I am curious on the stance of the Coptic Church on homosexuality. I read that the stance is that no one is born homosexual (http://www.coptic.net/articles/OnHomosexuality.txt
), yet we now know that there are genetic
as well as environmental components to sexual orientation. Why does the Church still refuse to accept these basic scientific facts?
What makes today's dismissal of science different from the early Christian Church's refusal to believe that all the planets revolved around the Earth instead of the Sun? In fact, the early Church was so against these claims about the position of the Earth, that they PERSECUTED and KILLED those with TRUE and CORRECT scientific statements. It begs the question, then: what's stopping the Church from committing the same atrocities in the future, if science continues to prove ideas that make the Church become confronted with "uncomfortable truths"?