“I do not believe that people are born gay,” Pastor Salvatore Roggio said, speaking in front of the sign.
“Help for the Homosexual” was the third in a four-week sermon series that focused on what Roggio labels “The Sexploitation of the Church.” Other topics touched on include pornography, infidelity in marriage and sex education in public schools. If people come, he said, they’ll discover what’s otherwise being hidden by a national media with a gay agenda.
Roggio believes homosexuality is an addiction – like alcoholism – and can be broken.
Unfortunately for Rev. Roggio’s daughter, she is a lesbian born into the family of a man who believes homosexuality is a choice. The 29-year-old woman came out to her parents when she was 18, after struggling for years with her sexuality and the ramifications of her father’s religious beliefs.
She continued, “Just as straight people never made the choice to be straight, gays and lesbians never made the choice to be gay.”