These statements hindered my acceptance of the Beautiful and Wonderful Gospel of Christ. One statement was “God hates gays”, although, this is untrue there are plenty of Christians who will stand by this statement, and, by effect turn many away from the Gospel. The” don’t do as I do, do as I say”, hypocritical, actions of some has pushed many away. For example, someone who is committing fornication, yet, condemns a homosexual is enough for some people to react negatively to the Good News. The issues of historical events, such as slavery, the Crusades, and the Salem witch trials, all have some impact on why people deny the Gospel.
Their sexual orientation does not dictate the kind of person they are. What they do to others does. Most gays and lesbians are not in the streets trying to tell other people that the religious groups are the bad people, they just want to be left alone. In times of war among countries the enemy has an agenda and the opposing side will harm who they must to protect their own, yet this is not war. Homosexuals are not hurting anyone by being homosexual, so why such hostility?
This reading was about the viewpoints of heterosexuals who feel and question if homosexuality should be eliminated. Many do not feel that this is a way of life, and this reading proved the viewpoints of many who see homosexuality as a disease, immoral, lecherous, or anti-social. Even though those who do not agree or approve with homosexuality, they stand it. Throughout this reading, it talks about how society deals with homosexuality, trying to cure it when, really, society is just making it worse. Society makes it clear their disapproval of homosexuality, but tries to punish it in a way that does not begin to “cure” it at all.
But In 1987 gay marriage was not being thought of, there was no place in America where homosexuals could marry, this gave Jerry more ease in being adamantly opposed to this AIDS positive homosexual who moved home to die. Jerry’s views on the subject where imbedded in him from his upbringing, but that does not make them right. Jerry’s views are an excellent example of home grown
Laws were created to limit and contain harm to others, and keep order throughout the country. The law against polygamy provides none of these; it is merely the choice of numerous people wanting to marry. The government does not decide who we are to marry, this would be considered a violation of our rights. Therefore why is it acceptable for the government to determine the number of people in a marriage? The law against polygamy is a law based on morals.
There are even more who fall somewhere in between these two extremes and who are not quite sure of what their stance is on this issue, and between all of these opinions, no one is being heard. This point could be strengthened by providing specific examples, such as actual Facebook and Twitter posts/responses on each side of the issue. He also claims that there has been severe damage done in the Mormon community by these differing opinions on gay marriage. He provides evidence to this claim by listing examples of stories he has heard from many who have been shunned by their families because they support same-sex marriage. This has caused many people to be very sad, leave their church, and sometimes attempt or commit suicide.
In the end I believe we can’t take away the Mormons main beliefs from them and we shouldn’t punish them for doing it as long as they it in their own society. We have Gays getting married legally which is even worse than allowing a man to practice polygamy; at least the Mormons are following religious beliefs and should be allowed to live their lives this way as long as all parties involved
Their superiors were not allowed to ask them if they were gay, and they were not allowed to admit it. In 2010 this was repealed. 4 Among the GLBT community, there is some controversy as to whether it should be called GLBT or LGBT. Some say that the “L” should come first because it reinforces the advances in women’s rights. Some say it doesn’t matter.
A great many have no personal stake in the rights of a group such as homosexuals, perhaps no knowing any, so are less inclined to fight on their side. These people, who may not have a particular objection to an issue such as gay marriage, tend to err on the side of what is generally perceived as “good”. This could derive from simply wishing to follow the status quo, or not to rock the boat. With no direct attachment to a cause, they have no motivation to go out and support it. Others who do support the efforts for equality are often forced side with the religious right for fear of the repercussions that such a solid, motivated power base can bring to bear.
Wouldn’t that faith be stronger if you were to research on your own? We cannot deny the fact that the only reason gay marriage is illegal, is because most of our government stands on the fact that this is generally a Christian led nation. If we are a Democracy, and the people are behind the democratic government, then one can say we are indeed considered a “Christianity based” nation… not necessarily a Christian nation. I know what you’re thinking, this speech is turning into a religious debate… but face the facts – unless you are faithless, religion is what drives