The realization is that the groups will never agree on the issue, but people hope they will find a way to live together. No doubt this issue is causing a division in churches and society. The more neutral group is the civil union it gives more of an open minded argument and shows both sides of the story. Marriage is something understood in the bible and followed by a lot of the society today. All the groups have strong points of views, but they all have different perspectives in the issue over homosexuals and same-sex marriages.
Homosexuals should be allowed to make a lifetime commitment to their partners, but it should be called something other than marriage and should not be under God. The biggest problem the gay population faces regarding legal marriage is the Christians. A true Christian doesn't want a married gay couple to have the same title as he and his wife have, because they take the vowel under god seriously. A firm believer would say that a gay marriage is absurd. Homosexuality goes against nature because we were given sexual organs for the purpose of reproduction, not for pleasure.
If the line is clearly drawn in the sand between church and state it will ultimately be for the betterment of many. Members of the clergy will no longer fear the repercussions of performing marriages for the select homosexual couples who wish to be joined in their church of their choosing. Moody states one catholic priest said: “We can bless a dog, we can bless a boat, but we can’t say a prayer over two people who love each other.” (355) The sacrament of marriage will forever be a topic not everyone can agree upon but as history proves change is inevitability a spoke on a wheel that will constantly be moving forward. Works Cited Moody, Howard. “Sacred Rite or Civil Right?” the Nation 5 July 2004.
Traditionally, homosexuality in itself is viewed within the Catholic Church as morally evil and it has never been accepted. Pastoral counseling has been offered to allow members of the Church who identify themselves as homosexual to assist them to remain good members of the Church. A reflection on the Church’s history and influences in terms of the development of prejudices against homosexuality may be necessary in order to determine the real root of the issue. Some individuals believe that a change in doctrine is necessary in order to fix the problems regarding homosexuality within the Church, while others stand by Pope Francis and believe that progress can be made without having to undergo such a drastic change. As gay rights continue to become a more apparent issue in today’s global society, the Catholic Church does not need to consider a change in doctrine, however the members if the Church do need to consider following the suggestions of Pope Francis by becoming more open to and tolerant of the idea of homosexuals within the Catholic community.
Sadly, my story is not my own, many that come out face daily judgment and condemnation by people who feel superior. To be gay and still in love with God, can be complicated (and sometimes fatal) when trying to maintain your spirituality while being judged by your sexuality, and your sexuality alone. Recently, the question was posed on Facebook, “would you allow a gay couple to join your church?” After a lengthy discussion (which I shied away from because it seemed like a breeding ground for discord), a pastor replied, “I wouldn't let a gay couple join, but they can attend all they want. My Pastor(s) preach & teach only the word of God so membership for a gay couple is not an option. Bottom line is, one's lifestyle have to line up with the word of God.
And be yourself!” This song is not only inspirational but a true part of the movement for gay marriage, Same Love was an instant hit and is the trademark song for gay marriage. Same Love is the reason why I believe that gay marriage should be allowed, for as Macklemore said himself, “It’s all the same love.” If I was given the opportunity to speak to my strong Catholic church about gay marriage, I can tell you that I would be very scared, and perceived in an ill matter. My church is a strong advocate for not allowing gay marriage to be passed. There has been countless times in mass where I have heard the priest talk about gay marriage in a demoting way. So knowing this I would come into the speech being very conservative in what I would say.
Andrew Sullivan, who is openly gay himself, is a devout Catholic who has spent his life researching subjects involving the gay community. His articles are simply ways for him to show his feelings to the general public. His audience for “Let Gays Marry” is the general public, but could be more specifically written for gays who are too scared to stand up for the rights for gays to marry. He may have written this essay to inform the public how gays feel about the issue of marriage, but also to encourage gays to stand up for their rights as Americans. “Let Gays Marry” is structured in a problem/solution format.
God created life to be everlasting, as well as marriage. For generations, Christians have been concerned that seeking for a marital partner was against Gods wishes and would jeopardize their relationship with the lord. God created the world with the intentions of all marrying. “When our lord presented Eve to Adam he intended a marital relationship to be a blessing for his couple and the future generations that would be born through them”. Marriage is a lifelong commitment and that is the way God wanted it to be.
Religion contributes greatly to delineating laws of nature. This implies that as long freedom to practice any form of religion is given, freedom to comfortably exploit sexual orientation off choice must also be guaranteed. Gay marriages does not snatch society of its values as well as the due benefits but contributes to a shift in mind sets of people towards embracing equality that comes with diversity. Therefore, the 21st century democracy presents the world with perfect opportunity to integrate same sex marriages in societies.
'it has symbolised the near absolute control of a woman from her father to her husband' (Religious Tolerance). During the ceremony the Priest or Vicar asks the permission of the Father to allow his daughter to marry the groom. However this is often considered to be an old fa... ... middle of paper ... ...o remarry someone It also says in the Bible that 'A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried' this means that they do not agree with remarriage after divorce. As can be read it is difficult to come to a decision whether divorce and remarriage can ever be justified because it is hard to do justice to both sides of Jesus' teaching.