Marianne, I figured you had friends who were homosexuals.. I have a second cousin who is an out of the closet lesbian. She was a tomboy when she was young. I'm not sure but my other cousin told me that she was molested. I don't know at what age, or, if that is true. But when she came out in the open her mother who was always joking and happy turned into the most miserable person on the earth.
Her father is a very liberal man. When I came to visit them her girlfriend came over. Her father ws crying in my prescence. For whatever reasons he allowed the two of them to sleep together under his roof. I guess he thought it was only fair since he allowed his sons to do the same thing a long as they got married.
I would not hesitate to tell her what she is doing is wrong, but I never had the chance. At my cousins wedding her girlfriend came up to me but I ignored her. I also spoke out against it to her brother, I told him not to support her in any way. It is a bit shameful for a family to admit that their child is wrong, so most families go along with it because they still love their child.
This is called misdirected love. It is misdirected because the love that they direct has no principle.
In the eyes of the church we have no choice but to speak against sin. Love the person but hate the sin is a better path, this is what I believed all along. Laws are now being passed to prevent anyone from trying to guide a homosexual person out of that lifestyle. So, when someone says that they should have rights.. we are supporting them instead of guiding them back to their destiny that God intended for them.
John, I think there is a problem with people considering homosexuals as commiting sins. Many have no partner or no
sexual interaction. They just are gay. So they are shunned by society. As soon as it becomes known that men or
women have same-sex attraction, they are labelled.
I don't think that having that orientation is sinful, as far as I know.
All the men and women I know that are gay have
not been abused or molested. They had normal upbringings. The ones I grew up with, were gay from early teen years.
I also have noticed a strong genetic link within the family of those that are gay. I can trace other gays in their family.
A friend of mine had no gays in her family, and then I saw that her husband had a gay first cousin, and another
cousin of his had a gay daughter. I also have seen two siblings in a family being gay. This is in addition to all the
gays that I know from parties which friends of mine give. Most of them are guys though that I know.
That is interesting that your very "liberal uncle" was so upset by his gay daughter. One would think he would accept it
with open arms. Maybe his liberalness would only accept other people's children who are gay with open arms, not his own.