To put some perspective on this I want to make it clear that I find homosexual attraction to be nothing more than a perversion of sexuality. Yes, I believe that some can be "born" with such attraction, but action in alignment with such desire is sinful.
Now that that is taken care of....
My wife and I are expecting our second child in March. We've had a few complications come up in the attempt to find out the sex of the baby, mostly to do with scheduling conflicts and policies of her OB/GYN. Since this pregnancy came as a surprise and immediately followed a miscarriage, my wife has had quite a bit of anxiety over the well being of the child. As such, she's been watching the date of the sonogram for weeks.
And now, as the appointment was scheduled for tomorrow, a hurricane is blowing through our area. One serious enough that schools were canceled today and tomorrow and I got sent home at noon from work.
She ended up posting this on a social networking page.
"I'm seriously never going to find out this baby's gender. Please OB office...don't lose power!"
After a few friends posted support in reply, an old friend of mine from HS decided to reply as well.
Now my friend came from a bad home, single mom, worldly sister and no money. We met in an engineering class in HS and began talking about religion. I'm not going to say that I was the one who "converted" him, but I did play a large role. After HS he "came out" and after college he moved the the West Coast and is now working for a rather large and famous software company. He's also living with a "partner". He knows my wife's and my views on homosexuality, but we've been able to be keep the relationship up, meeting for dinner at least once a year.
Now he replies with:
"You won't be able to find out the baby's gender until several years after birth (at least!)."
My wife was pretty devastated that someone would take her post and turn it political and I was livid for the same reasons. I replied to him exactly what she meant by the statement and gave an etymological explanation to that effect.
And yet he persisted, posting a reply and a link to a "Sex and Gender distinction" article.
Now, he's never done this before. And I would expect much more from him. But what in the world posses someone to reply to a statement about the impending knowledge of an unborn child's condition and turn it to a sociopolitical argument?!?!?