What's Wrong With Homosexuality John Corvino Analysis

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What’s Wrong with Homosexuality? For this isearch finding a book was a quite difficult task for me to accomplish. I actually went through one book before finding an amazing book to read for my isearch. The title of this book is: What’s Wrong with Homosexuality by John Corvino. John Corvino's book can be summarized as being a very detailed and heavily worded isearch that follows my topic in a similar vein while taking a different route by focusing on the morals of homosexual people, using studies and comparing subjects I hadn't even thought of. The author of this book, John Corvino is a philosophy professor at Wayne State University and a frequent speaker on LGBT issues. John identifies as gay and his sexual orientation helps shed …show more content…
In this section of the novel Corvino reminisces of a time he spent with a pastor in Kentucky. While there he asked him about Sodom the city, where the term sodomy comes from. To understand what's happening you must know what's going on in the story. In this tale a group of angry rapists go to a man named Lots houses and demand he let them have sex with the “other flesh” in the back of his house. The pastor told Corvino he felt the people in Sodom were immoraly sexual by going after the other flesh which is widely interpreted as the other gender and that's why homosexuality is wrong. Corvino merely said that it was just misinterpreted and inconclusive. “But what about Lot’s offering of his daughters which the men rejected? That proves it was about homosexuality” said the pastor (28). Later in the story Lot goes out shuts the door behind him and is standing out in the open, he is not raped. This is quite a significant detail I will go into …show more content…
He quotes Judges 19 where a traveler goes to stay the night in a villager's home: “The owner of the house went outside and said to them, “No, my friends, don’t be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don’t do this outrageous thing. Look, here is my virgin daughter, and his concubine. I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But as for this man, don’t do such an outrageous thing.” But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night,” (30). In the morning the concubine is found dead this is quite disturbing but if you noticed they could have raped anyone but only raped the strangers. “Their aim is less about homosexual attraction and everything to do with abuse. Like the mob at Sodom they see to humiliate the foreigner” followed up Corvino (30). This makes a lot of sense especially with an analogy Corvino brings up about the Lot story. “Suppose 2 females are visiting your house, an angry mob tries to rape them and I offer my brunette daughters instead, the mob declines. Does this mean god hates sex with blondes?” (29). After reading the passage interpreted it to be that they were horrible people who hated outsiders and upon further reading I found I wasn't the only one. “The true sin of Sodom is inhospitality” (31). This was the same

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