Homosexuality: Morals And Sexual Interest In Society

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The encyclopedia defines homosexuality as a sexual interest in, and an attraction to individuals of one’s own sex. “The conflicting views of homosexuality—as a variant, but normal human sexual behaviour on one hand, and as psychologically deviant behaviour on the other”(Encyclopedia) remains a controversial topic that has plagued humanities for decades. There has been great controversy on the topic homosexuality over the years and though homosexuality poses many threats to society, and the morals and values highly held for decades, after the legalization of gay marriage, many societies rapidly accepted it while many still hold strong their morals and values as homosexuality becomes increasingly popular.
Religious practices and beliefs has been an important aspect of life from the very beginning of time. Persons look to their religion to provide guidance throughout life in order to live an acceptable and fulfilling life. In just about every religion you can think of, homosexuality is considered an abomination and is unacceptable. The Holy Bible states that “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination” (KJV 158-159) and was punishable by death.
In the early and mid-1900’s homosexuality was considered a disease/mental illness
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The topic of same sex relations will however be a controversial topic for decades to come as there are still many people that resent the idea of homosexuality for many reasons such as: It goes against beliefs, morals and religion, the fact that the homosexual population is the leading population known for STDs, resentment for breaking up traditional family homes and the fact that it demeans marriage and everything it stands

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