So if you are saying that gay marriage should not be allowed to marry based on moral issues, you are in essence saying that morally it is worse to be a homosexual than to be a rapist, murderer, or child molester. It is this kind of thinking that has held society back. Still others would argue that due to divorce and cohabitation the institution of marriage is already in a weakened state. They view allowing legal gay marriage as the potential straw that is going to break marriages back. I would acknowledge marriage does not have the same prevalence and level of commitment it held in past generations but the decline of marriage has nothing to do with homosexuals.
The philosophy of “Live and Let Live” was that if you leave me alone, I would leave you alone. To the homosexuals of Laramie this was interpreted as, if I do not tell you I am gay, you will not kill me. I could feel the fear in many of the interviews with the gay community. Most of the gays felt the need to hide their identity in the community. In Matthew Shepard’s case the town philosophy of “Live and Let Live” was not followed.
Introducction to Sociology December 10, 2013. Heterosexual Privilege: Unpacking the invisible Purse or it is Wallet? “I was taught to see transexuality only in individual acts of prejudice, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group” Thinking through unacknowledged heterosexual privilege as a phenomenon, I realized that, since hierarchies in our society are interlocking, there is most likely a phenomenon of heterosexual privilege that is denied and protected. As a heterosexual person, I’ve come to acknowledge my upbringing as something that puts others (transsexuals) at a disadvantage. Yet, this same upbringing blinded me to the inherent social disadvantage experienced by transsexuals.
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.
For example, the debate about gay marriage and if it is legal. As of now many states do not allow the marriage of gay people. Some states allow them to become a couple but call it something else such as the union of two people. The difference between the state and federal government is that each state has a different law about gay marriage. Not every state agrees that gay marriage is wrong and illegal, but if the federal government were to pass a amendment outlawing gay marriage then every state who allows gay marriage would have to declare it unconstitutional and against the law.
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.
Despite the increase in acceptance of homosexuality many Americans still view homosexuality as morally wrong. The degree of sexual orientation is key to one’s self-definition. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals are diverse and varied among cultural background, ethnic or race identity, age, income, and place of residence. Research on transgender populations has never been adequate being that most studies misrepresent the transgender populations by including gender-nonconformist individuals such as gay or lesbians peoples who’s gender identity is clearly distinct from their sexual orientation. Other studies have ignored a range of individuals who identify as
2 April 2013. The influence on social behavior of beliefs in Satan and the nature of evil has received little empirical study. The Origin Of Satan, argued that Christians intolerance toward others is due to their belief in an active Satan. The belief in an active Satan was directly related to intolerance toward lesbians and gay men and in tolerance toward ethnic minorities. Results of this research showed that it is possible to meaningfully measure belief in an active Satan and that such beliefs may encourage intolerance toward
Even in this day and age a man/woman relationship is considered to be the norm. The old view of marriage being reserved for a man and a woman is a very controversial topic as many states are establishing laws allowing marriage to exist between homosexual couples. Our Western culture grew out of biblical standards and views. Within those standards and views, homosexual practices are considered perverse. While homosexual relationships are beginning to be tolerated and accepted by the justice system, the societal views concerning the sexual acts between homosexual couples remains very conservative.