Monday, July 28, 2008

Choosing to Overcome Temptation

Q: Why would God make some people gay and then tell them that they aren’t allowed to have an intimate relationship or marry? Isn’t that unfair?

A: First of all, we don’t know that God makes people gay. Whether or not God “makes” people gay is not the most important point to understand here because we don't know what causes homosexual tendencies in a person. There is no scientific evidence for it being a genetic trait; it could be a developmental issue.

I think the best way to understand this seemingly unfair problem is to realize that it’s really just another temptation in life. The important thing is that we can all choose how we act, and homosexuality is a temptation that people can choose to overcome.


To learn more about dealing with same-sex attraction, visit Courage's youth website.