Well... back on topic, I disagree with homosexuality. I find it detestable and an abomination. It is from this that sodomy and diseases are spread. Many STDs are common within the homosexual community. It's rather disgusting IMO. Those are just facts. Just Google "homosexuality and diseases", and you'll find a lot.
But in regards to actual people that choose this lifestyle, I believe that it yields no good fruit. Men and women were created with correct plumbing. No mistakes were made.
The prevalence of STDs is in no way related to the homosexual lifestyle. The risk-factors presented as showing homosexuals having more risk of STDs - high numbers of sexual partners and anal penetrative sex (anal epithelial lining being more liikely to break than vaginal epithelium) - are infact equally prevalent amongst heterosexuals.
If I were to humour you and make the wholly unfounded assumption that homosexuality does in fact increase risk of various diseases, then your point to oppose it still doesn't stand. People have freedom to make lifestyle choices, even if these present riskd to their health - no one is thinking of banning fatty foods or smoking, despite both presenting far greater risks to health than all STDs combined (both in heterosexuals and homosexuals).
And regarding your point that a homosexual lifestyle "yields no fruit", am I correct in assuming you are referring to procreation? You do realise that the vast majority of human sexual intercourse is not done for procreation - in fact people go to great lengths to ensure so.
Finally, regarding "plumbing", I do disagree with your belief in intelligent design, but the sexual system did evolve for reproduction. Homosexuals using theirs for another purpose is no more removed from evolutionary purpose than heterosexuals having sex with contraceptions, or you using your fingers to type rather than picking grubs from a hole in a fallen tree. It is ridiculous to claim we should only use our body parts for their initial evolutionary purpose. You hardly find that in the natural world too.
Because you espouse ass-backwards ideas.
So... I believe that homosexuality is wrong and an abomination. I present prominent evidence and I get hounded by people screaming that I deserve to be ridiculed. Logical... xD
Only it is logical. The whole point of espousing opinions in a discussion forum format is for them to be challenged. The exact same is of all presented evidence.
Your weren't really expecting forum members to just state their views on homosexuality here without any discussion, or that your evidence would be accepted without any critique, were you?
"BOO-HOO, PEOPLE ARE TEACHING ME HOW TO BE TOLERANT AND NOT A BIGOT"
Nah, I don't think so. You give them an inch, and they'll take a mile. I find it offensive when homosexuals push up on society and act like victims when people don't accept it and defend themselves.
So, I'm just going to ignore your prior post with that link, because well.. yeah. But I feel like this is a valid question for you, Carmen. What if someone very close to you, say a best friend or a family member, came out to you? How would you react and what would you tell them? I'm extremely curious to know.
Your entire viewpoint on this matter is actually extremely fascinating to me.
I would treat them as a human being of course. I would still be a friend to them if they needed me to be. But, I wouldn't support their beliefs.
And to reply to noblum, gay people rubbing their beliefs in my face. I, in turn, defend myself by saying no and I believe it's wrong. I'm all of a sudden a bigot. Interesting. I'm outta here. This thread won't go anywhere. Try to express your opinion, and people hate you for it.
If anyone has any more comments to say to me, please PM me.
Like Myron replied to your post, you might want to look up the meaning of bigot. It simply refers to someone who acts due to their prejudices. The vast majority of people here, and in Western countries in general, believe that your beliefs regarding homosexuals are unfounded, and thus prejudices. If you were to act upon said beliefs, you would fit the definition for most people here. Though this is obviously no excuse for name-calling, as you might also consider them bigots too.