Introduction Sexual conversion therapy is defined as “a process through which reparative therapists believe they can and should make heterosexuals out of homosexuals” by Chuck Bright, award winning psychology author. He goes on to explain that this practice originates from the belief that homosexuality is sinful and immoral, which comes from traditional religious beliefs (Bright 472). Gregory M. Herek, professor of psychology at the University of California, notes in his article that the term homosexuality was first brought up in the early 1900s to define a mental illness. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the APA called for psychologists to work to remove the stigma historically associated with homosexuality (693). This explains how there is a long history of negative connotations surrounding homosexuality socially, and it was not until recent years when there were movements made to change this.
My second reason for supporting LGBT/ same-sex marriage is the reason for discrimination against marriage. The UDHR article number 7 illustrates that all people are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination. Furthermore, article 1 of the UDHR also indicates that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. We should act towards one another in a spirit of a brother. By denying the same right as anybody else just because you are different is a clear form of discrimination, and it goes against the constitution.
God did not want a motherless child, but the soul and free will the drunk driver possesses allowed him to make his own decision to drive under the influence. God is not the scribe of evil, evil is the reflection from a fallen world as the result of man and satan. James 1:13 says, “God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all”. Accordingly, if Christ has no darkness in him, he can not create evil; it is like building a brick wall with no bricks. So, it is stated in the Bible that He does make good of all, that does not mean he created the evil he allows to have some positive outcome.
Ever since the role of genetics in crime was accepted (Joseph,2001), several questions have been raised regarding the validity of this theory and whether a person can really be excused from committing a crime, no matter how heinous it is, just because (s)he possesses a gene that causes him (or her) to go down the road of crime? And can the crime in this world actually be curbed by curbing the reproductive abilities of those possessing the “criminal gene”?
Vastly it implies attributing divine characteristics to any other besides Allah and associating partners in worship with Allah. Another way to put it which is most frequently seen or practiced among Muslims is the belief that the source of power, harm or blessings is from others besides Allah. Since it violates the belief that forms the basis of religion Islam it is the one sin that Allah has rendered unforgivable and promised retribution It only makes sense that the act of denying Allah’s omnipotence has been mentioned frequently in the Quran to instill the significance of this belief among his followers. The focus here is on many obligations placed upon a Muslim being yet it shows that belief in His omnipotence is inseparable from the religion to the extent that it appears this often in the Quran. It also lines up with the fact that shirk is the biggest of sins which should be avoided at all costs for which the Quran has a lot to say to motivate believers to
While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying. The constitution gives us many civil rights and remedies. One of the liberty granted to us is to be in pursuit of happiness, which homosexual people are not allowed to chase. They cannot be married to the person they love. It violates their freedoms.
It was never intended that a man be in a relationship with another man. The bible also states that “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination”. (Leviticus 18:22) Homosexuality is described as a detestable sin. Another scripture quotes “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error”. (Roman 1:26-27) Even after the bible condemns homosexual actions and desires as shameful and unnatural, why should there be a debate on what marriage really means?
Allah Almighty says in Quran, “Do not aggress; God dislikes the aggressors”. To understand Islam’s stance on terrorism, one must refer to its original sources, the Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, which are explicit in their prohibition of any form of injustice including that of wanton violence which seeks to instill fear, injury or death to civilians. The Quran turns our attention to the high value of human life, whether it is Muslim or Non-Muslim and makes it absolutely forbidden to take an innocent life unjustly. The gravity of such a crime is equated, in the Quran, with the killing of all humanity. Not only is human life sacred in Islam but the property, wealth, family and dignity of all individuals in society are to be respected and protected.
The Quran does not allow any other beings to receive worship. The Quran teaches one to only worship God only because he is the creator of the universe. Questions regarding worship arises when topics such as, “angels, unseen powers, sun and moon and some stars” come up and the Quran concludes that some people worship them as well as Allah. For other creatures, “Their worship arises from belief that those deities have lordship and control of the universe and they can guarantee the fulfillment of their needs effectively and directly. They perform worships, offerings and sacrifices to be noticed by them,” (al-Islam,