1 Corinthians 7:9 - (Good News Bible) "But if you cannot restrain your desires, go ahead and marry-it is better to marry than to burn with passion."
In this bible verse, I'll paraphrase it to say that: If we are always horny, and can't control ourselves, then we should get married in order to have all the sex we need.
Of course I realize that marriage entails much more than having sex, but the above verse concentrates on the sexual aspect.
Some peoples sexual appetites are greater than others, but none the less sexual urges are part of nature, a nature bestowed upon us by our Creator. I believe that if it were for procreation only, then we would "get horny" only periodically like animals during mating season.
What if we cannot find the right mate to marry for let's say 10 years, how does a person suppress those desires for so long? Should we run down the street and grab the first person that comes along and say: " I'm horny, lets get married"?
Just as God created straights with these desires, he also created gays with those same desires. Ex-Gay ministries accommodate straight sexual desires by using, 1 Cor. 7:9 while they condemn gays to a life of celibacy. Should we really believe that God is playing favorites? He gave us all the desire for sexual activity, (straight & gay) but right wing christians want to punish gays by telling us that only straight married couples are allowed the pleasures of making love. If straights cannot control their desires, what makes them think that gays can control it any better?
Since society (and churches) have not allowed gays to marry, then gays have no other choice but to seek to fulfill those desires outside the bands of matrimony.
Please understand, I am not advocating promiscuity, (God knows my own past screwed up sexual life is evidence for that) but a denial of the rights I speak of by the self-righteous bigots, may very well compel gays into that promiscuity.
Last edited by Shep; 01-04-2006 at 07:08 PM.