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Yes, LGBT people are absolutely making a choice.
They are choosing to be the most honest, authentic versions of themselves. The only relevant choice for straight Christians is whether we are willing to examine both our personal opinions and our theology accordingly. The choice is ours. To all of my Christian brothers and sisters who insist that homosexuality is a choice, I need to break down and finally admit something: I agree with you.
I believe that it absolutely is a choice too, only not in the way that you may have meant. But I guess that's largely the crux of the problem we have here. I think you use your terms too loosely without really thinking them through.
When you say quite matter-of-factly that homosexuality is a choice, I'm not sure you really know in that moment, just what you mean by "homosexuality". Far too often Christian, when you make the statement that being gay is a sin, what you're really doing without realizing it is reducing all LGBT people down to a sex act -- as if that alone defines sexuality.
You're denying any emotional component in their lives, any capacity to feel real love or show genuine affection toward someone else. In a gross oversimplification, you're labeling a complex, fully formed human being as merely a performer of intercourse. That's something you would never do with heterosexuality, and especially not with your own sexuality, because you understand implicitly that your sexual orientation is about much more than a physical act.
It's a much deeper part of who you are than that. It's about far greater things than just plumbing and gymnastics.
You know that in your own life, the physical act of sex isn't the totality of your sexuality -- that it is also about affection and companionship and the desire to love and be loved.
It's about who you are drawn to and attracted to and compelled to be close to. In your own story, you experienced those things firsthand before you ever thought about or experienced the act of intercourse.
In those moments when you first began to understand your own sexual identity, it snuck up on you and surprised you. There was likely no internal battle, no great wrestling, no real conscious choice to be made. It was not a decision that you came to, but a realization. As a third grader, I remember we used to play tag on the school playground during recess -- the boys against the girls.
They, after all had "girl germs", so you had to avoid them lest you be touched and immediately infected. One sunny afternoon, a girl named Lori chased me across the steaming blacktop. Something hit me as we ran breathlessly through the school yard. I suddenly started to realize that I didn't want to get away from Lori that much anymore.
In fact, I sorta wanted her to catch me! In that moment, there was no decision other than the decision to start running a whole lot slower.
After that, the journey of the coming weeks and months and years was about more and more being revealed and uncovered over time -- never a bit of it chosen.
Christian, you probably recall this in your own story of sexual identity and self discovery don't you? You simply felt naturally and quite involuntarily, the impulses you felt.
By following those impulses you were making a choice, too. You were choosing to be authentic and true to your heart and mind's leading. You were choosing to agree with the truth about how you loved.
The alternative would never have been an option. Why is it so hard for you to believe that LGBT people are operating any differently? It's rather careless to treat the gay community as if they are choosing their path of orientation, because what you're implying when you do so, is that they are naturally wired to be straight but are making the conscious decision to act in direct opposition to this.
You are charging them with the most profound emotional treason. Does that line of thinking work at all if you superimpose it onto your own life? That would mean that you could just as easily be gay as straight; that you could, with enough cajoling and suggestion and support and prayer -- choose to be attracted to, desiring of, and aroused by someone of the same sex.
Regardless of many Christians' attempts to claim otherwise, two LGBT human beings involved in a committed loving relationship are not damaged by one another.Jul 20, · What the Bible Says About Homosexuality God created marriage, which he defines as the lifelong and exclusive covenant of one man and woman.
Same-sex desires and same-sex orientation are part of our broken and disordered sexuality owing to God’s subjection of the created order to futility because of man’s sin.
Deeply religious groups among Muslims, Christians, Catholics and Jews reject homosexuality as totally unacceptable in the eyes of God. Therefore, most orthodox religious leaders view it as a life style choice thereby condemning the .
A PERSONAL TESTIMONY - GOD HEALED AND SET ME FREE! Hi Everyone! My name is David and I spent 30+ years in the homosexual & transgender world.
I’d like to share what GOD has done in my life, so that others will know what HE can do in theirs. If homosexuality is no more of a personal choice than left-handedness, it makes no sense to talk about it as a question of morality, and it would be inadvisable to suggest that somebody try to change their sexual orientation.
To all of my Christian brothers and sisters who insist that homosexuality is a choice, I need to break down and finally admit something: I agree with you.
I believe that it absolutely is a choice. Homosexuality Position Statement. CMDA affirms the long-accepted and widely held Christian teaching that the appropriate context for sexual relations is solely within marriage, defined as a consensual, exclusive and lifelong commitment between one man and one woman.