“Family-ship” In 1994, the book, Waves: An Anthology of New Gay Fiction, edited by Ethan Mordden was published. The book was a collection of fourteen short fiction stories written by gay men who talked about homosexual issues within a dominant heterosexual culture. The book, saturated with homosexual ideas, was published at a point in history when homosexuality was utterly taboo and its condemnation was commonplace. Moreover, the rise of the HIV and the AIDS scare, which was peaking at this time, injected fear into the hearts of mainstream Americans, who demonized homosexuality as causing these fatal diseases.
My first source entitled “Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire” by Merry Wiesner-Hank is useful for presenting an account of how sexuality and gender was discussed in Christianity’s New Testament bible. In the letters of Paul to Jesus, Paul warned against those who opposed marriage, and also suggested that widows and widowers do not remarry. “Along with discussing acceptable and unacceptable sexual activities, the letters of Paul introduce a gendered and sexualized metaphor for the Christian community: the bridge of Christ. Human marriage is equated with the union between Christ and church; husbands are admonished to love their wives as Christ loved the church; and wives to be subject to their husbands as the church is subject to Christ (Ephesians 5:21-33) (Wiesner-Hank, 27). This quote presented is very important – it provides a clear illustration of the difference in expectations from the different genders in marriage under the
Of course, there are specific passages in the Bible that do mention homosexuality and its condemnation of it. However,—whether being an avid reader of the Bible or not—the translation of the passages have been debated by many. One problems that arises in the translation of these passages is how literally one is reading the words of the Bible. There are readers who deliberately take the Bible word-for-word and believe it to be exactly how “God wanted it to be”. On the other hand, more so leaning towards the 21st century and post-modernism, these readers are now saying to look at the Bible as if it was an historical account of religions—like Christianity and Judaism—and what their beliefs were all these years ago.
Lastly, in Genesis 19 it demonstrates Sodom and Gomorrah as a story of attempted gang rape of two "outsiders." Again, it does not say nothing about loving or being in a homosexual relationships, and if we look closely it actually condemns the sort of violence sometimes done to homosexuals. Likewise, Jude 7 talks about a first century Jewish legend that the women of Sodom had sex with male angels. Since it is about heterosexual sex between angels and humans, it clearly has nothing to do with homosexual
The perception of human sexuality has changed continuously from one decade to another. While studying the history of sexuality I learned that in the middle Ages when it came to sex and sexuality the church had a very big influence on sex and sexuality. The influence of religion and the
This 19th Chapter of Genesis shows you just what God says about homosexuality. Having sex anally is what the men in these cities practiced. The word “Sodomy” comes from the City of Sodom. So, don’t get angry at me for telling you the truth, I’m only giving you God’s
The second section of the documentary will focus on the aspect of gender identity throughout the history of sexuality. As sexual identity and gender identity are entirely different, it is important to include both topics and, for the issue of gender identity, to highlight its own diverse spectrum and the
One form of sexually deviance that has become a major issue in the U.S and is pretty much frowned on by all cultures in America is Pedophilia. This form of sexual deviance roots itself in the belief that those committing these acts are showing a pure form of natural love toward a child/minor (Williams, 2017). Pedophiles often do not see anything wrong with their actions and believe
God’s will is shown to man through the story of original sin, which explains that disobeying God’s word distorts the natural order of the universe and is immoral as it destroys the perfection that he created. Before the Fall of man sex was not sinful and was inherently good. Eve’s disobedience towards God in Genesis 3:6 wherein she took the fruit and ate it, despite God’s prior warning that “you must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die” (Genesis 3:3), introduces evil and sin into the world, therefore changing the nature of sex and deeming it unlawful. This evoked the Christian belief that sex is impure and God would favour those who remain celibate. Celibacy is still favoured by many American Christians who encourage young people to agree to virginity pledges. The belief is that sex is only permissible within marriage, as the purpose of marriage is for a man to “leave his father and mother” to be “united with his wife, and they become one flesh”. Marriage also therefore sets up an appropriate setting for children to be raised. God orders that a man and woman should unite in marriage in order to have a sexual relationship and any other kind of relationship would therefore go against the will of God and further disrupt the natural order.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Bible has a lot to say about sex, and most of it is good. In fact, Song of Solomon (also called Song of Songs) is a book that details the good pleasure of
"INCEST" I never in life want to see you again! Door slams. Mother breaks down and cries again. She lies down in her room. Her son lies beside her to comfort her. Mom rubbed him, kissed, and told him she loved him. She woke him up in the morning; he gathered his pajamas from the edge of the bed and on the floor. Mom today was extremely happy this morning. Dad no longer being around and me taking his place was just the thing that mom needed.
Pedophilia is defined in the ICD-10 as “a persistent or a predominant preference for sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children”, with the caveat that “the person is at least 16 years old and at least five years older than the child or children” (World Health Organization, 1992). Though the average age of the onset of puberty ranges (typically, 10 to 11 for girls and 11 to 12 for boys), the line that most pedophilia researchers draw is typically at age 13.
- Christians are to look at sex and sexuality different from the world - V3 deals with two areas, sexuality in action and in thought o Sexual Immorality: ‘pornea’ fornication and adultery are in thought here Matthew 15:19 Jesus says, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.”
Inbreeding is an extremely controversial topic of debate that has been around since biblical times. The most extreme form of inbreeding is incest, which is primarily between first cousins and second-first cousins. Inbreeding is practiced for many different reasons including royalty, religion, culture, socioeconomic class, geographic isolation, and small populations. Possibly the most dramatic instance of incest for reasons of royalty was within Habsburg Dynasty.
You are using the content from the articles you cite to make a unique argument rather than talking about the field as a whole. Maybe consider focusing on how the authors are similar or differ in how they make their arguments or instead describe how the authors talking about incest have changed over time (for example, saying that at first scholars have shifted from focusing of the reason for nicest being maintaining the divine bloodline to it being keeping wealth and power within the family-not what you are saying but just an example). You have some elements of a literature review already in here, so the transition should not be a huge difference. Score: