As you know I posted about the controversial back and forth in the Diocese of El Paso.
I have just watch a video of a TV "debate" between Fr. Rodriguez and a homosexual activist.
The activist put forward the usual cant: Jesus was accepting, the Church needs to be up to date, blah blah blah.
The activist claimed in absolute terms that he was "born this way", but he didn’t want to get into the "nature v. nurture" debate. His proof seemed to be his own interpretation of his own experiences and choices.
It occurred to me that were I pressed to weigh in on the nature v nurture debate, I am not sure I could propose good arguments.
Perhaps we could have some intelligent discussion here.
As a preamble, it seems to me that even if people are "born" homosexual (the nature argument), that would not make any difference. There is clearly a male sex and female sex in human being. The implications are pretty clear. Same-sex attraction among human beings is therefore an aberration, a departure from the norm of nature regardless of whether this or that individual would be "born" homosexual or not. Thus, being "born" homosexual would not make homosexual actions "normal", even for that individual. The argument that there is same-sex attraction or even parthenogenic reproduction among other species in the animal kingdom impresses me not at all. They are critters. We are humans.
The point is that sometimes people try to justify their sinful homosexual behavior with the argument that they were made to act that way. I think we need good arguments which can refute this. I am sure there are studies on both sides of the question.
This is going to be a more and more important issue for Catholics to do with in the future.
I know that this topic is likely to draw in some folks who think they don’t have to self-edit or, because they are hiding behind anonymity think they can say anything it pleases them to say. My suggest to such people is, from the onset, don’t. I will use the delete feature if comments go in a direction I think is unhelpful.
Commence with care and think before posting.