosexual community fails on all 3 measures.
excuse me, let me rephrase, ask your gay friends when they chose their orientation
"Orientation"? I see you have bought into homosexualist sophistry as well..but let's go with it. We are all born with the heterosexual orientation. Unlike homosexuality, heterosexuality is immutable. All human beings with the exception of hermaphrodites (people with genital deformities) are born with a reproductive system that is heterosexual by nature. We are either male or female. We have sexual feelings only becasue of chemical and other processes that are rooted in our procreative heterosexual design. Thus, a male is sexual orientated toward a female (or vice versa) is self evidently normal and natural. By contrast male to male or female to female attraction is self evidently abnormal and unnatural. In reality, homosexuality is nothing more than same gender sexual behavior among people who are innately and unchangeably heterosexual. Homosexuality is more equivalent to pedophilia, sado-machochism, beastility, or any sexual behavior that deviates from the normal design based function of the human being.
exactly - they are as God or nature made them. They did not choose to be attracted to the same sex any more than I chose to be attracted to the opposite sex.
I can't count how many times I've heard homosexuals aren't responsible for their behavior, but that God is. In the theory of SPecial Creation, based upon the Holy Bible, God would not have created a genetic condition which sabotaged His own design, nor would He have created an entire class of people with no choice but to engage in a behavior which He had condemned. On the contrary, God gives each person free will and holds him accountable for his choices.
What about the idea that people are born homosexual? The preponderance of evidence is on the side that it's not genetic. Researchers, clinicians, and psychologists think it's learned behavior and evidence for this comes from many sources. Many doctors believe that homosexuality arises from various environmental factors. Adverse situations in a child's life that can lead to homosexual temptations are peer rejections, homosexual molestation, same sex experimentation, exposure to homosexual pornography, etc.
The idea that homosexuality is an inborn trait is debunked further and rather conclusively by the existence of hundreds of thousands of men and women who have successfully changed their sexual preference and left the homosexual lifestyle.