Essay about The Morality Of Homosexual Marriage
January 18th, 2016
January 18 2016
Morality of Homosexual Marriage
Thesis Question: With homosexual marriage becoming more socially accepted, should the catholic church also begin to view this as a moral act?
Catholic Church Perspective/Against: The Catholic Church takes a very high view of marriage and how humans act sexually. “As the account of Genesis shows, marriage and sexuality were created by God and given to mankind as gifts for our benefit” (catholic.com). Scripture shows God 's statement "it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him" (Gen. 2:18). The Catholic Church states marriage is between a baptized man and woman to be a sacrament, a visible sign of the grace that God gives them to help them live their lives here and now so as to be able to join him in eternal life. For Catholics, marriage is social as well as religious, but its religious aspects are very important. The Bible repeatedly compares the relationship between man and woman to that between God and Israel (cf. Hos. 9:1) or between Christ and his Church (cf. Eph. 5:21-32). For Catholics, marriage is a holy vocation and a holy sacrament. The Catholic Church opposes homosexual activity because it is an “abuse of our human nature” (catholic.com). Another point the catholic church and some of society makes on same sex marriage is that the couple…