John Meunier examines a particular approach in the homosexuality debate and finds it wanting:
I’m not arguing for exclusion, but I’m interested in how this conversation can be formed in a way that does not fall back on “God made me this way.”
Because of all the reasons above. “This is the way I am” arguments can be used by anyone to justify virtually any behavior. As a faith that teaches we must be reborn to come into a right relationship with God, we teach everyone that the way they were born is not fully the way God wants them to be.
If “God made me this way” becomes the doctrine of the church, then don’t we have to pitch out holiness entirely?
My problem with both arguments is what happens when a teenage boy who wants to have casual sex with five different girls uses them to justify his feelings. Or what happens when the church member who drives spends his whole life in a mad pursuit of wealth tries to use them to explain his needs?