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Ms. Dupuy’s question already answered - Larry Wayne McNorton

To the editor:

“Choosing Homosexuality,” by Tina Dupuy, appeared in the newspaper on Tuesday, July 19. In this article, Ms. Dupuy began by asking, “Is being gay (homosexual) something one chooses? Are we all capable of being gay (male homosexual) or lesbian (female homosexual), but the better among us choose to be straight (heterosexual)?”

She then quotes a Republican hopeful, "Well, the science in that regard is in dispute." Ms. Dupuy goes on to attack this individual by suggesting that he “has not read much on the science of homosexuality.”

Her own scientific evidence was informing us that “the American Psychiatric Association stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. (Homosexual) Gay-cure, or conversion therapy, is condemned by the American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, and the American Counseling Association.”

There is no scientific evidence presented here. We are to simply accept the opinion of a small group of people, because they are called scientists.

She does refer to a so-called scientific study when she asked, “Remember those gay (homosexual) penguins?” She asked the question as if this one study settled the whole matter. My first reaction was, “Seriously –– We are now taking moral lessons from the beasts of the fields? Seriously?”

Then I decided that it would not be fair for me to comment unless I read the study. Now that I have read the studies of not only the penguins, but other so-called homosexual animals, I am able to ask a more informed and intelligent question. Seriously –– We are now taking moral lessons from the beasts of the fields? Seriously?”

Ms. Dupuy and her ilk try to make homosexuality a political contention between the conservatives, she calls Republicans, and liberals. This is not a matter of political views, however.

It goes much deeper than that. It is a matter of authority. By the authority of Science, the god of the atheist, Ms. Dupuy would have us believe that because “homosexuality is found in nature, then, it is natural and, therefore, innate to humans who are simply a higher form of animal.

Science tells us that man has evolved a little higher than the animals and has no choice but to act as an animal. The Word of God states that “for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature; and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another.”

Homosexuality, according to God, is not natural and, therefore, cannot be innate in man. Man is not an evolved animal, but a special creation of God in His own image; created a little lower than the angels, and was crowned by God with glory and honor.

Ms. Dupuy would have you believe that the choice is simply being heterosexual or homosexual, right or wrong, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat.

The choice is this, will we –– as a nation –– believe the Word of God, or will we –– as a nation –– believe the words of fallen men, called scientists, observing a fallen world?

Is being gay (homosexual) something one chooses? Are we all capable of being gay (male homosexual) or lesbian (female homosexual), but the better among us choose to be straight (heterosexual)?

While, the science in that regard may be in dispute, the Word of God appears to be pretty settled on the subject.

LARRY WAYNE MCNORTON

Hampton