I believe this for a number of reasons and will back it up with facts as best as I can, many have referred to me and others as ignorant and have yet to produce any facts other than, 'I know a gay person.' Good for you. Trophy is in the mail. My points are mostly geared at those that refer to themselves as Christians and yet still condone homosexuality.
1. Homosexuality is a sin, according to the Bible. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." If you call yourself a Christian then you must also believe that the Bible is holy and completely true. EVERY word of it. “… from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:15-17). If you don't then just stop here and don't proceed to argue or comment. I believe according to what God has put in his word, if you don't then of course we're going to disagree. Also, there are plenty of men with more feminine qualities and women with more masculine qualities. Everyone is made different. Also, if people are "born gay" then why do some not act on that until they have a midlife crisis? Or how is it that there are recovered homosexuals that have come out of the lifestyle? People who are born black dont grow out of it. I use the "black" analogy because homosexuals rights are often compared to those of an African-American. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and most African-Americans would find this offensive.
2. If you are interested in what GOD'S WORD has to say about homosexuality check out THIS site or THIS site. OR you can just continue in your rejection of TRUTH.
3. When a discussion about homosexuality came up, someone brought up the term 'a loving God.' Isn't he tho? Isn't he just ridiculously amazing? So why would a God who loves us more than our brains can fathom create a human to already be wired to be a human that can never enter the kingdom of heaven? We all have free will. Creating someone who is 'gay' would be taking away their free will wouldn't it? Just a thought.
4. Just because someone is choosing to live the homosexual lifestyle does not mean they don't deserve love and respect. In fact, I think they deserve more of our love and prayers and thoughts, because if you look at the STATISTICS they are often very broken people who have been abused in one form or another or come from very broken homes. This bullying epidemic that is going on is so much deeper than someone jumpin off a bridge because they are gay. When I stand up and say what I believe about homosexuality, I will instantly be bombarded with 6-10 people who disagree and almost no one else will stand with me, even if they agree! Christians are being silenced, it's more popular and accepting to be gay than it is to be a Christian who lives according to the word.
I believe it's a deeper issues. Loneliness, emptiness, brokeness! This is an epidemic in our youth! DID YOU KNOW that suicide is the FOURTH leading cause of DEATH for ages 10-14?? HEARTWRENCHING! Unfortunately, I believe the media is manipulating (shocker!) these horrific tragedies for their political agenda. There are young people hurting EVERYWHERE and Killing themselves or using drugs or sleeping with everyone and their mother to find love. WAKE UP, AMERICA! WAKE UP, CHRISTIANS!! Don't just stand there and whine about intolerance. Crack open your Bibles and read about what is right and what is wrong and then go read about how to reach out and LOVE those broken lonely people, whether they are gay, addicts, promiscuous, etc. THEN go find out how you can dig into your community and your church and reach them with God's love and TRUTH. And by truth I dont mean bash them over the head with your Bible, I mean the message of the Gospel and how Jesus died for our sins and all we need to do is accept that gift of Salvation and TURN from our sin. (I think many people miss the "turn" part) And FOLLOW JESUS. Keep your eyes on Him.
Ok thats all, I'll limit myself. I really could go on for days ;)
***there are many links throughout my blog to take you to numerous sites with statistics and information. Feel free to use them :)