A person can identify therefore as homosexual but not give in to their lusts and live a godly life, just as a single man can live a Christian life and wrestle with heterosexual thoughts. So how ought we to approach those who are dealing with homosexual tendencies, thoughts or even living a homosexual lifestyle? With the same respect and love we would for anyone else! As complex and divisive as the issue can be if we are willing to live gospel-centered then we will approach others with respect. We do this because our goal is that they would be born again.
The early 1900s was an era when homosexuality was denounced socially, as it was unlawful for majority of the world including the United States of America. Authors were cautious when discussing themes of homosexuality that did not conform with public opinion. Scott Fitzgerald’s wit and cleverness, were instrumental in showcasing the underlying theme of homosexuality without certifying it. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, protagonist Nick Carraway consistently possesses characteristics of a homosexual, through his adoration of Jay Gatsby, homosexual encounters and his apathy towards females. The Great Gatsby, is told in a first person perspective, through the persona of Nick Carraway.
This paper is a critique of the book “The Gift of Sex” written by Clifford & Joyce Penner. In today’s culture, the physical and spiritual aspect of sex is neglected. According to the authors sex is an emotional and spiritual act, involving the body, soul, and spirit, the total person. The sexual relationship between a husband and wife is connected to the strong intimate relationship of man and God. Knowing this will bring fulfillment and freedom in marriage and in God.
Homosexuality is a way of being, one that can completely influence a person’s life and shape its meaning and direction” (Grahn). Although in Minton’s search for a universal definition of homosexuality, he concluded that there is a fundamental inconsistency in the way people define homosexuality in gay and lesbian studies. However, he also stated that in the data he was able to collect, “[they] support a persistent identification of homosexuality as an activity. Homosexuality references the sexual activity alone-and not an identity” (Minton 41). In Minton’s study, he sought to obtain the different ways in which people would define the term
The pinnacle of Scheler’s development of a Christianity philosophy comes in his explanation in the origins and enactment of the philosophy of Christian love. Scheler describes this love as “a love which makes it seem frightful that only some should be ‘good’, while the others are ‘bad’ and reprobate”. By saying this, Scheler means that the love of a Christian not only values goodness and virtue within oneself, but that the love extends so far onto the other person that it desires that he or she be good and virtuous, also. Scheler describes this as a “sense of solidarity” with the other person, and says that “in this affection for the sinners I find no ressentiment”. This is a consequence of the new Christian philosophy that love transcends the material value of the person and instead treasures their inherent worth.
The social argument for homosexuality dates back to the ancient Greeks. Aristophanes, investigates homosexuality, as a desire by men to share a long-term fulfilment of the soul (Heffner, 2003). (Heffner, 2003) continued to state that Aristophanes believed that two souls are longing to be together, and the sexual desire alone is not strong enough to create homosexuality, but that the cultural environment allows or forbids the relationship to occur. According to (Heffner, 2003) the current debate is whether or not homosexuality is a result of nature, a person’s environment and surroundings, or of his biology and genetics, the debate tolerates both sides because both sides have the ability to create a scientific environment to support their cause. For example, biological theorists may argue that a monkey and human child, reared in the same setting, will develop with vastly different outcomes, while social theorists may argue that monozygotic twins, one reared normally and the other raised in seclusion for 18 years, will also develop with vastly different results (Heffner, 2003).
Interpretation over William Shakespeare's sonnets is so controversial that many scholars have long debated whether it is based on the homosexuality or males' friendship over centuries. (Alexander) In the early 17th, people who first read the sonnets of Shakespeare were shocked, because the 126 of 152 sonnets were about his love for a beautiful man, not a woman. Some scholars argue William Shakespeare was just intending to convey his spiritual love between male friends, while others insist that he was talking about sexual attraction to a boy(Glanfield). However, analyzing clear manifestations of his homosexuality, or at the least his bisexuality in the sonnets, considering William Shakespeare's open heterosexual life and other implications in
Indian view towards homosexuality Cross-gender behaviour is accepted in other societies because it is believed that some supernatural event makes people that way prior to birth, or that the behaviour is acquired through some mystical force or dream after birth. In India, for example, the following belief exists about the Hijadas, cross-gender behaving males thought to be impotent at birth who later have their genitals removed, according to the hijadas one does not just become one by choice but it is something that comes through a dream or when meditating that they should take the route of being a hijada in life. (J.M. Carrier,
When discussing homosexuality in Asia, it needs more attention on unique about the Asia-Pacific use of mass media. Although the technological development has accelerated the process of the bottom-up in terms of transmitting information, it needs to highlight the media censorship issues relating to homosexuality in Singapore. West and Green (1997) propounded the idea that films are taking the most popular and important role in transferring the visual representation of homosexuality as “socially acceptable” lifestyle. However, the Singaporean government strongly restricts homosexuality while advocating the importance of the social and cultural norms that stress conservative ‘Asian values.’ (Phua, 2011) The report in the Telegraph Reporters (13 June 2016) stated that in mid-June, there has been a large public outcry in Singapore especially for media censorship on same-sex kiss scenes from one of the world’s renowned films, Les Miserable. Indeed, censorship happens startlingly frequent within the nation and it is only one of the many similar cases of censorship that the government exercises its authority through the operations of “biopower” to regulate the public.
This is all because according to Philippine Constitution children whose parents are not married is unlawful. Unlawful in the way that it is classified as unwanted and the child’s parents have not done sacramental process which is called marriage. Marriage for the homosexual couples is not entertained because same-sex marriage is not allowed in the Catholic community. Same-sex marriage is also the reason why it is also strongly supported by the religious community, for it is not good in the eyes of God because, as what they stated that woman is created for man, neither woman to woman, nor man to man. Also, it is not good in the eyes of other people since Philippines is a religious country.