No one has the right to tell someone else who they can and can not love, this includes religious people as well. They have the right to believe what they want to believe but they don't have the right to denounce someone else making them feel bad about themselves because of what they believe in.
Yes! It is completely none of their business if someone is homosexual or not, it is their choice. Anyone who thinks they can control who someone loves is a moron. So, to answer this question, yes it is wrong to denounce homosexuality. I am not a homosexual, but this is just stupid.
They are totally in the wrong here, homosexuality is NOT a choice or something anyone has any control over, just as being straight or bi is the same. These people who bash it are ignorant bigots who can't see past their own Bibles to see the truth of what they are spewing or the harm it is causing. So yes the Christian Right is completely wrong for denouncing homosexuality.
They are absolutely wrong. There's nothing harmful about homosexuality so it shouldn't be discriminated against.
The person who posted in the "No" column is ignorant because:
1. "No" in this case means you DON'T think the Christian Right is wrong for denouncing homosexuality.
2. They say unambiguously that "discrimination is wrong". Geesh I didn't know that I suppose next time I am at the store I will give absolutely no thought in my purchases, that's discrimination!
Discrimination against people for things that don't harm you is wrong, that's it. Discrimination is not wrong otherwise.
Christianity doesn't denounce homosexuality no more than it does drunkeness, fornication, adultery etc...
I was a fornicator and a drunkard before I was saved.. God condemns all sin and just because you have a lust/tendency/addiction doesnt mean you give in to it.. God will judge a drunkard just as he judges homosexuality.. He loves you and wants you at the marriage supper.. Your choices dictate that
If some Christian rights are preaching against homosexuality with hate like this man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJDSriEhES8, then yes they are wrong, but if they preach against in in a calm and respective manner, not using derogatory names or condemning them to hell, the it is not wrong. They are preaching out of love, not hate. They preach against homosexuality because they do not want those who practice it to end up in hell- they want to SAVE them, not hate them. Those people who do it the right way are hating the sin but loving the sinner. A person who does it the right way shares the word with homosexuals and prays for them. A person who preaches with hate hates the sin AND the sinner. A person who preaches hate keeps the word from homosexuals. A person who preaches with hate wants them hanged or to burn in hell, and that is not the way God wants us to treat others. We are to love one another as Christ loved us and to treat others the way we would want to be treated and that includes homosexuals.
So it all comes down to how they denounce homosexuality. If they say God hates gays like the Westboro Baptist Church and that they will burn in hell, then yes they are wrong, BUT if they say that homosexuals can receive the Word of God in order to repent of their sins and then have access to Heaven, if they love the sinner but hate the sin, they do not condemn them to hell and do not believe they should be executed, then not it is not wrong. It all comes down to the individual.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even the Christian Right. If the powers that be in this faction have decided they want to say homosexuality is wrong they have every right to say so. The rest of the world has every right to form their own opinions as well. In this world there will always be someone telling you what you are doing is wrong, no matter if you are giving away free money to the poorest of the poor, someone will tell you it is wrong to enable them to be poor. Do some research, religious or not, and form your own opinion. That is why we have free will, remember.
"If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination " Leviticus 20:13
"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination."
"The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, " 1 Timothy 1:10
"For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. " Romans 1:26-28
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality" 1 Corinthians 6:9
"But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mark 10:6-9
"Though they know God's decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Romans" 1:32
So there are your haters, take it up with them.
Most of those who are not Christian/religious believe that morality is subjective. Subjective by definition is "based on somebody's opinions or feelings rather than on facts or evidence" (Bing) If subjective - then make- believe. Now, anti-theists can go around preaching saying "Treat other people the way you want to be treated" and such, but in the end - none of that matters. In fact, I believe that the logical conclusion of atheism is nihilism - the belief that life is without any meaning, value, or purpose. So - those who aren't religious can pretend that homosexuality is "okay" or that murder/rape is "wrong", but I believe in the end you'll realize that you're deluding yourself just as much as the Christian.
Although in no way do I support the Christian Right's decision to denounce homosexuality, who are we to tell them what to do. Being able to express yourself and stand up for what you believe in is an essential human right. At a time, slavery was acceptable and seen as "right." If the people who went against this belief weren't able to voice their opinions, there would still be slavery today. This also brings up the point that right and wrong, and truth are relative and ever changing and evolving. What some people believe is right, for example abortion, others may believe to be wrong. Its all of these opinions coming together which allows us to make decisions on what is acceptable in our society, but in order evaluate the opinions of all, all must be entitled to express their opinion.
No it's not wrong for the Christian Right to denounce homosexuality. I believe it's misguided and destructive, but people can like or dislike whatever they want. I find it hypocritical to cling so strongly to one biblical verse in Leviticus and ignore so much of the rest of the bible, specifically Mark 12:31 and the entire Sermon on the Mount.
In fact, it seems that by focusing on something so overly dramatized, something that gives them a strong feeling of self-righteousness, they can ignore any personal failings that their Bible might denounce because they're able to say, "See, those are the worst people on Earth, and I'm not one of them!"
That being said, I will restate that it is their right to hate whoever they want.
An important part of human rights is the right of freedom of opinion, beliefs, and expression, *as long as* these do not violate the human rights of others. By discriminating you are doing this because you consider another person less equal to you. The Christian Church, by claiming heterosexuality is superior to homosexuality, because heterosexuality is "right" and homosexuality is "wrong", is discriminating against homosexuals, and discrimination is wrong and unconstitutional. However everyone is entitled to personal opinions. While I equate homophobia with racism and sexism nothing can stop a Christian from believing in any of those forms of discrimination. As long as they do not express these anti-equal rights views through violence, acts and words of hate towards others, and legal restriction of equal rights for others, they are entitled to their opinion, stating their opinion respectfully and non-offensively, and nothing more.