Date: October 06, 2010 12:15PM
You don’t have to get very far into The Family: A Proclamation to the World until reality proves the proclamation to be false. For instance take the following statement:
“All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God….Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”
Male and female are man made categories—categories to which a great many people fit, however, not all HUMAN BEINGS. The male is (XY) and the female (XX), some other chromosome combinations that occur in HUMAN BEINGS include: XXY, XXYY, XXXY, XYY, XO, XXX. But sex is not just determined by chromosomes, but also by complex hormonal washes at specific times during development. If these hormones do not go normally a HUMAN BEING can belong to some other sex category including but not limited to: hermaphrodites, male pseudohermaphrodites, female pseudohermaphrodites, gynandromorphic, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, progestin-induced virilisation, androgen insensitivity syndrome, 5-alpha-reductase deficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, persistent Müllerian duct syndrome, mosaicism, or chimerism.
Many would call these abnormalities, however this word carries far too many connotations and for the sake of this argument it is a moot point. If God exists, he/she/other created or at least allowed these HUMAN BEINGS to be born this way.
Now take Packer’s statement from the KSL article:
‘Some argue that “they were pre-set and cannot overcome what they feel are inborn tendencies toward the impure and unnatural, Not so! Why would our Heavenly Father do that to anyone? Remember he is our father.”’
Juxtapose the above factual data with Packer’s statement. Is it really that hard to imagine that if God exists he/she/other would create or allow to be created HUMAN BEINGS with pre-set homosexual preferences? If he is indeed our father why would he create intersexuals, but not homosexuals?
Society and especially religions do not like HUMAN BEINGS who do not fit into their man-made categories partially because it shows the fallibility and lack of inspiration in their design…Stupid Design.