Nature of the “B” in LGBT

It occurred to me after writing my previous post that Justin R. Cannon has a bigger problem with his argument than I previously thought. As stated in my last post, Cannon presents the argument that the people Paul was referring to in Romans 1 were acting unnatural in their same-sex activities because they were heterosexual. If they had been homosexual this action, according to Cannon, would have been natural and acceptable.

The foundation of Cannon’s entire argument is based on people being created either homosexual or heterosexual. Each of these creations possess their own unique nature. So what is unnatural for one is natural for the other. If God created homosexuals with their nature and likewise heterosexuals with their nature, what nature do bisexuals possess? Did God create bisexuals with a dual nature?

Cannon includes bisexuals in his defense of the LGBT way of life, so what exactly does it mean for bisexuals to be part of God’s natural creation? Are they a special group of humankind created to have “natural” relations with either sex? If so, why did God create heterosexuals? Why are there homosexuals? Why didn’t God create us all to be bisexual thus allowing us to choose whichever lifestyle suits us? That way, people could not have been lead to “unnatural” relations because of their sin and Paul would not have condemned the behavior.

But the fact of the matter is God created women for men so that the two could be one flesh. Paul was rightly condemning same-sex actions as unnatural because they are. God created a heterosexual race only; and Justin R. Cannon’s self-defeating Bible study only serves to prove how true that is.

3 Responses to Nature of the “B” in LGBT

  1. Sara says:

    “But the fact of the matter is God created women for men so that the two could be one flesh. Paul was rightly condemning same-sex actions as unnatural because they are. God created a heterosexual race only; and Justin R. Cannon’s self-defeating Bible study only serves to prove how true that is.”

    I don’t think this is true. There are people who are created by the same God who made the world that don’t clearly fall into a traditional “male” or “female” category. They are sometimes born with both parts or no parts. Even down to their DNA, their sex is unclear and ambiguous. These people are marginalized by society and aren’t seen or even considered by most. For a long time, they have been hidden away and been ashamed of. Even the church hides them away. However, these people are human beings with souls, made by the same God who made you, and they are here with a purpose in the world, just like you are. What could their purpose on Earth be? That is for God to decide. Whatever you do in life, please don’t forget about those people who are just like you and me in every way, except by flesh. You may encounter people who don’t fall into a “heterosexual” category by virtue of being physically built differently than you or I…. Who should a man with a uterus love? Who should a woman with man-like parts love? There are people like this in the world, and they had no choice to be born that way – and you shouldn’t close the doors on these people, who are just like you in every way except by flesh. I think that too many people forget that there are different kinds of people in the world who have real physical differences, and that it’s up to each to decide for themselves what they choose to accept and what they choose to ignore. Hopefully, everybody will find a way that represents the grace of God. Blessings to you – Sara

  2. bentcrude says:

    i agree with sara – she has a kinder view too.

  3. onefold says:


    Thank you for the good feedback!

    I am sorry, but I think you are confusing my defense of Christian doctrine with how I feel about people who are different than me. The purpose of the posts are to challenge the claims of the Christian LGBT community, not to denigrate people.

    God created the first man and the first woman; He told them to be fruitful and multiply. Yet there are many men and women who are not fruitful and cannot multiply, not because God created them that way, but because of sin. It’s the same reason we have to deal with weeds; the same reason people get sick, and the same reason some people are born with deformities. God created a perfect world, man made it imperfect.

    It is because of Adam’s sin that we die, yet in Christ we will live. Jesus said there are those who are born eunuchs from their mother’s womb. For whatever reason they are unable to enter into marriage. I suppose one could find many examples of who these people might be. And I think you would agree with me that the blind man Jesus encountered in the temple was one of these people. All the man could do is beg for his survival as people passed by him. The man was ostracized from society which is evident from the words of Jesus’ disciples who asked Him, “Who’s sin caused this man to be blind from birth, his or his parents?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” This man was the object of God’s loving grace that healed his disability. But it wasn’t the receiving of sight that truly healed him it was the grace of God manifested in his answer to Christ who asked him, “Do you believe in the Son of man?” Upon which he replied, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said, “You have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you.” The man replied, “Lord, I believe.

    It can truly be said of many who have sight and hearing that they are blind and deaf. It can also be said of many who are deformed that they are whole. It’s not the physical attributes of a person that determines their wholeness in God’s eyes, it’s their relationship to Him. I would never assume that if a homosexual remained abstinent it would be an easy thing to do. But there are homosexuals who do remain abstinent. Homosexuality is not a creation of God, but it may be a cross woven into the very fabric of their being in which they must bear. The Apostle Paul, who’s pride was buffeted by Satan, prayed three times that this thorn in his flesh be removed, but Christ answered saying, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” “Therefore,” the apostle says, “I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    God bless!

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