Nowadays, it seems like a headline isn't a real headline if it doesn't include a weird and slightly disturbing quote from a bishop. In an increasingly secular society, it seems as if we're not as strict with our beliefs as we used to be. So most religious leaders seem to be problematic in one way or another.
While we're continuing living our best lives, it seems as if some people are still extremely caught up in making others' lives harder. I thought we were over brainwashing the masses? No? Not yet?
Well, it seems as if this bishop didn't get the memo. He's going around claiming that gay people only exist when pregnant women have anal sex... I know, I know. Keep scrolling for the full-length video of the outrageous rumor directly from the horse's mouth.
People have been trying to find out "what makes people gay" for decades.This is the debate that has divided the world. Is it a choice, or are people born this way?
Science vs Choice.A recent article by The Guardian states that sexuality is in fact a "choice" as opposed to something that we are born with.
The argument says that we can actively choose who we're sexually attracted to.Simon Copeland argues that, because our sexual desires "can change" at any given time, people argue that it must be a choice. If they couldn't change, then there would be a stronger argument for those who believe that being gay is trait that you're born with.
But that raises so many important questions that the "choice" argument cannot answer.What about those people who struggle with their sexual orientation? Even though, as a society, we are becoming more aware and accepting of the LGBTQ+ community, it's hard to deny that there is still a social stigma surrounding the issue.
People have been trying to "cure" gay people for years.
via: Getty ImagesThere have been so many forms of therapy aimed at the LGBTQ+ community to try to get them to "change."
Recently, China was outed for its horrible treatment of gay people.
via: Getty ImagesTheir answer to curing people of their "gayness" was using a method called "gay conversion therapy."
This involved electric shocks and pills.There were a couple of detailed case studies consisting of intense verbal and mental abuse, forced medication, and electric shock therapy, which were all taking place in hospitals across China.
And it only gets worse...Doctors who were part of the clinic that used this method were being paid up to four thousand dollars per treatment, thus highlighting how professionals were using their power in order to exploit the community for their own gain.
Since all of this was exposed, the "Human Rights Watch" has been keeping a close eye on these clinics.
via: Getty ImagesAnd people across the country have been protesting against the disgusting treatment of openly gay individuals. An artist named Wu Qiong staged a protest in which he sent red trucks with slogans denouncing homosexual “conversion therapy" through major cities in China.
Scientific research has proved that there are some links between genes and sexuality.The origin of our sexuality comes from "gay genes," claims Qazi Rahman. The argument is very complex but relies heavily on biological factors that help to determine our sexuality.
But this bishop has other ideas...
via: Daily MailThe Bishop of Morphou Neophytos shocked the world when he made a bold and slightly disturbing comment about how gay people have come to exist. Prepare yourselves for this one, guys...