Same Sex Marriage Debate
The issue on whether or not two people of the same sex should be married is one of the most controversial issues today. Throughout American history as well as in biblical text, marriage was and is said to be between two heterosexuals. The very fabric of the “traditional family” is said to be at a tear because of same sex marriage. But on the other hand, one might argue that the Bible does not say that the marriage of two people of the same sex is forbidden and denying marriage to same sex couples goes against ones civil rights, another might argue. The issue has a few controversial topics which will be touched on.
Burman Skrable, author of the article “Homosexual Marriage: Much to Fear”, argues that same sex marriage should not be allowed. Heather Ann Gannon, author of the article “A Case for Same-Sex Marriage”, argues that marriage should be allowed between two people of the same sex. They both touch on the topics of how religion, history, as well as procreation support their argument. They both provide evidence as well as detailed examples of the topics concerning the issue. Gannon tries to point out the flaws or weaknesses of the three major topics discussed, while Skrable justifies his means of not allowing same sex marriage through historical and a sort of scientific mean. Both authors get there points across a detailed well fashioned manner.
Gannon begins her argument on the issue by debunking the religious reasons behind why homosexuals should not be allowed to marry. She begins by pointing out how the bible says that homosexuality is a sin, in fact is labeled as an abomination specifically in the Bible, and is one of the worst kinds of sins. Therefore, God-fearing Christians should do there job and stop the on going of this abominable act. She finds two problems with that argument. First she speaks that homosexuality is not the only bad sin, but there are others equally as bad like idol worship and murder. Neither of the...
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