John Burgeson wrote:
> Tolerance is better than hate. Acceptance is better than tolerance. Rehab
> is, as far as I can see, a false hope for persons with a homosexual
> affinity. AT least most of them.
I'm sure I can find this out somewhere, but anyway,
you have posted on several occasions that being gay
is genetic. Is there strong evidence for a locus
(probably several if true) for "gayness", or is it
still mainly a matter of conjecture.
If being gay is a genetic disposition, then it is
not entirely a matter of free will anymore, and that
changes how one should view a person who exhibits
such behavior. It also raise issues about social
responsibility in some cases. For example, to
what extent should we hold a gay responsible in a
case of child molestation? And if pedophiles are
shown to have a genetic disposition, what then?
I know this is a big bomb to drop, but
clearly, crimes committed in the conditions of free
will are different from crimes committed by people
not so possessed with a free will. There is a real
conflict between mere scientific analysis, and the
social consequences of such behaviors. It would
not be trivial to reconcile these at all.
by Grace alone we proceed,
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