That question has been asked by many and answered with 100% proof by none. Some people believe that homosexuality is a chosen lifestyle. Those people believe that desiring the same sex is a conscious decision and is not something a person is born with. They believe that the homosexual tendencies are driven by a person’s own desires and have nothing to do with their genetic makeup. Others believe that some may choose a gay lifestyle but others are born gay. They feel that with the discrimination and ridicule that homosexuals often face, most don’t and wouldn’t choose a lifestyle that would knowingly bring them so much anxiety and ridicule.
So the question is still posed and both sides still stand strong on their beliefs of whether homosexuality is a decision or if the lifestyle chooses them and not the other way around.
I was completely wowed by this video taken from the Tyra Banks Show. On this episode Tyra talks with two men who went through extensive therapy to try and convert themselves from gay to straight. The video also talks briefly about the group Love in Action which seeks to help homosexual people to find freedom from the desires of the homosexual lifestyle through Jesus Christ. The group believes that the power of Jesus can rescue anyone from any behavior, compulsion etc.
After a little internet browsing and searching, I found quite a few sites other than Love in Action, that desire to help homosexuals who have “Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions“. These groups offer solutions for healing, books, cds, and other services that profess to help people who wish to rid themselves of their homosexuality or homosexual tendencies.
My question is this; if a person can rid them self of homosexuality, isn’t that a choice? If you can choose to no longer want, desire or act upon homosexual activities or lifestyles did you not choose to act, desire and live that way before?
I do not have the answer to whether or not homosexuality is a choice, or if some are born that way, but I do believe that if it is something you can change, it is something you chose.