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TheProAtheist
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flight23ray
Pro (for)

Is homosexuality morally wrong?

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Started: 9/6/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Debating Period
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TheProAtheist

Con

My position:I do not believe that there is any basis to the belief that homosexuality is morally wrong, other than 2 things:

"My religion says so,"
And,
"It's not natural"

Okay, so for the first point:
In most 1st world countries, freedom of religion is allowed. Just because your religious beliefs may say that it is wrong, doesn't mean you are allowed to enforce your beliefs on them. You can do whatever you want and believe in as long as it's not hurting anyone else, and they can do the same. Why does it matter what two, consenting adults do in their bedroom? Besides, there's a lack of proof for ANY religion, but that's beside's the point. Morals should be decided by what society wants and believes at the time, not by some religious textbook started by some primitive desert nomads 6,000 years ago.

Second point:
Well, actually, it is quite natural. Many animals in the wild have been shown to be homosexual. Giraffes often participate in anal sex, in fact, 9 out of 10 pairings end up as so.

Bonobos and other apes are shown to be bisexual, with both sexes participating in both homosexual and heterosexual acts.

Homosexuality is found in almost EVERY single species out there, not just human. It's not "Taught" it's merely a personal preference, just like the flavor of Ice cream you might like. There have been countless studies showing that there is no basis to being able to change your sexuality, as it's really just ingrained at you since birth. Why should anyone have to struggle every day with these feelings, if they really do love each other?

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org...
http://www.livescience.com...
flight23ray

Pro

Okay There are religions that say Homosexuality is bad and I agree with those religions. God created Man To be with women not women to be with women or man to be with Man.
Debate Round No. 1
TheProAtheist

Con

Do you have any basis for this argument other than, "My god says so"? For the particular case of Christianity, yes, the bible does speak out against it, listed here:
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
However, you know what else the bible says? To respect and love thy neighbor as much as yourself.
Mark 12:31 - And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

So, yes. It does speak out against homosexuality, but it also says to treat everyone equally. Kind of contradictory, isn't it?
The Bible is not a reliable source for morals, though. Here's why:
It advocates slavery:
(Exodus 21:20-21 NAB) When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.

Slavery nowadays is considered despicable. And rightfully so. Everyone deserves equal treatment. Culture evolves to meet the needs of its people. Religion, however, does not.

It makes it so that a woman has to marry her rapist.
(Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)
If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

Do you deem either of these cases to be morally right? It is from your holy book, after all.
I look forward to seeing your response to these questions, flight23ray :)
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