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.
Yes, maybe they are not completely practicing what they believe but they are not moral accountable for all their actions, just like hetersexuals are not morally accountable for their all actions. In the King James version of the bible, James 2:10 states that, “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one, he is guilty of all”. So if it is decided that homosexual sex is immoral because it 's breaking a law in the bible, then we must continue to point out every immoral action a hetersexual person carries out in their day-to-day lives. In biblical terms, they too would be immoral for many things that we would otherwise consider not morally right or wrong (sex before marriage, lying even if it 's necessary, being lazy, etc). Many people would argue back saying that some sins that is committed are accidental or without
Because when one is caught up in sin, but not willing to change, they are in direct rebellion to God and a danger to the church. This rule of the church not only applies to homosexuality, but to all sin. So those who smugly think homosexuality is a horrible sin worse than that of greed or spreading false rumors or being drunk, better think again. God has not changed nor has his response to all sin. No more, no less, he despises it, but desperately wants to help those who want his help: those who admit their sin and want to stop.
He examines the core arguments against homosexual sex such as: it is abnormal, the idea that homosexuals choose to be that way, it goes against the purpose of our sexual reproductive organs, it is disgusting and how it goes against biblical teachings. He first looks at the meaning of homosexual sex being “unnatural”. It is hard for him to claim that one definition of natural is right compared to another person’s. He does argue against the idea of natural law theorists by saying that many things that are important in our society are not natural, and there are many natural things that people detest. He says, “If the unnaturalness charge is to be more than empty rhetorical flourish, those who levy it must specify what they mean”(Shafer-Landau 239).
Anti-gay groups believe that homosexuals are the root of all evil and unholy. Ide... ... middle of paper ... ...t and understanding they would want in return. People would be the back bone and emotional support for one another. In a precious world such as that, homophobia would not exist because of the kindness and respect of its members towards one another would mean that differences within the community would be valued and celebrated. Homophobic societies deny these differences and are strongly prohibited.
“Whenever one violates the natural moral order established by God, one sins and offends God. Same sex marriage does just this. Accordingly, anyone who professes to love God must be opposed to it.” (TFP Stud... ... middle of paper ... ... in general. It is a choice to be involved in homosexual relationships as well as marriage. It is a choice to commit an abomination.
The New Testament refers to male prostitution, molestation, and promiscuity (Gay Marriage Chart). The New Testament does not call out same sex marriage until Paul. Paul claims that homosexuality is immoral. That is not the only thing Paul spoke against. Paul also said that women are ignorant and that they should remain silent.
Homosexuality (the tendency to be more sexually attracted to the same sex) is often confused with homosexual behavior (acting on homosexuality by engaging in homosexual acts), but the two are distinctly different. Even though homosexual behavior, especially in more recent years, has become an acceptable standard in our society it is a voluntary act and a sin, but the church has the ongoing responsibility and God-given call to love our neighbors, regardless of their sin because we too are all sinners. In light of this, we as Christian should treat homosexual behavior as we would any other sin by condemning the sin yet loving, nurturing, and keeping accountable the sinner. Within the scope of this argument is also found the nature versus nurture debate. While there have been some scientific studies done to “prove” the genetics behind homosexuality, these studies have largely been debunked, leading toward strong evidence in favor of a nurtured causation of homosexuality.
Just shoving it in someone’s face that homosexual marriage is ‘wrong’ because it offends God, is wrong. You have to take in consideration that those people’s beliefs may be different of your own. In the Bible it says in Matthew 7:1-2 (the words of Jesus), “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others you will be judged, and with the measure you used, it will be measured to you.” It’s cruel to judge people by the way they love and who they love. It says in Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that he made and it was very good.” This right here proves to those who believe that God hates homosexuals that it is in correct.
Since these lifestyles are generally not acceptable, homophobia and discomfort of cross dressers exist. Hopkins suggests that educating heterosexuals about homosexuality results in a reduction of homophobia. The idea is to create awareness in the society; these issues just can’t be hid behind and forgotten about, if they are present we have to sit up and take notice. Mr. Hopkins rightly calls such an attitude totally biased. The bias against women is closely related to the bias against homosexuals.