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  • People are born gay. No one would ever choose a life of persecution and difficulty. People love who they love, and should have the right to make those choices. The Bible doesn't say anything. The Bible was written a long time ago and has been interpreted by a lot of PEOPLE who feel that being gay is wrong...
  • If you are gay then you are gay don't look to religion for justification be gay and be happy with yourself.
  • The Bible says braiding your hair is wrong. You have to read the whole Bible in order to understand it's true meaning. People tend to pick and chose which parts are relevant and which aren't. I say that if you ask yourself, "Am I showing love in my life?" and can honestly answer, "Yes." then you are doing what the Bible says to do.
  • The Bible SAYS a lot of things ..it does not make them all TRUE ... Also; look at the time the Bible was written ... a lot has CHANGED since the Bible was written in Origional Hebrew ... which 99% of the scholors misinterrepted to suit their own agenda .... try reading: http://gayxjw.org/hombible.html .... Also; IF you can find the "Secret Gospel of Mark" (Google It) .. Mark 10: between verses 34-35 ... read THAT and see what conclusion that YOU come to .... MANY feeel that IF that was taken the way that it appears .. Christianity would be set on its collective behind .... Happy reading.
  • The Bible does not mention or describe being gay anywhere.
  • God did not make you that way your parents did through their raising of you. Pray to the Lord to help you find the true way and trust that he will nad he will. The faith of a lemon seed will set you free.
  • Well I dont beleive in god (please dont down rate me just because of that). I DO however beleive that you are born the way you are. Gay or not. I was born to like girls, I could'nt think any-other way. I know gay people, and they think the same way, only about the same sex. Be YOU! thats all I can say. People today are to "F'd" up to not be cool with things like gays. I'm straight and totally love gays! Yall are funny and think im cute. Its Great! lol. Enjoy your night.
  • The Bible says a lot of stuff is wrong. It says a rapist should buy his victim from her father for 50 shekels. It condones slavery. It condemns homosexuality and says homosexuals should be killed. The Bible was written by man a long time ago. That's not to discount everything in the Bible, but you have to draw a line somewhere and say ''ok, this book has been influenced by what was acceptable in society back then. We can't take it as our literal and ultimate authority on morality''.
  • I always like to tell this story when this type of question comes up. In grammar school, I had two school friends, a brother and sister. They were fraternal twins. The boy was always a little effeminate, and the girl was always a bit of a tomboy. These traits continued throughout adolescence. Today, they are middle aged, and both openly gay and very well adjusted. No one can tell me that genetics didn't play a role in that. And, I can say that environment didn't play a role. They both had very loving, devoted parents.
  • The original reading of the bible said that a man should not lie with another man like you would with a woman- i.e. missionary position. Anything else was fine. http://gaychristian.net/
  • Priests or such tell you being gay is wrong, premarital sex is wrong, searching for true science is wrong, your feelings of emptiness can only be explained by an absence of god. How about everything you feel bad about is caused by the presence of religion (God). When people are happy without despair the resonate with life and are kind to one another.
  • Homosexuality is natural and in many species on earth. When reality and religion differ, it's not reality that is wrong.
  • I don't feel you were born that way. It is a lifestyle you choose. Being a female, I can see how it is easy to "love" another woman when you have been hurt by a man. Right now though I think I will continue to love my husband of 16 years.
  • NO ONE is born gay it is a choice that you make on your own. The bible clearly states that being gay is not of god and is a abomination. All though i try to love all people i still do not agree with this life style and i will not let the schools fill my sons heads full of this lifestyle is ok. Clearly it is not
  • I've never understood how those who proclaim to be christians find it so easy to be the 1st ones to step up to pass judgement on others. I wonder where that hate comes from: I know that is not Bible based. I have read thru all the comments and find it very amusing to read comments like "people just have to admit that it is wrong first and that they have a problem and want to change" ....well...how nice to be so wise and who's problem is it exactly (maybe yours). I can judge noone as It is not my place to do so~and I can thank god that it's a burden I don't have to carry and perhaps if others didn't try to be so judgemental they would be happier people to. "Ignorance Breeds Fear" and People tend to fear what they know nothing about~Enought said~
  • I grow quite weary of those who use the Bible to justify all kinds of bigotry. It was inspired by God, but written by man. And man has translated, retranslated, twisted, taken out of context and picked and chosen verse until it suits their needs. I never learned in church and Sunday school that it's ok to preach intolerance and hatred. I was born to straight parents. They never taught me about sexual orientation. I never "chose" a sexual orientation. I firmly believe that it's genetic. I am who I am...the way God made me and He loves us all the way He created us.
  • Where does the Bible say it's wrong to be gay? Can you post the passage/verse/scripture?
  • Let's all come down from our high horses shall we. Nobody consciously chooses what or who they are attracted to. I don't choose to like the taste of chocolate or to prefer brunettes over blondes, it's just something in my personal make up as a human being. No doubt the same is true of those people that have homosexual tendencies but does that make it automatically right to act on those tendencies? Should paedophelia be allowed purely because it's an involuntary condition? . I'm an atheist so I believe in live and let live .. but if you are a christian you are deceiving yourself if you think that the Bible does not condemn homosexual acts - it clearly does. . Homosexuals can do what they want as far as I'm concerned but they can't claim to be a good christian or to be loved in the eyes of God if they engage in homosexual physical acts. That's just pure hypocrisy - check out Leviticus.
  • The bible was written by a bunch of old men who lived in caves. What do you expect?
  • The bible is a story book in my opinion,if your Gay your gay so what doesnt matter you are what you are stand up and be proud not everyone is predudice (please bible preachers its only a opinion i dont want anyone trying to convert me for answering this question thank u)
  • I dont believe if a person is gay it's their fault, some people can't help what they are There are many people with gender identity disorder or many men with low testosorome and women with high testosorome
  • Leviticus is the Old Testament and I feel that all bets on it are off with the advent of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. I think the Old Testament is interesting and a good piece of history, but as for law, I don't think it holds the power it did before Christ.
  • people choose to be Gay, God gives them free will.
  • I have a lot of questions about this on both sides. First, let me preface by saying I had two gay cousins. One was so far in the closet that I couldn't prove he was gay, but I'm sure he was. He died at a very young age of a common complication of AIDS without even letting his parents know he was sick. He was one of my closest friends as kids and I love him deeply. I still miss him very much. The other is flamboyantly out, HIV positive, very ill from the side effects of medication and celibate since his diagnosis. We were good friends as children too, although we've drifted apart because of geographical distance. First of all, I question that you can't help being gay. I think that so far, science is trumpeting causality when in fact, they may have only proven correlation. It could be that they will prove causality, but I don't think they have yet. Secondly, both of my gay cousins came from families with much bipolar, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed. Even the heterosexual folks that I've known with bipolar seem to have a lot of sexual effects, particularly promiscuity and serial cheating. I wonder if this isn't the true causality. I wonder if they started really examining homosexuality, if they wouldn't find high levels of bipolar within the community. Thirdly, there are many other things people can have that aren't their fault, but I don't know that God had anything to do with it. My daughter has a genetic disorder that causes tumors on her nerve endings. She can't help that, but I don't blame God. I don't believe for an instant that God struck my child with a crippling illness just for His amusement. He has made it abundantly clear that this world is broken, and that suffering is now part of it. Sure, He could fix it if He wanted, but His focus is on getting her out of here into a fixed world, not on making life perfect for her here. If He can use that illness and its suffering to teach her to lean on Him, He'd rather do that. Better that she suffer a little here and find joy in eternity. Fourthly, just because we are made a certain way, that doesn't mean we have to express it. My pastor carries the gene for alcoholism. Again, I don't know if science has proved correlation or causality here, but there has been much research on the patterns of alcoholism in families. As he says, he may have that tendency inborn in him, but if he does it it will still kill him. He did it for a while, but he has been sober for a very long time, through much discipline and sacrifice on his part. That very sacrifice is what made him a true man of God. In order to stay sober, he has to stay on his knees. Fifthly, I'm not sure that most of us don't have same sex crushes or attractions at some time in our lives. I know I did, several times. However, I have never been interested in pursuing that lifestyle or even the experience and I am very happily and heterosexually married to my husband. I am also completely faithful to him and have no desire to be otherwise. Same-sex relationships were notoriously common in boarding schools, but not all of those kids went on to be gay. For some, the experience was curative. We have a very clever adversary who is not above even using the media and science to convince us to sin. If he can convince us that those little same-sex crushes mean that we are gay and can't be otherwise, that we can never love the opposite sex, then his work is done. But he is also a liar and the father of lies. But sixthly, I'm not sure that sometimes we over interpret the Bible on homosexuality. Yes, there is a passage that specifically forbids it. However, in most of the others I'm not sure that the issue wasn't rape, not homosexuality. The Sodomites were willing to rape Lot's daughters too. And regardless of which side the Bible comes down on, it also makes it abundantly clear that we are always to hate the sin but love the sinner. Even if I don't agree with what my cousins did, I never stopped loving them.
  • Most anti-gay arguements HINGE on the idea that being gay is a choice. If they were to understand that it was something born with, then suddenly their stances would crumble. Check out this related queston I just asked: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1470671
  • hey, i guess your a loser too. want to join the club? ignore these idiots, their just worthless trolls. great answer, at least someone shares what i believe in.
  • there's nothing wrong with being gay, I respect them, they're the people who know who they really are and don't care what other people say. their the "free spirits" and they'll always have your back if you think something is unjust, they're usually the ones who speak up and say something about it. for example, the prop 6 in California last year, thousands of people paraded the streets, kids and even straight men and woman with familis of their own. The bible says alot of things that sometimes people take seriously. I'm not saying I disagree with what the holy book says. I'm just saying people have a right to live how ever they want. let them be. =]
  • That's why I don't believe in god,sorry. I've met too many REALLY nice people with this issue,and I don't believe they're wrong-they are all wth OTHER ADULTS,so it should'nt bother anyone! It's not hurting anyone-besides,my aunt used to take me to Cathlic Church,THEN make me KEEP secrets behind cosed doors(She was Bi-sexual,self proffessed,but flirted with men,and had male/female relationships ALL the time!) Those are my thoughts,anyway*
  • @Randoley: 1 Corinthians does not mention homosexuals or homosexual offenders except in the English translations. In the original Greek there's no corresponding word in that verse. The words in use (Malakos and Arsenokoites) means "soft persons" and "male prostitutes" respectively. @Hyperions in China: "Abomination" is the exact same word used to describe eating shellfish and pork.
  • Ther's not enogh love in the world. Don't let a book that is intepreted by people full of hate tell you who to love. Now I am going to end up getting told I'm going to hell. This always happens...............
  • You are misquoting the Bible a bit. Created in the image of the one God and equally endowed with rational souls, all men have the same nature and the same origin. Redeemed by the sacrifice of Christ, all are called to participate in the same divine beatitude: all therefore enjoy an equal dignity. The Catholic Church believes there is nothing sinful about being homosexual. But homosexuals like all unmarried people are called to celibacy. Homosexual acts (not people with homosexual tendencies) are condemned in the Bible in Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10, and possibly Jude 1:7. Heterosexual acts outside of marriage are condemned in the Bible in Exodus 22:16-17, Leviticus 18:6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, Deuteronomy 22:13-21, Proverbs 5:15-21, 7:1, 6, 15, 21, 23:27-28, 29:3, Malachi 2:16, 1 Corinthians 5:9-13, 6:9-10, 15-18, 7:1-2, 8-9, 28, 34, 36-38, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:31, Matthew 19:7, 1 Thessalonians 4:2-8, Hebrews 13:4, 1 Timothy 5:2, and many others. In addition to these Scriptures, there are over 30 other verses praising virgins. And, of course, a multitude of Scriptures praising marriage and faithful spouses and condemning adultery. The Church specifically says that homosexuals "must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided." Here is the text of the document, On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (1986): http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_df86ho.htm For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 2357-2359: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.shtml#2357 With love in Christ.
  • you'd be hard pressed to find something that ISN'T a sin in the bible or religion, of all the things condemned being gay seems to be the sin dejour they harp on of late. I'd say that there's at least a dozen other sins that or more worthy of punishment and condemnation being perpetrated by christians and non alike...yet they are not. Maybe it's because it isn't such a bad thing compared to murder or adultery or pedophelia but it is a bigger threat because gays have existed in society for years and years and no one gave a shit but the occasional bigot, but now that gays are seeking to get married christians find this a catalyst for the disentigration of an institution that they lay claim to and find synonymous with christianity...when indeed it is not. But, like any kind of change, those who cling to ways of the past, are the slowest to adapt and fear it the most.
  • Agreed. - But to too many sanctimonious religious bigots, it *is*! Unbelievable!
  • I think God did not make people gay. However, I do think people can be born gay because we live in a fallen world. Amy, I have a book reccomendation for you: Love is an Orientation by Andrew Marin. I never was able to finish reading this book but I can tell you it will help answer some of your questions. It is sold by Intervarsity Press online for $ 10.50 Here is the link: http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=3626
  • People act as if homosexual longings are the only temptation to sin that people have to contend with. Being tempted to sin is a part of the "human condition", fapeetsake, EVERYONE is "born with it". The difference is, will you give in to it, or will you decide to live your life in a way that is pleasing to God? Okay, so I am not being "politically correct"...but there is a REASON why God outlaws homosexuality. Nobody wants to talk about it, but, hey...no matter how we dance, skip, and dart around it, anal penetration is not a good thing...in fact, it is downright dangerous, and, over time, can and usually does cause all sorts of difficulties. Something most folks don't seem to be aware of...human excrement, or poop (for want of a better word), is a rather nasty substance, and contains all sorts of bacteria...the kind that cause dangerous infection, such as staph infection. Staph is very resistant to antibiotics, and can be deadly. That's right...people DIE of it. These infections, unlike STDs, are very contagious. Not only can you catch it from the same toilet seat...you can actually catch it just be breathing the same air...the little buggers are airborne. Not surprisingly, physicians are seeing a sharp rise in the numbers cases of staph infection. So, next time you smile as you see a couple of guys strolling through the mall, holding hands and smooching, the way young people in love will do...take a moment to wonder...could they be carriers of some deadly infection? Could be. Did you sit on the same bench? Might have done. Could you now be at risk for a deadly infection? It's possible. How do I know? I have a nephew who is an ex-homosexual (proving that it can be done). And...I have watched a dear, sweet man die slowly and painfully...of staph infection. Trust me...you DON'T want it. Being "politically correct" just isn't worth it...
  • The Bible was written when the growth of the human population was a big deal, hence the ancient, atavistic admonishment that has nothing at all to do with 21st century reality. ;-)
  • Each of us fights the desire to sin. Some are called cleptomanics (they are inclined to steal) - They don't have to steal, but they probably will if they simply give in to their urges. - God's Word establishes right from wrong, and it's our responsibility to "overcome" whatever we might desire to do that's wrong
  • The real question is if you are genetically prone to one thing or another(as you said in your statement) is it ok. if homosexuality is genetic just as people say that people who want to "be" with kids its a genetic thing (crossed wires upstairs or whatever) does that make it ok. I personally believe we all have problems that we must overcome just because I feel a certain way does not make it correct even if everything in my brain says so. When I was a kid I wanted to go stick a screwdriver in the wall socket (because genetically i am curious) this still makes it a bad situation because I will hurt myself. the question also lies with "If GOD says something is right or wrong does that mean it is really right or wrong." I personally believe it to be. Good luck all on your alls search for truth (mine is my own theory)
  • You are correct, the Bible does say that homosexuality is wrong. Not only is it a sin but God calls it an abomination. If the Bible says that it's wrong and a sin then that's what it is. And if it's a sin, then it's a choice. God did not make anyone gay only to turn right around to condemn them for it. It simply makes no sense for Him to do that. God didn't make murderers, rapists, robbers, wife beaters, liars, homosexuals etc. All of those sins and many more are a direct result of our fallen and sinful nature. Scripture is abundantly clear on this. What you seem to be suggesting is that one can't help being gay. If that's true then one can't help being a murderer, rapist, wife beater, child molester, liar, cheat, bank robber, adulterer, fornicator, etc? Sin is sin and there's no getting around that. And they all carry with them a heavy price to pay if one continues in them until death without Christ as Savior. Fortunately Jesus Christ paid the price on the cross of Calvary. All one needs to do is to believe on the name of Jesus to be saved. Romans 10:9-10 "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."
  • If one "can't help" being gay, why would one CARE what's in the bible, or ANY book that condemns his/her lifestyle to begin with? It would seem to ME, that if one is concerned with what the bible says about one's life style, then MAYBE, just MAYBE that person has a deep-rooted feeling that the life-style that he/she is living may actually BE "wrong"--regardless of the rationalizations that society comes up with!!!
  • Homosexuality may, in some instances, have a genetic basis or there may be physical causes or enviromental factors involved. True Christians, however, know that even deeply rooted wrong desires, are not insurmountable for persons who truly want to please God. A person may be an alchoholic or drug addict, but with proper motivation, he can refrain from drinking or doing drugs, thus becoming a drunkard or a druggie. Likewise, a person may feel strongly attracted to others of the same sex, but by heeding the counsel of God''s Word he can remain clean from homosexual practices. (See ephesians 4:17-24) God does not allow us to go on thining that wrong conduct really makes no difference; he kindly but firmly warns us of the consequences and provides abundant help for those who want to "strip off the old personality with its practces, and clothe themselves with the new personality." Col.3:9,10.
  • By eading 1Corinthians 6:9-11 you will notice that some of those who became Christians in the 1st century were formerly practicing homosexuality. But becuse of their love for God, and with the help of his spirit, they changed.' I have known a few today that have done the same thing. Was it easy....For some of them it was probably the hardest thing that they will ever have to deal with. Jesus didn't say that life would be easy. Look at the example of what he and his early followers were willing to suffer in order to be obedient ot their God.
  • One more thought....I have noticed that some of those who feel that no stigma should be attached to a homosexual life-style do not believe that the Bible is God's Word. It's true that if there were no God, we logically would not be accountable to him and so could live as we pleased. So the real question is, Is there a God and do we owe our existance to him?
  • God does not make anyone gay any more than he makes someone a pedofile, a thief, drunkard, murderer, adulterer, or fornicator. I don't know if there are genetic factors that can make one more prone to those actions or not, but if one has become convinced that the Bible is the word of God, they should try to conform to its standards rather than tryng to justify their own actions in line with their desires. If the Bible is not from God and an individual does not care about extending his family bloodline, then that is up to the individual. There is no Hell, but that does not mean there is no punishment. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/5863340 The Bible does not condone certain things, but that does not mean that God hates the person. (1Cor 6:9-11; 1Tim 1:10; Rom 1:27; Eph 4:17-24; col 3:9-10) http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1Cor%206:9-11;1Tim%201:10;%20Rom%201:27;Eph4:17-24;col%203:9-10&version=NIV;NKJV;NCV;ESV;NASB /. http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G733&t=ESV
  • This makes me think of the question someone asked....Why did God make plants from which drugs are derived if it is wrong to use them?. Really, things that are bused usually also have proper uses. That is true of man's reproductive abilities. It's true of wine. The Hemp plant, tobacco leaves, and even weeds. Of course regarding many of earth's resources, much is yet to be learned as to how they can be benificially employed.
  • Hmmmm ; The Bible does NOT say that "Being Gay" is wrong . The phrases that they use for this have been MISinterrepeted for down thru the years ... Read: http://www.Gayxjw.org/homBible.html .... Also; NOTE that "The Secret Gospel of Mark" was omitted from the King James and most other Christian Bibles because it highly infers that Jesus had a homosexual affair with a young man that he resurrected .. OH YEAH !!!
  • Because of the statement you made saying "...surely you can't help being gay..." is precisely why it is of the utmost importance for parents to live a life that is pleasing to God. There is a constant spiritual warfare going on and spirits, both good and evil, are very real. No one wants to be gay, that is a contrary spirit that is upon an individual. We as parents are responsible for what happens to our children and that's across the board. If we are into different types of things that are contrary to the lifestyle dictated by Scripture, we open the door to those spirits that seek to destroy God's people. Those spirits then can and often do become a part of our lifestyle and often become ingrained in our family culture and are thus passed along to our children. How many of us have said things such as, "Alcoholism runs in my family" or, "My dad and all his brothers are nothing but whores"? Some things are passed down through families and are called "generational curses". The only thing that can rid individuals of this and give complete deliverance is being baptized in Jesus' Name, being filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost and letting the power of God destroy that yoke of bondage that has many of us slaves to its devices.
  • well the bible never really says being gay is wrong. I know people are gonna say the bible says different but the story of Sodom and Gamorrah is not proof, god destroyed the city because people did all kinds of bad things and them trying to rape angels was the final straw..angels are described as being sexless in some parts of the bible and having kids with man in some others..but either way they are of a different race than man and so it would have been rape, but not homosexuality. Homosexuality is touched on briefly in a few other parts of the bible but never addressed by jesus or god..only prophets and disciples and it is not mentioned to be any worse than anything else man does. In fact people (yes christians too) do things that are deemed wrong in the bible and the ten commandments and they are no better or worse than gays for it. In fact homosexuality isn't even addressed in the ten commandments! Christians harp on it because it is the "sin du jour". Gay marriage threatens to weaken the sense of entitlement christians have upon the institution of marriage and when you get down to the nittygritty it's all about politics of religion. That's all. The moment the majority of this nation became gay, you'd bet your sweet ass they would alter their view and open the church doors with welcome arms. One does have to also consider that if god knows all things then he knows the beginning of time and the end..he is the alpha and the omega and he knows how the world will end...so if he knows this then he knew someone would be a thief or a mom or a druggie or a gay or a preacher etc etc...so yeah you really have no real free will because everything you have and will do is already known by god, so essentially god laid out the plan and you just play a part..This is a critical flaw in christianity..people think they have free will and claim god gave them free will yet, they also claim god has a plan and the bible says god knows all things even the end times...so how could anyone have free will or deviate from the plan an omnipotent perfect god supposedly created? So if you are gay and you believe in a god, then yeah I guess you have no choice, god made you that way.
  • Wow,...I'm going to get SO neg'd for this, but I'd still like to respond,...respectfully. I do accept the Bible as the word of God,...our creator. I have full confidence that He knows what's best for us. The bible condemns the practice of homosexuality. Period. You seem to be suggesting that a practice CAN'T be wrong if a person is born with a predisposition to act that way. (If I've understood you correctly.) But, what about a person who's predisposed to violence? Or maybe there's a tendency toward alcoholism? What if a heterosexual is born with a strong libido,...but isn't married? ** What about pedophiles or sociopaths? (Extreme cases I know.) It's true that we can't control what tendencies we're born with,...that doesn't necessarily justify acting on them I accept the bible's statement that homosexuality is wrong,...but I also accept it's direction to treat others as I'd like to be treated. Obviously 'gay bashers', (sorry didn't know what else to call them), are disregarding the bible's counsel on how to treat others. **(Under the Mosaic law homosexual relations were a capital offense,...but SO WERE HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONS if they occurred outside of marriage.) ****{Interestingly, though not really relevant to THIS discussion, the act of rape was also a capital offense. If you take a look at the kind of sentences that are handed down to convicted rapists today,...it would seem that tax evasion is a FAR MORE SERIOUS CRIME in the eyes of the justice system.}
  • &gt;But surely if you can't help being gay then thats just the way god made you so it's not your fault?< I'm sure that someone has already addressed this fallacious statement but what the hey . . . The research that this popular presumption is based on was compromised and hardly conclusive. In fact, the science behind this research has been repeatedly challenged. Here is a portal page that contain numerous links to these challenges: http://www.narth.com/menus/born.html So this question is fallacious since the presumption that undergirds it is compromised.
  • What about those who are attracted to young children..(Pedophiles) They claim that they are hard wired that way? Recently, in the news, a church in Kentuckey ordained a registered pedophile...Here is what some say about this. "He's still a threat" to children, said Cal Pfeiffer, who was abused by a Catholic priest as a young student in Louisville in the late 1950s and early 60s. Durkin, a criminologist at Ohio Northern University who has studied pedophiles said. "I cannot possibly see him being reformed," . "(Sexual desire) is the most powerful drive we have as a human and (for a child sexual abuser) it's kids." "He has an illness that you can't cure." The question is...Does this make it ok just because it'a a strong desire, difficult to control perhaps. And what does it say for a church that claims to be Christian that would put someone in a position of oversight...(a position of trust).?
  • I'm not going to get into whether or not one can help being gay... I've talked to enough people who told me that if they had a choice, they'd choose to be straight. I'm a conservative Christian who spent certainly the best ten years of my adult life living with my gay cousin (before he died from cancer six years ago). He loved me unconditionally (couldn't say that about my wife); took care of my sick mother; and was my best friend. Christ was love. Christ wants us to love... Everyone. My church friends knew not to talk bad about gays around me. BTW, I am completely heterosexual.
  • Everything in this life is a choice. A person chooses if he will even have sex or not. I am sorry but I don`t buy the "I was born that way excuse". Its called I choose that way by my own free will.
  • Nowhere does the Bible say being gay is wrong. It say that it is an abomination for two men to "have sex." That implies making the choice to commit the act not having a certain predisposition. "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." (Lev 18:22) "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Cor 6:9-10)
  • The presupposition that your question is based on is a myth. The latest research indicates that homosexuality is caused by dysfunctional gentrification during childhood development that become sexualized during adolescence. The studies that concluded that it's inborn are now being challenged because the science was questionable as was the objectivity of the researchers. In fact, because it's a developmental disorder there is strong evidence that the same methods that are applied to ther developmental disorders may be effective. I realize that this runs counter to popular culture and gay culture at the moment but this is all current and correct. Please consider the evidence here for further details: http://www.narth.com/menus/born.html http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8445004063241938546&ei=8P3xSuTWMKKgqQPFkbDfAQ&q=cause+of+homosexuality&hl=en&client=firefox-a# I will let others address the Biblical question as I have gone long enough.

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