Born that way or choice?

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Leviticus 18:22

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Romans 1:26-27

God clearly tells us the “homosexual lifestyle” is wrong. The sodomite crowd tells us they were born that way. Are they born that way or is it a choice to live that way?

If they are born that way, why are there many former homosexuals? Here are the possibilites:

  1. They were not born that way and chose to live the homosexual lifestyle for a short while.
  2. They were born that way and chose not to live that way.

If 1 is true, then the lifestyle can be chosen – it is a choice. If 2 is true, then they can choose to overcome their “hard-coded” desires – it is a choice once again.

If they are born that way, don’t they get their genetic information from their parents? If there is a gay gene, then obviously since they cannot reproduce without choosing to go against their nature, the gay gene cannot possibly be passed on to the next generation. If they do choose to go against their nature to reproduce, then we must conclude once again that the homosexual lifestyle is a choice.

If we give protected status to homosexuals and homosexuals are born that way, how do we tell the difference between “real” homosexuals and those who are just choosing to live that way at the moment? If we cannot tell, then we open the door for abuse – people will claim to be homosexual to gain benefits.

If homosexuals are born that way, we need a test so we can distinguish between the authentic and the pretenders. I think this test is a good first step in identifying them.

One last thought: I have met former homosexuals, but I have never met a former black. This issue is not the same as the civil rights issues from the 20th century.

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