Homosexuality is not a mental illness, why do so many ignorant people still believe that?

I mean its 2017 its becoming quite ridiculous now


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  • What makes you think that homosexuality is not a mental illness?

    There is a clear definition on what is normal and normal behavior in the human population. Two eyes, two arms, two legs, one head... all normal. When a person is born with one eye, one arm, no legs... etc... this is not normal and we call it a physical disability.

    This applies just as much to the mental state of a person, and whom they are sexually attracted to. Normal is being heterosexual. Any deviation from that is just a variant of the same mental illness where one has an odd attraction to something. Some people (pedophiles) are attracted to little children and infants. That's a mental illness. Some people are attracted to inanimate objects like cars. That's a mental illness. Some people are attracted to other species of animals, and go about sodomizing cats, dogs, goats, chickens. That's a mental illness. Some people are attracted to the same sex. That's a mental illness.

    This behavior is not normal, but it is natural in the sense that it is naturally occurring. Even if your genes are perfectly normal, the body does not always develop properly. Just as the body can develop physical abnormalities and deformations, so too can specific body parts like the brain, or hormone secreting organs and glands develop abnormally. When the brain develops abnormally, we see problems like schizophrenia, bipolar syndrome, autism, and confusion over sexual attraction (i. e., pedophilia, homosexuality, etc).

    When we look at someone with Down's Syndrome, most people can tell something is wrong by the traits commonly seen with Downs Syndrome people. Enlarged head, droopy eyes, distorted facial structure.

    When we look at people who are homosexual, their mannerism, speech etc... makes them easy to identify. Clearly, there are certain traits among many homosexuals that make them easy to identify. This is called a syndrome, a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms.


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  • Because that's what they want to believe. Plus, majority of people who think that way are the older generations who grew up being taught that it is a mental illness. So it's difficult for them to suddenly change their opinion. But just because they have this belief, doesn't mean they're a terrible person and should be cut out of your life. They can still be supportive and loving of you, even if they don't agree with homosexuality. :) I have a friend who is very Christian and homophobic. She dislikes homosexuality, and sees it as a sin. But can also understand that it's not her place to control or preach to others. I'm bisexual, and we're friends :) We have a little silent pact, where I don't talk about my homosexuality, and she won't preach about Jesus to me lol~ But it's also no one else's business to force others to believe what another believes. So long as they aren't hurting you (verbally, emotionally, or physically), then I don't see a reason to worry about it. :) Everyone will always have their own opinions, and we can't always change that. So it's better to learn how to get along together, rather than constantly butt heads.

    • Finally common sense entered the opinions section

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    • @CTaiger Good point. :) But also people who grew up that way truly do think it's a mental illness. But there's many things that are considered mental illnesses that don't always get treated, or that people don't believe need to be treated. So thinking of it as a mental illness, from their point of view, doesn't always mean they want you to be "fixed". They may want it internally, but if they see you aren't suffering, then there's no reason for it.

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  • Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

    It has been defined as contempt, prejudice, aversion, hatred or antipathy, may be based on irrational fear, and is often related to religious beliefs.

    Negative attitudes toward identifiable LGBT groups have similar yet specific names: lesbophobia is the intersection of homophobia and sexism directed against lesbians, biphobia targets bisexuality and bisexual people, and transphobia targets transgender and transsexual people and gender variance or gender role nonconformity.

    Disapproval of homosexuality and of gay people is not evenly distributed throughout society, but is more or less pronounced according to age, ethnicity, geographic location, race, sex, social class, education, partisan identification and religious status.

    I strongly believe that #weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, #homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.

  • You shouldn't care what others are thinking they won't change.

    You are you.
    They search for an easy life and you are searching for an easy life.
    A little thought experiment.

    In 500 Years all humans are created artificially in a lab that's just normal.
    So what would people think about sex and getting baby's the normal way.
    SEX would be just for fun because the natural way to get baby's is way to risky because off reasons.

    So what do you think people would say.

    Back to today
    What if your hetero and don't want kids is it okay to have sex because it's fun.
    And does it matter if your gay or not?
    Are you ill because you don't want kids?

    Or your hetero and can't have kids you still have sex and adopt a kid does it matter here if your hetero or not?

    And if it would be an illness would it be bad?

    Or is someone mentality ill because he/she is hetero and it's just lucky coincidence that our nature needed it the last million years?

    There is no mentally illness in a world who everybody has the same mental illness because it would be normal.

    Easy thought if you live in a word in which everybody cuts of his left toe and you don't want to do it are u mentally I'll?

    I could go on and on.

    We are what we are and what we want to be because we are made to want to be like we want to be.

    • You can live in fantasy land all you want but if people want babies, then it must be between men and women.

    • That was not my point.

      The question was is homosexuality a mental illness.
      Not is it possible to get babies without both genders?

      Sexuality has nothing to do with human reproduction not in a direct way.

      If your argument is it's an illnes because they can't have babies theb your the one living in a fantasy it's like saying.

      Trees are made of plantmatter because fish are pissing in the ocean.

      And you could get babies without men and it's probably not legal in most countrys but you could clone humans.

      That wouldn't be a good argument. Their ill because they can't have babies.
      Because they could.

      So try not to be so close minded, try understanding and try to have good morals who applie to everyone the same way and it doesn't matter what gender race believes sexuality they are or basketball team they like.

      Welcome in the real world

  • you're confusing two very different things

    we accept homosexuality because it does nobody any harm. we dont judge gays lesbians (etc etc) because there is no reason to. they fit fine in today's society and, again, their existence harms noone

    but its still a mental illness

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    • like calling homosexuality a mental illness

    • That's not what a mental illness is though. Like if you wanna make up your own definition then sure, but that's pretty fucking stupid. Besides, it ain't even unnatural. It may not be as evolutionarily advantageous for the individual as Heterosexuality, but less advantageous variations are still natural. You wouldn't call ugliness unnatural, now would you?

  • Oh yes, it is the current year, "The prophecy has been fulfilled!" great, now I will continue carrying on with my life.
    Turns out I'm supposed to say something pro-gay (I'm assuming from your stance on the issue) For me, as long as LGBTQRSTUV+ people don't mind me I won't mind them. Do I find homosexuality immoral? Yes, slightly, but again if I were to compare the morality of a serial killer as compared to a homo, I'd say the homo is more likely to be redeemed.

  • i think because it helps a lot of people feel justified in condemning homosexuality if they can say, "look it's a mental health issue".

    if they accepted that it wasn't a mental health issue then they'd have to find some other excuse for being against it

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  • The year has nothing to do with it. Some people who disagree with you thinks you're ignorant for thinking it's not a mental illness.

    I've had people who told me they were delivered from homosexuality and I was like really? Then when I introduced them to the opposite sex, they seemed to be clueless. What they were probably doing was suppressing their homosexuality, not changing it.

  • Some people are just not smart enough to recognize that things that they don't like are still natural and have been observed in other animals apart from humans.

  • It was classified as a mental illness until the gay lobby called them bigots and spread the lie that they were born that way. What's natural about a man having sex with another man?

  • Because they are ignorant sweetie you can't change that...

  • I dont believe homosexuality is a mental illness. But I believe people are entitled to their beliefs.

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