To say that homosexuality is a created, or a natural state, is a metaphysical claim. Such a claim voids psychological and sociological effects on the human psyche. Further, this particular claim denies the power of the will in relation to the natural biology of gender. Rather than wrestle with the responsibility of choice, or the existential ripples in humanity that contribute to gender confusion, homosexual apologists opted for a spiritual explanation that effectively normalizes their behavior with a metaphysical claim.
Perhaps imagination and poetry is more affective for communicating than the modern tools of interpretation? This is the basis for some studies under the label of Theopoetics. I wrote a book of poetry titled Theopoetics as an outlet for my theology in relation to my experiences.
Let's think; it is the work of the Spirit to conform us to the image of God in Christ. The exemplary model of Jesus' life was affirmed in the resurrection. So, we are all supposed to live a life that exhibits 'God in us' to the world. Although Jesus was 'monogenes' (only begotten) he lived a human life, his favorite self-appellation was 'son of man'. I like to say that God became a human being without exception.
I think what we miss is the culpability of both God and humanity for the ongoing dilemmas of the human condition. Religion exonerates God for any culpability rather than recognizing the problematic reality of creating. I understand creation to be God’s best effort within the confining realities God would face in pursuit of a creature with whom God could interact in a meaningful way. God’s desire for relational communion with an other is at the beginning of all creation. Before God began, God was thinking about us.
I understand God’s nature to be ‘Holy’; God cannot be other than who God is. Certainly, God’s experience of humanity is an unprecedented experience in the life of God, even an adventure. Wrestling to grasp transcendent realities is a limited enterprise! However, the inclusion of the man Jesus as a holy addition into that which constitutes God (divine essence) would not change God’s nature.
When Jesus brought his ‘self’ to scripture, his readings did not fit the intelligentsia of the age. It was not hermeneutical art that made Jesus’ interpretations original, it was his practice to align scripture with the revelation of God that he knew. This being said, Jesus began with revelation and found the meaning of scripture because of his revelation.
The human capacity to turn sorrow into sweetness begins with tears. Blues songs, in a sense, celebrate sorrow as a sweet reality that can only be resolved through a memory held in the beauty of music. The loss of gospel lament to the feel good ditty of this generations praise songs is to replace facing reality with illusion, even illusory religion. Spirituality faces reality and asks the forbidden questions of religion governed by absolutist ideologies. Spirituality weeps along with the God who weeps.