"10 His disciples say unto him: If the case of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry. 11 Who said to them: All men take not this word, but they to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs, who were born so from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, who were made so by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He that can take, let him take it." (DRV)
How in the hell can someone get that some people were born gay out of this passage? If anything, this clearly backs up Catholic teaching on celibacy more than makes a case for some being "born gay." Let's take a look at some inferior translations...
"10The disciples said to him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry." 11Jesus replied, "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage[a]because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it." (NIV)
- Matthew 19:12 Or have made themselves eunuchs
"10 Jesus’ disciples then said to him, “If this is the case, it is better not to marry!” 11
- Matthew 19:12 Greek and some make themselves eunuchs. (NLV - New Living Version)
"10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it." (KJV)
Even the error-ridden King James Version of the Bible doesn't make this claim. How are they making the jump in between the Church's age-old teaching on celibacy and being born gay? It's not the same!!!And thus it comes back to my original question: Was someone smoking crack when they made that jump?