Scientists are desperate to establish a scientific justification for homosexuality. Public money is being spent. The belief is that if it can be demonstrated that homosexuality is in some way intrinsic rather than chosen, this will normalize and justify it. Proponents of homosexuality are hoping that this will provide a knock-out blow against Christian objections to homosexuality.
It will, of course, do no such thing. Christians understand that, since the Fall, man inherits a corrupt, that is, sinful, nature through Adam. We are born into the world with defective, disordered natures. Put it this way: we are not sinners just because we sin; we sin because we are sinners. Homosexuality will continue to be seen, in this light, as objectively disordered against the objective standard of male and female which can be seen in nature, and, if you can't see it there, in Scripture. The remedy is not the normalization of sin; it is Christ.
Our secular society says that it is deeply committed to the equality of all human persons, regardless of sexual orientation, hence the urgency to legiitimize homosexuality. However it is worth noting that scientists do not display the same sense of urgency to discover a "pederast gene", or a scientific justification for pederasty. However, iif scientific discovery can be used to justify homosexual behaviour, why can't the same scientific methods, and discoveries, be used to justify pederast behaviour? If they are both unchosen, and innate, why should one be viewed as normal and the other deviant? Why shouldn't both be viewed as normal, or, alternatively, deviant?
I did a Google search this morning and found 65,000 references to "gay brain". A similar search for "pederast brain" came up with exactly one entry -- and that was used as a pejorative against someone.
Personhood - Gay vs. Pederast
This discriminatory bias of secular society is also seen in the concept of personhood. Clearly, in our society, the terms gay and person have been twinned, to the point where gay is considered the definition of a person, as opposed to simply a descriptive trait associated with a person. (The media never talk about the rights of "men engaging in homosexual activities", it is always about the rights of "gay persons" -- the "gay" identity being stronger than the "male" identity.) The importance of this fact cannot be overstated. It is the foundation of all arguments in favour of homosexuality. And it is the foundation of all that is wrong with these arguments. Christians who understand that God has made us male and female understand that homosexual and gay are, ultimately, false identities. It may be what a person feels, it may define a person's urges, but it is not who a person is. (And that is why, ultimately, catering to these false identities is neither helpful nor kind -- gays are, like us, first and foremost, males; and lesbians, are, like us, first and foremost females. Rather than viewing homosexuals as some class of "other" with rights, we view them as being "ourselves", welcome them and embrace them as such, while holding them to the same moral standards as we hold ourselves.)
But what about pederasts in our secular society? We don't refer to them as "pederast persons", do we? Pederasty is, arguably, equally unchosen and equally persistent as homosexuality; if rights follow from these two characteristics, then pederasts have the same basis for arguing for acceptance and rights as gays. But our culture draws a sharp and deep line between them. To put it bluntly, gays are persons, pederasts are not. I can understand our society's desire to do this on moral grounds, but it is not moral grounds I am talking about now -- it is scientific grounds, because that is where the argument is currently being played out.
It is also Charter-rights grounds. For a moment, set aside the fact that pederastic acts are illegal. That's not what I'm getting at here. What I'm getting at is the fact that in the view of secular society, gays are persons, pederasts are not. They speak of gay persons; they do not speak of pederast persons. This provides homosexuals with a status and dignity which is denied pederast persons. But, in a society where all sexual orientations are afforded equal status and protection under the law, is that not a clear case of discrimination?
Let's Google it. "Gay person" results in 560,000 entries. "Pederast person" results in exactly 2. Pederasts have a long way to go to achieve the equality they are supposedly guaranteed by our Charter of Rights.
Consistent Moral Thinking
Both Christians and secularists have an understanding of normal, and, from this, right-and-wrong. Secularists find theirs in the amoral idea of adult permissiveness; if two adults are predisposed to do it, and want to do it, how can we say it's wrong? (Especially when we've paid for science that backs us up!) On this basic, they judge homosexuality to be OK, but pederasty not so; Christians, with minds rooted in reason and revelation, have a higher view of humankind, and, because of this, a narrower view of what constitutes a baseline of normal or moral behaviour.
The final point is this: Christians speak and act in a manner that is consistent with their worldview and beliefs; secularists, by claiming to be in favour of equal rights for all, and then slamming the door on an orientation they disfavor, do not.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.