Ted Haggard & The Christian attitude towards Human Sexuality

Researchers have looked into a variety of possible causes for a homosexual orientation, including biological influences, prenatal hormones, prenatal stress, fraternal birth order, and environmental influences.[26] The American Psychiatric Association has stated “some people believe that sexual orientation is innate and fixed; however, sexual orientation develops across a person’s lifetime.”[27] However, the American Psychological Association has stated “most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.”[28]
–From Wikipedia

In spite of everything evidence has to say about the nature of homosexuality, most religions consider it to be a choice that a person makes. And this stance against homosexuality persuaded Ted Haggard to keep his real sexual orientations a secret. To make matters worse, he was a hypocrite.

Fortunately, mother nature allows no hypocrisy when it  comes to sexuality. Everybody is a “sinner” if we assume the Christian definitions about sexual sins. There is no point pretending to be more holier than someone else. Yet Christianity has done a lot of mental harm in this dimension by inducing an unnecessary guilt and unecessary repentance from its followers.

Ever wondered why a lot of authoritarian systems in human society want to control an individual’s sexuality? I feel it is a form of mind control. A lot of cults & political authoritarian systems have used sexual deprivation to keep individuals under control.


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