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Homosexuality is okay!

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Started: 5/15/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I believe that homosexuality is okay. It may be odd behavior, but that doesn't mean it's bad or immoral. It is their right to have the same rights as "straight" people. It is just IMMORAL for someone to treat them of lesser value because of it! That makes you a bad person. Not treating everybody equally. That is the true evil.
The only thing the Bible says, if you are religious, is this:
-Homosexual rape and improper treatment of strangers (Genesis 19 & Judges 19:14-29);
-Homosexual ritual sex in Pagan temples (Leviticus 18:22 and 29:13);
-Homosexual prostitution (Deuteronomy 23:17, 1 Kings 14:24, 2 Kings 23:7 and many other places in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament);
-Men molesting male children (1 Corinthians 6:9);
-Men or women engaging in bestiality with angels (Jude 7).
The bible states nothing of a fair relationship with man and man or woman and woman.


I believe that homosexuality is not okay. It is in fact unnatural in nature you will never find homosexuality in animals which do not have the attributes of free will as we do. Homosexuality is now considered moral because of the societal changes in america and its influence on the world. I do not believe that homosexuals should be treated with lesser value because they are humans too, but the lifestyle is what is frowned upon. Never in my readings of the bible ever justified homosexuality, in fact the bible considered homosexuality as an abomination and a sin, you take the bible out of context and spread it as a false prophet which is also a sin. here are a few verses that justify my religious statement

Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination
Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.
Romans Chapter 1
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Debate Round No. 1


The Bible was written during a cultural period when homosexuality was not in the best interest of the larger group. The Jews were surrounded on all sides by cultures who opposed homosexuality and they were vastly outnumbered. Homosexuality thus could bring down the wrath of the surrounding cultures while potentially reducing the number of births. Such a prohibition made sense culturally at the time.

This prohibition no longer makes the slightest cultural sense. Judaism nor Christianity are no longer under threat of being wiped off the face of the earth, the first by the Diaspora, the second by sheer numbers. The health issue is still a potential issue, but we have knowledge of proper hygiene upon which to act.

Further, at the time, they could not understand the genetic components of homosexuality. They did not have a concept of genetics. The sin of Onan (spilling one's seed) was considered murder because it was believed that the fully created being existed in the man's seed, and that the woman was simply the oven in which it grew. We now know that there are multiple genetic markers that indicate a predisposition towards homosexuality. So we are left with no choice but to either close our eyes and stick our fingers in our ears and ignore the science, OR, we must accept that God created homosexuals with an intrinsic predisposition towards a whole different kind of sin. This would not be the mark of a loving God.

So then. The cultural aspects are null and void as they no longer exist. The assumption that it is sinful despite its genetic basis (and genetic basis in other animals, proving that homosexuality is not 'unnatural') goes against the idea of an all-loving God.

Homosexuality is not a sin.


Hmmmm ive noticed your style of writing and vocabulary drastically changed in your second argument and it is suspicious.
Yes i do believe that homosexuality was in fact practiced by some during the ancient years, but no matter where you were homosexuality was an abomination and outlawed, punishable by death. The rise and acceptance of homosexuality is the result of societal change and and the pressing of media to influence the younger generation to accept homosexuality. Homosexuality is not caused by genetic orientation. Homosexuality doesn't even make sense in the eyes of an evolutionist which believe in survival of the fittest and the purpose of life is to reproduce and survive. It doesnt make sense for an organism whose meaning to life is survive and reproduce and it practices homosexuality, the species would die off in a matter of a few generations
I have researched and i have found that genetic proof homosexuality is actually inconclusive. Yes tests have been done but all said that homosexuality is brought upon by environmental events or influences. This is why homosexuality is naturally wrong that is why for thousands of years humans have shunned the idea because to the primitive minds of humans it is unnatural
For an example. A boy who is brought up with homosexual parents will most likely adopt the ideals of homosexuality, also they would not find heterosexuality foreign because heterosexuality is natural to humans or any type of organisms at that matter.
A boy who is brought up in a heterosexual family will grow up heterosexual and would find homosexual as an abomination because it is unnatural
Your speculation of God as an "loving-god" is very,very obscured. Yes God is loving but he is more than that. God loves gays, god loves all his creations equally. What god hates is sin, he hates that we are sinful and that we commit such terrible sins in his eyes. God is not clay that you can create and morph into your own likes, he is not something that should be underestimated. He doesn't ask us to follow god he orders you. God is like a parent that will always know more than you. He knows what is sin and he calls homosexuality an abomination, a sin
To tell people to accept something so vile to them it is not human nature. Just as people try to force homosexuality into peoples reality, we have the same right to do the opposite.

Homosexuality is unnatural and is a sin
Debate Round No. 2


Yes. I had found a common ground within your statement above and redirected me some other way.
"Love your neighbor as you love yourself" means to treat others kindly and respectfully. The majority of Christians follow this most of the time. The majority of Christians are Christ-honoring, homosexual-respecting, not-gay-bashing people. The rest give Christians a bad name. The Bible does not say "love the sinner, hate the sin". That was a slogan created by Christians. But it is very truthful and, like I said, is mostly followed. "Judge not lest ye be judged" (Luke 6:37) means to condemn someone to hell. The Bible says nothing about not using your head, not knowing what's wrong and not being smart about it. I would hope that Christians would shape up and treat others with respect, regardless of whether they agree or not. For the most part, Christians do this, but there are those that give the group a bad name.
Religious fundamentalists, especially Christians and Muslims, will often say that God forbids homosexuality. Some people will say that it is disgusting and unnatural, as to what you were saying. Some people do not have an opinion. The majority of scientific evidence suggests that homosexuality cannot be controlled any more than, for example, eye color. Although the Christian Bible and (I think) the Muslim Koran say "a man shall not lie with a man as he lies with a woman. It is an abomination," there is considerable evidence to suggest that this is because ejaculation that has no chance of resulting in childbirth is considered to be sinful. Certainly, nothing is said of lesbian sex or loving, caring relationships between two people of the same gender, it merely states that sex between two men is "an abomination." Many religious people will quote the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, which is supposedly about the destruction of two cities for the sin of homosexuality. These interpretations however, are seen to be incorrect, and those sins were idolatry, rape, and prostitution. It is ridiculous to assume that there were two cities with only gay inhabitants, especially as they would have no children and so the entire population would die off within one generation.
Regardless, both books also say "love your neighbor as you love yourself" (twice in the Bible) and the Bible also says "judge not lest ye be judged" and "love the sinner but hate the sin." Therefore, discrimination against gay people is a sin, regardless of whether homosexuality itself is or isn't. Like I had said before, I had found some common ground within your statement before which kind of made my answer a curve-ball.


Yes, it is good that we find common ground. i understand your standpoint as to the behaviors of the current religious bureaucracy is quite upsetting or distasteful in the least. The world we live in is quite corrupt and i believe reform is needed for the human race to progress in the future. If you read the bible you will actually find that some of the prophecies have or are in the process coming true. But to say that a person such as me is judging a Homosexual is not an act of me judging it is me actually telling the person what god says, the only person who has the right to judge. When it comes to interpreting the bible or any religious texts remember do not let your own personal ideas and desires warp the true meaning of the texts think about how God would want you to interpret. Also when it says that a man shall not lie with another man it does include women.The mindset of homosexuality is said to be wrong. I know it seems unequal but if you think about it nature is equal but unequal. A Lion and a deer are very different creatures. A Lion is strong, brute, beastly, While a deer is fast, graceful, peaceful but fearful. a lion can easily overpower the deer with its might, but at the same time a deer can easily evade the lion and escape. These to examples co-exist and are equal but unequal. This is life, life does not exist to please and favor one species over another.
Sins and all negative energies disrupt life, it disrupts the balance that was once existent before the entering of sin into the world. We humans with the right of free will is a gift indeed, something that we should be proud of. But if we humans do not realize what life is and come to an understanding of our place in life we will fall along with the world and life will no longer exist in the world. Nothing good comes from evil

God deems Homosexuality is unnatural and wrong, it is a sin. If homosexuality exist then it is another step to destruction of life
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Ja50n 7 years ago
lol Google Pro's statement below and you'll find that it's pretty much plagiarized from yahoo answers.
Posted by SNP1 7 years ago
Since Pro posted his last round:

" It is in fact unnatural in nature you will never find homosexuality in animals which do not have the attributes of free will as we do."


Many animals practice homosexuality, it is found in nature. One of our closest cousin species, the Dwarven Chimpanzee, is almost completely bisexual.
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