There is a group of individuals that feel homosexuals just have a birth defect and/or are suffering a mental deficiency.
This thinking is born out of the medical definition of birth defect – “Any defect present in a baby at birth, irrespective of whether the defect is caused by a genetic factor or by prenatal events that are not genetic.” (from - http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11042)
Well, going by this definition, twins are essentially defects. This sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Twins are nothing but a birth defect.
It is just as ludicrous to attribute this unintelligent theory toward the homosexual community. I mean, if this world were to give into the archaic religious zealots, twins, triplets, geniuses, albinos, and homosexuals alike would all have to be stricken from the planet.
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association agreed that homosexual tendencies were NOT a mental dysfunction or illness. Thus they removed homosexual as an illness from the, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Why can’t the religious and conservative dogmatists do the same? There are miles of medical research supporting that most gay people are in fact born that way.
If these religious based groups believe God is perfect and made and is in control of all thing; why is it so hard to concede that gays individuals are not mistakes or sinners any more that a twin?
These same groups were the ones that were against interracial marriages a short 40 years ago. It was the Loving case brought to the Supreme Court that made it legal (more information can be found at www.lovingday.com).