Yes, Homosexuality Absolutely is A Choice

…….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.

john pavlovitz


Confession time.

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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  1. The killer for me here is the comments under the original blog. Homosexuality being compared to sociopathy? What? How can you even try comparing the emotional component of love, to an act committed by someone who has no emotions, at least not as a normal person understands them.Just amazing that people can believe such things, or draw such comparisons. Original post is spot on, though.

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    1. That is the point many of them were making. There are many of what i call “hardcore” Christians who feel that only the way they think is the right way. There is more hate that comes from many “Christians” in more than one topic. Fortunately that doesn’t apply to all Christians. But it seems sometimes that those who who are the most critical of people who don’t think like them are the ones that are the most vocally ( or write) opinionated. I was surprised, to read this on a blog by a Christian because he was trying to explain it to other Christians so they would have a better sense of whether people are gay by choice. Those that deny their sexuality usually end of doing something that forces them out of the closest, so I think that those who scream the loudest are the ones who are trying to convince themselves there isn’t a gay hair on their body.


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