If a person can choose to be Jewish, was it right for the Nazis in Europe, Nasser’s followers in Egypt, and 15th Century Spaniards to persecute, murder, and eradicate them for this choice?
When people -- specifically religious leaders -- suggest that homosexuality is a choice and turn the other way when gays are persecuted, murdered, and humiliated, they should remember the struggles they (and their ancestors) faced when they lived as something they felt was right in the face of opposition.
Is homosexuality a choice? Is it how people are born? Is being Jewish a choice? Is it how people are born?
The debate could go on for the ages. Just live and let live. Stop pointing fingers and finding issues or scapegoats. Find compassion and understanding.