Monday, October 02, 2006

The Oaks Smackdown

Oaks proposed a beautiful argument in what was a mostly comforting talk about the healing power of Christ and His atonement. However, there is a necessary and unbending corollary to that truth: because Christ is so powerful, so able to heal, there is NO EXCUSE not to take advantage of it. Thus if we remain unhealed, we want it that way.

Additionally, he (with characteristic lucidity) made a point that gives the lie to those fringe members with strange ideas about homosexuality and the gospel; quoting a letter from someone who had succeeded in altering their orientation, he said:

"...Many people focus on the causes of same-gender attraction. There is no need to determine why I have this challenge. I don't know if I was born with it, or if environmental factors contributed to it. The fact of the matter is that I have this struggle in my life. And what I do with it from this point forward is what matters."

Well, well, "Affirmation-ites," put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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