Throughout history we have seen that sexuality has been a concern among all the civilizations of the world. Many civilizations have accepted homosexuality while others have rejected. Ancient Greek civilization and the most civilized at the time, accepted it because they believe it was human nature. Homosexual actions have been happening since the beginning of human history thousands of years ago. The bible states in Leviticus 18:22 “You must not lie down with a male in the same way that you lie down with a woman. It is a detestable act.” These scriptures have had a controversy for many years due to the interpretation of mankind. They have used the bible’s scriptures interpretation to reject homosexuality overall in the military. The military for many years enlisted homosexuals to have a decent amount of soldiers at the front lines. Despite the military rejecting homosexuality, they
Servant leadership is not the only leadership theory that is compatible with the Christian worldview. Others Christian-compatible leadership principles include Transformational Leadership Theory. Northouse (2016) states transformational changes and transforms people. The theory concern with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and goals while assessing followers’ motives, satisfying followers’ needs, and treating members’ as full human beings. Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX). This theory makes the dyadic relationship between leaders and followers the focal point of the leadership process. Path-Goal Theory. This approach emphasizes the link between the leader, followers’ behaviors, and that of the organization, making the path clear to promote a satisfying work environment. Authentic Leadership Theory. This approach focuses on the interpersonal process that emerges from the interactions between leaders and followers. Authentic leadership is a reciprocal process because leaders affect members and members influence leaders. Transactional Leadership Theory. This approach emphasizes equitable exchange between the leader and the follower based on honesty and trust.
Cornel West, a philosopher, made his view on heterosexism very clear in an interview with Vitka Eisen and Mary Kenyatta, in 1995. In the interview, West claimed that heterosexism has always been practiced and enforced throughout history for the sake of religion and consistency, and subsequently, the fight against heterosexism necessitates a great political courage.
This religious study will define the evolutionary growth of cultural and racial diversity of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) in the late 129th and 20th centuries. The original pietisten philosophy of the Swedish protestant movement defines the foundations of the ECC in the late 19th century. However, the formation of Mission Friends societies throughout the United States, and especially in the Chicago area, prompted a break towards a more radical evangelical ideology. These “conventicles” would define a distinct American style of evangelical practice through the leadership of Carl Olof Rosenius (1816-1868) and eventually, under the leadership of Paul Peter Waldenström (1838-1917). These cultural shifts would occur during the Great Migration
The distinction between right and wrong has been a matter of discussion for centuries, whether expressed through philosophical essays, social organisation or artistic creation. Deontological ethics is a philosophical theory which dissects acts into right and wrong on the basis of the adherence of an act to a specific rule. One of the many formulations of deontology is Kantianism, a view introduced by Immanuel Kant, which argues that the basis for morality are motives for one’s action rather than the consequences of it and searches a justification for one’s duty to behave in a certain manner. One of the critiques or counter positions of Kant’s ethics is Sartrean existentialism as it denies the possibility of an absolute moral system and focuses on the individual morality rather than social one and bases on one’s commitment to his chosen values. Yet drawing parallels between the two positions is far from impossible, despite Sartre’s strong opposition to Kantian moral theory.
The hostility between homosexual individuals and supporters and strict, religious people illustrates a divide in the country consisting of different views; Both groups pressure, rationalize, and stereotype the other, but in the end one group is angry and the other is hurt, and no movement to evolve the situation exists.
Simply because they see these individuals as different and do not understand how human sexuality truly operates, people assume whatever anyone on the LGBTQ+ spectrum is doing, is wrong. Robert-Jay Green (2003) uses his article to point out the flaws of therapists who solely support gay conversion therapy because of their religion. He targets one therapist in particular, Rosik, who lets his own religious bias claim the forefront of his medical practice.
The church’s unwillingness to involve themselves in the conversation and active efforts to cease AIDS’ increasing stake on lives, fails to live up to their roles as empathetic followers of Christ. However, much of this hesitance stems from the Bible’s direct claims that condemn homosexuality and those living in what the church deems a “sinful” life, whom God punishes with sickness, poverty, and ultimate suffering, as this only justifies this inactiveness. The church fails to save lives as much as it claims to save souls in an institution that historically prides itself in combatting oppression and restoring justice, especially from the African American church, although seeming to fail in restoring dignity. “If God’s relationship with humanity is persuasive, that characteristic should be the model for our own interpersonal relationships” because lives should not be lost from lack of intervention, resulting from the church’s condemnation of participating in intense and joyous activities, like sex and drug use, subjecting many of these followers to hypocrisy (Shelp and Sunderland 74). Sexually explicit education should have been enforced in a society where religious conservatism creates a barrier in combatting the spread of this disease, a disease like any other disease. Scapegoating, stigmatizing, and isolating those living with AIDS is an unproductive and irresponsible approach in addressing the virus that inevitably leads to death, along with rejection of the soul.
The Divine Command Theory (DCT) explains which actions are moral based on whether or not God commands it. The theory is difficult to support due to its flaws, arbitration, and even due to the essence of God. While Divine Command Theorists may completely support this theory, I will argue why the theory is impractical and cannot dictate what is morally right or wrong.
In the book, Understanding Homosexuality, public speaker and author Alan Shlemon equips the reader to be both thoughtful and considerate as a Christian ambassador to the lost and confused of the world, specifically regarding the sin of homosexuality. Throughout the book, he argues for why Christians cannot endorse homosexuality and why instead they must be ready to defend their beliefs. Shlemon provides solid and reliable information for the everyday Christian to approach the issue of homosexuality not only with facts and truth but also with wisdom and compassion.
I interviewed Lauren Fidler, a young lady from Iowa. She is a member of St John Paul Catholic Parish, this means that she is a member of the Roman rite and she communes with the pope of Rome. When I asked her about the pope she stated that he has authority and can’t be wrong. This authority that she spoke of came from the primacy of Peter as Vicar of Christ. My interviewee said that authority also comes from the Bible. According to the Catholic Church not only do they receive authority from Sacred Scripture, but also from sacred tradition.
“Double Consciences and the Veil” by W.E.B Du Bois, is about the prejudice against African Americans in the 1900s and the struggle for freedom. He explains the inner struggles of African Americans felt to fit in a white dominance culture. African Americans struggle to identify as a black man and an American citizen. A theoretical veil hides the stuggle African Americans go threw. Double consciousness is when a person idenify with two groups but can’t idenify with either one.His theory relates today on how person sexually identify. Its also intersects with Marx’s theory of Alienation.
LGBT/ same-sex marriage is one of the most heated and controversial debates in our current society. Unlike the past thousands of years whereas marriage was defined as a legal union between a man and a woman, now the concept of marriage has been extended to a broader context. “Homosexuality” in most cultures is viewed as a disgrace, and it is often considered as a great sin from a religious aspect. But now our society has evolved, we gained clarity and reasons. We are now able to acknowledge and accept people who are different whereas we use to enslave and discriminate people who were a little different. But still, it seems we have a long way to
What is Ethical Leadership some may ask. It is leadership that shows through the actions of having respect for ethical beliefs and values, and for the dignity and rights of others. Ethics is associated with the morals and values an individual finds desirable. It is a philosophical term originating from Greek word “ethos” meaning custom or character.
Homosexuality was once considered sacred in ancient Rome, albeit being treated poorly since the middle ages. Like this, homosexuality has been suppressed for a long time and thenceforth, the public opinion towards it has been on a downward road until recent years when LGBT groups started stepping up front and coming out along with the increasing controversy towards their rights.