Homosexuality

Homosexuality

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An argumentative essay that I wrote for English class. I want to make it clear that I WAS NOT trying to offend anyone, even though it I know that it will and has offended many. I simply stated my opinion and belief because my teacher required that we write about something we were passionate about. Some of my back-up may not be completely accurate because I did the research part of it in a hurry, so I apologize in advance for that.
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An argumentative essay that I wrote for English class. I want to make it clear that I WAS NOT trying to offend anyone, even though it I know that it will and has offended many. I simply stated my opinion and belief because my teacher required that we write about something we were passionate about. Some of my back-up may not be completely accurate because I did the research part of it in a hurry, so I apologize in advance for that.

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Submitted: April 12, 2017

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Homosexuality is wrong. God ordained marriage to be for one man and one woman, and going against that principle is sinning against God. Just because same-sex marriage is allowed and many celebrities are gay or lesbian, doesn’t make it okay.

Obviously, homosexuality has existed from very early on. The word itself comes from the Greek word meaning “same” and the Latin word “sexus” meaning “sex.” Throughout the Bible (which has existed since the beginning of time), there are passages describing homosexual people or speaking against it. Take, for example, the Sodomites in Genesis 19. They (the wicked men of the city) wanted to “have relations” with Lot’s visitors, who happened to be male. In Leviticus, the law more than once declares that it is an abomination for a man to lie with another man as he would lie with a woman. In the New Testament, Paul describes it clearly in Romans 1:26-27. “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” At the end of that passage, note that it says that there will be consequences for the sin of homosexuality.

With that said, it may seem that people would avoid being gay or lesbian. Granted, not everyone knows what the Bible. While this is true, it appears that people still had, in the past, a sense of morals; it appeared to be “creepy” and “unnatural” if someone said that they were a homosexual. Now, however, it may be viewed as common for people to be homosexual. There is the category of those who have “romantic” relationships as a bisexual, such as the actress Angelina Jolie. Another group may be described as strictly homosexual, like actor Ian Mckellen and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres. Yet a third set of individuals seems to be unsure of their sexual inclinations. David Walliams from Britain’s Got Talent, for example, is happily married to a super-model, but admits that gay experiences from childhood left him confused. To him, “So it is about the person but I also think it goes beyond that. You don't just fall in love with someone's body, do you? You fall in love with someone's soul and heart and brain.” His statement makes sense, but it might come across to some people as Walliams’ saying that he could end up being (or might already be) a bisexual.

Regardless, homosexuality has become so common that same-sex marriages are allowed, as of a law passed in 2013. Previous to that date, there had been controversy over whether or not to allow a homosexual relationship. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling from 1986 allowed states to criminalize sodomy, but that ruling was overturned in 2003. In 1998, Hawaii passed an amendment against gay marriage, but in 2013 overturned its own ruling by legalizing a homosexual marriage. As time went on from the 1900’s to the present, there were varying views in states (and other countries) on homosexuality: some states passed bans against it, and then some years later repealed their own rulings. The whole situation was climaxed by a Supreme Court ruling. On June 26, 2015, gay marriages were legalized in all 50 states.

That is a bit of a history on homosexuality and the dissenting views of various individuals. As a Christian, I have been brought up to believe that homosexuality is sinful and goes against direct command of God. There is evidence to back up this theory, because God is the One who inspired the Bible (essentially writing it through humans) and what He says is true, even if it has not come to pass yet. Homosexuality may be popular, even if it’s only because people see famous celebrities engaged in it. But following the crowd doesn’t necessarily justify an action. However, this issue has created such a controversy, often supporting itself, that, in the end, same-sex relationships and marriages are made legal all over the world. 


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