Hey Spoticus, one thing I noticed that you stated in your introduction, but didn't mention in this thread, is that you are only 21 years old. I bring that up because I think your age does have some significance when you say you are a celebate homosexual. I was celebate myself until... well, until older than you are. I just never thought I was called to celebacy -- few people are. I felt I was supposed to be in a relationship.
Soulforce wants the relationships of GLBT people recognized and you're asking how we came to that postion.
Originally Posted by Spoticus
What is the bridge between "This desire is naturally occurring" and "These actions are good." I'm really looking for a succinct and logical answer.
Well, I don't think we can provide that type of answer for you. Maybe you'll prove me wrong by answering the following question with logic.
Here's the scenario.
A heterosexual man named Rufus and a heterosexual woman named Jill have a natural attraction to each other. Over a period of several months they spend time together and grow closer. They start talking about their love and their desires to express that love to one another. Someone is the first to mention marriage.
Now the year is 1969 and Rufus is black and Jill is white. Interracial marriage is illegal in their state. Most of the residents also believe it is morally wrong for the races to intermarry. As their love grows, Jill tries to tell her friends about her relationship, but they don't really understand why she doesn't want to marry Joe, or Brent, or Rob, or any number of handsome young white men. One of her friends, Sue, is more understanding than the others. So Jill asks her if she has ever been attracted to a black man. Sue says yes and both agree that their feelings were natural. However Sue then chimes in and says, "But Jill, just because something is natural doesn't mean it's good. While I believe segregation is totally wrong, I really feel it is neither good nor proper for the races to intermarry."
Spoticus, how would you form a succinct and logical argument to Sue? Could you?