Religion is a major aspect on why society believes that homosexuality is wrong and should not be accepted. Individuals who are against the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community because of their religion believe that “homosexuality is a horrid transgression of God’s plan” (Bawer 74). They consider them sinners because they are going against God’s original intention; relationships should be between a man and a woman. Nia Augustin is a member of the Christian community and believes that supporting or being homosexual goes against her religion beliefs. In her interview, Augustin stated, “I have been told that the purpose of a man and woman being together is to reproduce, but a homosexual couple cannot do that, so that's not of God.” Homosexuality is sinful and wrong in the eyes of religious individuals because it involves sex that does not produce life.
Just because society rejects the practice of homosexuality, doesn’t mean they have the right to discriminate against people that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, or any other means. People that are opposed to same-sex marriage think it would undermine traditional marriage, that it could open to what isn’t “natural” or “by God’s means” (Same-sex marriage) it will allow incest, bestiality, and other immoral things to be “acceptable”. However, that is going too far. People that identify as homosexual are not doing any of that. They are human beings too; they just do not like the opposite sex as a partner or being attractive.
Homosexuality is not a disease; people do not call in sick because they are feeling 'gay'. We all know people oppose homosexuality because in their view, it would give society’s and the law’s imprimatur to a deviant lifestyle. Fortunately for people like me and my generation, those numbers will diminish with time and the oppression of homosexuality, being a widespread concern, should not be tolerated on any level. Homosexuality should not be comprehended as a threat to others, while homophobia is far from the lone reason for resistance. I think one must widen the aperture and look at homosexuality in a context of a much larger cultural conflict over the nature of family, of marriage, and even in adulthood: a debate over what it is that constitutes, and should constitute, the template for “normal” in all of those countries.
Emotional, physical, and mental scars will be with these victims for the rest of their lives. The problem is there are really no laws protecting individuals who are homosexual from getting abused by people who hate them due to their sexuality. The worse part is that this hatred is spreading to our youth, today’s generation and tomorrow’s future. What kind of example are we setting when we don’t want to allow people to be their selves and to express their uniqueness? Hate crimes against homosexuals are deteriorating the progress we have made in our nation to celebrate diversity and individuality.
What I think about that is that I think it’s very wrong and people do not realize that being gay is very hard, and they can’t be put in their shoes to see how it is. The whole problem is that people of different aspects or view have been discriminated because of what they believe in and what they want to act in. So what I want to say is that homosexuals should have the same equal rights and the same amount of freedom as straight people because in this world it does not matter who, what you are, but it does matter how you contribute to this world and how people make it a better place.
One cannot deny that one of the main justifications as to why gay marriage is presently unlawful is due to the religious understanding that homosexual individuals are sinners. The reason being is, when an individual violates the natural ethical order founded by God, that person sins and insults God. An individual who professes to follow the teachings of God must oppose to same sex marriage as it is considered unethical and immoral. In addition, gay marriage will consequently invade our right to freely exercise our religious freedoms. A pastor shouldn’t be obligated to marry a homosexual couple or a church shouldn’t be forced to be the site of a gay wedding.
Gays also feel scared to be themselves in the world. Also, gays get bullied all of the time for having a different sexuality and sometimes get ignored by family or even friends after coming out which is not fair. First of all, it wasn’t a person's choice to become
Same-sex marriage is harmful to society and it must be opposed. Same-sex marriage will always deny a child either a mother or a father, it validates and promotes the homosexual lifestyle, it turns a moral wrong into a civil right, and it is a major offense to God. Same-sex marriages should not be given the privilege to get married because they are incapable of producing a child together. However, if same-sex couples decide to use a third party, such as adoption or artificial insemination to obtain a child, they are putting the child at risk. According to the book “Life Without Father” by David Popenoe states that “Fathers excel in reducing antisocial behavior and delinquency in boys”(1999).
We Must Teach the Homosexual About Christ All sins are forgivable and we are all sinners, but sin has to be recognized for what it is if divine mercy is to be had. So much of the talk about homosexuality is an understandable human effort to change the subject. Any reference to the wrongness of homosexuality is likely to invite the charge of homophobia, turning the accusation on the supposed accuser. But of course the moral law is not the property of anyone, and invoking it need not be an accusation. The problem is not how others react to homosexuality but the plight of the homosexual.
Dieufene 2 Many think that homosexuality is a complete abomination and disrespectful towards God. Those who think so use arguments such as the story of Sodom and Gomorrah where God destroyed an entire city due to the gall of the towns men’s’ attempt to have relations with two angels (NIV 23). They also continue to refute the idea of hom... ... middle of paper ... ...es” Oxford University Press, Hardwired to Connect: The New Scientific Case for Authoritative Communities Institute for American Values 1998 27 Apr. 2011 Oppenheimer, Mark. "A Gay Catholic Voice Against Same-Sex Marriage."