Tuesday Mornings, Proposition 8 From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour at Chicklit Power and welcome to our “Tuesday Mornings, Proposition 8” series. If this is your first time joining us, you may want to check out the previous blogs (This is the 7th in this weekly series) so you don’t feel as though you are jumping into the middle of a conversation. So grab your coffee, or whatever you’re drinking, and come on in. Remember, keep an open mind and heart, and feel free to leave a comment or two.

Last week’s blog ended with a statement from a young man in high school who claims that people choose to be gay, so keeping that in mind, let’s explore this thought and cover all four corners, historically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Before we do that, let me also reiterate the dilemma which is that both ideologies believe that they are correct. My objective is to get both sides to think, and thereafter examine their own history, mind, body and soul. This blog is not to point the finger, nor is it to slam down a gavel. I will always write from the heart as well as from factual history. Sometimes it may be a bit uncomfortable, but whenever we examine ourselves and learn that there’s something that needs to change, it is rarely easy and comfortable. I have learned this from experience.

Now, keeping with the choice theory, — we will discuss the “born to be gay” theory in a few weeks — in researching just how far back homosexuality goes, and there is TMI on this subject, by the way, but for the sake of clarity and time, the roots of homosexuality fall shortly after creation. Back in the garden, it was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve! Historically and Biblically speaking, we find cases of homosexuality in Genesis, about the 18th chapter.

Some historians claim that homosexuality originated in Greece where it was “normal” for a man to have a relationship with another man, “and a wife was strictly for reproduction purposes.”

Here are some other interesting things I found out. Did you know that in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders? Okay, so that’s more proof it’s a choice, right? Another interesting common theme in much of the research I did is they all have a section that deals with the “causes of homosexuality,” which to me implies that there’s a reason behind what is perceived as somehow a deviation from the normal, which is exactly what the word “perversion” means, a deviation from the normal. If there were nothing abnormal about homosexuality, why would there need to be an explanation for its causes?

That brings us full circle to Andrew’s comment of last week: “A Black person didn’t ask to be born black, but a homosexual chooses homosexuality.” This is of course from an analytical standpoint.

Many “gay activists” deny that homosexuality is a choice with this statement: “Why would anyone choose a lifestyle that may well bring them discrimination, hatred and even violence?”

Let me try and offer my answer in this way which is based on research and personal experience: Every single one of us is born with a common need; the need to belong, to be loved and to give love. Some have learned to accept that from whatever, whomever, whenever they can because it feels good, and if it feels good, it must be right, right? That is the media message we get  poured into our individual and collective mentality, a message we see permeating across the world at an increasingly fast pace.

The constant battle regarding this subject is proof that the mind of a homosexual is in constant search of its own definition and its purpose, and in the search, the purpose becomes an obsession. The obsession then becomes an encroachment on the norms of our culture and after the encroachment, they insist on calling it normal, despite not being able to really identify what sex they are. That is not normal; that is confusion.

We’ll come back to this very facet of this dilemma next week when we explore more about the historical, spiritual, physical and emotional causes of homosexuality.

Until then, please feel free to leave a comment. Please keep it clean and respectful, even if you don’t agree…



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11 Responses to “Tuesday Mornings, Proposition 8 From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Susie says:

    this is a very good post today. our society/culture today is all about “If it feels good” do it. too many people following their “feelings” w/ no regard for morality! keep the research/info coming Evinda….we all need to be challenged in our thought process.

  2. Jackie AGT says:

    I haven’t much to say on this time but do you have twitter account, so I can follow your latest blog entries.

  3. Shari says:

    I so agree with Susie! You did a great job today (as usual). Great research.

  4. Stacia Valderas says:

    What an excellent post! I will be going through this again and again, bookmarking this right now!

  5. http://www.crethiplethi.com/an-irish-coalition-of-pro-palestinian-organizations-is-working-to-send-an-aid-ship-to-the-gaza-strip/israel/2010/ says:

    Hey thanks for this funny and interesting post. But I still dont get the second part though!

  6. Gail says:

    Thank you. I appreciate your research and the fact that when you delve into a subject, you do not do it half way or leave anything out. Great job!

  7. Michael AGT says:

    Well, you mention here things that really make me think.

  8. Douglass Bolfa says:

    Gays deserve the respect and rights that are afforded to everyone. Even if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, you shouldn’t pass judgement. Only God can judge.

  9. Susie says:

    This blog isn’t casting any judgement on gays…did you even read it? Yes, God is the judge and if people read His book, they’d know what He says about homosexuality….and He LOVES people but HATES the sin. Jesus laid down His life in order to save the sinner from eternal death/separation from God. The human race needs to first recognize that they are a sinner in need of a Savior….and that my friend is JESUS! :0)

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