…….This is one of the best explanations I have read on this issue and it wasn’t what I expected. The responses on the original are very worth reading. I found this blog quite by accident (the best kind) because I replied to a comment I received which lead from blog to blog. If you have read my posts here or at my other blog My Name is Jamie. Life in Prison you may already know I am a Nichiren Buddhist. This explanation crosses faith lines. I would be curious to know how you feel about this.
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 homosexualityis 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…
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