At ElCo last week, I spoke with an elderly man who couldn’t stop talking about how the “Church” had been so hard on homosexuals. I agreed. I did not, however, agree that homosexuality is not a sin. He had all kinds of arguments for how the Bible had used “Selective” interpretations and wrong translations to condemn homosexuality. I assured him that our translations were accurate, and that it was God Himself who condemned being gay. Why? It’s pretty obvious to most school children. Procreation, in other words, survival of the species only happens in terms of a man and a woman coming together in marriage to make babies. End of story.
Oh, he had all kinds of “Outside evidence” and studies to prove that homosexuality is “Natural”. Case in point: He told me of a “Study” where they put one male and one female rat in a cage, and gave them all the food they wanted. Then, they had babies. And their babies had babies. Soon, the cage was so crowded, all the rats were having sex with each other, thus “Proving” that homosexuality is “Normal”. I told him, in no uncertain terms, that the study had reached a wrong conclusion. The conclusion I reached (right away) is that overcrowding breeds neurosis. Duh.
You have to remember why gay people want there to be some kind of “Natural” explanation for why they are gay, because they don’t want to be held responsible for having made the decision to be gay! Duh, again. It’s an extension of the “Victim” mentality I think, one that our society has taken to extremes in recent years. It’s akin to the “Twinkie” defense, in that some outside factor is responsible for the way I am (in this case nature, or genetics or whatever) and not me. Lack of personal responsibility defines our culture.
Why on earth do you think we have a president who got into office and blamed EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WENT WRONG (for 4 YEARS!) on his predecessor?