Guidance needed, not judgment

As maturing men and women of today’s society we are forced to encounter homosexuality.

The media has turned it into a natural state, while the average person is simply puzzled by the idea of homosexuality. As I watch men try to become women they cannot be, and women imagine being men they were not born to be, the question of how an individual becomes homosexual arises.

There are many unproven theories of hormonal imbalance, genetics, prenatal hormone defects and sexual abuse but no scientific explanation.

The American Psychiatric Association states, “There are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality.”

If there is no biological cause or origin of homosexuality how can one claim to have been born homosexual?

Is claiming to have been born homosexual merely an excuse for this particular sexual preference? The APA states that homosexuality is by choice. It is a decision that originates from the heart.

Homosexuality bewilders me.

Why does a man want someone who is built the same way he is? Why would a woman desire to be with someone who smells and feels as she does?

It is hard to believe that a same sex companion can bring as much compassion, pleasure and satisfaction that someone of the opposite sex can.

Men need women to give them the emotional support and attention they need, the attention that only a woman can give; just as a woman needs and desires the security and attention of a man.

God made Eve to be Adam’s companion.

Many disagree with homosexuality in reference to the Bible, “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable” (New International Version), Leviticus 18:22.

Many read the scripture and decide to take it upon themselves to declare judgment. How is homosexuality more so a sin than any other wrongdoing mentioned in the Bible?

There are no falsehoods stated in the Bible.

A countless number of people argue the fact that homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God because homosexuality is not of His word; With that being said, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 clearly states, “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolater nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (NIV).

Though I must admit to being among the majority that disagrees with homosexuality, I must not judge.

We are so quick to judge others that we fail to realize that we are being judged as well. No matter how much we disagree, it is never our place to judge others for their actions. We can only be of assistance to guide and direct those that are in need of it.

Brittany McCrary is a sophomore magazine production student from Kansas City. She can be reached at