Homosexuality: The Church's Teachings

632 WordsJan 31, 20183 Pages
Homosexuality, as defined in the Macquarie dictionary is, of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex or of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between persons of the same sex. There are countless arguments for and against the social acceptance of gay and lesbian couples and the morals, virtues and church teachings associated with them aren't exactly black and white. Homosexuality is an important issue as not only do numerous people of all ages struggle with finding their sexuality but they also struggle with accepting it and embracing it. Thus it is a relevant issue for everyone in society as the entire population is affected by it. The most prominent argument against homosexuality by far is that it is not God’s wishing or God condemns homosexuals. From the scriptures we can see why people may take this approach. "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable" (Leviticus 18:22) and "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads" (Leviticus 20:13) are just two common examples of The Holy Book denouncing homosexual behaviour. From this we can clearly see that historic opinion disapproves of gay and lesbians. On the other hand, Jesus taught us “To love thy neighbour as oneself”- this means everyone. You can start to understand why there is such a confusion over
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