OPINION: Do You Really "Choose" to Be Gay?
This is a riff from last week's LWC that will probably tick off a lot of people. But whatever. We've included some excerpts below, but it's a discussion that warrants watching the whole video before replying half-cocked in the comments section. Simple question: do you "choose" to be gay?
"It shuts down dialogue where a Christian say "it's a choice!" I don't think anyone wakes up and says, "Hmm, I think today I'm going to like the weiner!" I don't think that happens...
Everyone has a choice over their sexual actions. If you believe certain sexual actions to be immoral, great, that's your right. You can choose whether you're faithful to your wife, or not. You can choose to be promiscuous, or not. But the more I read my bible, the more I find myself inconvinced with the argument that nobody can be born with a proclivity toward being gay...
...by the way, liberals needs to stop saying that people are born that way and have no choice over their sexual actions. I have friends who are gay who don't want to be gay. They personally are not comfortable with their lifestyle and they want to change their lifestyle. Liberals attack them brutally.'"
Is the gay lifestyle moral? That's another debate entirely. One that is reasonable to have, by the way. But you don't 'choose' to be gay any more than you 'choose to be straight.' Choice comes into play when it comes to determining your sexual course of action.
Do you choose to engage in sexual acts? Do you choose what acts those are going to be? Sure. You also choose whether or not to be loyal to your wife or to be a cheating douche.
But to choose what your desires are? I'm not convinced.
What say you?