[quote="followingtheway, post:12, topic:252396"]
Okay, but I'm talking about celibate-wise chastity. If I want to have sex or not, shouldn't that be part of free will? How come I can choose to burn in Hell fall eternity, but gay person can't choose to live a harassment-free life with marriage and children? How is that just?
Gays, like all the rest of us, should be able to live without being harrassed. That doesn't mean that any life we choose is equally moral, let alone that any moral life we might choose equally deserves the same nature and extent support from society as any other. I know that homosexuals wish that their sexuality was the same as everyone else's but it's not. No amount of pretending is going to change that.
You seem to be under the impression that you own your body and your life, that you have a right to whatever life you imagine you'd like to have for yourself, and that perhaps you owe God something here or there as a sort of a tax taken from what you own. This is incorrect.
You don't own your own body. You aren't entitled to have some outlet for all of your desires, either. Because of the Fall, each of us has desires that are disordered. Human sexuality, rightly ordered, is oriented towards enduring relationships by which children might be produced and reared. It is not a sin to be homosexual, but the desire to have sexual relations with someone of your own gender is *dis*ordered, just as a heterosexual man's desire to have relations with women other than his wife is *dis*ordered. Even though both desires occur frequently in our fallen nature, there isn't a way to directly indulge a disordered desire so that it is ordered in keeping with the right nature of human sexuality. We all have to live with that. It is totally just, because we have no right to act outside the order decreed for us by God, from whom we have received everything and to whom we owe everything.
*I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe;
I, the LORD, do all these things.
Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down.
Let the earth open and salvation bud forth; let justice also spring up! I, the LORD, have created this.
Woe to him who contends with his Maker; a potsherd among potsherds of the earth!
Dare the clay say to its modeler, "What are you doing?" or, "What you are making has no hands"?
Woe to him who asks a father, "What are you begetting?" or a woman, "What are you giving birth to?"
Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, his maker:
You question me about my children, or prescribe the work of my hands for me!
It was I who made the earth and created mankind upon it;
It was my hands that stretched out the heavens; I gave the order to all their host....
Turn to me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other!
By myself I swear, uttering my just decree and my unalterable word:
To me every knee shall bend; by me every tongue shall swear,
Saying, "Only in the LORD are just deeds and power.
Before him in shame shall come all who vent their anger against him.
In the LORD shall be the vindication and the glory of all the descendants of Israel." *
Is. 45:7-12, 22-25
You also seem to have a deep misunderstanding of marriage. Marriage doesn't exist so that two people can accumulate a particular life for themselves, in which children might or might not be a desired accoutrement. It exists so that the children that naturally result from heterosexual relations can be reared with the full support of a relationship of mutual love between their parents.
A homosexual marriage is not a sexual relationship ordered towards procreation. It can't be. Only by going outside the marriage is procreation possible. Therefore, homosexual "marriage" is a union either closed to children or oriented towards adultery.
But, you say, what about adoption? Adoption is fine, but it does not proceed from a sexual relationship. If a sister and a brother desired to adopt a child together, would this give a pretext for considering that there is no disorder in incest? Should a brother and sister's desire for each other and willingness to live at peace with others lead us to give sanction to incestuous "marriages"? Heaven forbid! Just so, the desire to adopt a child or the willingness to sacrifice for the sake of an orphan does not sanctify homosexual unions. The willingness to sacrifice is good, but the disorder in the union remains.