Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Discussion On The Morality Of Homosexuality

  • Homosexuality Is Incompatible With Biblical Christianity: 
          -The Levitical Law expressly forbade homosexual acts and prescribed the sentence of death to those who partook in such actions (Leviticus 18:22-25; 20:13). In fact, God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of sexual immorality, which included homosexuality (Genesis 19:4-13). Interestingly, the New Testament writer Jude describes this destructive situation happening as a result of partaking of "strange flesh" (Jude 5-8). The Apostle Peter described these same men as "lawless" (2 Peter 2:7-10). The New Testament warns that any person who practices homosexuality is committing sin against God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:9-11). He leaves those who exchange natural relations for unnatural to their own devices and destruction (Romans 1:25-27). The pattern of marriage found in Scripture is always a physical union between man and woman.
  • Our Bodily Design Iscompatible With Homosexuality:
          -Homosexuality is contrary to human nature in that all are born heterosexual by bodily design. It is contrary to human nature in that it does not produce life. If practiced on a widespread scale, then a populace will face self-extinction. This is not even taking into account the sexually transmitted diseases one has a risk of getting upon engaging in sexually deviant behaviors such as HIV, Syphilis, and AIDS.
  • What About Equal Rights?:
          -If the legalization of same-sex marriage means equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community, then why cannot there be equal rights for the people who want more than one partner in marriage? If we have to redefine the concept of marriage to include two homosexual people, then why would it be wrong for us to also redefine marriage to include more than one person?
  • Refuting The "Born Gay" Argument:
          -Homosexuality is a behavior, or an action, in the same sense that heterosexual behavior is. Actions are things that we choose to do. Homosexuality is not in any way analogous to our skin color, height, or gender, which are genetic conditions. 
          -Science has confirmed that the primary causes of homosexuality are environment, culture, and freewill (i.e. genetic identity disorder, women getting abused by men, children getting abused by homosexuals, etc.). Behaviors are learned and chosen.
          -Twins are proof against the "born gay" argument because they have identical genes or DNA. If genetics can cause homosexuality, then both babies must have the same condition. But this is hardly ever the case with twins. Only one in the pair of children tends to have a same-sex attraction. 
          -Even assuming that the born gay argument is valid, being born with the potential to act in a certain manner in no way provides justification for any behavioral patterns. There is no genetic excuse for homosexuality, anymore than there is a genetic excuse for theft or lying. Note that the Apostle Paul himself placed all these acts in the category of sin. 
          -These tendencies, whether they are genetic or not, cannot simply be justified on the grounds of being born with proclivities for them. The presence of temptation in our hearts is not sin, but acting on such is.
  • Refuting Attempts To Justify Homosexuality By Appeals To Nature: 
          -Just because animals do irrational things to each other, does not mean that humans should be engaging in them same behaviors. The following traits can also be found among animal species:
           *Raping other animals
           *Eating their young when threatened
           *Eating their sex partner
           *Injuring sex partners
           *Have intercourse with their own children
          -If this means anything at all, it would only be that homosexuality is brutish behavior. It represents the absence of culture.

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