Letter: Sexual orientation has nothing to do with equality
In response to Tuesday's letter to the editor, we'd like to express some opposing arguments concerning gay rights. The question was asked, "is being gay a choice?" It certainly is. The supposed "science" that claims otherwise is largely based on ...
In response to Tuesday's letter to the editor, we'd like to express some opposing arguments concerning gay rights.
The question was asked, "is being gay a choice?" It certainly is. The supposed "science" that claims otherwise is largely based on the sloppy science of the Kinsey Report. It has been well documented that Alfred Kinsey, an ardent atheist, had sexual perversions of his own and his report was based mostly on prison inmates, not the general population. No scientific study can conclusively state that one is born innately gay.
How does one explain the ministry of Exodus International, started by a former homosexual, that has led thousands of gays out of that lifestyle into healthy, heterosexual relationships, if they can't help being gay?
As to beliefs of the past and amendments passed, Mrs. McKirdy is comparing apples to snakes. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with one's equality or capabilities. If we insist on viewing sexual orientation as a right, then where does it end? Pedophile rights? Incest rights? Lest you pooh-pooh that; who would have thought that calling a baby a fetus and making the repeated false claim that it's not a baby until it's born, would lead us to kill our unborn in the womb, or begin to accept the idea of euthanasia?
Once again, we challenge all to think from what and where we derive our ideas of right and wrong. Calling homosexuality wrong doesn't necessarily make us or anyone else a bigot or hateful. For we know that "... while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8); that includes the homosexual, liar, cheat, drunkard, hypocrite, prideful, gossiper, etc. Some of those things, we once were.
There are some beliefs we must hold on to; such as a sound, reasonable sense of moral right and wrong. Truth doesn't cease to be true because one wants to deny it.
Gary and Cathy Ladbury, Dickinson