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Causes of Homosexuality

QUESTION: What are some causes of homosexuality?


Trying to determine a cause of homosexuality can be confusing. There are countless speculating Internet pages, medical studies, and religious exposés on the subject. They proclaim the causes to be genetics, hormonal imbalance, reincarnation, sexual abuse, prenatal hormone defect, or lack of bonding with a same-sex parent. The one commonality among them is they are all unproven theories.

The American Psychiatric Association reports "There are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology [cause or origin] for homosexuality." The APA further states "No specific psychosocial or family dynamic cause for homosexuality has been identified, including histories of childhood sexual abuse."

All indications are that homosexuality is a choice. Making a choice is a decision in the mind that too often originates in the heart from feelings. However, laws and moral standards are not set in place based on feelings or emotions. The solid foundation for our laws and standards are based on God's principles.

The standards of God are given for our well-being and best interest. He is the omniscient and omnipotent supreme Deity. We must recognize that it's not about what we say (or feel) but what God says. Hebrews 13:8 says God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He has not changed His mind.

The example of sexual sin in Sodom and Gomorrah is given as a warning for all generations (Genesis 18:20-21; 19:4-5, 24-25). God does not like sexual perversion and says, "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable" (Leviticus 18:22). And it is an abomination to turn away from God's law (Proverbs 28:9).

There are many reports from former homosexuals saying that they have "come out" of that lifestyle. One platform used is Love Won Out one-day conferences that are held in cities across the United States. The speakers include educators, counselors, and ex-homosexuals who boldly publicize that people can change.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…" (Romans 12:2). We are to take control of our thoughts; bring them into captivity to obey God (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

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