They’re are two common arguments that are often used when discussing homosexuality, both of which are quite poor. From the homosexual’s side we often hear, “I was born this way,” or “Why would God make me like this if it was a sin?” On the flip side, we often hear the conservative Christian argue, “You’re not born gay. God doesn’t make people gay. People choose to be gay.” The thing is, however, is that they both right. And they’re both wrong.
The Christian is correct in that God didn’t make them gay and the homosexual is correct in that they were born gay. Here is the part both sides seem to miss. Everyone is born dead in trespasses and sin. It doesn’t matter if you were born gay. Homosexuality is a sin and you came into this world tainted with sin. Just because you were born that way doesn’t make it okay. Everyone was born that way, dripping in sin. We are all soaking in it and none of us get a pass. In fact there is nothing we can even do about it. Only the she blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross can wash away our sins and bring us to salvation.