The ethical dilemma surrounding gay marriages Homosexuality is an erotic reaction to the sexual desire of people of the same sex. It is not only about sexual intercourse with similar sex as this could be as a result of limited sexual chances or even rituals in cultural practices. Homosexuality has been considered as a mental disorder. Some think it is Satanism. The issue of gay marriages is a hot topic in our country today.
Categorized into three styles called companionship, dependence, and interdependence, married couples can be ‘in love’, individual with their own separate interests, or maintain a healthy balance within their relationship. Marriage is a tricky institution to navigate, and no one person will get it right, but considering the evolutionary changes of society and popular movements in history, these three styles describe the different marriages and gender roles. Before the 1920’s, men and women upheld separate gender roles in which men were the breadwinners, and females worked in the home, taking care of children and maintaining the love in the relationship. Eventually, women began to enter the workforce outside of their homes where they depended
Pope Paul VI’s encyclical on the Church’s teaching on procreation and the meaning and purpose of the sexual gift within a marriage. The encyclical offered reasons for the immorality of contraception and predicted what would take place if it were to become common in society; there would be an increase in marital infidelity and a general lowering of the morality of the youth. Marriage signifies the reciprocation of the “personal gift of self, proper and exclusive to them, husband and wife tend towards the communion of their beings in view of mutual personal perfection, to collaborate with God in the generation and education of new lives.” Man and woman were deliberately supposed to comprehend and appreciate each other fully in the marriage. The Catholic Church believes this can only be done when you are fully committed to one person in your marriage in your lifetime. The Bible states, “What God has joined together, no human must separate.” (Mark 10:9) Ultimately God’s plan in marriage should not be broken or compromised.
Being a Catholic is not a crime but there is a consequence for not believing in going to church and the religion. Every church was a protestant church at the time of Queen Mary. Paying the fine does not allow you to have a priest or practice the Catholic faith. There is not a legal way to practice the Catholic religion. In England there is not allowed to be a Catholic priest.
In the catholic religion, marriage is very serious and once you get married, they do not want people to get divorced unless it is a very bad situation. So once we get married, we stay married and love each other. The next image at work in today’s Church is pilgrim. One way we live out pilgrim is by staying with our Church and with our community so we can make it to heaven, our final destination. Building and farm is the next image at work in today's Church.
Same sex marriage is an issue that aggravates Australian Politics. Although a majority of Australian citizens support same sex marriage our political members still remain unmoved. This could be in fear of an uproar of the churches, which as left the political members in a spot of trouble when it comes to this issue I often think that the fuss of this issue would be terminated if we told everyone that same sex marriage isn’t compulsory, if you don’t want to get married to your partner you don’t have to. (The Australian, 2015) The Catholic church however believe that for two people of the same sex should not marry as written in the bible “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.” Leviticus 20:13 The legalisation of same-sex marriage has brought state and church into a direct conflict. Labour activist say that the changes to the marriage act will not impose and obligation on a minister of religion to solemnise any marriage.
The disapproval of sexual relations particularly premarital, extramarital and homosexual relations is much greater in the Philippines than in other countries. One part of the results of his research showed that the more a person is active on his church duties and activities, the greater is his or her disapproval towards unconventional relationships, especially in Catholics and Christians. The Roman Catholic Church prohibits talks of sex other than it being a way of reproduction. They deemed sexual acts out of desire and lust, and premarital relations as sinful, and required it to be reported through the act of confession (Cameron & Kulick, 2003). Also, Roman Catholics for centuries have been required to confess to the activities and the desires which their Church prohibits: far from maintaining silence about sex, the pious were obliged to put forbidden desires into words (2003: 19).
With time and age, and in the absence of strong religious convictions, the appeal of the primary roots and custom of his ancestors are increasingly felt in him. And in a secular marriage solely based on feelings, which does not care at all about the origin of religion, or partially by promises, the main conflicts arise after the last phase of passionate love in the marriage and when the first child come into the world. ;even if the couple’s life may seem problem-free , with no significant difficulties , the arrival of children is likely to increase the tension in the family, Parents suddenly discover a new meaning to their life and a deep desire to return to their original religion. This is when the major ideological differences and struggles come to light in the couple especially on how to educate the children.When it comes to their children , each spouse wants to give the best education he could and what he think is the most appropriate; most of the time it means that the parent wants his child to grow in the similar way he grew up believing that the education he received in his environment is best, hence , causing tension between the two spouses . Thus ,this is the paradoxe where a couple try to be ‘’one’’ but still is “two”.
Relatively few differences have been discovered, and most are rather small. Of the differences identified to date, some suggest that gay and lesbian partners are slightly better off than their heterosexual counterparts, while others imply that they are slightly worse off. One noted advantage of same-sex couples is that they are nicer and use more humour during arguments compared to heterosexual couples. This may have something to do with the fact that gay partnerships tend to have much greater equality (i.e., power-sharing) within their relationships, perhaps this is due to not adhering so strongly to traditional gender
Several Bible passages provide evidence that women were permitted a full sacramental ordination in early Christianity. “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchrea” Romans 16:1. By not allowing the ordination of women, the Church has limited its potential supply of priests. Research conducted by the Centre of Applied Research in the Apostolate revealed that whilst the worldwide Catholic population increased by 57% between 1975 and 2005, the number of priests in the Church declined by 7,000. Furthermore, as gender equality has evolved, many Protestant denominations (eg.