I’m so tired of this kind of crap:
Delegates at a United Methodist Church conference voted yesterday to condemn homosexuality and to reject a statement saying Christians disagree on the issue.
The Judicial Council’s 5-to-4 ruling said that in the future, Methodist ministers who are found in a church trial to be “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals” cannot hold any appointment in the church.
I’m going to say this one more time, carefully, deliberately, and loud.
Homosexuality is a natural, in-born trait. It is not “chosen” nor caused by “environmental factors.” No one I know ever chose to be gay because of a magazine article, because their father was distant, or because it looked like fun. If you believe that God created people with blue eyes, people who are left-handed, and people with red hair, why is it so much of a leap to believe that God created people who are attracted to the same sex? All animals have a certain percentage of homosexuality… do you think that those animals out in the wild are the product of an environment or a choice?
I was watching a documentary on the Vatican last night and I feel compelled to point out that the Catholic church condemned Galileo for his views that the Earth moved around the sun. Today, the church operates astronomical observatories. But they still have trouble apologizing for their mistake. I wish that the religious could stop for a moment and use a little scientific logic before condemning that which is different from them (or, as the case may be, is not different from them).