Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie... for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
abomination: defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilements
(See 'abomination', Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary, retrived Dec 3, 2011, [http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/search/word,abomination])
From a Biblical standpoint, homosexuality is both a choice AND a predisposition, although it is not genetic in any sense, as we'll see in a moment. The fact of the matter is that calling homosexuality a "genetic" issue is just as absurd as calling drunkenness a "genetic" issue because neither drunkenness nor homosexuality are genetic; rather, they are SINS, and any sin is addictive.
Thus, in Biblical truth, what we have are people who are attempting to justify their sin in any way they can try to avoid guilt for their actions. All of us, whether we have normal desires or homosexual desires, are born with sin, and our duty as Christians is to do our best to refrain from sin, no matter which form it takes, and though all of us are weaker to some sins over others, we still have a choice not to act on that sin.
(Read "Do Christians Sin?" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)
The Word of God cannot be used as justification for homosexuality because there are far too many passages that directly condemn it as abomination, as quoted above. So there are two things that mankind always does when they're caught in their sin, and it's the same two things Adam and Eve did when they committed their first sin: hide themselves, and justify themselves.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
(Read "Does the NIV Permit Homosexuality?" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Today, the way the homosexual attempts to use God as an excuse for their justification is to claim, "He genetically made me this way" to try and use as an excuse for sin.
"From a religious point of view,
if God had thought homosexuality is a sin, he would not have created gay people."
-Howard Dean, quoted by Tom Strode, "Dean says his religious views led to support for same-sex unions," Baptist Press, Jan 8, 2004
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;
Despite numerous efforts and experiments, a "gay gene" has not only come up void, but also accidentally been proven false. The study commonly pointed out in discussion by those who support a gay gene is Bailey and Pillard.
The Bailey and Pillard study attempted to "prove" the gay gene by showing that, between identical twins, if one was gay, the other would also be gay. Their initial gathering of case studies was flawed, as they posted an ad looking for gays with an identical twin brother, regardless of the sexual orientation of his twin, but those with a gay twin brother would be much more willing to answer the ad than those with a straight brother. However, what they ignored was that their results should have been nearly 100% if there was a gay gene. The Bailey and Pillard study ended up showing that, "
(See Dr. Brad Harrub & Dr. Bert Thompson, "This Is The Way God Made Me: A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the Gay Gene," Apologetics Press Inc, apologeticspress.org)
Again, this study was on IDENTICAL twins, which means the gay gene theory is completely false. In fact, Science magazine took it one step further to investigate adopted brothers of gay men, and it turns out the results were exactly the same as Bailey and Pillard!
"The biological brothers and
adoptive brothers showed approximately the same rates.This latter observation suggests that there is no genetic component, but rather an environmental componentshared in families."
-Neil Risch, "Male Homosexuality: Absensce of Linkage to Microsatellite Markers at Xq28," Science, Vol. 284, No. 5414, Apr 23, 1999, p. 665-667
no researcher has claimed that genes can determine sexual orientation... No human behavior, let alone sexual behavior, has been connected to genetic markers to date."
-Dr. Clinton Anderson, "Why Ask Why? Addressing the Research on Homosexuality and Biology," quoted by Jim A. Kuypers, Press Bias and Polotics: How the Media Frame Controversial Issues, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002, p. 259, ISBN: 9780275977580
So being that such a thing has never been discovered, and has been conclusively disproven, why is it that most Americans seem to have heard of the 'gay gene'?
"The gay gene is like a found object because the idea of a genetics of sexuality is materialised in the search for a gay gene and this attaches itself to particular people. In other words, it is already 'out there' as a form of address even if there is no matieral 'it'... (just to be clear -- there is no gay gene in terms of an actualisable biomedical entity)."
-Kate O'Riordan, The Genome Incorporated: Constructing Biodigital Identity, Ashgate Publishing, 2012, p. 114-115, ISBN: 9781409492320
Homosexuals are desperate to hang on to the hope of a gay gene, despite the obvious evidence to the contrary. Again, the Bible explains to us that they will continue to do so because they are seeking to justify their sin because the law of God is written on their hearts.
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And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
-1 Corinthians 6:9-11