From: JW Burgeson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Mon 5/13/2002 5:54 PM
To: Adrian Teo; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: Is there a gay gene?
>>There are very clear Scripture passages that
condemn homosexuality. I
am well aware of a small number of scholars who have
reinterpret these passsages, but it is clear that
they are simply
trying to fit Scripture into their own perspectives.
support of these passages is the natural law argument that
homosexuality is against the nature of the human person, and is
therefore quite different from lefthandedness. Finally, a third
argument is the weight of consensus in Christianity
for 2000 years
that sex is reserved for marriage, and the close
marriage and procreation.
You need to study the issue more, Adrian. Have you
looked at the sources on
my website at all? Both sides are there. To say
"...scholars trying to fit
..." is a difficult claim to support.
Ten years ago I held your present position. I did
study the issues. My
position is on my website; it is not an absolute one,
as you can see.
If I had come to the conclusion that scripture
clearly condemned all HB then
I would have had no choice but to take the same position.
I did not.
AT: I have studied the issue carefully. I stand by
what I wrote and I find your position unconvincing. The Christian
consensus argument is a powerful one also, as is the natural law one.
But even without them, I think Scripture alone is clear on its
condemnation of homsexuality.
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