In the recent weeks there has been an unfortunate string of suicides involving young homosexuals around the country. Seeing this in the news, both local and national, has made me question how someone so young can decide on their own sexuality. The one case that stands out to me involved a local 13 year old boy. The nature of the case is of no importance in this discussion, so with respect to the young boy I will not divulge the details, but my question is how can someone so young decide they are gay? Does it come down to a conscious decision or is it an innate genetic trait?
As a man of faith and science it is hard for me to fathom both the possibility of homosexuality being genetic or in a higher powers hands. By no means am I one to judge or condemn those who lead this particular life. I would not want anyone to judge my choices in life or arrive at preconceived ideals about me from my innate characteristics; like skin color, but I am curious as to the argument of those on the other side of this on going and probably never ending debate.
As a man of faith, I believe that God made woman from man, for man. Adam was in search of a partner/helper and none of the animals would suffice so God made Eve from Adam’s rib. In later books of the Bible it is written most plainly that homosexuality is forbidden by God. As a Christian I question; how can those who choose to lie with the same sex claim that they are born without any other option? Are those who choose to enter same sex relationships not Christians or are they non believers of the Lord? If they are believers in God, what is their supporting argument behind what they claim to be unavoidable?
As a man of science, from an ecological standpoint, a species life-value is directly reflected from the amount of progeny or offspring produced. The purpose of an organism is to pass on the most successful traits that ensure survival to the next generation. Leading a homosexual lifestyle is non-advantageous to the human species as a whole. Why would the genome of a particular species evolve in such a way that is potentially detrimental to its existence. I am not saying that homosexuality is going to force humans into extinction, but from a scientific standpoint how can it be an innate characteristic?
With these arguments as my support I believe those who lead a homosexual lifestyle have chosen to do so. If you believe otherwise I would like to hear your thoughts. I began this discussion with the hopes that everyone’s thoughts could be heard and considered. I hope that with this discussion comes an understanding of why both heterosexuals and homosexuals have the beliefs that they do. But one thing I do know, is like it or not, more and more young homosexuals are gaining the courage to expose their lifestyle but may be too young to understand the burden that comes in tow. It is important that we as a society do not chastise those who lead this life. Under no circumstance is it okay to murder a young child, and although you may not physically end their life, bullying and emotional torture of LGBT teens means you might as well have been in the room with them at that fateful moment because your words will be.