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The Church and Homosexuality

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on 12 February 2013

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Transcript of The Church and Homosexuality

The Church's Position
on Homosexuality Homosexuality a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations
with) persons of the same sex. Church's views Our opinion... Ellen DeGeneres Luke Evans Matt Bomer Jim Parsons Neil Patrick Harris • "There's absolutely nothing wrong with it"
• "Love is love, no matter who it is between" It was 1987, the first year Environics asked Canadian whether they personally approved or disapproved of “homosexuals” Wanda Sykes How does homosexuality happen? http://www.exodusglobalalliance.org/whatishomosexualityp93.php
http://www.catholic.com/tracts/homosexuality
http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=430
http://www.thestar.com/news/2007/06/23/canadians_and_homosexuality_a_pollsters_eye_view_over_20_years.html?app=noRedirect
http://gsanetwork.org/about-us learned through a complex combination of shaping factors and personal choices negative past experiences, such as being sexually abused and/ or rejected by peers "born gay" and more... Homosexual celebrities emphasis on procreation
Destruction of life
Genesis account (19:1 -- 29) - the Sodom story
Jesus is the norm, we must meet the norm. "Every human being is called to receive a gift of divine sonship... [thus] we must reject sin, including homosexual behaviour... The Catholic Church teaches that such acts are always violation s of divine and natural law." An explicit condemnation is found in the book of Leviticus: "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. . . . If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them" (Lev. 18:22, 20:13). Divine Law Natural Law The natural sex partner for man is woman; vice versa In addition... Fittingly, just one in 10 Canadians at the time said they approved of homosexuals.
That same year, Toronto’s mayor refused to make Pride Day official. Only 15,000 people attended celebrations. By 2004, nearly half the population (48 per cent) approved of homosexuality. Among young people (ages 18-29), it was seven in 10. Canadian Statistics... Today, homosexuality is seen differently compared from previous years.
The homosexual community has been more accepted and this is evident by the different constitutions that protect gays and lesbians from discrimination. Support for homosexuals create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressions, and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools. GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), which... & The End... Citations For example, there is the Gay Pride Parade which is a march supporting the LGBT community. These constitutions also serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. Kevin Olano, Maverick Alforque, Aileen Cael Encyclical Peace on Earth We decided to relate this encyclical with our
topic because it describes that responsibilities,
rights, and dignities must be between:
•People
•People and their public authority
•Between states
•Among people and nations at the level
of the world community
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