August 07, 2009

Why Are So Many Male Dancers Gay?


Biologically, I don't see how this makes sense. A correlation between sexuality and physical flexibility/coordination?

I can see how gay men might be more interested or willing to admit interest in dance than straight men. And therefore, there are potentially a lot of great straight dancers playing other professional sports right now. Is that all it is? How could there be a connection?

21 comments:

Micah said...

I think perhaps kids who are interested in dance and enjoy it get teased. They get called girly, or fairy. They are told they are gay. They are split from the jocks and other notoriously straight groups. If you're told something enough you will believe it. Then I think you decide to give it a try and because it is sex you will enjoy it just because it is sex so then you think, "I really must be gay." You then have acceptance with that crowd and the rest is history.

Then there is the fact that you're around attractive girls all the time and in close proximity so from a young age the female body isn't as mysterious and exciting since you are so used to it plus you have to suppress any sexual thoughts because those tights would give away what you're thinking.

Of course, this is all my "opinion". I really do think there is a strong correlation from being an outcast (real or perceived) and homosexuality.

Eric Olsen said...

(eric shields micah from the enraged comments sure to follow)

The Great I'm Not said...

Good lord, how can anyone possibly respond after that first comment.

Eric Olsen said...

In Michah's defense, not knowing his age, that logic probably would have made sense to me back 10-15 years ago.

Micah, there's no doubt a correlation between being an outcast and homosexuality. But, I think most gay people would claim that the latter creates the former.

The Great I'm Not said...

Why can't Christians swallow the idea that people are born Gay? Aren't we born sinners? Sinning for man is as natural as breathing.

Eric Olsen said...

(eric shields erik from the enraged comments sure to follow)

Braden said...

With that logic then people are born murderers and child abusers too. I don't buy it, sin is not part of our genetic makeup. We may be somewhat predisposed to commit one sin or another but we still have a choice.

Eric Olsen said...

braden, is that LDS theology on original sin? i didn't know that.

The Great I'm Not said...

How can you say that sin isn't part of our genetic makeup, but in the same breath say that we are predisposed for certain types of sin? Also, I've yet to hear a theological explanation for people born with both sets of reproductive organ. What if they chose to snip off the wrong parts? Are they now destined to commit the sin of homosexuality their entire lives?

Eric Olsen said...

ha, that's actually a good first half of a great point erik, but you've got to be clear that committing and desire are two different things.

The Great I'm Not said...

Not according to Jesus they aren't. If I desire another woman I've already committed adultery. If I hate my fellow man, I have murdered him in my heart.

So can someone answer the question? A person is born without a clearly defined gender. Are they required to remain completely asexual outwardly and inwardly in order to avoid the sin of homosexuality?

Eric Olsen said...

desire is not the same thing as lust.
if it was, then Jesus' temptation in the desert disqualifies him.

i can't imagine there being a satisfying theological answer to that question.

The Great I'm Not said...

So you believe that someone can desire men but not lust after them? Trying to answer the "was Jesus really tempted" is opening up a huge can of worms. Some would say because he was fully man, the man nature was tempted.

Braden said...

We aren't born with sin in us like we are born with blue eyes. I am saying we are not born having already sinned, and we always have a choice.

So you're saying if we've lusted after someone we might as well just go through with it because it's all the same to Jesus? I don't agree there either.

@Eric, Yes we believe that we are punished for our own sins and not for Adam's transgression

Eric Olsen said...

i absolutely believe that one can desire men or women and not lust after them. there's actually a lyric from our next album that addresses this with, "I thought of giving in, and realized I already had."

lust is giving in to the temptation - mentally. That's where the comparison of "adultery in your heart" comes in. You've already given in to the temptation mentally and emotionally, if not physically.

B - what's your translation do with Romans 5:18-19, or the larger block of 5:12-21

The Great I'm Not said...

I think we tend to do exactly what Christ doesn't want us do to and that's define sin. That's where I take issue. We are all equally depraved. Saying that you are somehow a better human because you don't murder is exactly what the Pharisees were doing.

Eric Olsen said...

who said that? and i think the danger in that mindset is that you could feel content living a defeated life.

The Great I'm Not said...

Why does having real empathy for all sinners mean your living a defeated life? I'm as depraved as my neighbor, Christ commanded that I love him as myself; why? Because essentially we are in the same boat.

Eric Olsen said...

i said there COULD be danger of apathy in that mindset, not a direct causation.

and christ commands we love our neighbor 'cause he's their daddy.

Braden said...

Christ has clearly defined sin, he has given us commandments. If sin isn't defined or has vague parameters humans will naturally be able to rationalize anything. Undefined limits are the devil's work.

The Great I'm Not said...

So the answer to the hermaphrodite question is "they can desire but not act on any sexual feelings"?