I'm posing this hypothetical question to Christians only because it will not be accepted by non Christians or non theists anyway so why bother? And if
you are a Christian, you should know what's taught in the Bible regarding this subject without having me throw a million different verses at you.
Okay, so let me get into it about the GLBT. As we all know, in America, there are some within our faith on the political right who are firmly opposed
to any sexual orientation that is not heterosexual getting married because marriage is between a man and a woman for the replenishment of the earth
PERIOD. They cherry pick scriptures in the Bible that affirm this. They will use them to state that members of the GLBT cannot be born that way while
ironically and simultaneously embracing sciences explanation of their own sin of gluttony by asserting that being fat is a disease that they were born
with so leave them alone.(a different topic that I will address another time)
My question is this and it comes from a scriptural perspective. Are those of the faith on the political right absolutely certain that they are NOT
born that way in THIS day and age? Gays, lesbians, transgender and bi-sexual ? I think they are born that way. Now, in the interest of full
disclosure , allow me to explain why I am asking and why I believe they are. I am a heterosexual. I am a (branch-less) Christian. I am an American. I
am also a progressive and because of this ideological political leaning, I am categorized by society as being on the political Left. I don't like to
mix politics and religion like this. I usually hold to the creed of rendering unto God (Jesus) that which belongs to him and to Caesar (US
Constitution) that which belongs to it, still, because of the rights merging of politics and religion, I find myself forced to address certain
political topics from a religious perspective.
It is the malicious and degrading personal attacks on my faith in Christ by other Christians on the political Right over my "non hostility" towards
the GLBT community, that has forced me to express my thoughts and question their position. Did we read and understand the same scripture ? Is it not
possible that these human beings are in fact born that way and doesn't scripture itself suggests that it is possible ? In Genesis, it talks about the
Sons of God marrying the daughters of men and what happened to their offspring as a result. They were genetically changed. They were different from
the creation no ? And did they not read about the mixing of different species ? If we believe this , why is it so strange to believe that GLBTs are
actually born that way ?
When we read the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jasher (Not in the Bible, but discovered with the same texts found in the Bible) we are able to fill in
many additional holes from Genesis and discover that the DNA of humans , animals and plants have been toyed with since the very beginning producing
offspring very different from the original creation. We believe that don't we ? So when we read that when Jesus told his disciples that when he
returns , the world will be just as it was in the days of...NOAH, don't you think he meant what he said ? I mean, don't you think he knew about
Monsanto before we did ? And don't you think he knew about other things that will be present in this day that we don't even know about yet ?
Consider your food. It's most likely genetically altered. Everything you eat is genetically altered even some of the so called "organic" foods are
genetically altered. Animal product is genetically altered and so is animal milk. We know this. We see it. We accept it as truth. But you don't think
humans have been genetically altered ? I'm not saying that scientist are turning people GLBT. No. Please, don't go there. I'm saying that it is not
against biblical understanding to concede that not only do we have scientific proof that a human being can be born on this planet with both genitalia,
it's not a stretch that another human being can in fact be born with a sexual desire towards another human being that has the same sexual orientation
as they appear to have. It's not just science. It's not just biologically factual. It's a biblical possibility as well.
So, why should I express hatred towards other human beings with souls that Jesus died for just like me , simply because they are born that way through
no fault of their own? Consider this. If you oppose GLBT marriages simply because they cannot reproduce, don't you have to have the same position
towards heterosexual couples who cannot or will not reproduce. Yes, it's written in the Bible that God created man and woman to replenish the earth,
but shall I forbid a man who is sterile from getting married to the woman he loves because he cannot produce offspring ? Shall I myself, whose
diseased and painful ovaries had to be removed because they were threatening other vital organs in my body, shall I be forbidden to marry the man of
my dreams because I cannot give him a child ? Huh ?
I should stop before this gets moved to the rant section.
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