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Homosexuality - Is It a Choice? (3 of 4)
Series: ''WWJD about LGBT?''
1 Corinthians 14:10
Introduction: Little junior said to his dad, ''Why is the grass green?'' Dad said, ''I don't know.'' Junior asked, ''Why is the sky blue?'' Dad said, ''I don't know.'' Junior said, ''What makes the sun rise?'' Dad said, ''I don't know.'' Junior said, ''Dad, I hope you don't mind me asking you all of these questions.'' Dad said, ''No son, if you don't ask questions how are you ever going to learn anything.''
Today we want to pose a question and hopefully do a little better with the answer than Dad did for junior! The question on the table today is this: IS HOMOSEXUALITY A CHOICE?
If you're new to us this morning you should know that we're in a four-part sermon series entitled WWJD about LGBT. The acronyms stand for ''What would Jesus do'' about ''Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender?''
In the first sermon we asked the question, ''Why do we need to have this discussion?'' I suggested that we need to have this discussion because it is culturally relevant, Biblically relevant and personally relevant.
In the second sermon we asked the question, ''Is homosexuality wrong?'' I suggested that apart from God NOTHING is right or wrong. I also suggested that God has limited appropriate sexual expression to within the bounds of heterosexual marriage. Finally, I suggested that telling the truth is an act of love, not hate.
So that brings us up to speed for today's sermon.
It's one of the first questions people ask when they begin to think about homosexuality. Do people choose to be gay, is it biological, or is there some other explanation? Often, the way people answer this question determines their political and religious views on homosexuality. It also seems to affect the way we relate to homosexuals in their daily lives. Both liberal and conservative groups know this, so we've all been flooded with propaganda on both sides in recent years, some claimin ...
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