From: John Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 24 2003 - 17:19:02 EST
Rich wrote: "If by orientation, you mean genetic orientation, would you
kindly provide evidence for that."
By "orientation" I meant "orientation," nothing more. Is your orientation as
a heterosexual due to nature (genetics), nurture or choice? Those three
potential causes (I don't know of any others) are also potential causes for
a homosexual orientation. It may well be that all three are operative in
some cases; that only one is operative in other cases. But I don't see that
addressing this issue advances the debate at all.
"You read Lamm's religious argument. Is the brother of the president of
Yeshiva University not a Biblical scholar? I''m sure that learned family
would disagree with you."
If you have ever looked at my web site, you would have noted that biblical
scholars are to be found on several sides (there are more than two) of the
issue, and I have provided links, notes and references to a number of
scholars who would side with you. You would also (possibly) have read my
position statement, which does not depend upon my siding with any particular
"What is the alternate translation of which you speak?"
I am in general agreement with Bob Schneider's recent post on the issue. A
somewhat parallel view appears on my website as an essay by John
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