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Is it wrong to turn away people, because they're Gay Or Lesbians?

  • Depends on what you mean.

    If you're talking about marriage, then 100%. Christianity claims you should really be repopulating, meaning you should be straight, not gay. Thus gay people are not entitled to marriage.

    Even though I disapprove strongly of religion, it has a point when it wants to turn away homosexuals for not fitting the criteria needed to get married. The way I see it, if you want to take part in a traditional and religious ceremony, you should respect the criteria and the meaning behind it.
    Stop trying to change things, just lie with the bed you've been given.

  • They're a customer

    It is ridiculous to turn away anybody, even if you don't agree with their sexuality. If your at work, then you should keep any opinions that you have in your personal life quiet and just do your job. By turning away anyone you are losing buisness and losing money so it's completely illogical as well as immoral.

  • How would you like to be turned away because of your sexuality?

    Again, it depends on the context, if it is against your religious beliefs to marry a gay couple who have asked you to do so, then turn them away politely.
    In almost any other circumstance it is wrong. Would you like to be told to get out of a restaurant, or a shop or a stadium because of your sexual preference, your skin colour, or any other physical attributes? These are things you can't really change, and to be treated differently because of them is one of the worst things that can happen to YOU.

    Posted by: Clam
  • There are exceptions

    Pastors, wedding fashion businesses, wedding caters, wedding planners have the right to turn away gays and lesbians from marrying if it's against their beliefs. If their religion is against homosexuality then the gays and lesbians would be insulting their religion by attempting to have a gay marriage by trying to hire them. I wouldn't say it's wrong to turn away gays and lesbians if you own a business unrelated to your beliefs like a restaurant or a clock store but you would lose business in those cases.

  • Yes, we have anti-discrimination laws.

    It is absolutely wrong to turn away homosexuals. The same thing took place with African Americans in the South not long ago. It was ruled illegal to turn away people from public establishments based on race. This is also true of sexual orientation, gender, disability, and any other class that may be discriminated against. This would not apply, per se, to religious places that are tax-exempt and not "public" in the same regard as other places. However, it is interesting to note that many religious places of worship would not turn away anyone, yet for some reason some business owners wish to do so in the name of religion.

  • It's always wrong to turn people away because of their sexuality

    There is no reason whatsoever that people should ever be turned away because of their sexuality. Who a person decides to be in a relationship with is of no concern to anyone other than the people involved. It wouldn't be fair to exclude people because of the colour of their skin - and has been illegal for decades now. It's a step backwards if people are allowed to be excluded on this reasoning.

  • It Depends On the Situation

    Basically, if someone tells you that they're LGBT, it's 100% wrong to turn them away. However, if we're talking about providing service for gay weddings, then I would say that we should let religious freedom prevail. I actually just started an open debate on this topic, if anybody's interested in this topic.

  • No, it is morally and ethically wrong

    No, it is not acceptable to turn someone away only because he or she is gay or lesbian. Although there are religious people who think you should keep away from such people but it is morally and ethically a wrong thing to do so. There sexual preference should not bother you whatsoever.

  • Our society is more accepting than it used to be

    With the latest statistics claiming that up to a full third of the population is homosexual, it makes no sense whatsoever to turn someone away based on this fact. It has become no only accepted, but mainstream and normal. It no longer is a stigma in most metropolitan places. We as a society need to accept everyone, not just those that conform to our views.

  • There are exceptions

    Pastors, wedding fashion businesses, wedding caters, wedding planners have the right to turn away gays and lesbians from marrying if it's against their beliefs. If their religion is against homosexuality then the gays and lesbians would be insulting their religion by attempting to have a gay marriage by trying to hire them. I wouldn't say it's wrong to turn away gays and lesbians if you own a business unrelated to your beliefs like a restaurant or a clock store but you would lose business in those cases.

  • It is always right

    Homosexuality is a perversion and mental illness. Homosexuals are sick people who need help. So i would turn them away from services which aid and abet their disease but assist them in getting help for their sickness, such as psychiatric treatment. Once we get all gays into treatment, we won't need to have this debate as they will be cured.

  • This depends on

    Whether or not the service is done by a public official or a church. It is wrong for a church to allow gay marriages to be performed, but by laws of some states (which we are commanded by God to abide by) it is not wrong for a public official to wed two people.

  • I will base my answer on the picture given.

    Seeing that the picture is of two men getting married, I would assume that the question is about religion turning homosexuals away. According to many religious faiths, homosexuality is wrong and a sin against god. To force them to marry a couple that is gay would be forcing them to condone a sin against their god. If a homosexual couple wishes to get married, they have many options, they do not have to use that church. Besides, why would they want to?
    In cases of a job or other such things, then it should be considered wrong to turn them away unless it interferes with their job. For instance, I would not want to be fitted for a suit by a guy I suspected of being gay.

  • Straight Christians Have a right too!

    A KKK couple wants to buy a cake from a Black bakery, they have a right to back down the KKK who want the cake because its there right and FREEDOM OF SPEECH. If its right for a black man to turn away a KKK couple its definitely right for a Christian to turn away a Gay couple because its there faith.


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