I don't agree that it's silly, it refers to heritage. Most black people living in the US are Americans whose ancestors are from Africa.
So why don't we refer to EVERYONE by heritage? Why don't we call "white" people "European Americans"?
Because it's ridiculous, and so is "African American".
You're the one that effectively said "you are what you say you are" in terms of sexuality. You're the one that makes it an option.
The "option" is based upon who you choose to be with romantically and/or sexually, NOT based on "you are what you say you are", which is a concept I've always been AGAINST.
If you've been reading any of my posts at all you should know better than to think I was ever in favor of such a thing.
It would really help to advance the discussion if you would go the hell away, because everyone else can basically agree to the rest of the world's definition of homosexuality.
I'm sure it would have helped the church if Galileo would have gone away too, but he had logic and fact on his side, and so do I.
You can argue your alternative definition all you want, but it comes down to your word against everyone else's,
What you say here means less than nothing, because it's a logical fallacy. How many people agree with which side is irrelevant in terms of arguing the merits of either.
your opinions on many things have clearly demonstrated far too little critical thinking skills and discernment
The problem is that I HAVE used critical thinking and discernment and have come to a conclusion different than your own, and you just can't handle that.
You think you're the king when it comes to those things and you just can't get how anyone else could feel differently than you do. Well, someone does, and if anything they've used MORE critical thinking and discernment than you have.
So get off your high horse and stop pretending anyone who disagrees with you can't think critically or use discernment.
You're the only one who says you're defined exclusively by choices.
Yes, when it comes to non-biological traits. Obviously skin color and ethnicity don't fall into those categories.
And if being black is something biologically determined and you can't really get away from it, why is sexual preference - also biologically determined - different?
The difference is that sexuality is not biologically determined, as your choices that dictate your sexuality do not necessarily have to follow your biological attraction.
For example, you could be more attracted to women but decide you only want to be with men in romantic and/or sexual situations. This clearly shows that your decision of who to be with indicates your sexuality rather than your simple statement that you feel more attracted to the opposite gender.
Also, race and attraction aren't analogous because race is a physical thing while attraction isn't.