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To: Jeff Blogworthy
Sexual orientation may be optional for some people. It is not for me.

Homosexuality in most cases is obviously inherent and probably genetic. So far it has remained incurable in most cases, despite repeated, aggressive attempts by many to cure it, and most homosexuals have tremendous incentive to alter their orientation.

I am heterosexual. This is not optional. It is the way I am, have always been, and will always be.

I do not think homosexuals find their sexual orientation to be optional either.

33 posted on 11/22/2004 3:20:55 PM PST by Savage Beast (9/11 was never repeated--thanks to President Bush.)
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To: Savage Beast
I agree with you to a point. I do not believe homosexuals can do anything about their desire. All people have certain weaknesses (sins) they tend to succumb to. For some it is greed, others womanizing, gambling, pornography, smoking, gossiping, overeating... name your sin of choice. But because I have strong temptations in some areas does not mean that I have that particular "sin gene."

I am not tempted by homosexuality or gambling, but I am tempted in other ways. Sometimes I give in to those temptations. In doing so I always sin. I do not say to God, "You put the desire there so it is your fault." No, I must accept responsibility for my choices to sin and ask His forgiveness through Christ.

Blaming God for one's desires and/or the sin in one's life offers counterfeit absolution. I sympathize with the strong, addictive desires of homosexuals. To them (and to all) I can only say that God loves you and He wants to redeem you. He offers real absolution and real forgiveness.

Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." -John 6:37
40 posted on 11/22/2004 3:42:59 PM PST by Jeff Blogworthy
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To: Savage Beast
I am heterosexual. This is not optional. It is the way I am, have always been, and will always be.

Then again, you probably were not molested as a child or raised in an abusive home. There is a ton of evidence that shows there are evironmental causes to homosexuality. What one is sexually attracted to is mostly mental and can be programed. Not easy to overcome a lifetime of experience, but still possible. If one just explores the numerous odd fetishes on the internet you would discover all sorts of odd things that one could not have possibly have been born with. Diapers, rubber, leather, etc. I really think sexual fetishes can be learned especially considering sex is one of the most powerful positive reinforcement mechanisms that we have.

73 posted on 11/22/2004 4:33:52 PM PST by Always Right
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