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Costa Rica: Human rights commission head ‘believes sexual orientation can be changed’

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  1. It is often the case that those who believe that sexuality is a mutable characteristic feel that way because, for the, it is.

    Sexually confident men and women, whether gay or straight or bi, know that their sexual orientation is not subject to change.

    1. You are wrong. There are so many men who has been natural but later decided become gay. There is the opposite cases also.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Jun 2012, 7:12pm

        Provide evidence where a straight man chose to be gay, then you may have some credence, cretin. What’ s good for the goose is good for the gander!

        1. The jail system is rampant with men having sex with men but then resume a hetro lifestyle once they are freed back into society.

          1. They do not desire having sex with those men though – that is not a change in orientation.

          2. Ray, in the prison culture a stronger inmate takes a weaker inmate as his “woman” and it is not even considered homosexual. He provides protection for his mate and maintains his status as a formidable defender of his “property”.

            Prison homosexuality is explained away as being a sort of punishment – a violent act against another inmate to permanently shame him. At other times, it is explained as an involuntary release: a last resort that the deprived inmate has no choice but to succumb to in the absence of a female partner.

            (Source: Abbott, Jack Henry. In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison. New York: Vintage Books, 1991.)

          3. Jock S. Trap 15 Jun 2012, 11:08am

            And that’s your evidence is it Ray? LOL

      2. You are wrong. As usual, you manage to sound both ignorant and foolish.What you clumsily speak of is more usually the result of initial conformity with social pressures.

      3. Jock S. Trap 15 Jun 2012, 11:07am

        Wow, you seem to be so knowledgeable about these matters… So how does one ‘decide’ to be Gay, Lesbian, etc… prey do tell?

    2. Even if sexuality were mutable, so what? Why should someone change their sexual orientation? I wouldn’t change my sexuality to suit this creep.

  2. Yes if Christians and Muslims murder them or bully them until they kill themselves.

    1. You are an extremist

      1. I would suggest that you are the extremist

      2. I doubt Malcolm is, but I suspect Rich – you recognise extremism from your own traits!

      3. Jock S. Trap 15 Jun 2012, 11:09am

        And you are an idiot!

    2. Do you know who’s extremist?

      The people that bully homosexuals and bisexuals to the point of suicide, because of the religion, and the people who refuse to recognize these MURDERS taking place

      1. their*

        1. You mean like the people who bully trans into the same desperate state?

          1. If you’re going to kill yourself because I tell you your biological reality, you’re pathetic. What I don’t do is call trans people worthless, useless, waste of space, I don’t say they should be executed, I don’t physically attack them. I am nowhere close to the way homophobes are

  3. Kornelijus Norvidas 14 Jun 2012, 6:37pm

    Human rights or religious rights commissioner? A ‘little’ difference between two must exist, even by weak imagination.

    1. Not necessarily….

    2. Religious people should have the right to practice their religion, not mistreat others and deny them rights. Get it through your brainwashed little mind

      1. Says the woman who denies trans rights.

        1. No, I don’t support the right for people to enable a mental illness by mutilating their bodies and lying about their sex. On the other hand, I support the rights of people attracted to the same sex.

  4. he said “I do believe that, because it was written in the Bible.” oh FFs, and this idiot has power.

    1. You are vulgar and nasty creature – not a human being, but a parody.

      1. What does that make you, Rich?

        Try coming up with an argument, it might make you sound less pathetic.

      2. Jock S. Trap 15 Jun 2012, 11:10am

        Ironic that you call yourself ‘Rich’!

    2. The only parodies of human beings here are homophobes

      1. and transphobes.

        1. There’s nothing non-human about supporting biological reality

    3. when anyone says “i believe” just walk away from the beleivers of the sky fairy

  5. I could not read too much before I got angry.

    It would appear that this man is not capable of thinking for himself as he reads the worlds oldest piece of fiction, the Bible.

    Unlike sexuality, this man needs to change and be put out to pasture and not lead up a human rights organisation

    1. If you are angry, you are already wrong. Intelligent man always cool, unintelligent – aren’t.

    2. If you are homophobic/heterosexist, you are already wrong.

      1. So are you with youir transphobia.

    3. Jock S. Trap 15 Jun 2012, 11:12am

      Indeed D.McCabe that is the problem. These people don’t think for themselves and clearly feel threatened by people like us that do.

  6. It’s not a “sin” in the sense nothing is wrong with it. Also, I think religious people shouldn’t hold office, let alone be the leader of human rights. If you believe that homosexuals and bisexuals shouldn’t have equal rights you have no place involved human rights. Orientation can’t be changed, it’s sad that people think it can be- anybody that thinks it can be changed is either an idiot and an insecure idiot.

    1. should hold*

    2. Never mind, I was right the first time. This is what happens when I don’t pay attention :X

    3. Apply the word “idiot” to yourself. That’s would be a proper course. You never studied the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and never comprehended that fact that every human being in the world have the RIGHT to be the follower of any religion in the world. Your thinking are defective for 100% already because you not comprehend the human rights and ready to violate it on the basis of your personal “thinking”…. Pity!

      1. Theres also a right to be free from religious hypocrites.

    4. People do have the right to a relgiion but they should not be allowed to hold office because it affects their decision and law making, and how they treat people.

      Us atheists also have human rights but here in several US states, we can’t hold office, we’re ostracized, we’re called evil, we’re mistreated, we’re told we should die, etc. And in many countries people are forced to be part of a religion, or if they don’t want to be, they have to pay money (see Saudi Arabia)

      And don’t even get me started on homophobia, misogyny, and racism

      1. *We atheists… :-)

        1. I think she means US as in the United States …

      2. and transphobia, Lumi. Remember you are hardly a paragon of virtue yourself.

      3. IS there a law in any US State barring non-Christians/Atheists from holding office? Please clarify.

  7. Two things immediately strike me about this story – firstly, someone (sadly in this case the person with legal responsibility for civil rights of LGBT people in his nation) is blinded by indoctrination that prevents him respecting equality for people who are gay – yet again.

    Secondly, he uses the word unfortunately when he answers the question … seems he regrets his indoctrination – perhaps?

    1. Stu, nothing is wrong for any person to follow any religion, especially because such matter is the HUMAN RIGHT! Keep you unintelligent “thought” for yourself. You need to comprehend that any religious man in the world possessing the right to hold the office of human rights commissioner. Especially in such religious country as Costa Rica. Your education sucks, Stu…. Pity!

      1. If you were educated (clearly not in English), Rich then you would respect others whose views disagree with yours and do not seek to oppress you or deny you rights.

        Everything Stu said was correct.

    2. “Secondly, he uses the word unfortunately when he answers the question … seems he regrets his indoctrination – perhaps?”

      Unfortunately I think he feels it is written in the Bible and so that it is wrong is not negotiable, of course nothing of the sort is written in the Bible but he believes it to be so.

  8. He is absolutely correct.

  9. People who say they changed from gay to straight are
    -Pretending to be straight

    People who say they changed from bi to straight are
    -Just repressing their bisexual side and not letting themselves be themselves

    Nobody chooses what sex(es) they’re attracted to. SMH.

    1. Possible. But there are many ways to change from one orientation to other.

      1. I’m sure you’d know, Rich.

    2. No there’s no way. to change orientation. Orientation is not something that can be changed. It’s not a choice. Nobody can choose to be heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or asexual, just to identify as such, and to pretend to be, but that’s not living your life the way you should, because you should be true to yourself.

  10. Not fit for office.

    1. Of course he fit, for 100%. But you are not. The reason is simple: you don’t understand the human rights and their very profound semantics. You need to go in the university for study jurisprudence. Currently, you are an ignorant. Pity!

      1. I am at university and a final year law student. I understand human rights perfectly, its a balancing exercise but nobody should have less rights then others. People are entitled to follow a religion but others are entitled to be free FROM other people’s religion and the bile of homophobic people using the bible to justify themselves. The Harry Potter books tells me that I can walk through the wall at Kings Cross – I don’t believe it and try it because I’m not stupid.

      2. Of course he fit, for 100%.

        Your grammar and syntax suggest a limited capacity to understand ‘profound semantics’. Pity.

    2. He’s not fit because he doesn’t understand the human rights of homosexuals and bisexuals.

  11. Religion = mental illness

    1. You are not a psychiatrist, but fake. Pity!

      1. Rich – your English is appalling – pleases desist from commenting further on this site until you have improved your grasp of our language

    2. If you believe in fairy tales you are mentally ill

      *cough*A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. *cough*

  12. Being gay IS natural. Being bi IS natural.

    1. Being Trans is natural to transsexuals.

      1. No, it’s not. You’re either female, male, or intersex. Surgery and hormones are not natural. You are naturally your biological sex.

        1. Scientific evidence disagrees with your empty assertion.

  13. It is wrong for people to follow most religions, especially Christianity. Do you know how evil the Bible is? Read Truth-Saves, Skeptics Annotated Bible, Evil Bible, God Is Imaginary.

    If you’re a person who believes fictious stories are real, you’re pathetic. Like I said, “A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary”.

  14. Shake Spear 14 Jun 2012, 8:10pm

    I think he should be forced into gay sex, then. He’ll more than likely enjoy it. Because conversion is easy, right?

  15. This person is a little late on the band wagon we have already been through this. He needs to catch up and then resign.

  16. Whose human rights is this guy protecting? Apparently, he thinks his job doesn’t include protecting the human rights of LGBT people. He shoud be fired, not to mention screamed at every where he appears.

  17. “Unfortunately I do believe that, because it was written in the Bible.” How can a moron like this head a Commission on Human Rights? They are not recognised by the bible.

  18. It’s safe to assume that he’s speaking from personal experience; he used to be straight but was then converted to gay (he should enlighten us how that conversion happened). Now he’s your typical closeted gay homophobe with boyfriends on the DL.

    It’s too easy when these haters start talking about changing sexual orientation.

  19. Otro mamon…!
    Another knob-head…!


  20. Why? Did he change his?

  21. Jock S. Trap 15 Jun 2012, 11:06am

    Then he is deluded!

    Only religion thinks you can and should change the way someone is born even though they are the ones choosing a lifestyle choice.

    I seriously would like to witness someone straight going to these people wanting to be gay and seeing the reaction They get. Bet is wouldn’t be polite.

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