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Amanda Harris
Mrs. Burchfield
English IV
15 November 2013
Homosexuality
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In society today, many controversies over homosexuality have been proposed

and argued. Is homo sexuality genetic, or a choice? Is homosexuality wrong or right? Many would argue that one who practices homosexuality but claims to be a Christian would be damned to hell for their lifestyle. Others would argue that those who practice it would still promised a home in heaven like other Christians. Some believe there is nothing morally wrong with being a homosexual; that love is love if it is between two males, or females, or between a man and a woman. People will argue that there is no choice in being a homosexual; that it is “a genetic marker on the X chromosome(Malory),” or that homosexuality is a result of a hormonal imbalance in the brain(Deem). The other side of the argument states that homosexuality is a choice one makes. Homosexuality is a sin, and homosexuality is morally wrong. This argument consists of various standards that it could be argued upon. Some would argue scientific facts, some would argue with nonsense facts just to prove their argument, some would lean towards an argument concerning ethos logic to convince people their side of the argument. But on the biblical, and religious standards, is the practice of homosexuality wrong? The Bible in Leviticus chapter eighteen, verse twenty-two, “having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin,” as a firm believer in the Bible, this would be the true answer to this argument.

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God says, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female, it is an

abomination(Leviticus 18:22).” There is no denying that God frowns upon homosexuals. This act is an unforgivable sin, as stated in Romans chapter one, verses twenty-seven through twenty-eight, “....Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, God abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.” Homosexuality is also stated as an unforgivable sin in First Corinthians chapter six, verses nine through ten, "’Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals.’” God made a male and a female to be together not a male and a male. Homosexuality “undermines the basis of God's created order where God made Adam, a man, and Eve, a woman(Slick).” God had a purpose for mankind to “be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth(Genesis 1:28).” One practicing homosexuality cannot fulfill the God’s purpose for humans, that is a reason why homosexuality is wrong in the biblical eyes.

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A conflict with the bible and homosexuality, is ignorant people trying to

misinterpret what the Bible says. Supporters of homosexuality try to use the Bible to say homosexuality is acceptable, although it is clearly stated as an abomination in the Bible. Homosexuality supporter Mark Sandlin calls the verses stating homosexuality is wrong, “Clobber verses.” Justin Lee, Executive Directer of the Gay Straight Network, believes “that homosexual behavior is appropriate within the confines of a committed, loving,

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monogamous, lifelong, Christ-centered relationship.” Lee claims to have accumulated this information from the Bible, although the Bible does not condone homosexuality in any way. To say the verses in the Bible that are used to prove homosexuality a...
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