While I of course welcome our resident atheists and agnostics to chime in, this question is directed more to the posters who feel that homosexuality is a choice and regard the act as a sin. First, the metaphor that I think best explains this point of view:
Let’s say I recently found out that I have some sort of intestinal disorder that requires certain changes in my diet, some of which are drastic. I’m an avid fan of all sorts of nuts and foods with seeds in them, but I must learn to not eat them. Let’s also say that because of this condition of mine, I must eat foods high in fiber and low in fat to maintain digestive health for the rest of my life.
Now, I don’t want to quit these tasty foods. My whole being says, “aw come on, just eat them. The airline doesn’t have anything besides peanuts.” But I have to decline unless I want a lot of pain in my guts.
It seems that the homosexuality-as-choice-and-sin camp would say that eating peanuts is pleasurable to me, and I didn’t choose for them to be so naturally appealing to my taste buds; BUT I must make the choice to not eat them if I want to avoid the punishment of painful guts and poorer health.
In this sense, homosexuals feel deep down more of a desire to be with members of the same sex, that it is completely natural; YET they must make the choice to be straight if they want to avoid God’s wrath.
So in this metaphor, 1) peanuts are naturally tasty to me, something I didn’t select of my own accord, and 2) my body doesn’t accept peanuts, as they irritate my intestines.
Now my question:
Did God make me like peanuts or not like peanuts?