Homosexuality and Religion

2251 Words Jun 9th, 2012 10 Pages
Kyle Wright
Eng-122
Richard Courtney
02/20/2012

Is homosexuality a genetic trait we’re born with, or do we choose this lifestyle? Is it a lack of father and a more involved mother? Why do people think this is abnormal? There are so many questions that people have about homosexuality, their beliefs on it, and why they think it is wrong or right. I have heard so many people say, “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” Why does religion have a profound effect on why people believe that homosexuality is wrong; that homosexuals are automatically doomed to hell? Gay people have lived a daunting life for centuries because people think that being homosexual is out of the “norm” and that God created everyone to procreate. God created
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Gays can always pass for straight, but blacks can’t always pass for white. And most can never pass” (Kenan 157). This statement clearly defines how Kenan added that sexual orientation and racial issues to the story. These are topics aren’t discussed, even in today’s society. As the relationship between Maggie and Gabriel grew, Maggie’s understanding of the homosexual lifestyle gave way to her acceptance of Edward. Religion and homosexuality has been the key to the heated debate about whether homosexuals go to heaven or hell. Most Christians think homosexuality is a huge sin, an abomination, whether you act on it, or just think about it. Just thinking about it is not as bad as acting on it. In an article called, “Homosexuality, A Christian Perspective,” there are many bible verses that say, “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will."(chcpublications.net) What this states is that nobody has the right to fight, but teach the truth, and be patient with one another. We will sin as others try to convince people not to sin. Jesus has the power to lead people to the path of

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