SOC120: Introduction to Ethics and Social Responsibilities
Professor George G. Wakgira
September 16, 2013
As we look at society today we find that there is always someone talking about they were born gay or as a lesbian. Scientist have researched and tried to find evidence that indicates that one is born gay or a lesbian. Day after day you find that someone is “coming out of the closet”. This term is frequently used by the homosexual community announcing themselves as being a homosexual. From actors to singers, from doctors to professional ball players, they all are now being open about their sexual preference. Even preachers in the pulpit, to our very own children are now declaring that they are gay. Pop- culture singer Lady Gaga has a hot hit entitled “Born This Way”. This song carries message: Don’t be ashamed about being gay, or bisexual, or transsexual, or anything, that’s just how you were born. Is it true that you are born gay? In the bible it says that in the beginning God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. When I was a child, it was an abomination to be considered as being gay or a lesbian. Now, today there appears to be no shame. Even children from the age of ten are now acknowledging that they are gay or a lesbian. Contrary to what Lady Gaga says one is not born this way. In this paper I will show how it is wrong and against the word of God to be gay. No one is ever born gay, it a conscious decision that one chooses. There are many that will say that homosexuals have been around for a long time. The deontology theory advocates that religion opposes homosexuals and even in the Bible there were issues dealing with homosexuality. As we look in the bible as a guide on homosexuality we find that every time the bibles spoke on homosexuality, it was with condemnation. First, let us look at a few scriptures that substantiate that homosexuality is wrong.
Lev. 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."
Lev. 20:13, "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them"
1 Cor. 6:9-10, "Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
Rom. 1:26-28, "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.” (Slick, n.d.). As we can see that the scriptures has deemed that homosexuality is not right. As we look again into the Bible, the Bible tells of a city called Sodom and Gomorrah. This city was known for its homosexuality activity. The God gave the prophet the opportunity to find 10 righteous men within that city. Not being able to do so, the Lord even went as far as offering to spare the city if they found one righteous person and they did not. Then the Lord poured his wrath upon the city and it was destroyed. Just as homosexuality is offensive to Christianity, there are other religions and cultures that abhor the act of homosexuality.
Homosexuality is not only visible in America; it can be seen throughout cultures around the world. In the Islamic community where they have the Quran and Allah as their God, forbids the act of