Question: Are some born gay? |

TBC Staff

Question: Are some people born gay and others straight? The new Catechism of the Catholic Church says that some people are born gay and must be accepted as such. How would you respond? 

Response: The “new” Catechism (paragraphs 2357-58) condemns homosexuality as “grave depravity…contrary to the natural law…[and] Sacred Scripture.” Unfortunately, it also says that its “psychological genesis remains largely unexplained”—thereby implying that homosexuality is not a psychological problem requiring a psychological solution. Denying moral accountability, the Catechism says that homosexuals “do not choose their homosexual condition…[and] must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.” Thus the implication that “people are born gay.”

That no one is born a homosexual can be easily proved. If that were the case, then God made them that way. Therefore (as many homosexuals insist) homosexuality would not be sin but perfectly natural. This must be false, for (as the Catechism itself admits) the Bible condemns homosexuality as an abominable sin: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with woman: it is abomination. If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them…shall surely be put to death” (Leviticus:18:22, 20:13). How could God be so opposed to homosexuality if He created the genes that caused it?

Nor is the condemnation of homosexuality only for Jews under the Old Covenant. It is restated to Christians in the New Testament. Romans:1:24-32 says that homosexuals/lesbians “dishonor their own bodies between themselves” (v. 24), engage in “vile affections” that are “against nature” (v. 26) and “unseemly” (v. 27) and do so of their own volition. Even those who reject the Bible and believe in evolution must come to the same conclusion. If evolution were true, being “born homosexual” might possibly occur, but it would require a specific foul-up in the DNA mechanism and would be extremely rare. That DNA abnormalities of the precise nature to cause homosexuality could repeatedly occur by chance in millions of people of every generation all over the world is preposterous! Evolution would quickly eliminate homosexuality since it works against survival of the race (homosexuals/lesbians don’t reproduce).

Thus, in the secular world homosexuality has always [until recently] been called “a crime against nature.” Those who engage in homosexuality do so out of choice against both their genes and conscience, and they can stop by choice as well. That homosexuals now have favored status, wield great power, and have politicians catering to them to get their votes can only destroy society.

Homosexuality is a choice and not in the genes; this can be seen in the fact that its prevalence among Catholic clergy is at least ten times greater than in the general populace. Obviously chance cosmic rays didn’t zero in on Catholic priests and nuns to make them homosexuals! A contributing factor is the unnatural and unbiblical rule of celibacy, forbidding normal sexual relations provided by marriage, combined with being cloistered together with those of the same sex.