I think it is not so genetically determined. Greenberg, after describing the homosexual practices of some of the tribes in New Guinea (He also studied several cultures practices, ancient Greek, Hebrew, American Indian, etc), makes the following observation. Some tribes practice universal homosexual behavior at certain points in life, while others have no homosexuality practiced among them at all:
“The years some homosexuals spend trying without success to conform to conventional expectations regarding gender and sexual orientation tell against the most extreme claims of sexual plasticity. However in the absence of any evidence linking the peculiar sexual practices of Melanesia with genetic difference, it is reasonable to suppose that if a bunch of Melanesian infants were to be transported in infancy to the US and adopted, few would seek out the pederastic relationships into which they are inducted in New Guinea, or take younger homosexual partners when they reached maturity. Similarly, American children raised in New Guinea would accommodate themselves to the Melanesian practices. Where social definitions of appropriate and inappropriate behavior are clear and consistent, with positive sanctions for conformity and negative ones for nonconformity, virtually everyone will conform irrespective of genetic inheritance and, to a considerable extent, irrespective of personal psychodynamics.” The Construction of Homosexualities pg 487 David Greenberg.
You misread my statement. I think it is a proclivity, but a strong one. Most with it choose to go along, and of course habit makes our proclivities even stronger.
It is interesting that you mention the leopard and its spots, as Jeremiah mentions our inability to change our sinful habits just as the leopard cannot change his spots. Do you then insist that we cannot in any way be converted?
The problem here is the issue of the flesh. I have my own proclivities as some have pointed out. We all do. And we can live after them.
But Paul says this in Rm 8:5 “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”
And there are several places where the acts of the flesh are listed in the NT: 1 Cor 6:9-11, Gal 5:19-21, Rm 13:13, Rev 21:8. Homosexual practice is cited among them.
We are all sinners after the flesh. But if we will not live by the Spirit, we are lost.