Here’s how you know if someone is straight: They are physically, sexually and emotionally attracted to people of the opposite sex.
And here’s how you know if someone is bisexual: They are physically, sexually and emotionally attracted to people of the both sexes.
How do you know you are straight? Or gay? Or bi? Did you “decide” one day to be attracted to whomever you are attracted to? I didn’t think so. It just doesn’t work that way.
Are you thinking, “God wouldn’t make someone that way (gay)?” Sorry, your God DID make a whole heck of a lot of people “that” way. Just like he/she/it made you whatever “way” you are.
Here’s what your God also didn’t make – your belief system. You made that, not God. You get to decide what you believe and if you want to believe peoples’ God-given sexual attraction isn’t real, then go for it. Feel free to believe and think whatever you want.
Just remember this: The child you probably made with your own private parts; the child you love more than any other human on earth; the child that is telling you he or she is gay; the child that your God gave you, he/she/it picked you to parent this child just as they are, whether you “believe” in gayness or not. You can change your belief system but you cannot change your child.
So what do you do? You do the right thing and be a champion for your gay child and change your belief system. It’s your God’s will.
BTW, I’m an atheist (gasp!) and am so excited to let you all know that I will be the host at the next Seattle Sunday Assembly on Sunday, March 22 @ 11AM at the University Heights Community Center. Sunday Assembly offers all the good parts of church without religion and everyone (even believers) is invited.