People’s different values and morals play a role in defining what they believe. Many people find homosexuality to be not natural, and it goes against many people’s views. However, there is also a lot of people who argue in favor of homosexuality and find nothing about it unnatural. For those people who do think it is not natural they normally use the argument that this kind of sex can not reproduce, therefore it is not right because the point of sex is to reproduce. Many times the Bible will also be used to refer to verses that condemn acts of homosexual sex.
Gay marriage is a commonly debated topic in America today. Some Christians despise the idea of gay marriage, while some atheists think banning true love is wrong. Christians typically promote love and acceptance of everyone. However, most Christians do not approve of gay marriage because of religious reasons. Although Atheists do not feel that they answer to a higher authority, most atheists still feel compassion for their fellow American’s who are persecuted.
They believe that marriage “is reserved for the sacred union of a man and a woman in a loving relationship” (Powers). “According to the Bible, or Torah, homosexual acts are “Toavia,” an abomination” (Katz). For many Orthodox Jews, homosexuality is wrong because the Torah says that it is wrong. Also homosexuality can be considered “a severe sin and in some Jewish court systems, it is punishable by death” (Amsel). However, there are some Orthodox Jews that believe that homosexuals deserve treatment with “dignity and respect” (“Stances”).
Therefore homosexuality does occur in nature.Some people claim that being gay is unnatural. Clearly they are wrong. Many people base their assertions that being gay is wrong or in some way deviant on their religious beliefs. This i find incredable. God makes man in his image, he has a purpose for each of us etc.
Within the Christian religion there are many views on the issues of homosexuality. Even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views. Further, not all members of a denomination necessarily support their church's views on homosexuality. But the three “main views” of most Christian denominations are either condemning homosexual acts as sinful, being divided on the issue, or to seeing it as morally acceptable. But it becomes questionable when one has to determine the accuracy in each view based on the Biblical text itself.
After reading about the author’s fascination with the situation in which the less religious group accepted Jesus as the son of God willingly whereas the supposed higher tier of society, deeply religious Pharisees were unable to recognize Jesus as the Messiah I can speculate a number of things. One of which is that the author is curious and reads into things in hopes of finding a pattern since they distinguished two different groups of people during the time and searched until they found a similarity. I can also ascertain that whoever wrote this reflection on the bible is a believer in Jesus being the son of God since they reference Jesus in the introduction as “the son of God” and in the closing paragraph indicate that the Pharisees did not recognize the messiah which shows that they believe Jesus was the Messiah. It also appears to me that the author of this passage may have some doubt or at least lacks clarity in the full account of the story on why the Pharisees condemned Jesus. I say this because they talk about how it doesn’t make sense why that group of people would be so quick to rule out the possibility that Jesus was who he claimed to be and that the very idea doesn’t make
For decades, homosexuals have been seen as worshipers of evil and along with such discriminations many have been characterized as vulgar, stubborn and wicked. “While some areas of the United States have made progress in securing rights for gay people, Bible belt states lag behind” (Barton, 70). There are those who think that it is a sin in God’s eyes and according to the Bible, and there are those who conceive the God and the Bible are not specific to gays. The connection among religion and homosexuality can differ among different religions. On that point are a great deal of religious groups that are negative towards homosexuality, and there are many dissimilar types of actions they may take towards homosexual behavior.
Conservative views are often very traditional and interpret most or all Bible passages regarding, or allegedly involving homosexuality as condemning. They interpret them as an abomination and that it is hated by God. Some consider it an “ordinary” sin; one that can easily be forgiven. Other Christians say it is a sin and you are damned for eternity if you are homosexual. They believe it denies you passage to heaven.
This means that many of the same people who are even passionately in favor of homosexual rights oppose homosexuals on this one issue. This is because there is a lot of misunderstanding about what homosexuality really is, as well as the erroneous assumption that homosexual people enjoy the same civil rights protections as everyone else. For the reasons of ending social injustice, the economic and social benefits of allowing homosexuals to marry, and the constitution, homosexual marriages should be a legalized institution. Homosexuals are often treated unjustly socially. Homosexual people and couples are treated as inferior to that of heterosexuals.
There also might be an internal struggle with the client that identifies with a certain religion that views homosexuality as “wrong.” On page 477, Sue D. & Sue D. (2013) explain that gay-straight alliances along with anti-bulling policies reduces harassment and can lower suicide risk. Applied Counseling and Multicultural