A "right" by nature, by definition, implies a power which enhances life, or at least complements life, since life is the first right, on which every other right hinges.
There is nothing wrong with "civil rights", because men and women should not be judged or diminished for the color of their skin or the heritage of their ancestry. These characteristics are not a product of their choice.
However, homosexual conduct is a choice, even if former Republican President George W. Bush claimed that he did not know whether it was an inherited trait or an acquired lifestyle, and his 2004 opponent John Kerry claimed otherwise.
A recent study suggested that homosexuality is biological, but not genetic. Point of fact, heart attacks are biological, too, as are cancer, stomach pains, and many other diseases. Stress and unbelief and even the suppression of the truth in unrighteousness gives forth damaging elements in a person's body, and creates physical differences all around.
Of course, positive behavioral choices are also biological. A proper regimen of exercise leads to weight lose and a proper muscle tone. A balanced diets leads to better health, a brighter outlook, and more opportunities.
LA Weekly published a revealing expose of the "Gay Scene" in Los Angeles, one which explodes many of the assumptions about deviance, disease, and death among the "gay community." The article lights in the notion that poor choices contribute to the heavy drinking and sexual excesses in the "gay community."
Yes, indeed, poor choices do contribute the high incidence of disease and death among homosexuals.
The "poor choice" is living a gay lifestyle in the first place.
The problem remains, however, that men and women are being taught that they are defined by their "sense of attraction" or their "sexual feelings". In truth, our feelings following from our thinking, simple as that. If our thinking is based on false notions or distorted ideas, then we are prone to "feel wrong" in the face of injury or insult, or we will misinterpret what people say or do, or we will make judgments about ourselves.
The deepest need of man is "righteousness", an identity based on perfect acceptance, one which we cannot create for ourselves, nor which other people can give to us. This "gift of righteousness" we can receive through Christ:
"For if by one man's
offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace
and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5: 17)
This new identity is not something that you and I do or have through our efforts, but something that we receive by grace through faith (Ephesians 2: 4-8)
"Gay" has become an ideology, and identity, one which some people are running to as a surrogate for "righteousness", or "acceptance". Yet LA Weekly's article affirms that the "gay lifestyle" is in fact a "death-style'', in which a "sub-group" provokes people to adopt habits which are dangerous and dysfunctional.
Because homosexual behaviors are dysfunctional, because they promote disease and death instead of increase and life, they are contrary to natural rights, including life itself, which is the chief right.
"Gay rights" do not exist.