"Teh Gay" strikes again
“I have struggled with homosexuality since I was a 5-year-old boy,” Barnes, 54, said in the videotaped message. “... I can’t tell you the number of nights I have cried myself to sleep, begging God to take this away.”Compare this to Haggard's confession:
"There is part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I've been warring against it all of my adult life," Haggard said in the letter...Doesn't sound too "choicey" either. If evangelical pastors cannot rid themselves of "teh gay" by "choice", who can?
And even if it was a "choice", what's so wrong about it? In some ways, I feel the whole "is it a choice?" debate is a red herring. If two people of the same sex fall in love, shouldn't they be able to be together, regardless of whether their feelings are a "choice" or not? If homosexuality was somehow inherently destructive and evil, it wouldn't matter whether it was a "choice" or not. It would be wrong either way. But I don't think homosexuality (or heterosexuality, for that matter) is the evil that puritans make it out to be. So whether it's a "choice" or not is really irrelevant to me.