God tells us not to judge

Published: Monday, January 2, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 9:45 p.m.
In response to Jeffrey Jones' (Dec. 26) comments on sexual orientation as a choice, not biology: Sexual orientation is the direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite or both sexes. Sexual behavior is not sexual orientation.
I agree that we can control sexual behavior, but people cannot control who they are attracted to.
What exactly is his point about people who are homosexual? He is saying that people who are attracted to the same sex should never have sex or that they should lie to the opposite sex and pretend they are attracted to them in order to have sex? Some choice. Live alone for the rest of your life or live a lie the rest of your life.
I really want readers to understand the agony gay teens go through. They know if they are true to their feelings they will jeopardize the love of their family and friends, and they are told that God will condemn them. No one wants to live alone for the rest of their lives nor do they want to live a lie. Many feel they have no real choice and kill themselves. How is that for a choice?
Jones claims that he knows what God wants and what is natural behavior for humans. Jesus Christ died for our sins. He told us not to judge yet we be judged. He told us to treat others the way we would like to be treated. He spoke against religious leaders who used scripture to condemn others. He never said a word about homosexuality. He said that a marriage was forever and divorce was not God's way.
Let him without sin cast the first stone.
Terry Tapp, Gainesville

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