According to "Catholic message" (Forum, Dec. 22), Pope Benedict XVI's opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage is based on principles "inscribed in human nature itself, accessible to reason." That "the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman" must not be "equivalent to radically different types of union" because that would "harm and … destabilize marriage."
Today, one can't reasonably argue that the origins of homosexuality aren't in nature. Even Mormon leaders now sort of admit that.
So, is being gay "natural" in the way a birth defect is natural? having an incomplete body, a handicap you have to accommodate?