Whether born "that way" or not, the people who think it is wrong to be gay will still find a way to discriminate. Haters gonna hate, as the kids say. Since social pressure has started to lift and gays are becoming more accepted, anti-gay people are having to face up to what it is they are really afraid of.
it is not a natural way of life. God says that it is wrong.
Think of this example: If you knew of a brother and sister that had sex, or a mother and son or a father and daughter, you would probably report it to the police. But why? Aren't they consenting adults not bothering anyone? You may also think it's weird, disgusting, and disturbing.
When you know why you would report this and find it distasteful, then you know why God finds gays distasteful.
There's also this common theme among atheists that "Christians hate gays!" This couldn't be further from the truth. Christians love gays and want them to repent of their sins so they can go to Heaven and enjoy it!
If we truly hated gays we would say, "Keep partaking in it. Have sex with any guy you want and go to Hell. We don't care about you. We want you in Hell."
Being gay is not incest and I resent the comparison.
Incest seems to be okay with your bible. Remember Lot and his two daughters. The bible claims only 1 man 1 woman was made. No other way to populate the earth but through incest.
I've always heard black people came from Cain when he got sent to the land of NOD after he killed Able, I don't believe it; but. How does that make you feel as a black man?
Please explain how the bible explains why you are black and why there are different races. The bible made it okay to call your people animals and enslave them. That's 1 of the reasons the bible disgusts me so much. The whole slavery thing, the witch burnings, the murders of so many, so so many...
Anyway according to the bible we all commit incest because we are all related to Adam and Eve therefor related to each other. Gag me with a spoon!!!
Calling gays sinners implying an eternity of torture is very HATEFUL. Do you really think I would remain a lesbian if I believed this was true? I would have to be celibate because for some reason it feels "unnatural" to have a man touch me.
I think if there is a Jesus Christ he gave his life so people like you would learn the lesson of how NOT to throw stones. Words are sharper than stones!!!
I would really like to share my personal story with you Skep. Maybe then you can understand how hurtful it is when you say that being gay is a sin punishable by hell. This belief causes gay suicides.
I am lesbian. I took a survey on FB not long ago. Shortly after the Phil Robertson comment that is similar to yours here. Even my fundy relatives could not tell me I was going to hell. They said there was no way God could torment such a sweet and giving person like me just for loving my partner. She is also a very good person. I think God comforts my spirit from these words of yours. There is a comfort in my spirit that tells me that it's going to be okay. Just be patient a little longer.
The difference between you and I is that I believe God loves us unconditionally. That God understands how hard it is to be human. Therefor God's patience is unending. I've discovered this because I was rejected from the religious. I thought at first I was rejected by God and it hurt like no other hurt. I wanted to die from the time I was 12 until I was in my late 20's because of. I still have issues but I'm working on them. I am about to be 42. I have the comfort of the spirit within me and there is nothing you could say biblical that will ever change my mind.
Is there really not a part of you that aches when you say this sort of thing or have you never realized how hurtful it is? For the sake of mankind and the LOVE of God please try to be less cruel. Be a part of making this world a better place instead of basking in the chaos. Thanks!