Republican 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not believe homosexuality is a choice. He claims that it’s “something that people are born with.” He also said he believes marriage should be “between one man and one woman.” So which is it? Sen. Rubio seems to be playing both ends against the middle.
There are no scientific studies that demonstrate that same-sexuality is something people are born with and can’t change. There are many people who have engaged in same-sex sexuality who no longer do.
Consider the transformational story of Rosaria Champagne Butterfield who was a committed lesbian radical.
“In 1999, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, a skeptic of all things Christianity, and in a committed lesbian relationship. Her academic specialty was Queer Theory, a postmodern form of gay and lesbian studies.
“Today Butterfield is a mother of four, a homemaker, and wife of a Presbyterian pastor named Kent. They live in Durham, North Carolina.”
Sinful desires are always with us. Acting on them is the issue. Although Rosaria is a married mother, she “says her former life ‘lurks in the edges of my heart, shiny and still like a knife.’”
Read about her remarkable story in The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith.
Even studies of twins do not provide any evidence that same-sex sexuality is an innate predisposition.
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