Mula pa noong unang panahon,l ang homosekswalidad ay umusbong na sa sibilsasyon at nang lumipas ang mga panahon, naging debate ito para sa marami dahil ayon sa bibliya ang pagiging isang bakla ay kasalanan sa Diyos na may likha ng lahat.
Sa simbahang katoliko, hindi katanggap tanggap ang mga homosekswal sa kanilang simbahan at tinuturing na madumi at makasalanan ang mga bakla o homosekswal.
Sa pag aaral na ito ipapakita ko ang parehong perspektibo ng homosekswalidad at ang pag babago nito sa lumipas na panahon mula noon hanggang ngayon.
Ang homosekswalidad ay ang pagkakagusto ng isang lalaki sa kapwa lalaki, tulad ng mga bakla, o ang pagkakagusto ng isang babae sa kapwa babae. (www.answers.com) Nasusulat sa bibliya, Leviticus 18:22 (New Internation Version) “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” “Every human being is called to receive a gift of divine sonship, to become a child of God by grace. However, to receive this gift, we must reject sin, including homosexual behavior—that is, acts intended to arouse or stimulate a sexual response regarding a person of the same sex. The Catholic Church teaches that such acts are always violations of divine and natural law. Homosexual desires, however, are not in themselves sinful. People are subject to a wide variety of sinful desires over which they have little direct control, but these do not become sinful until a person acts upon them, either by acting out the desire or by encouraging the desire and deliberately engaging in fantasies about acting it out. People tempted by homosexual desires, like people tempted by improper heterosexual desires, are not sinning until they act upon those desires in some manner.” (www.catholic.com) Homosekswalidad: Noon
“Homosexuality Then [1950s] Legos, hula-hoops, and the first McDonalds, these are just some of the important occurrences in the 1950's. In 1958, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams created a controversial uproar for that time. Williams created a character that was secretly gay. Throughout this time period homosexuality was not seen as a choice, but as a mental illness. Since the American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality as a mental disorder, many gay people hid their sexual preference from society. Homosexuals were also considered being evil, disturbed, and pathetic. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was different from any book or movie that was made in this time. Homosexuality was not seen in any books or movies. If there were supposed to be an appearance of a homosexual, they would immediately remove it. Society was so worried about homosexuals, that in 1953 President Eisenhower gave sufficient reason to fire any federal employees from his or her job if they were homosexual. The government even went as far as putting tracers on those who they suspected as being gay. Homosexuality was something that no one wanted to admit or dare to talk about. Moreover, commercials were produced warning men of homosexuals, and their disease. Views of homosexuals have changed since this era. Society has grown more comfortable with the thought of gay people, and homosexuals embrace their unique sexual preference, instead of hiding it. Thanks to Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and others who decided to break the barrier between homosexuals and the rest of society, homosexuality is more accepted today.”(www.squidoo.com) Ang mga homosekswal noon ay malaki ang takot sa lipunan dahil malaki ang kaparusahan at masakit ang mga pag huhusga nila sa mga homosekswal. Hindi tinatanggap, kahit nga gobyerno, ang mga taong homosekswal na mga tao na may karapatan din mamuhay ng ayon sa nais nila. Homosekswal: Ngayon
Homosexuality Now. In the recent years, homosexuality has begun its shameless effort to be noticed, tolerated, but most notably, accepted. The media has given rise to several television programs with elements of homosexuality. Shows like Will and Grace, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Grey's Anatomy include actors leading roles either playing a homosexual or live the actual lifestyle. In the beginning years of this struggle, Oprah Winfrey aided Ellen DeGeneres in presenting her homosexuality to the public. After revealing her secret, DeGeneres's television show was ended. Additionally Oprah received the most "hate" mail in her personal history. However, in the preceding years, society has slowly begun acceptance. Ellen now has her own talk show and continues to be an active voice for the gay community. As the popularity of these shows increases, awareness and open-mindedness universalizes and, in turn, the gay community comes another step closer to acceptance and justice. Furthermore, gay acceptance is spreading into the political world as well. While political figures are known for holding widely accepted views and beliefs, one politician, Jim Neal, is taking the risk of putting his homosexuality out in the public eye. Moreover, he has made this move before voting has begun, which could lead to higher risk of losing votes of those that disapprove of his sexual orientation. Neal is challenging U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole for her seat next year. Since Dole has a household legacy, this could make it increasingly difficult to sway voters his direction. However, this also shows his strength and courage for what he is putting at risk. Although his decision may change some voters' minds, it shows that society is becoming more comfortable with the idea of homosexuality. The UK Newsquest Regional Press and the China Post provide evidence that acceptance is growing around the world. London holds an annual Gay Pride march, which they are preparing funding for now. This even it credited with helping increase acceptance in Britain. Unfortunately, marchers in less tolerant countries, such as Russia, are still assaulted due to the reluctance of authorities to protect them. Homosexuals from China, Singapore, and Japan march in the Gay Pride March in Taipei. This year, approximately seven thousand marched, compared to last years two thousand. Such an increase growing acceptance. After five years of activism, Taiwan's march has become the largest in Asia. One marcher, Way Chao, states, "We have to make our voices and demands heard so that the government will do more to promote gay rights." Co-organizer and secretary-general of Gender/Sexuality Rights Association of Taiwan speaks of the objective, "We urge the parliament to pass the anti-discrimination bill and the same-sex partner bill to promote gay rights." Taiwan is additional global proof of a growing acceptance of homosexuals and has been named one of the most gay-friendly cities by the U.S. gay magazine OUT.Cross references: Leviticus 18:22 : Lev 20:13; Dt 23:18; Ro 1:27; 1Co 6:9 A. Leviticus 18:22 : S Ge 19:5