Re: Is there a gay gene?

From: Stuart d Kirkley (
Date: Wed May 15 2002 - 18:35:10 EDT

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    I have not had the time to read your web site yet, nor have I had the
    time to compose the careful response this deserves. Suffice for now
    that the Bible clearly sanctifies and blesses the union of marriage
    (heterosexual) and there is no condemnation of loving sexual
    activity within the bonds of matrimony. Rather I believe the Bible
    provides the guidelines which allow for a safe and happy sex life
    amongst married couples, and I'm sorry if I startled you. The Bible
    certainly does warn about fornication and adultery, which the
    morally guided marriage should bar, butit also denounces
    lasciviousness and lust, which are not exempt from occurring within
    the marriage covenant, and this is why one must allow their sex life
    to be guided, governed and protected by the very clear instruction
    the Bible affords. I probably shoud have said, in it's 'purest'
    sense, sexual union should be unmotivated by lust, personal
    gratification, overt sensuality and definitely lasciviousness. I
    e Bible is pretty clear on that (see Matt: 15:18, 19; Mark 7:21-23;
    Gal 5:16-26 (probably a leson for all of us in 26). I hope this will
    suffice for now. I would like to explore your contention that
    homosexual behaviour is not inherently sinful, and I will read your
    treatise, but I just don't have the time right now.

    Stuart Kirkley

    On Mon, 13 May 2002 18:43:32
      JW Burgeson wrote:
    >>>Hmmm , Seems to me that the Bible is pretty clear about sodomy being a
    >>>sinful behaviour.>>
    >That is not "clear" either to me or to many others. To what specific section
    >of scripture do you refer? My recollection is that the word "sodomy" is of
    >recent invention. And of course the sin of Sodom was inhospitality, not
    >homosexual behavior, which was simply how inhospitality was exhibited. See
    >Ezekiel for this commentary. Also a pretty good essay of Sodom on my
    >website, written by another member of this LISTSERV.
    >>>Truth is that any lascivious activity is considered sinful behaviour,
    >and the Bible most decidedly warns against this.>>
    >OK. So?
    >"In the purest sense, sexual activity should only be engaged in to initiate
    >the reproductive process. I don't think it matters whether you are
    >heterosexual or homosexual when it comes to this."
    >So IOW older married folks ought to cease & desist? I'm not real happy with
    >that admonition. Again, to what part of your scripture do you appeal for
    >this peculiar claim?

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