Re: Is there a gay gene?

From: JW Burgeson (
Date: Mon May 13 2002 - 17:21:31 EDT

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    >>If homosexulaity is determined by genetics, how then do you account
    for those homosexuals who have renounced homosexuality and reformed
    their sexual morality.>>

    That there are some who have changed their orientation seems to be clear.
    That these are a vanishingly small percentage of all who have tried to do so
    seems also clear.

    People come in all varieties of sexual orientation, including those who
    "swing" both ways. I suspect it is among those that we can find persons who
    have "reformed." (your word).

    "To ascribe behaviour to genetics is
    a cheap cop out of morality, plain and simple."

    Only if the behaviour is, itself, immoral. I argue that it is not, in
    itself, immoral.

    " Where is the justice
    in absolving a pedophile of criminal behaviour because it is contesed
    that he 'couldn't help it, my genes made me do it'."

    None at all. But we are not addressing child abuse here.

    " There is no
    excuse for criminal behaviour, it is allways a result of moral
    transgression or ignorance. But the law doesn't excuse ignorance, nor
    should it exclude culpability based on the 'genetics' cop out."

    I agree.

    "'God is of purer eyes than to behold evil.' "

    Again, I agree. The topic of discussion is, however, not that, but whether
    or not all homosexual behavior IS evil. If all HB can be shown clearly to be
    a sin, then I will, of course, agree, genetics or no genetics. The materials
    on my web site, page 2, section 10, address this question. It is really the
    only question of importance to a Christian.


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