Thursday, May 05, 2011

"How many gay people must God create...."?

Minnesota Representative Steve Simon (a Democrat, of course) asks,"How many more gay people must God create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?"

Is the Congressman really suggesting that if the number of people who seem to be "oriented," (for lack of a better word) toward a certain behavior, is large enough, God must approve of that behavior? If so, then why stop here. Why not also ask:

How many alcoholics must God create before we accept that he wants them around?
How many pedophiles must God create before we accept that he wants them around?
How many arsonists must God create before we accept that he wants them around?
How many kleptomaniacs must God create before we accept that he wants them around?
How many adulterers must God create before we accept that he wants them around?

My point is not to compare gay people with alcoholics, pedophiles, arsonists or kleptomaniacs, or adulterers. My point is that just because someone has a strong "orientation" toward some behavior does not mean God approves of that behavior--not even if the people turn out to be genetically predisposed toward those behaviors.

Of course we can always throw the Bible out and imagine a god in our own image--a god who agrees with whatever the contemporary politically correct consensus happens to be at the time.

People have been doing that for thousands of years. It's called idolatry.

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