Scripture does not speak against homosexuality. Scripture speaks against sodomy. Homosexuality may or may not be benign, but it's at least not a very big deal.
Sodomy is classified as a 'sin against the body', much like gluttony. Sodomy carries an increased risk of contracting an STD, urinary tract infection and other problems.
I can dig up sources for these if you would like, but my basic point is that you aren't hurting God with this sin, you are hurting yourself, and it is the Christian opinion that you should generally avoid harming yourself.
Now God didn't create Adam and Eve, then think to himself 'hmmm, something's missing", then snap his fingers, "I know! Gays! I'll create gays!"
Then proclaim to the gays, "go forth and find other men, to couple with them", as if he were thinking "go forth, but don't multiply"!
Now, you know my view on why it's unnatural. The procreation argument. But let me put it another way. Let's look at it from another angle.
If homosexuality is natural, then no father should fear the possibility that their son will be gay. Yet fathers do!
When expectant couples talk about the baby that's coming, and talk about what they want (boy or girl), they don't say that they want a gay child. No, they want a normal healthy boy or girl. Are they guilty of hatred against gays?
And if, as you claim, being gay is natural and normal, then I should be able to tell some dude that I think he's gay without getting my lights punched out, right? I mean, it's natural, right?
So does that make the common person a hateful homophobe? No. They just don't really believe it's natural. They're just not really really believing!
I think you just want everybody to accept something that they can't. It goes against a deeply rooted belief that it's just wrong.
We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. – Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, 1939
You missed a word. "Ignorant." Or maybe "uninformed."
RamFel has guts to speak his mind in the face of "political correctness".
Here comes a meaningless flurry of "bigot, hater, etc".
Last edited by Wake; 05-30-11 at 11:49 PM.