Religion and Sex Changes

620 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 2 Pages
The number belonged to my cousin Luke, but the voice had changed to a much higher pitch that sounded like he was in pain. In this very conversation, Luke informed me that she had a sex change. My first thought was repulsion, and my second was to question my reaction. What sort of religion would encourage my mind to make such a hasty decision on one that was so close to me? This forced me to rethink my world view, and to take a closer look at the religion that has been taken for granted by me and so much of my family. The harm that religion causes is great, not the least of which is the insistence of unethical behavior toward many groups by its followers. “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”(King James Bible, Lev. 18.22) The Bible is pretty clear cut on this one. If a gay man is with the one he loves, death is his penalty. How can this be considered moral? This intolerance is not just from the Bible, but also resides within the pages of other holy books, such as the Quran. “And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.’" (Sahih International Quran, 7.80, 7.81) Allah also insists upon punishing gays with death. Luckily, western cultures are starting to take these books less seriously, and no…

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