Homosexuality has been the topic of constant conflict today. Homosexuality is defined as, a romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. In addition, homosexuality has been accepted more today, however, it is still frowned upon by many. Consequently, there are many challenges on the views of homosexuality. Some may think that this is an abnormal behavior, to have an attraction to the same sex. On the contrary, there are many who defend that the feelings that homosexual has, are feelings that are normal, not to mention, homosexuals believe that they were in fact born this way. Furthermore, in this essay, it will look at the challenges that are presented on this topic, and look at the conflict that is between society, homosexuals, and the church.
Homosexuality is not a new trend, sexual orientation, or identity, in fact homosexuality is believed to date back over 5,000 years ago (Adams, 2011). Same sex couples have existed for thousands of years and research will show how the social and political stigmas that are known today, have stemmed from religious point of views and political opinions.
It's illegal in 74 countries to be in a homosexual relationship, and punishable by death in 13 countries. Homosexuality should be legal everywhere because it's not a choice and they shouldn't be punished for walking down the street with their loved one. Homosexual couples help adopt kids because they can't create kids of their own. The amount of open homosexuals is growing and will outnumber the amount of heterosexuals, which would cause a decrease in population. Homosexuality should be legal because it isn't a choice, denying someone the right to be homosexual is discriminatory, and homosexuality isn't a sin.
Sexual orientation is the preferred term used when referring to an individual's physical and or emotional attraction to the same and or opposite sex. Heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual and pansexual are all sexual orientations. An individual's gender identity and expression is distinct from their sexual orientation. Throughout life as the individual explores the world around them, they are shaped by the unique experiences and influences that are imparted upon them. All people experience life subjectively therefore there is no monolithic way of viewing or defining one’s sexual identity, however, there are particular experiences that may shape and develop specific characteristics or tendencies that a group of people may share. Andrew Sullivan addresses this very issue in his 1995 book, Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality. In the prologue, titled “What is a Homosexual?” Sullivan ponders what exactly composes a homosexual life and why certain environmental factors are fundamental and exclusive to the homosexual experience. He sees self-control/subjugation as a crucial part of all human experience, however, he considers the homosexual (more broadly, the LGBTQ) experience to be unique in that early on they learn to make sexual/emotional distinctions out of a need for survival. They learn to function within the parameter of certain social rules in order to blend and eventually this becomes a sort of second nature that is hard to break.
Homosexuality is still portrayed negatively in the twentieth century, and it’s been going on since as early as 1930’s. We all talk about how we have changed and have accepted gay rights but we fail to realize there is still a long road ahead. The lesbian and gay community has come a long way but it still is painted in a negative light. We can turn on the television and see multiple shows with at least one gay or lesbian, but they are being stereotyped into what the world thinks it should be. For example, Modern Family has a gay couple that is very dramatic, love theatre, and are very feminine. Another example is Will and Grace, the two guys in that show are very feminine, dramatic, and overly sensitive. Not every gay man is like that, these are stereotypes and mostly untrue. There are also
There are many problems that America faces today, but there is no problem more abominable than homosexuality. Homosexuality is one of the vilest, corrupt, and disgusting things an individual can participate in. Homosexuality is far worse than any other problem in America today, including rape, kidnapping, terrorism and even murder. For a woman to turn her back on her husband to be with another woman and for a man to do the same to his wife is beyond shameful. From sexually transmitted diseases being transferred into marriages, to secret relations with the same sex, homosexuality is an issue that must be stopped as soon as possible. Since the Bible states in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV): “9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous[a] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[b] 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” stating that homosexuals will not enter the gates of heaven, but will burn in hell instead. Since no man knows then God will return, knowing that there could be decades until his return, a more agile solution to this problem would to be to murder every homosexual or bisexual on this earth to create an authentic society, a perfect world.
George Bernard Shaw said the following when discussing how marriage brings two people together "under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions. They are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part." Marriage is hard, and it is something people have to work at. However, society in recent years has begun to strongly dictate who can, and who cannot be joined in matrimony. Gay marriage has become the hot topic. It is a fact that humans have been engaging in homosexuality activity for centuries. China, India, Japan, and all over Europe homosexuality has been occurring. It was not until Christianity and organized religion did it become as big of an issue. It has become a more pressing issue now because people have begun fighting for equal rights.
The history of the gay rights movement has been a hard fought battle within the United States. In fact the first gay rights movement dates back to 1924 with the creation of The Society for Human Rights in Chicago, Illinois. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that gay rights started to make progress. In the year 1969 The Stonewall Riots took place when gay, lesbian, and transgender patrons of a New York bar were raided by the police. This forever changed the movement from isolated incidents to a world wide phenomenon.
Are we born to be automatically attracted to the opposite sex, or does society force it? How could one government declare itself democratic if they don’t allow homosexual couples? In the middle of all the attention, it is critical to understand how these individuals feel. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 and 25% of them were reported to be homosexuals. The reason these numbers are so high could be because of how ignorant and uneducated people are about the subject. It could be easily inferred that homos chose their sexual orientation, however, that isn’t always the case. Even though one could choose to be homo, due to relationship failure or other reasons, others could be
Homosexuals are one of the most vulnerable groups that need to be particularly attended to, as they are stigmatized and discriminated for their sexual preferences, and also for contributing to an alarming rise in the spread of a variety of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and infections. The cultural norms of our society from a religious point a view is that homosexuality is considered to be unnatural and against God. Hence the Homophobia, stigma and discrimination which persist in our society. The negative feed-back that this group is receiving from society, is contributing adversely towards their health and well-being, making them susceptible to stress which may lead to; heart problems, sleep disorders, headaches, stomach problem, irritability, mood changes, drugs and alcohol abuse. Stress also reduces the immune system and wears down the body making them vulnerable to contracting various illnesses.
A deviant act is not always considered to be criminal, but a criminal act can be considered deviant behavior. Homosexuality is an act that can be considered deviant amongst a vast percentile of Americans. The act of Homosexuality went from be illegal to now being a legal act amongst Americans. Unlike Homosexuality, Christian bible studies across America have went from being a legal expression and gathering to illegal in the eyes of some states in America. Homosexuality is no longer considered deviant in America but has gone from a mental disorder to a normal functional behavior. Christianity on the other hand has gone from what American values were founded on to targeting bible studies throughout America making them illegal and deviant.
It is a common thought in most of us that the human race nowadays in generally acceptance of homosexuals, however there is still a vast majority of christian people who still, in this day and age, think it is a sin. Since the thousands of years ago, christians have believe that being homosexual is a sin and is unnatural, some people say that it’s about time they accept them. However in other parts of the world there is still a lot of discrimination towards homosexuals, currently in Russia gays are facing mass discrimination that ends in all kinds of horrible consequences. In this essay I will explain points relating to Christian views on homosexuals, what consequences homosexuals face because of these views, which countries is this most a problem in, how bad is this problem in Hong Kong, along with comparing these issues to that of other forms of discrimination from other parts of the world. In the 21st century there are an increasing number of homosexuals coming out and standing up for themselves, so I believe this issue needs to be looked at in depth, are the Christians right to st...
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