It is the homosexual act that is the sin. Simply being attracted to someone of the same sex or opposing sex is not a sin, but acting on that is the problem.
We are all tempted by many things. “Temptation” is not a sin. Don’t let it go further.
I did not agree with Gore Vidal on many things, but he was clear on the point you made. He said no one is homosexual. And no one is heterosexual. There are simply activities. Some acts are homosexual. Some acts are heterosexual. That’s it. He engaged in homosexual acts, but thought it was silly to classify himself as a homosexual.
What this does is highlight the fallacy of “I was born this way”. It shows that homosexuality is a lifestyle. It’s a choice. It can be fought against, and people can be normal if they choose to be normal. Recognizing the sinfulness of the acts is a good start, but some refuse to do so.
Actually, I don't believe that's correct.
You have heard the commandment that says, You must not commit adultery.But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eyeeven your good eyecauses you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your handeven your stronger handcauses you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell."
--Matthew 5:27-30, NLT
Even heterosexuals thinking about lusting after each other is a sin. It requires forgiveness. Homosexuals lusting after each other is easily as bad. Yet few seriously discuss full-on acceptance of adultery. Homosexuality, however, gets quite a full-court press for acceptance for some reason.
You’re right! We ALL have it in our natures to sin, but having that inclination to do something God calls wrong is not the same as actually committing the wrong act. By this young man’s logic, someone who has a natural inclination to have sex with children, should be allowed, “If it makes him happy.” Is he willing to go that far? Or, what about a woman who wants sex with an animal? Or a man having multiple wives? Where CAN the line be drawn if the only criteria is another’s “happiness”?