I, for one, understand your frustration here. I, also, think comparing human or mammalian homosexuality to bacterial or invertibrate asexual reproduction is far from appropriate given the discussion parameters. Even reptilian sex reversal, parthenogenesis and androgyny are inappropriate in this context.
I don't see how this got so far afield. I understood what you were saying and I think it appropriate. Purely homosexual acts cannot produce offspring. That does not mean that a human bisexual is limited to only the homosexual side of their orientation nor that homosexuals are incapable of producing offspring.
And how it came to jailing all non-productive couples is beyond anything I see you proposing, even as an extension of what I find to be your horribly biased and bigoted philosophy. I think the wheels just fell off over some assumed perceptions of what you were saying.
So, let it roll. Have a nice cup of tea and let the misperceptions subside.
As for the rest of the crowd, I think if you look carefully and objectively at these messages Faith was not headed in the direction you assumed and to which you reacted.
Sorry, fellas. I think you all took a wrong turn somewhere.
Is homosexuality a choice or is it some biological process.
Both. As a believer, I think that homosexual gender attraction is not a choice. It is also not a sin. It just is.
Homosexual behavior, however, is a choice.
The debate centers on rights vs. responsibilities.
I can understand the secular argument that in essence says that no religion nor belief should legislate human morality. So in that context, and on behalf of a secular government, I advocate choice, consensus, and personal responsibility regarding behavior within society.
As a believer, I will say that I believe that many inborn traits of humanity....whatever they may be...are something we are born with, but have a responsibility to control.
If humans simply behaved according to biological urges, we wouldn't have that good of a society.
Do you have any proof that "... that homosexual gender attraction is not a choice.". Studies? surveys? anything to factually back this up and negate the link I posted that lists many studies showing it is environmental and choice based?
If it is not a biological process and a result of choice and environment then it shouldn't be protected under the law any more than any other choice/environment option (like say vegetarianism).
As I recall, the Constitution goes to some lengths to protect my right to make my own choices.
I'd say that if meat folks began persecuting veggie folks (denying them equal access to marriage, housing, employment, etc.), then vegetarianism would need to be "protected under the law."
Could you explain why only those aspecst of human life that are seen as biologically determined should be protected against persecution and bigotry? Under your rubric, religious liberty would suffer considerable harm.
Actually no. Nice try to box me in, but it won't work. Lets go back to your statement about veggie folk being persecuted. Homosexuals think that being persecuted means being denied service (usually because of additional costs, and possibly religious belief). So they are pushing for laws that require everyone to serve them. As is recently seen in the law suits about the wedding cake service being denied to a homosexual couple and them suing to force the group to do it or pay restitution. So the equivalency would be for every restaurant to be required to have a vegetarian option or be considered to be persecuting vegetarians.
In fact its the religious freedoms that forcing those things would violate. Surely there are churches, housing, and places of employment that would likely not refuse service to homosexuals and even possibly cater to them. Why should everyone be forced to cater to something that is a choice. I see signs all over that say things like "firearms prohibited" and "no shirt, no service" can we then under the same assumptions start suing those people and throwing them in jail because they are 'infringing on our rights'? Of course not. That would be nonsense.
It also has to do with what people consider persecution and bigotry. I once went to a forum and expressed my dislike of all of the homosexual lobbying that was putting homosexual scenes in every show. I said something along the lines that I was not entertained by it anymore than someone who doesn't like scenes of romantic comedy in their serious political thrillers. Shortly after I was severely 'persecuted' for having an opinion.
The key thing to take away is that not liking something is not persecution or bigotry. The second thing is we have to get rid of all those signs and clauses in contracts that say "we can do these things without having a reason at all.".
Why are some religious folks so worried about homosexuality anyway?
What business is it of theirs/yours?
Because it is getting to the point where it is coming into direct conflict with the laws that protect the free exorcise of religion. A christian bakery is now being sued and threatened with criminal conduct for choosing not to serve a homosexual couple for example. So it actually is our business. You'll notice that we didn't really care until that point. We tried to convert them, but that was it.