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CHRISTIAN ETHICS THE 060 REV. KENNEDY OKOTH PATRICIA WACHIRA 15S03ADCRI002 ------------------------------------------------- I am writing this with a neutral stand point on homosexuality. I am not for homosexuality and neither am I against it. INTRODUCTION Homosexuality is sexual attraction, romantic attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. The most common terms for homosexual people are lesbian for females and gay for males, though gay is sometimes used to refer to both male and female homosexuals. There are a number of homosexuals that do not openly identify themselves as such due to homophobia and heterosexists discrimination. Homophobia is the showing of negative attitudes and…show more content…
B. Islam Islamic law forbids homosexuality and all major Islamic schools disapprove of homosexuality. Islam views homosexuality as an unnatural temptation and sexual relations are seen as a transgression of the natural role and the aim of sexual activity; reproduction and pleasure. The practice of homosexuality is a crime in many Islamic countries, including Iran and Saudi Arabia. C. Hinduism There is no official Hindu position on homosexuality. Some Hindus condemn it while others site ancient Hindu texts that condone homosexual behavior such as the Kama Sutra, an ancient Hindu text that consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. There are also several Hindu temples which have carvings that depict both men and women engaging in homosexual acts. A number of Hindu mythic stories have portrayed homosexual experience as natural and joyful although some Hindu dharmic texts contain injunctions against homosexuality. D. Buddhism There is no universal Buddhist position on homosexuality according to the Buddha’s teachings one must refrain from committing sexual misconducts. However the term “sexual misconducts” is such a broad term and is generally understood to refer primarily to adultery. However, some Buddhists

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