What population of America is against homosexuality?
as of 2013 only about 47% of the population is against gay people, and this population consists almost entirely of Christians and Muslims.
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307,006,550 - Jul 2009 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division This was information collated in July 2009 by the US Census Division. Variation may occur.
Yes this is a few and I will give you some of them. What is in Red is the Lord speaking. . I'd argue that the Matthew passage is not addressing homosexuality. Unfortunately, by the time Jesus came around, marriage was restricted to man and wife (which changes constantly throughout history) and so …by being asked about the nature of divorce, Jesus would only answer in the definition of his time and culture. Mat 19:4 And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, Mat 19:5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? . Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature: . Rom 1:27 and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due. . Rom 1:28 And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; . Rom 1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers, . Rom 1:30 backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, . Rom 1:31 without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful: . Rom 1:32 who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practise such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practise them. . This changes depending on whichever translation of the bible you use. "The Message" for example rephrases this to say those who abuse sex, with no finger-pointing. . 1Co 6:9 Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men, . 1Co 6:10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. . I hope this helps you with your question. (MORE)
I have quoted the Bible here. Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as withwomankind: it is abomination. Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he liethwith a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: theyshall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon th…em. 1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land: andthey did according to all the abominations of the nations which theLORD cast out before the children of Israel. Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vileaffections: for even their women did change the natural use intothat which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leavingthe natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one towardanother; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receivingin themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. A: No,It Is Not! Over the centuries many people have misunderstood andmistranslated scriptures to suit their own personal biases againstwomen, homosexuals, Jews, Africans or any minority group for thatmatter. Homosexuality is a natural part of the human condition ithas always existed in creation since the beginning of time. Godcreated all people different, some people were created male, somefemale, some black, some white, some heterosexual and somehomosexual. We are all given different gifts and talents, and weall have a different hand to play at God's table, which we are allwelcome at! For more information about Homosexuality and the Bible. (MORE)
Homosexuality as with all things human is neither right or wrong, it simply is. Persecuting people for who they are is why America was founded and finally seceded from the English empire. Any person stating Homosexuality is wrong is flying in the face of American tradition. Some people believe… that Homosexuals are also all sorts of nasty things. As a crime against nature, people are sadly misled or mistaken, virtually every social animal that mates for life (or significant portion) has examples of same sex pairings. Join the 21 century and realise that the good upstanding straight people will no longer stand for abuse and discrimination of gays. Why should it matter to anybody if some ones gay or not they live the way they want to and they shoudnt be put down for it so the way i see it if they want to be gay then let them cuz its their choice no one elses so lay off of them. (MORE)
Barack Obama and Gay Rights in Illinois: . Barack Obama supported gay rights during his Illinois Senate tenure. He sponsored legislation in Illinois that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.. Barack Obama in the United States Senate: . Every two years the Human Rights …Campaign, the largest national gay and lesbian organization, issues a scorecard for members of the Senate based on their sponsorship and voting on key issues of importance to gay and lesbian citizens. Barack Obama scored 89 out of 100% in the 2006 scorecard. Here's how HRC rated Barack Obama:. Barack Obama on Hate Crimes: . Barack Obama co-sponsored legislation to expand federal hate crimes laws to include crimes perpetrated because of sexual orientation and gender identity.. Employment Non-Discrimination: . Barack Obama supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and believes it should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity.. Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Gays in the Military: . Barack Obama believes we need to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. His campaign literature says, "The key test for military service should be patriotism, a sense of duty, and a willingness to serve.". Gay & Lesbian Adoption: . Barack Obama believes gays and lesbians should have the same rights to adopt children as heterosexuals.. Barack Obama and Gay Marriage/ Civil Unions: . Although Barack Obama has said that he supports civil unions, he is against gay marriage. In an interview with the Chicago Daily Tribune, Obama said, "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.". Barack Obama did vote against a Federal Marriage Amendment and opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996.. He said he would support civil unions between gay and lesbian couples, as well as letting individual states determine if marriage between gay and lesbian couples should be legalized.. "Giving them a set of basic rights would allow them to experience their relationship and live their lives in a way that doesn't cause discrimination," Obama said. "I think it is the right balance to strike in this society." Sources: Chicago Daily Tribune, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (MORE)
\nHomosexuality isn't a choice. Gay people don't choose to be gay.\n. \nAccepting them as equals with equal rights to love and happiness is the morally permissible thing to do.
While it is never a topic discussed in the books we can presume Albus Dumbledore was for homosexuality since he himself is homosexual.
Homosexuality is not a crime in most of the developed world. However, homosexual acts are illegal in some countries. In the United States, they are not illegal if performed in private between consenting adults.
Homosexuality didn't "start" in America, any more than left handed people "started" at any particular time. They were and are just part of the population in general, whether they make it known to others or not. Still, you can say that homosexuality was around pretty much as soon as people began tra…veling to and settling in the Americas, meaning North, Central and South America. That means gay people were here thousands of years ago. And earlier than that, homosexuality would have been in the Americas long before any humans showed up, back when it was called Pangaea, since there are homosexual animals too. So even as far back as when dinosaurs roamed - and before that, too - there would have been homosexualilty in "America". (MORE)
The highest per capita rate of homosexuals in North America is in Washington D.C.. It is particularly high in the area occupied by the Congress.
The views of the most ultra-conservative Christians, which tend to include the most evangelical groups, although not exclusively, are relatively simple and basic. All sexual immorality is wrong, and homosexuality is part of an umbrella of sexual immorality and must therefore be wrong. The extreme …Conservatives assert that the Bible was written by authors who were directly inspired by God. Thus their writings are seen as inerrant and completely authorative as originally written. The Bible is seen as the actual Word of God and is the prime source of all religious, spiritual and moral truth. Whenever the Bible and science disagree, the former must be right despite any evidence backing up the science. Evidence that disagrees with Biblical truth must be wrong. As one example, they interpret the Garden of Eden story in the book of Genesis as a literal text describing and indicating the fall of humanity into sin through two actual humans formed as per the Genesis account. They view homosexual behaviour as one manifestation of that sin. Because of the inerrant nature of the Bible, as far as the ultra-Conservative is concerned, Christians should therefore follow the Bible, God's word, as the source of absolute truth, that is fixed and unchangeable. At the other extreme is the view of the most liberal and progressive Christians and a great majority of the secular world. Their views on homosexuality are more complex and diverse, and rely on the interpretation of scriptural passages in a more multifaceted way. To the liberal, the Bible is seen as a book written by those who lived in a pre-scientific age, which treated slavery, genocide, and the oppression of women as acceptable behaviours. Progressive theologians do not accept literal translations of some areas - and prefer to delve more into the context of verses generally looking for applicable biblical themes, like those advocating justice, love, monogamy, caring, commitment and so on. They believe that Christians should be open to the Holy Spirit teaching the need for change. This has happened in the past centuries concerning matters like slavery and the role of women. It is happening now over equal rights for those with a homosexual orientation.As far as the Bible is concerned, there are more than twenty references that explicitly refer to homosexual practices with the majority (at least thirteen) being in the Old Testament. In addition to these the Bible also records several same-sex relationships (eg Ruth and Naomi, David and Jonathan and Daniel and Ashpenaz) and, although the Bible does not make clear the actual nature of these relationships, the ambiguity has meant that liberals feel at liberty to regard them as possibly (probably?) homosexual in nature, whilst conservatives claim that they have to be purely platonic as homosexuality is a sin and therefore ipso facto such a relationship could not be condoned in scripture. Most of the Biblical references involving homosexuality are 'minor' references where the matter is treated either in passing or where a directive is ambiguous. However there are at least two references that seem very explicit in the condemnation of homosexuality - that in 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 and Romans Chapter 1.Verses 9 to 11 of the letter to the Corinthians seems on face value to make it perfectly clear that the wicked, the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, thieves, greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers nor homosexuals would 'enter the Kingdom of God'. In Romans the condemnation seems even more explicit. We are told that the unrighteous have turned to 'shameful lusts' [Rom 1:24] and that homosexual practices were being indulged by women to - the only explicit reference to lesbianism in the New Testament. We are told that those men who indulged in same-sex relationships are indulging in 'perversions' [Rom 1:27] and received the 'due penalty'. Paul then includes these in a similar list of wrong-doers - even longer than that seen in 1 Corinthians.The passage in 1 Corinthians has stirred up much debate over its proper interpretation. The term used for 'male prostitutes - malakoi - literally means 'soft ones' and therefore could refer to any effeminate man. The second term used for homosexual though, arsenokoitai - literally means a generic term for men who engage in same-sex intercourse. However, in this text the actual meaning is still uncertain. "Arsenokoitai" is made up of two parts: " arsen " means "man"; " koitai " means "beds." Although the word in English Bibles is interpreted as referring to homosexuals, we can be fairly certain that this is not the meaning that Paul wanted to convey . If he had , he would have used the word " paiderasste ." That was the standard Greek term at the time for sexual behaviour between males. We can conclude that he probably meant something different than people who engaged in male-male adult sexual behaviour, but what the actual meaning is, is still uncertain. When the King James Version of the Bible was finished 1611, there was no single word that referred to homosexuals or homosexuality. The translators were forced to use this awkward phrase. The term "homosexual" was only created in the late 19th century. More recent versions of the Bible translate arsenokoitai here differently and more akin to as homosexual offenders (NIV) which places the emphasis away from the homosexuality itself but implies another, additional form of offending, although the sort of offence is not clear.Religious conservatives often interpret all of the Biblical passages that touch on same-sex activity as condemning homosexuality in all its forms. For example, they generally identify the sin of the men of Sodom to be homosexual behaviour. However, this approach often discounts the context in which the writer was penning the words, and especially disregards the social background in which the condemnation - if it is a condemnation - took place. To the conservative, homosexuality is seen as one of many manifestations of mankind's sinful nature, which are a direct result of Adam and Eve's activities in the Garden of Eden. The story of the depravity of Sodom [Genesis 19] is therefore interpreted by conservative Christians as describing the one result of the fall of humanity.However, in this reference, Paul is not writing a general instruction for all Christians for all time, but is responding to a specific set of questions posed by the Corinthians to which he responds in his letter. It is therefore quite clear that the main thrust of this passage is the response to paganism in the religiously cosmopolitan city of Corinth rather than anything else. Here he seems more concerned with the problem of Christians taking other Christians to pagan courts. Paul seems more concerned with the reliance on pagan courts here, where the rich can exploit the poor, and would do so, rather than use it to condemn homosexuality per se . He also rebukes the whole Corinthian church corporately for allowing this to happen rather than the few perpetrators actually involved in the lawsuits. Thus, if we were to take this passage and list of offences literally, then even the greedy would not escape. And if we, as the Christian Church today should be treated in the same corporate way as in Paul's day, then we would all stand guilty of this offence for the way in which the rich nations of the world - in Christian countries - have corporately exploited the poor - also in Christian countries - through our greed. Clearly then Paul is not primarily concerned with the list of offences, but moreso with the pagan practices of the Corinthian church - a church which should be washed, sanctified and justified in the name of Jesus Christ", and the inclusion of homosexuals in this list may therefore well be a reference to the pagan temple prostitutes who ritually engaged in same-sex activities. These practices were frequently condemned in the Hebrew Scriptures primarily because of their pagan nature and not necessarily because of the sexual content of their activities. Furthermore, It was common within the Roman Empire for male adults to keep boy prostitutes for the purpose of sexual activity. The boys were often slaves. In modern times, this would be considered extreme child abuse. Religious progressives, therefore, have often interpreted these passages as condemning men particularly who sexually abuse boys, men who engage in homosexual ritual sex in Pagan temples and men attempting anal rape rather than a typical loving homosexual relationship that we would know of today. Liberals, as well as examining scripture carefully within context, have often cited Biblical scholars - even of the Hebrew Bible - to back up their claims of the existence of homosexuality within the Bible. They believe that it is reasonable to assume that many loving gay and lesbian relationships existed in Biblical times. Rabbi Gershon Caudill once wrote: "Like all indigenous peoples, the Jews were not overly concerned about male homosexuality, where two men lived together in a monogamous, sexual relationship. As a rule, it did not get any notice....The Talmud does not record a single instance of a person being brought before the Sanhedrin on the charge of homosexual activity." . They view the Bible as being strangely silent on sexual behaviour within a consensual, monogamous committed homosexual relationship. For example, they might identify the sin of the men of Sodom as explained in Genesis 19 as attempting to rape strangers as an act of humiliation - a common practice amongst pagans as an act of domination over conquered peoples. Alternatively, they might quote other biblical passages mentioning Sodom to show that the main sin of that city was their uncharitable behaviour towards strangers, and their uncaring conduct towards the poor, the widows, and needy. Paul, as a Pharisee, would have known well these verses and it is very plausible that if Sodom was compared with Corinth it would be the pagan practices that concerned him more than anything else. But there never seems any condemnation of a loving same-sex relationship such as that between David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi or Daniel and Ashpenaz whether sexual or not.Within the book of Romans, the Liberals do not have the luxury of knowing that this letter was written to a specific church to answer specific questions at a specific moment in time, and not as a general directive on Christian living. Unlike the Corinthians, Paul had neither stablished nor ever met the Roman Churches, a fact corroborated in Acts 28:14-15, and Romans 1:10-13. Therefore, on face value, this masterpiece of Pauline theology should be able to be taken as a more general edict on the conduct of a Christian. Thus conservatives regard Chapter 1:24-27 as a description of Paul's general view on homosexuality. However, if this is so, then in verses 29-31, most of us too, whether heterosexual or not, would fall into Paul's list of signs of unrighteousness - as we too are often guilty of arrogance, envy, gossiping and greed and even if we were not, we still condone, by apathy, the ways in which poor are oppressed and exploited across the world. To the more liberal, the passage takes on a different meaning and emphasis. Reading this letter it is evident that Romans is Paul's letter of recommendation for Paul himself. We are also told that Roman's is by no means a systematic study of Paul's theology where many of his ideas in other letters, eschatology, wisdom, and reconciliation are at best only mentioned in passing. Justification by faith, of course, is developed, as is righteousness. And it is in the latter area where this controversial passage sits.Reading in context, the verses in question are concerned with idolatry and righteousness. Liberals assert that, rather than Paul condemning homosexuality per se , he condemns unrighteousness . We are told that as a result of unrighteousness, men "abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another" [NIV]. Liberals will suggest that the emphasis her is not on a loving homosexual relationship, but on the replacing of a loving relationship (of any persuasion) for one of lust. This assertion is supported by the lack of any reference to homosexuality in the following verses and the list of unrighteous acts Paul mentions. Thus the Liberal will suggest that this passage's thrust is against unrighteousness and idolatry, and not homosexuality.There are many other passages, both in the New Testament and Old, that conservatives will insist condemns all homosexual activity, although liberals will disagree. As just one example, some cite Genesis 19, a passage that condemns homosexual rape, as proof that God hates all homosexual behaviour. Yet liberals would retaliate by saying they would never quote a verse that rightly condemns heterosexual rape and state that it applies to all heterosexual activity.Thus the scriptural basis for the acceptance of homosexuality is rather confused, as is the belief in the Christian Church as a whole. Even within the Anglican Church the issues are still controversial. During the thirteenth Lambeth Conference in 1998, a resolution was passed stating that homosexual acts are "incompatible with Scripture" by a vote of 526-70; however, it also contained a statement declaring this policy would not be the final word and research would continue. Yet in 2003, the Church of England announced the appointment of a homosexual bishop. Many Anglican traditionalists were outraged resulting in the candidate's withdrawal. Responding to these disputes, many Anglican provinces, primarily from Africa Asia, America and Australia, declared a state of "impaired communion" with their counterparts as a measure of the dissention and controversy over this topic. Despite there still being many dissenting voices across the world the Anglican Church has tried to adopt a moderate position with regard to all homosexuality. The Anglican Communion as a whole affirms the historic Christian teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman and that others not called to marriage should remain celibate. However, the Church of England considers a celibate person of homosexual orientation to be eligible for ordination to the priesthood - or even to be a bishop, even if the person has entered into a civil same-sex partnership, noting that "The Church should not collude with the present assumptions of society that all close relationships necessarily include sexual activity." As far as laity are concerned, the acceptance of homosexuals is very clear. In 2005 the Church stated that homosexual laity, even those who have entered into civil partnerships, are still eligible for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and communion, and thus should be welcomed into the full participation of the Church, just as jesus himself would welcome everybody.So, the question is: to what extent do we rely on scripture to formulate our own theology? To what extent do those scriptures either condemn all forms of homosexual oriantation and behaviour, or condone all forms of homosexual behaviour, or which, of the number of stages between the two extremes is correct? Finally, bearing in mind the belief by most Christians that scripture is the Word of God, and also bearing in mind the teachings of love and acceptance, not only by Paul, but by Our Lord himself, where should the opinions of Christians lie? What would Jesus Himself do? (MORE)
If homosexuality is against the teachings of the bible why does Jesus keep saying get behind me Satan?
haha, Well, first of all, I doubt that Jesus was referring to "homosexual sex" when making those comments, although a very entertaining interpretation of the texts I might add. As for homosexuality being 'against the bible' it is NOT! The problem is that many theologians throughout the ages have …mistranslated scripture, using translations of translations and in the process not recognizing that certain words such as "homosexual" were never in the original greek or Hebrew texts, but in later European Protestant translations. As for the Hebrew scriptures "prohibition" of homosexual acts in Leviticus "a man shall not lie with a man as with womankind, that is an abomination" This statement was referring to a specific culture at a specific time . The book of Leviticus is primarily codes and regulations, which were created for a specific culture , at a specific time in history . In part these codes were created as a means for the Hebrews to define themselves from other cultures, but the primary reason for the creation of these codes was due to a lack of knowledge in regards to hygeine. In Leviticus it also states that eating shellfish is an abomination, yet most Christians and even many sects of Judaism have no issue with shrimp or lobster! Yet according to the Levitical codes, it is an 'abomination.' These codes were created primarily for health reasons, and are NOT to be taken as moral codes handed down by the divine to all of humankind for all of time. Thus, there is NO "SIN" in homosexuality, nor is there any TRULY VALID prohibition of homosexuality in the scriptures. Jesus himself NEVER ONCE mentions the issue of homosexuality. Jesus speaks in regards to what he deemed to be all major sins, however, he never once spoke on, or even implied anything on the issue of homosexuality. If homosexuality was a sin, Clearly he would have made some concise effort to clarify that to the people. For more information on the truth about homosexuality and the bible, Go to http://www.gaychurch.org/Gay_and_Christian_YES/calling_the_rainbow_nation_home/7_gac_the_clobber_passages.htm (MORE)
Certain variations of Christianity are against homosexuality. Many accept homosexuals, but only if they are celibate, as gay sex is considered a sin. For example, in the Old Testament... If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely… be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13) This shows that Christians think homosexual sex is a sin. However... "Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love." 1John 4:16 Jesus' teaching was to love everyone, no matter what they've done, so Christianity is split over this issue. (MORE)
Homosexuality is legal in the United Staes, as well as every country in North America except:. Antigua & Barbuda. Barbados. Belize. Dominica. Grenada. Jamaica. Saint Kitts & Nevis. Saint Lucia. Trinidad & Tobago. Homosexuality is legal in every country in South America Except: Guyana. Hom…osexuality is legal in the United Staes, as well as every country in North America except: . Antigua & Barbuda. Barbados. Belize. Dominica. Grenada. Jamaica. Saint Kitts & Nevis. Saint Lucia. Trinidad & Tobago. Homosexuality is legal in every country in South America Except: Guyana . (MORE)
Although the Church has taken a stance on Gay Marriage and Abortion, the church ultimately does not get involved in politics. The church feels that Homosexual Marriage and Activity is sinful, so we do not support Homosexual Behavior. One very common misconception about Mormons is that because we a…re against Gay Marriage that we are "Homophobes" and hate Gay people. This is terribly wrong. Because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormon Church) is a Christian religion, we do not support hate crimes against gay people, and we believe in treating Homosexuals with equal respect. . Just because we hate the sin, does not mean we hate the sinner. As a Mormon and an individual I would hire or fellowship a Homosexual; their sexual preference has no effect on how I might respect or view them.Homosexuals are Children of God just like the rest of us. (MORE)
The Sacred Texts of the Baha'i Faith, as with the Scriptures of all monotheistic religions, say that the act of sodomy is wrong. There is nothing in the Baha'i writings saying that loving another person of the same sex is wrong. The capacity to love another being is a spiritual gift from God. Baha'i…s, therefore, are NOT "against" individuals based on their sexual orientation. In fact, Baha'i law forbids the personal judgment of others. Baha'is believe that humanity has now reached its stage of maturity and should no longer debase itself by acting instinctually like those in the animal kingdom. Baha'i law requires the individual to maintain chastity outside of marriage - regardless of sexual orientation. Since there are no bedroom police in the Baha'i Faith, adherence to this law, and all other laws within the Faith, is between the individual and God - again, regardless of sexual orientation. All men have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. The Almighty beareth Me witness: To act like the beasts of the field is unworthy of man. Those virtues that befit his dignity are forbearance, mercy, compassion and loving-kindness towards all the peoples and kindreds of the earth. ("Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah," p. 215) ANSWER 2: The short answer is, "no". To try and fit it into the "pro" or "anti" camps misses the point. On the one hand, sexual expression is clearly restricted, in Baha'i teachings, to marriage between a man and woman. On the other, a kind of social intolerance that is often associated with anti-homosexuality is also contrary to the teachings. Sexual relations are an expression of the carnal or animalistic nature of mankind, one of many things that we as humans must overcome and control, not be controlled by. An incredible overemphasis and over-exaggeration of sex in contemporary society has begun to rot away the institution of marriage and the family. Baha'u'llah has said that for a father to create a child and then fail to provide for it is an unforgivable sin. It leaves the child with a permanent handicap. On the other side of the coin, having a successful marriage and rearing up children is a highly commendable goal, that Baha'u'llah says we should obey as an assistance to ourselves. The teachings on sexuality would also restrict any heterosexual couple from living/sleeping together before marriage. The application of these and other laws of morality in a Baha'i community is up to the individuals, and an institution would only get involved if a person's actions were somehow publicly harming the image of the Baha'i Faith, in a kind of scandal. (MORE)
Lev:18:22 Rv:21:8 Lev:20:13 1Kgs:14:24 Romans:1:26-32: Deut:23:17 1Kgs:14:24 1Kgs:15:12 1Kgs:22:46 2Kgs:23:7 Rv:21:27 You forgot this important one Jeremiah 31:31-34
Gay people have been persecuted throughout history, but it began ona larger scale starting with the Christian era of the last 2000years.
It was a mixture of reasons. They were not able to carry out his master plan. Sure, he willingly accepted their help in setting things up, but once things started rolling, he had little use for them. They just could not produce all the blonde-haired, blue-eyed people he was so fond of. Why did he th…ink Aryans were so superior? Did he find Aryan men to be attractive? That brings us to another point. Then there is what was probably the main issue. He was most likely gay too. History has it that he put some of his best right-hand men to death. He probably did certain things with them, and he may have feared extortion. Dead people cannot extort others or use someone's orientation to manipulate them, so this could have been his motives in having them put to death. He wanted to project a particular image of himself and his country, and gayness didn't fit into it. Just like some historians speculate that he was part Jewish and hated Jews in part because of that, his view of gay people was likely similar. He couldn't accept that in himself. (MORE)
I believe there are a few. One being that people like that don't live as long as 'normal' people do. What goes against nature, nature goes against him/her. It is a matter of sexuality. Sex leads to reproduction, homosexuality is dead end, which is equivalent to the suicide of the human race. On t…he other hand it can be argued that beside two areas of concern there is no valid reason on any level to support an argument against Homosexuallity, unless you support Prejudice, Bigotry, and intolerance. The two factors of concern are :- 1. Homosexuals are more promiscuous [knockbacks are scarse] = higher risk 2. Because of the nature of the physical act, unless great care is taken, small tears in the fragile linings of the anal/rectum area will facilitate the flow of cross infection. If these two very salient points were addressed and attended to it should not be a problem. Sure. there will be no offspring but since the world is vastly over-populated this will cause no problem. The argument that "people like that" do not live as long as "normal" people holds absolutely no basis in truth. Homosexuals who take good care of themselves live equally as long as Heterosexuals who take good care of themselves. Homosexuals who abuse their bodies live equally as long as Heterosexuals who abuse their bodies. My answer to this important question is based on fact, truth, and reallity, not mis guided opinion or the nightmare of near-hysteria,...no.....Iam Heterosexual (MORE)
Leviticus 18:22 says-Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman, that is detestable. Romans 1: 26-27,32 says-Because of this God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with wome…n and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says-Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor the idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders not thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (MORE)
If god made everyone, then he made gay people (who do not choose their sexuality). "And god saw everything that he had made, and it was good."
Because, in the bible, Adam was paired with Eve , who was a woman . He was not paired with another Adam. Roman Catholic Answer You must first look at whether you are talking about a homosexual orientation or a homosexual lifestyle. They are two different things. The Church has always taught …that homosexual acts are sinful as this is the teaching that she has received from God and from the natural law. The Church has taught consistently that homosexual acts are gravely disordered, in other words, this is a sin. Homosexuals, in themselves, are just people, like everyone else, called to be perfect by Jesus Christ and His Church. The Church condemns most vehemently any unjust discrimination and offers them the sacraments, just as It does for everybody, in order to live a Christian life. So many things, in the present day, are celebrated as "rights" or "freedoms", for instance, the pro-choice movement. But all "pro-choice" has always been a sin, and the Church is teaching the same thing today that it did centuries ago, holding fast to the revelation given it by Jesus Christ, even when that is against the current culture. The Church has always stood against the current culture, even in ancient Rome when it was actually considered scandalous that the Christians didn't expose their babies (for death). from The Catechism of the Catholic Church , second edition, English translation 1994 . 2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, (Cf. Gen. 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:10; 1 Tim 1:10) tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Persona humana 8) they are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. 2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition. 2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.. (MORE)
The "government", depending on which government you're askingabout, doesn't have anything against homosexuals. Some of thepeople in some governments have a "shifting of authority" type ofcoping mechanism, and they shift authority on the subject of whoone is "allowed" to love sexually to their imagin…ary friend andtheir imaginary friend's rules. (MORE)
Because he probably had gay feelings and couldn't accept them in himself. They couldn't carry out his vision for a "super race," and neither could he contribute to it for that matter. Plus he probably feared extortion. We've heard of many who spoke out against homosexuality and were later exposed as… gay by former gay lovers. So some historians conjecture that Hitler was living a double life and killed some of those with whom he may have had sexual relations. (MORE)
Many people feel differently toward others based upon sexual orientation. Has many aspects of rearing, environment, etc. My personal opinion Personally, I am not against homosexuality. It is as natural as being heterosexual and simply another point on the continuum of the sexual orientation s…pectrum. This is backed up by numerous research, including the American Psychological Association and Dr Alfred Kinsey. Being gay is not a choice. Just as heterosexuals did not wake up one day deciding to be straight, I didn't wake up one day deciding to be gay. It isn't something I have control over. I also believe that all the social taboo and homophobia is immensely influenced by conservative religious organisations. In particular, the Roman Catholic Church and Islam are two of the greatest barriers yet to be overcome in our pursuit for a modern society. (MORE)
Officially no, homosexuals cannot join the Boy Scouts as scouts or adult leaders, although some Troops may not enforce that rule.
I speaking from China. I am man who likes other man. I having been arrested by male hot policemans for liking man. We homosexual having no rights in China at moment. We needing more hot man to fight communist heterosexual man.
It would be fair to say that homosexuals have been discriminated against since antiquity and the dawn of time. Early accounts by the Romans show that homosexual men were punished and even killed if their sexual orientation was revealed. The Bible also refers to homosexuality since the creation of th…e world. (MORE)
homosexuality does not go against the institution of marriage, much in the same way that being color blind does not go against the institution of marriage. homosexuality does not go against the institution of marriage, much in the same way that being color blind does not go against the institution… of marriage. . (MORE)
Many times it's fear of the unknown. Fear that your child will be bullied, treated differently and become a outsider. Since you were in your moms belly they probably had an idea what your life would be like. And now it's all changed to them. Some are also under the false impression they will never h…ave a family. Others are very religious and believe their child will go to Hell. (MORE)
No it does not. However, certain verses from the bible have beeninterpreted in such a way as to persecute gay people.
It meant nothing to them. In the 18th Century, gay people were allcloseted. Those who were caught, were viewed as mentally ill orcriminals. The founders did believe in personal freedom though.
The Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity & Islam) plus Zoroastrianism and Bahai'ism are generally anti homosexuality (there are exceptions within certain sects), considering it unacceptable in any shape or form. Some Christians, Jews and Muslims may however claim that the desire or inclination… towards the same sex is in itself not blameworthy but condemn the physical act carried out between two such people. On the other hand, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and many of the ancient polytheistic and animistic religions are either silent or even tolerant of homosexuality. These belief systems and associated cultures often refer to homosexuals under the categories of 'third gender', 'natural eunuchs' or 'double spirit' people. (MORE)
Usually, people hate something because they're afraid of it. When it comes to sex, there's an additional problem -- most of us were taught it was "wrong" to talk about sex. That means a lot of people don't know much about sex, and a lot of what they think they know is wrong. Since somewhere aroun…d the 10th century in Europe, a lot of incorrect information has been spread about homosexuals. For example, a lot of people think homosexuals attack children. We don't, of course. Homosexuals began to "come out of the closet" in the 19th century. Ever since, we've been trying to tell folks the truth about us so they won't be afraid. Of course, a lot of people don't hate homosexuals. They merely disagree with homosexuality as a behavior while having no malice towards those they see as being trapped in something that is very difficult to escape. They do not believe it is something immutable as many have portrayed it to be. Many with such feelings believe in supporting gay people without supporting what they do. Those who try to keep such a moderate position often get villianized. Then there are the many who are totally indifferent to gayness and neither support it nor bash it. So there is a wide spectrum of beliefs and reactions on this topic. (MORE)
Some Christians interpret specific Biblical verses in such a way that they condemn or persecute gay people, for example Leviticus 18:22. It's important to understand that these verses have multiple interpretations.. or example, many Jews see this verse as referring to the rape of enemies as a form …of humiliation. . Some Christians interpret specific Biblical verses in such a way that they condemn or persecute gay people, for example Leviticus 18:22. It's important to understand that these verses have multiple interpretations. For example, many Jews see this verse as referring to the rape of enemies as a form of humiliation. (MORE)
The BSA does not feel that homosexuality is consistent with its values. It therefore exercises its right as a private organization to not include them.
Thats a popular misconception, muslim men are well known to enjoy a bit of greek loving as much as the next man. Typical western media influences have tainted the views of many into believing that we dont like them gays According to a pamphlet produced by Al-Fatiha, there is a consensus among Islami…c scholars that all humans are naturally heterosexual. 5 Homosexuality is seen by scholars to be a sinful and perverted deviation from the norm. All Islamic schools of thought and jurisprudence consider gay acts to be unlawful. They differ in terms of penalty: The Hanafite school (currently seen mainly in South and Eastern Asia) teaches that no physical punishment is warranted. The Hanabalites, (widely followed in the Arab world) teach that severe punishment is warranted. The Sha'fi school of thought (also seen in the Arab world) requires a minimum of 4 adult male witnesses before a person can be found guilty of a homosexual act. Al-Fatiha estimates that 4,000 homosexuals have been executed in Iran since their revolution in 1979. 10 public executions of homosexuals have been performed in Afghanistan by the Taliban army. Answer 2 (): The Islamic Holy book refers to the biblical story of Lot and his people who entertained such actions. Lot , a prophet of Allah, was instructed to warn his people that what they were doing was wrong and that they would be punnished for it if they persist. Afterward Allah sent angels to lot to inform him that lot and his family will need to vacate the village, the Angels were sent to destroy it. Lot's wife was also a casualty. Muslims believe that the prophets was sent to us with guidance on how to earn Allah's favour. Taking note of the Prophet Lot's message is what makes us not support homosexual relationships. . (MORE)
Well, the bible clearly states that homosexuality is an abomination against God himself, as well as his laws. For instance, here are a few verses for proof of where it can be found in the bible: You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. (NKJV, Leviticus 18:22) If a ma…n lies with a male as he would with a woman, both of them have committed abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13) So there you have it, homosexuality IS against God's laws. (MORE)
Colonial America did not have a standardized system of laws or evena federal government. Legally, the colonies were under British law,which prescribed imprisonment.
People terrorize American because of one reason: jealousy. They see us welcoming in any person who wants to come, and how people prosper here. If you notice, almost all of the countries that are not as successful as out country is, has found a reason to hate us. The Arabs hate us because we suppor…t Jewish people. The Europeans hate us because they are not Economicly sound, and we are. The Communist countries hate us because we stand for liberty and freedom. Iran hates us because we are trying to better the Middle East without letting Iran control the entire world. With everyone collectively hating us and despising our successes, its no wonder that we get terrorized. Even with our intricate national security, with so many people out to get us, one or two terrorists are bound to get in. (MORE)
This depends on who you are asking. Some people will say no (because they will not have any children of their own). These people usually do not like homosexuals. Some people will say yes (they will not pass on their genes to the next generation).
Since it is as old as mankind, there must have been homosexuality amongst native americans before even te Vikings arrived. State laws against homosexuality date from as early as 1641, so it was by then apparently enough of a common occurrence to be dealt with by law.
Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind,as he lieth with a woman,both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in THEIR OWN LUST one towards …another; men with men working that which is unseemingly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (MORE)
If you are asking who ran against him in the 2012 presidential campaign, the main candidate to oppose the president was the Republican, Mitt Romney. But there were other candidates from smaller and lesser-known parties, including Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, and Jill Stein who ran …for the Green Party. But if you are asking who is against him-- as in, who disagrees with him-- since he received 51% of the vote, we may assume that everyone else, while perhaps not 100% "against" him, did not want him to be re-elected. (MORE)
That's an opinion question, but in general I don't believe they are and for liability reasons even the ones that are biased towards gays would be stupid to air those views publicly if nationally circulated. In many states, that's illegal & or would alienate readers/be bad pr.
there are many people who discriminate against the lgbt community. For example there is a hate group called 1 million moms. They hate gay people with a passion. They are what's known as bigots. Generally you will find older people discriminating against people outside of the traditional family (1 mo…m 1 dad and the kids) All who discriminate are ignorant and most have no reason beyond hating just to hate. (MORE)
Most people who believe in God, believe that God is against bad choices. Since homosexuality is not a choice, It's hard to support the idea that God is against homosexuality. People believe many different things about God, but most people believe God is against bad choices. Since homosexuality is n…ot a choice, most people believe God is not against it. (MORE)
First, it should be noted that there are numerous Non-Muslims whooppose homosexuality. For example, the strongest opposition tohomosexuality in the Americas has consistently come fromEvangelical Christians. As for why Muslims oppose homosexuality, itis because Muslims believe that it is a sin agains…t God asdescribed in the Qur'an. (MORE)
Why does Answers disrespect those who find homosexuality and interracial romance to be offensive and against their faith?
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