One of the most volatile and important issues facing the Church today is the question of homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle. The Church cannot duck this question. Events like the brutal murder of Matthew Shepherd, the homosexual student in Wyoming, or the recent spate of scandals involving pedophile priests, which has rocked the Catholic Church, serve to thrust this question to the front and center of American culture.
In a culture dominated by sharp opinions, admitting uncertainty comes at a cost. The Christian musician Lauren Daigle just learned that lesson the hard way. But Daigle, 27, defended her decision in a radio interview:.
David Bennett was raised in an agnostic home in Sydney, Australia. Early experiences with prejudice and homophobia stirred his desire to become an anti-Christian gay activist and to look elsewhere for significance. Then Jesus came into his life in a highly unexpected way, leading him down a path he never would have imagined or predicted.
When asked by a college student why he opposed gay marriage, presidential primary candidate Rick Santorum responded"So, everybody has the right to be happy? So, if you're not happy unless you're married to five other people, is that OK? The slippery slope argument that gay marriage will lead to polygamy and incest is often used to oppose same-sex marriage.
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The purpose of this article is to provide clarity on a topic that has recently been debated within the Christian Church. Among the sexual sins punishable by death, incest, adultery, bestiality and homosexuality are all placed in the same category. Judaism was unequivocal in its stance toward homosexual relations; they were an abomination.
Benjamin H. As one of the most visible gay journalists in the nation, the statement spoke to a core dilemma within a gay and lesbian movement split between gay assimilationists, such as Sullivan, and social justice minded queers. The question was, how had this free-market loving Tory Thatcherite become a spokesman for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender GLBT movement?
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Many gay rights advocates argued in the s that scientific research claiming that sexual orientation is immutable should contribute to gaining civil rights for gays, lesbians and bisexuals. This paper analyzes ten legislative debates that took place at the local, state and federal levels over whether to adopt antidiscrimination laws, before and after the research was published. We hypothesize that if the research has had the impacts hoped for by gay rights supporters, then debates over gay rights should reflect certain changes consistent with such impacts.
Tucker acknowledged that homosexuality is a very sensitive topic for a lot of people, and highlighted that there are people with good and bad intentions on both sides of the issue. He added, however, that sincerity is not what people are called to make judgment on. Bringing up pop culture entertainment that seemingly embraces homosexuality, such as the music of Lady Gaga and the TV show "Glee," he noted that people are bombarded with the issue on a daily basis.