Christian Attitudes to Homosexuality

The different approaches of the Chritian Denominations towards Homosexuality

- Evangelical , RCC , Liberal like Quakers and Anglican

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Changes In the UK

  • Homosexuality is now widely featured in the media in shows and films etc. although often exxagerated and comical it eases people's perception on Homosexuality and devlops more positive stereotypes.
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Evangelical Protestant View

  • All Homosexual acts and thoughts are wrong
  • They are sinful and one should pray to God to be hetrosexual
  • God created man and woman to be together
  • Natual Law (Aquinas) - the purpose of sex is procreation, something immorality and homosexuality can not achieve
  • Homosexuality undermines the values of a family and is therefore bad for the society

Quotes:

     "No man is to have sexual relations with another man.God hates that." (Leviticus 18:22)

     "Neither the sexually immoral... or homosexual offenders will inherit the kingdom of God"  (Corithians)

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Roman Catholic View

  • Being a homosexual is not a sin, thats the way God created you, however engadging in homsexual acts is.
  • We can not help our feelings, but we must preserve our soul and remain celibate.
  • The Bible condemns homosecual acts but not feelings
  • Sex is exclusive and should only take place within a marriage which unites a man and a woman as one. - homosexual sex is forbidden.
  • Natural law - the purpose of sex is procreation and homosexual sex leads to no new life
  • The bible condemns all forms of sexual discrimination, we are all equal in the eyes of God and homophobia is forbidden
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