Originally Posted by SVT93Style
My problem lies in people saying that homosexuality is genetic. If this is the case then this is a complete mockery of the word of God. For how could God create something and condem that person for something which they have no control over? That is like saying God dispies people with brown hair or freckles, there is nothing you can do about that? I personally believe that people who are homosexuals have an identity crisis, they are not sure of who or what they are. When you read about homosexuals or you hear someone call into "LoveLine" and say they are gay, the first thing that Doctor Drew asks is "where you abused when you were younger" and nine times out of 10 they say yes. I feel that something tramtic has happen to this person at a key point in there development and this cause this identiy crisis.
I need help in understanding this issue. Please express your views and help undestand both sides.
I have thought about this before too and I would like to belive that it is not genetic but...
If it is not genetic to be homosexual then it is learned or influenced.
If this is true then being heterosexual is learned or influenced.
But IMO sexuality is not a conscience decision " I see men and women together, so I will like women" but it is more of an involuntary feeling and emotion: example- like when a grade school male has his first erection after seeing a woman undressing in a movie, it was not a choice but an involuntary reaction. Not something he learned. In the same way, (from gays that I have talked) many homosexuals have had no experience like the hetero person. They were never aroused by women in their youth and had never been since. They felt like they were different all their lives. No sexual attraction to women. Is it plausible for a man to go against a natural attraction towards women to be with men if it were not affected by genetics, or hormone imbalances?
As far as mockery of the Word of God...
If a person were born with no repro. organs how could that person be fruitful and multiply?
How could a person born deaf, dumb, blind, and paralyzed go unto the earth spreading the good news of Jesus?
I think it boils down to (can't remember the verse)
"To him who is given much, much is expected."
Basically doing what you can with what you have. Each of us have handicaps of different kinds, all of which we can overcome when we have faith and seek God's help. I think homosexuality is not always a choice, but a different type of handicap that can be overcome with Jesus.
I think sexuality can be influenced by both genetic and influential forces. Yes abuse can cause homosexuality, but do you think 100% of gays have been abused?
my 2 cents