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Homosexuality And Homosexuality

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Anna Katherine Harper
Mrs. Smith
English 10
14 April 2014
Homosexuality & Gay Marriage Opposing Paper
“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” –Rick Warren
The issue in today’s society is that you either have to love homosexuals and agree with them or you have to hate them and disagree with how they live their life. I find this to be untrue. My opinion is that you can love them but that doesn’t mean you have to accept their lifestyle.
Homosexuality has been in our world forever. There have been stories from ancient times mentioning people having homosexual activity. In fact, Spartans would engage in homosexual activities to ensure that they would trust the man next to them when they were in the phalanx, a formation in battle used by the Spartans where the soldiers used their shields to cover half of their body and half of the person next to them. The term homosexuality came from the 19th century to describe a sexual and emotional interest in one’s own gender. The term was mainly used to indicate if a person was immoral or pathological (World Book Encyclopedia 307).
When it comes to homosexuality, many Christians base their views on what the Bible says. Homosexuality is described as an “abomination” in the Bible (Sullivan). In Leviticus 18:22 it says, “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman, it is an abomination” (Bible 79). Then also a few chapters later in Leviticus 20:13 it says, “If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committe...

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... off of the TV show. He was only expressing his opinion so I do not think he deserved to be put down as he was by A&E and the news broadcasters.
Same-sex marriage is inevitable. There is no way that we can ignore it now because it has become a main controversy. I mean even if we chose to try to ignore homosexuality, we will not be able to. It is too widespread in our country and around the world. Even though I am against homosexuality and same-sex marriage I will still love that person even if I do not support their lifestyle. I do not expect people to agree with what I say, but I believe that this is the wrong path and something can be done to turn everything around. I think homosexuality is a mental issue and that if the person got the right help they could be ‘cured’ of this. But my belief is that all of this is a big mess that is far from being resolved.
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