Today, in the 21st century, gay couples face marriage discrimination from religions, mostly from Christianity. Several arguments against gay marriage has risen in the recent years. The most common religious argument against same-sex marriage revolves around scripture, which many faith communities believe came directly from the mouth of God, and they interpret scripture to forbid the practice of homosexuality, and by extension, same-sex marriage (Baker). Homosexuality itself is not a sin because it is just an attraction to one’s own gender but, to the faith communities, the practice of homosexuality makes it a sin. Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable (New International Version Bible, Leviticus 18:22).
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.
I believe more people are starting to accept same sex marriage but there are those who still completely despise it. I fully respect all religions and their view towards God the hard part is finding the balance. A lot of homosexual marriage couples get prohibited or disallow them from public affairs like certain health care centers or even some schools mainly of religious organizations.
Many believe legalizing marriage for same-sex couples would not only change the meaning of marriage, but change society all together. On the matter of religion, homosexuality is a very sensitive topic and has been throughout history. Every religion has their own opinions and beliefs for homosexuality and same-sex marriage based on their interpretation of their sacred text. The members of these churches and congregations then have their own beliefs and way of thinking. Ultimately, the issue from a religious standpoint is should homosexuality and same-sex couples have equal rights as heterosexual couples and individuals?
However, Jesus also taught to show forgiveness to others and the Church recognises that a marriage cannot always be ideal and can work out differently to how a couple intended it to be. This is why views on divorce in society are so mixed in different Christian dominations. Christian Church Beliefs on Divorce The Christian Churches recognise that we don't live in a perfect world and they have developed ways of trying to help people that are faced with a broken marriage. Couples can separate and remain married using any agency, either of the Church, or another, to try and bring about reconciliation. Ultimately, a couple may decide that they must divorce and put an end to their legal status as a married couple.
Readers of his conservative Christian blog likely have the same beliefs and definition of marriage so he does not need to explain it to them. To Walsh and his readers, “tradition... ... middle of paper ... ...nce that divorce is by far a greater threat to marriage than gay-marriage. The debate about what marriage is and what is recognized as marriage is a debate which effects practically everyone in a very personal way. How advocates on either side make their arguments will play an a crucial role in determining which side wins the marriage debate in the end. Works Cited Chapman, Steve.
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.
Now, gay men and women fight for the right to be married. In Christianity, marriage is a life long commitment under god. It is well known to many Christians that practicing homosexuality is a major sin. How can a union, which is created for man and woman, under god, bond two partners of the same sex if it is stated in god's book that it is morally wrong? 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.
Since the very beginning of time there has been marriage. The origin of marriage comes from Genesis 2:18, where God said that it is not right that man should be alone. God has always been about relationships and when he instutitued the marriage of one man and one woman he believed that it was important that we be in relationship with other, and in this case His disire was for us to have a wife. Regardless of the intention that God had for marriage when he ordained it, too many people have made it to be something of a fad or a trend. As sad as divorce is the Church is not exempt from facing the challenges of marriage.
Much of this controversy can be blamed on the bias of government officials being mostly Christians whose teachings see same sex marriage as wrong. In the case of trying to incorporate prayer into the begging of government meetings, “U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that… public prayer amounted to an endorsement of Christianity.” This proves that the laws allowing gay marriag... ... middle of paper ... ...ng same sex marriages opens doors to absurd ideas on who and what can be legally married. Many people make the claim that same sex marriages will lead to polygamy, incest and bestiality. The truth in this myth is that the likelihood of the first two happening is very unlikely.