[Update Jun 16th 2016: This post I will completely redo in the future. The Basic point I still stand by, but it remains one of my most poorly articulated arguments. For now don't use this as a source for anything.]
I'm rare among modern Pro-Gay Christians in also being a Fundamentalist/Bible Literalist, and visa-versa. What I find saddest
about that is I've had trouble on Facebook finding fellow Pro-Gay
Christians who are also enemies of the Theory of Evolution.
the arguments the Republican Party Christians use when they're trying
to add secular non Biblical reasons for supporting their position on
Homosexuality, all in fact sound very Darwinian and Materialist to me.
Insisting that only the sex that can continue the reproduction of the
species is valid. To Evolutionists the only reason sex is so
pleasurable is to motivate us to engage in it and make sure the species continues.
I have encountered Atheists online who are Homophobic for all these
reasons. It's not just radical Christians who propagate modern
Homophobia. These encounters were on IMDB a long time ago so I can no
longer document them. But these were Atheist individuals who had no
problem questioning my masculinity (the usual overlap of Sexism and
Homophobia) for not liking Sports, and liking TV shows stereotypically
meant for women. They pretty blatantly accused all Bisexuals of just
lying for attention. They claimed they weren't homophobic but clearly were.
It's because I believe in Intelligent Design
and Six-Day Young Earth Creationism, and that God gave us a Spirit and a
Soul, not just flesh, that I believe sex has a spiritual purpose too,
not just biological. And because I don't hand wave away the Song of
Solomon and it's details I know that God is okay with sexual expressions
that are non reproductive. Sex is also an expression of Love, the love
between a Man and a Woman is not the only love The Bible considers
To some of the most Anti-Christian people out there right
now, it's pretty obvious that Homophobia wouldn't exist at all if it
wasn't for The Bible verses that get misused on that subject. But I think that assumption is wrong.
Homophobia of the last two centuries is a uniquely vile monster
unprecedented in earlier eras of Secular or Church history. However the
basic fallen human sensibilities that lead to it can be documented to
have existed in the BC era (Plato). Just look at how Julius Caesar was denigrated by
being called "Every woman's man and every man's woman". The roots of
the Church's homophobia seemed to enter the Church very early on, but no
earlier then it's Anti-Semitic tendencies which popped up in the
Second Century. The seeds of Evolutionary thinking also existed among the Greek Philosophers, like Anaximander, Empedocles, Epicurus and Lucretius (Epicurus is known to have condemned Homosexuality). And it was Augustine of Hippo (the same Church Father most responsible for codifying Traditional Christianity's prudishness) who was among the first Christians to reject a literal interpretation of Genesis.
The Stoics who were the adversaries of the Epicureans and argued for Intelligent Design were all for Same-Sex love. Their Monotheism was by no means Biblical but still monotheistic. The original Stoics that is, Roman Stoics like Cicero did tend to disapprove of Same-Sex relations because of the prudish nature of Roman society.
But our modern notions of Sexual Orientation were purely the invention of Enlightenment and Victorian scientists and psychologists. And indeed it was not
originally conservative Christians who (from the Evolutionists' POV)
"Rejected Science", who first sought to proclaim Homosexuality a
"Pathology", to label it a mental disorder the same as Pedophilia, or an
addiction the same as Alcoholism, and Lesbianism in particular an
example of how scary and threatening untamed female sexuality is, and
thus labeled it another symptom of "hysteria". No, it was Secular Scientists
who first did this, Scientists who whether professing "Christians" or
not, embraced the ideas of Darwin and Galton and their fore-bearers.
have a long history of pointing out how the Evolutionary theory has
contributed to the history of the evils of Racism and Eugenics.
Darwin's book was racist in it's very name, and filled with Racist and
Sexist comments. I would not however fall into the trap of saying that Evolution created Racism, I would say it's the other way around.
It's now a proven scientific fact that
Homosexuality and Bisexuality are perfectly natural and normal
variations of human and animal sexuality. And to me that is a problem for the
Theory of Evolution, whether Evolutionists want to admit that or not. I
know all the usual arguments about how homosexuality can be genetic
even when homosexuals don't usually reproduce, but those are
rationalizations. If the Evolutionary model were true, any genes that
do not further propagate the species should have been gotten rid of by "Natural Selection" ages ago.
Now the key objection an Atheist Evolutionist would make here is that they would not, today at least, campaign for making it illegal, or calling anything immoral. But my point is at it's core, seeing Gay Sex as worthless because they can't reproduce, is inherently Materialist.
So I think Creationists should
embrace LGBT people, as proving what Jesus said about being "Born
Eunuchs", and disproving the logic of Darwinian Natural Selection.