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To: Louis Foxwell
(1) "Homosexual" is, ambiguously, commonly used to mean both the act and the orientation. If you use it to mean "a man who has sex with men," then by definiton one can't be a chaste homosexual. It's an axynmoron because of the tautological use of the definition.

(2) But if you mean "homosexual" as in "a man who experiences sexual attraction to a man," then of course a homosexual in this sense can be chaste. He resists temptation -- he resists in thought, word, and deed, by the grace of God, and does not sin.

This is why the word "homosexual" is problematic, because this verbal confusion between the two common meanings keeps recurring.

An analogy: temptation to get drunk does not make one a drunkard, but alcohol dependence syndrome (a particularly sensitivity to alcohol toxicity), does make you an alcoholic --- and it's something you can be born with (e.g. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.) This hyper-vulnerability may be none of your own doing, but you still have a responsibility to abstain from alcohol for your entire life. Thus you can be a teetotal, sober, clean, alcoholic. But you're still an "alcoholic," --- albeit a "dry alcoholic," --- because you still have that inward vulnerability to alcohol.

26 posted on 08/23/2012 5:09:49 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Despite the redness of my neck, I prefer "Appalachian-American.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o
As you may know, Gore Vidal -- whose opinion I usually did not value -- was firm in his belief that no one could be homosexual. He said there is no such thing as a homosexual. And there is no such thing as a heterosexual. There are simply acts -- some acts are homosexual acts and some are not. Vidal felt that everyone was everything, and some people perform acts that other people do not.

This thinking is completely opposite the "God made me this way" pablum that today's homosexual activists push. I think everyone recognizes that Man has a sinful nature and we are tempted to do many things that we should not do (stealing, violence, perversion, etc.). The point of being a moral person is that we abstain from the acts which are improper.

The people who claim "I was born this way" have simply given up on behaving in a moral manner. They don't even try.

27 posted on 08/23/2012 5:20:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Here’s the problem. If there is a prediliction to homosexuality, a genetic or even a psychological disposition them homosexuality is a condition warranting legal protection. This is the slippery slope that has permitted homosexual marriage, adoption and fornication with children aka scout leaders buggering the children they are bound to protect. It is not for nothing that a major plank of the homosexual agenda is the corruption of children. Homosexuals are nothing more than bad little boys getting nasty.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 4:56:22 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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