From: John Burgeson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 11:50:56 EST
>>The fact that we did not choose our heterosexual orientation is no excuse
>>for us to commit heterosexual acts forbidden by Scripture. >>
I fully agree, Gordon. And if the above is changed to read "The fact that we
did not choose our homosexual orientation is no excuse
for us to commit homosexual acts forbidden by Scripture," I agree with that
The issue is simple. Is a same-sex long term domestic loving relationship
between two adults something that is forbidden by scripture? If it is not,
then there is no sin involved.
John W. Burgeson (Burgy)
>From: gordon brown <gbrown@euclid.Colorado.EDU>
>To: John Burgeson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: An interesting essay for evangelicals
>Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 09:36:50 -0700 (MST)
>On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, John Burgeson wrote:
> > You
> > and I, Michael, did not "choose" our heterosexual orientation, we
> > it either by nature or by nurture. Likewise, my homosexual friends did
> > "choose," but found themselves to be simply different from the norm.
>The fact that we did not choose our heterosexual orientation is no excuse
>for us to commit heterosexual acts forbidden by Scripture. In order to
>follow the Lord's commands and His will for our lives it may be necessary
>for us heterosexual Christians to practice celibacy for long periods of
>time, even in some cases all our lives.
>Department of Mathematics
>University of Colorado
>Boulder, CO 80309-0395
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