Humphrey he discusses his beliefs against gay marriage. He strongly believes that in marriage and every marriage the opposite sex together as one is a natural relation unlike same sex couples. He says that same sex activists are trying to grant homosexual couples and marital status, and are not only causing a problem in America, but within churches as well. Humphrey specifically states, “For the defense of marriage in both civil society and church, Christians must look to-and guard-the deep theological foundations of marriage,” he strongly believes he has to protect the tradition of marriage. He believes that theological foundations are already under attack, and states that on June 3, a church in Canada made the decision to bless same sex unions in formal ceremonies.
He talks a bit about how same sex marriage will affect children, which I completely respect. He discusses marriage being associated with civil right incorrectly for things like tax breaks, property ownership, etc. The majority of his article is based upon what he believes is the “definition” of marriage. He talks about marriage including or being based upon a number of things such as; romance, passion, the female body, spiritualism, etc. All things he obviously doesn’t think the gay community is capable of.
Yet, like it does in so many other government issues, many people turn to religious leaders and faith for direction. In my own experience, I am taught that the sole reason for sex should be for reproduction. This may seem outdated to many, including myself, a huge portion of the Catholic population agree with this statement. Furthermore, any sexual interactions between homosexuals are considered amoral. This is an argument many use to support the claim that marriage must be between a man and a woman.
This opinion is often held because of the fact that you have consummated your marriage with your partner; hence you must stay with them for the rest of your life. Marriage is taken very seriously in Christianity and the line “Till death do us part”, which is said in the marriage vows, reinforces the belief that marriage should be to one person till the end. Islam is another religion which takes marriage extremely seriously and the importance of preservation of innocence is vital in a Muslim bride. Divorce is given verbally by the man to the woman (it cannot be done vice versa) and the amount of times the man says the word “Talaq” (divorce) matters. If uttered once or twice then there is a possibility and chance of reconciliation however uttered
In 325 at Nicaea the Christian Creed was composed, and many other writings that formed the Holly Bible were retouched trying to give a certain form, useful to the emperor. This was just a first step of the following development of the Christian culture. During the Scholastic period, many philosophers tried to explain the existence of god and tried to describe the relationship that exists between reason and god. All these suppositions didn’t have a reasonable base so soon have fallen. However, during the enlightment period, Christianity has lost from its power which
Same Sex Marriage Latonya Roberts XBCOM/275 08/04/2013 Craig Slone The controversial topic I have chosen to write about is Same Sex Marriage. This article was written by an organizing called TFP student Action, this organization was founded in 1973 to help defend moral family values and tradition. The title is called “10 Reasons Why Homosexual Marriage is Harmful and Must be Opposed. The article goes on to explain different reasons as to why same sex marriage is wrong. The article talks about how it’s not a marriage and that marriage has always been between a man and women yes this is true but same sex couples want to be able to express their love by legally marrying their partner.
Separation of Church and State Viewed Through the Eyes of the Founding Fathers Bradley Hinson ENG/102 Research Writing October 2, 2011 Patricia Chaffin Separation of church and state Viewed through the Eyes of the Founding Fathers Separation of church and state is one of the most hotly debated topics of the last fifty years. In this essay I will present a third image of the subject rather than the black and white picture the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Christian Right present. Through the words of the founding fathers I will show that they did not intend for religion to stay out of government but rather for government to stay out of religion. According to”Historic Words From Those Who Made History. " (2011), President John Adams, signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, in an address to military on 10/11/1798 said "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions if they're not bridled by morality and religion.
| |Judaism |Pro |This would be supported by this faith because prayer is an essential part to the faith. |Pro/Con |Creationism is more accepted by many followers of this faith, while other think both are possible. |Pro |This faith would not object to this study begin done. |Pro |The faith’s believe in God seems to help them understand the Pledge of Allegiance being said. |Con |Older members of the faith would not agree with homosexuality, while newer members are accepting of this issue.
It not only takes away their self-worth, it also takes away their identity in the family. An adult should not take advantage of someone sexually because they are related or over them as guardians. One’s sexual identity should come when the time is right and the person is old enough to handle sexual responsibility. It should be up to each individual person. Rape and Incest go hand in hand they are both betrayals of someone for the use of their bodies.
If a person is deeply in love with a person of the same sex they shouldn’t have to worry about if the government will let them get married or not and I have many reason as to how the government is violating peoples right’s. Same sex marriage in many religions is considered a sin and that’s the