Can a person be born gay? If yes, how can being gay be wrong?
Can you be “born gay”? The answer: it doesn’t matter.
This is a straw man argument that implies that if you are born a certain way, then it is normal and cannot be wrong.
First, the “normal” thing. Sadly, babies are born deformed, retarded and stillborn all the time. Does this make those things “normal”? Of course not because we have a physical standard of what a “normal healthy” human baby is, and being born with your legs missing or several retarded is not normal. It doesn’t make them any less human or valuable much to the dismay of our baby-killing factories. However, it is not normal.
So being “born gay” does not NECESSARILY make it “normal”. We have to measure it against an authentic, and authoritative standard.
Does being “born gay” make being homosexual right? No more than being born selfish makes selfishness right. And any parent who has raised a child knows they are “born selfish”… it is a natural and inevitable character trait. It doesn’t have to be taught, modeled or demonstrated. Why?
Because as the Bible clearly says, all humans are born inheriting a nature of sinfulness. This is undeniably manifested and proven by human behavior. Children are not TAUGHT to hit, bite, whine, fuss, bicker, lie and disobey. They instinctively do this because of their sinful predisposition.
1 Timothy 1:10 for fornicators, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, (NKJV)
The Bible lists homosexuality as sinful. This is abundantly clear to all except those who simply do NOT want to believe it and will twist, distort, explain away and “pyschobabble” God’s Word into whatever interpretation suits their agenda. That the Bible condemns homosexuality as a manifestion of our sinful nature is just as plain as it’s condemnation of lying, stealing, gossiping, gluttony, adultery, etc.
Can a person be “born gay”? Yes. No. I it doesn’t matter. For whatever reason it is manifested, practiced or indulged in, the Bible says it is a sin.
It doesn’t matter how we are born – perfect, innocent, sinful, selfish, homosexual, sexual deviant, angelic….. it doesn’t matter what you believe about the nature of humans at birth.
What matters is our choices of action and behavior throughout our life. When we do something that God has declared to be sinful, we have sinned and are in need of God’s forgiveness or face His judgment.
Doesn’t matter if there is a “gay gene” or an “adultery gene” or “alcholism gene”. It doesn’t matter if you have “felt gay” since you were a child. It doesn’t matter if you have lusted since childhood. It doesn’t matter if you are “born with a temper” or “born lazy”.
Every single sin that is listed in the Bible is a result of the sinful nature that mankind currently has. All men, every person is predisposed to sinfulness. We are all born with some tendency towards some kind of sin.
Romans 1:27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. (NKJV)
Simply declaring that “I was born this way, therefore I cannot help it, therefore it cannot be wrong, therefore a loving God cannot condemn it” makes NO SENSE when it comes to rape, stealing, murder, adultery, pedophilia or any other of a number of ways people “compelled” to behave because they feel the “urge” to.
You might say, “well that’s pretty extreme comparing gays to murderers”. Okay. Let’s say homosexuality is one of the “lesser” sins like lying, cheating, gossip or unkindness. What difference does it make? None! Sin is sin. One sin makes you a sinner. Sin is anything that God says is a sin and He plainly says homosexuality is a sin. So it doesn’t matter if we dress it up and say it’s not as bad as some other sin.
We know that being “born a killer” is wrong even people claim it. We know its wrong no matter what people claim, but ignore this same principle when it comes to homosexuality. Sorry, doesn’t work that way. If it works for homosexuality (“I was born this way therefore it must be okay”), then you can’t argue with the person who claims they were born to steal, born to drink, born to murder or born to abuse children.
Can a person be born gay? Doesn’t matter. Everything that God declares is wrong, is. And He doesn’t exactly sugarcoat it, or hint about what He says is sinful.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. (NKJV)