See, this is what happens when you have a day job- You miss stuff like this. Catching up on “Oprah” last night, I found Ted Haggard, a minister who had the meth scandal a few years ago, saying he’s trying his best to “pray away” his homosexuality.
I’m torn about this.
Firstly, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay. Secondly, I don’t think you can pray away your sexual tendencies. Thirdly, I grew up in a church where a gentleman did “pray away” his sexuality, but he was STILL gay. So, albeit this is one case, I’d have to say that if society was primarily homosexual and, with me being a heterosexual, I don’t think I could pray away my own sexual tendencies. My belief, of course, aligns with the belief that most gay people are born homosexual rather than adopt the practice through socialization. This is all just my opinion- but it’s an interesting thing, this “praying away” things…In addition, I must say that I believe in the power of prayer as well. But to me, “praying away” homosexuality is like “praying away” brown eyes and then we’re crossing over in Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” territory and everything really gets weird.
What do you think?
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