Bryan Fischer
Is "gay" the new "black"?
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By Bryan Fischer
December 4, 2008

Homosexual activists are working overtime to convince the American public that their struggle is the same civil rights battle that African-Americans won decades ago.

For them, gay is the new black. But is it?

The answer is no, for the simple reason that there is no equivalence between abnormal sexual behavior and skin color.

As Colin Powell famously said, the comparison is "convenient but invalid."

We have no choice about our skin color. We do, however, have choices about sexual behavior.

Ultimately, homosexuality is about sexual choice. No one is compelled to engage in any particular kind of sexual behavior, regardless of how strong the sexual impulse may be. Sexual impulses may be strong, but they can be controlled. The strength of the impulse is no excuse for yielding to it.

Destructive sexual impulses, whether they pull us toward sexual immorality, adultery, rape, pedophilia, incest, fetishes, homosexuality or bestiality can and must be mastered. Sexual behavior, in the end, is always a matter of choice and behavior, not orientation.

We do not and should not excuse pedophilia on the grounds of sexual orientation, even though pedophiles will tell you their urges are as strong and as innate as the sexual impulses homosexuals experience. Orientation is simply no excuse for non-normative sexual behavior.

Even if a gay gene exists — which if it does, remains undiscovered — and even if some may have a biological predisposition toward homosexual behavior, such inclinations are simply no justification for yielding to self-destructive impulses.

There are those who argue that some have a predisposition toward alcoholism. Alcoholism has the home field advantage in their lives. But loving friends and a responsible society would never urge such individuals to embrace their identity as alcoholics and indulge freely in alcoholic binges.

Nor would any healthy society grant special rights on the basis of alcoholic behavior, any more than it should grant special rights on the basis of self-destructive sexual behavior of any kind.

Instead, the friends of those fighting alcoholic urges would appeal to them to understand that although the battle against alcoholic impulses may be intense, it is a battle that must be fought and won for their sake, for the sake of their families, and for the sake of those who may be endangered by alcoholic indulgence.

While none of us have ever met an ex-black, thousands of former homosexuals can testify that orientation and impulse is not destiny, and that sexual energies can in fact be re-oriented in a way that leads to procreative marriage and a happy family life.

With one voice, our culture tells alcoholics that there is a better way. It's time we communicate that same message of love and hope to our homosexual friends.

© Bryan Fischer

 

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