Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.” (New Living Translation, Romans 1:26-27). January Dodson believes that gay marriage is wrong in her opinion, because she is a firm believer in Christ. God is strictly against homosexuality. She is not the only one who has that perspective. Westboro Baptist Church believes that homosexuals, or gays, shall be put to death because of their s... ... middle of paper ... ...esident to openly support gay marriage.
For even their women exchanged the natural us for what is against nature. Likewise also, the men, leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. This quote states that the lust for another man and leaving behind the woman, who is made for man, is a sin and it shall be punished. Those who feel homosexuality is wrong feel that we should “say no” to these sinful desires and choose what is right in the eyes of God. According to them, there are more than a dozen passages in the Bible that state the sinfulness of homosexuality.
Only homosexuals demand that society rescind the age old recognition that sexual license, be it adultery or sodomy, is not only injurious to the participants but an assault on the common good. This is self-deception turned into a group effort. Individual acts of unnatural sex are one thing, and bad enough, but the homosexual ideology threatens the very basis of human society.
But it becomes questionable when one has to determine the accuracy in each view based on the Biblical text itself. The Bible refers several times to homosexual acts. Romans 1:26 states, "For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error".
The book of Leviticus is one of the Old Testament books that talks the most about how homosexuality is a sin. “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”-Leviticus 18:22. “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them has done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own h... ... middle of paper ... ...have kept the laws. Christians do a good job of doing this, but a majority forget about some minorities.
Today, in the 21st century, gay couples face marriage discrimination from religions, mostly from Christianity. Several arguments against gay marriage has risen in the recent years. The most common religious argument against same-sex marriage revolves around scripture, which many faith communities believe came directly from the mouth of God, and they interpret scripture to forbid the practice of homosexuality, and by extension, same-sex marriage (Baker). Homosexuality itself is not a sin because it is just an attraction to one’s own gender but, to the faith communities, the practice of homosexuality makes it a sin. Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable (New International Version Bible, Leviticus 18:22).
Just shoving it in someone’s face that homosexual marriage is ‘wrong’ because it offends God, is wrong. You have to take in consideration that those people’s beliefs may be different of your own. In the Bible it says in Matthew 7:1-2 (the words of Jesus), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others you will be judged, and with the measure you used, it will be measured to you.” It’s cruel to judge people by the way they love and who they love. It says in Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that he made and it was very good.” This right here proves to those who believe that God hates homosexuals that it is in correct.
Hate crimes against homosexuals are deteriorating the progress we have made in our nation to celebrate diversity and individuality. Horrendous crimes against innocent people have been going on forever When society does not completely approve of something they do what they think is right to stop it. Youth and young adults are being targeted for feelings that they cannot control or stop. A teen was killed for being gay. He had speech impairment and epilepsy.
The Nazis goal of producing a pure bred German blood race contained problems not only with the Jews, but also with the homosexuals within the nation. The homosexuals were going against everything the Nazis wanted. Because they were homosexual, they were not able to procreate due to their sexual orientation. Along with their lack of procreating, they attacked the morals of the “Volk” and degraded the nation’s image. They didn’t want to produce offspring to preserve the nation and was only concerned about their own pleasure.
Leviticus 20: 13 says, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (ESV). Sin is serious and God’s Word tells us that there are grave consequences for such sin. Homosexuality is not only a sin that is committed against oneself, but is also contrary to God’s divine design of marriage and family. God created holy matrimony to be between one man and one woman and not between the same sex. Right from the beginning God says in Genesis 2:24, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (ESV).