Summary: Rebuttal To Brittney Baker

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14 November 2012 Rebuttal to Brittney Baker’s “Same-Sex Marriage and Religion: An Inappropriate Relationship” The movement for the legalization of same-sex marriage has today become a prominent part of western culture. Twenty or thirty years ago the idea was virtually unknown (Lewis 33). This was due to the fact that American society was predominantly influenced by Christian values. Over the years non-Christian values have gradually replaced Christian values. In addition, there has been a growing emphasis placed on equal rights. These two movements have contributed to keeping the argument for same-sex marriage in the forefront. There are people who believe that although progress has been made, Christian values are still an obstacle for the progress that needs to take place and Brittney Baker is one of them. She compares and contrasts the relationship between the religious and gay community’s attitudes towards same-sex marriage. She puts forth rebuttals to many of the typical arguments for prohibiting same-sex marriage. Three of them concern the argument for…show more content…
From the very beginning of time, God created Adam and Eve, man and woman. God blessed the man and the woman with the words “Be fruitful and multiply” (Sacred text). From this point on it has been known that a marriage should take place between a man and a woman. Like I stated above same sex couples do not have the ability to do as God blessed, “Be fruitful and multiply.” In the church homosexual practices are known as “sins gravely contrary to chastity.” Whether or not people believe that homosexuality is a sin is, in fact, their own opinion. People who engage in these same-sex relationships will suffer consequences whether they want to or not. Same-sex couples cannot receive the sacrament of holy matrimony, this being the biggest consequence of all, because it is what the whole dispute is
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