Another “I noticed this post” question: You stated on your FB page that you refuse to watch any TV show that has a gay person in it because they’re all, as you put it, “unnecessary”. I can’t help but wonder, is that your stance on other minority characters, such as non-Christians, non-whites, or disabled ones? If entertainment media is a reflection of our society, wouldn’t it make sense to have adequate representation of all types of people, be they “unnecessary” or not?
Thanks for writing, EJ. I do not watch shows that encourage people to support values that I myself do not support. As a result, I watch very little television. This works out great, however, because it gives me more time to dedicate to my studies.
Homosexuality is unnecessary, and therefore, people do not have to be gay. The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” If there is no temptation that is irresistible, then any sin, including homosexuality, is unnecessary. This means that a world with gay people is unnecessary.
Now, I am aware of my opponents’ tendency to misrepresent my words so I will take some time to clarify. When I say that gay people are unnecessary, I am not saying that they should be exterminated or shunned; rather, I am saying that they don’t have to be gay. Being gay is a choice. How do I know? Because the Bible makes it clear that any sin that a man partakes in is his choice (1 Cor. 10:13).
Empirical studies cannot discern what a person truly thinks, nor can the scientific method examine all possible effects or causes, thus, scientific studies (though many point to sexual orientation as a choice) are not a viable way to discern matters such as whether or not homosexuality is a choice. People who worship at the altar of empiricism will always be ignorant of many things due to the many limitations of empirical inquiry.
My position on homosexuality has no bearing on minority races. Being a certain race is not a choice nor does it have any moral consequence; however, being homosexual is a choice and it carries moral consequence.
Being ill or disabled has no moral consequence. Now, is it necessary to be disabled? No. If you repent and embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the healing power that is the result of Christ’s atonement for us on the cross is available to us all for healing. In order to receive healing, the person needs faith that Jesus’ accomplished work on the cross is sufficient for healing.