Albany (New York) Bishop William Love recently said that he "disagreed with those who say that God created some people to be oriented towards people of the same gender "and therefore it is in accordance with His will that they live out their gift of sexuality in a same-sex relationship."
"To the best of my knowledge, there is no scientific study that proves that people are born homosexual," he said. "There is no genetic link that has been discovered. In regard to God creating people homosexual in orientation, Matthew 19 makes a strong case against such an argument. Jesus said, 'Haven’t you read, that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?" So they are no longer two but one.'"
I'm appalled at such an attitude from an Episcopal Bishop. While he is correct in his claim that no scientific study proves that people are born homosexual, neither is there any scientific evidence they we are not.
If Bishop Love really believes our sexuality is a choice, I invite him to choose homosexuality for a while and walk in our shoes. I suspect that he will find that kind of choice rather difficult. Shame on him for thinking it is so easy for me.
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