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Letter: Are we creatures of choice?

Are we creatures of choice?

Some people like to blame others, their circumstances, or the way in which they were made for the sin and wrongdoing for which they themselves are guilty. Robert Burns wrote: “Thou know’st that Thou hast formed me with passions wild and strong; and list’ning to their witching voice, has often led me wrong.” In effect, Burns is saying his conduct was as it was because God made him as he was.

One young fellow, running for president, said the following: “If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade.” Translation: “God made that choice, not me.” He further said: “That’s one thing I wish the world would understand; that if you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my Creator!” Translation: “God created me the way I am i.e. gay.” I deny that and so does the Bible.

Homosexuality is a learned behavior that one desires and chooses (See James 1: 13-15). Desire is something one can nourish or stifle. We are all responsible for what we think and for what we choose to do. Surely, a Harvard graduate, who is running for president, should know that we all are creatures of choice and free to choose.

Dennis Abernathy, Gladewater

Today's Bible verse

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops”

Proverbs 3:9

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