While not the intent of the presbytery task force to analyse lgbt orientation "I was born greedy" does not thereby justify being greedy.
My observation that the issue for many is "practice" not "orientation" was dismissed.
Previous statement indicated "what I do with my heterosexuality is not excused because my wife died two years ago". Neither being born with greed nor with heterosexual/lgbt orientation precludes that individuals must make decision(s) about what they do with these in life.
Argument that my sin is no different than another's, to the effect that all are welcome in church [even those whose predispositions might otherwise prompt them to be paedophiles, rapists, murderers...] is not received by those advocating lgbt recognition because it stops short of marriage.
Despite marriage being legalized by the province and sanctioned by the national church there is not a rush for the altar -- so debate to become an affirming presbytery is not simply about advocating welcome to lgbt persons inclusive of marriage but also inclusive of sexual lifestyle outside of marriage.
If we are to be transparent it is important to communicate to presbytery
|i.||specific constitutional rights of the congregation including
|ii.||by unrestricted welcome what exactly is understood.|
The debate is not simply becoming an "affirming presbytery" but affirming diverse sexual expression, including what I do with my heterosexuality, not openly discussed up to this point.