Morality and the homosexual

a Catholic approach to a moral problem.
  • 214 Pages
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  • English
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StatementWith foreword by John C. Heenan.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 214 p.
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Open LibraryOL18268487M

Therefore, even if we dispense with perfectly valid religious and moral arguments, or ignore the disastrous affect it has on children involved, the social and medical evidence alone demands that as a society we do all we can to absolutely discourage homosexuality.

This book provides an thorough treatment of a complex subject. It provides the arguments for and against homosexuality, covering all of the common arguments (e.g., biological, biblical, and philosophical). The book is written in a way that will appeal to a lay audience, so in that sense it is a popular non-fiction work/5(3).

Homosexuality and homosexuality marriage is a moral issue. by Matt Slick. Some people who approve of homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle have said that homosexuality and homosexual marriage are not moral issues.

Often, this is stated in an attempt to distance themselves from ethics and focus on the social and political agenda to promote homosexuality. The morality of homosexuality is not a philosophical issue per se, but one can use Objectivist principles to evaluate the morality of homosexuality in any given situation.

The essence of the Objectivist position is this: Homosexuality can be a moral. So a very good case can be made out on the basis of generally accepted moral principles that homosexual behavior should be avoided. It is likely to be injurious to both the individuals, their partners, and the wider community.

Thus, wholly apart from the Bible’s prohibitions, there are sound medical and social reasons to regard homosexual. The Torah (first five books of the Hebrew Bible) is the primary source for Jewish views on states that: "[A man] shall not lie with another man as [he would] with a woman, it is a תועבה toeba ("abomination")" (Leviticus ).

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(Like many similar commandments, the stated punishment for willful violation is the death penalty, although in practice rabbinic Judaism no longer. Best books on morality, old Morality and the homosexual book new.

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No, the Christian ethic clashed harshly with Roman sexual morality. Matthew Rueger writes about this in his fascinating work Sexual Morality in a Christless World and, based on his work, I want to point out 3 ugly features of Roman sexuality, how the Bible addressed them, and how this challenges us today.

Roman Sexuality Was About Dominance. This book examines the homosexual movement as an integral part of the moral decline and disintegration of family values in this country which accompanied the political movement to the left since the s.

I also present possible ways we might move forward to regain the critically. Keywords: homosexuality, sexual morality, reasons, desires, natural law Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.

Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Homosexuality: A Philosophical Inquiry is a book by the philosopher Michael Ruse, in which the author discusses different theories of homosexuality, evaluates the moral status of homosexual behavior, and argues in favor of gay rights.

The book received both positive and negative reviews. Some reviewers praised it for Ruse's comprehensive treatment of his subject, careful discussion of.

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This view of morality thus disapproves of some or all of the following–premarital, extramarital, and homosexual relations–whether consensual or not.

There are people who disagree with this traditional view. Generally they believe that sex is a natural behavior which should be only minimally restricted by legislation or other imposed moralities. The Future of Gay Marriage in America.

Opponents of gay marriage appear willing to do anything at all to reverse it. The reason is that cultural, social, and political forces in America are moving almost inexorably towards the acceptance of legal gay marriage.

And why are some people gay. Is sexual orientation inborn or a choice or what?" In answering, Biddle explains that sexual orientation per se is neither moral nor immoral and that the relevant issue is whether, given a person's orientation, he approaches sex in a rational, self-interested, rights-respecting manner.

This anthology has filled a long-standing need for a contemporary Canadian textbook in the philosophy of law. It includes articles, readings, and cases in legal philosophy that give students the conceptual tools necessary to consider the general problems of jurisprudence.

The collection begins with general questions about morality and law, drawing on both traditional literature on legal /5(3). This book is a concise summary of the moral arguments for and against homosexuality and it's various forms of individual and collective social behavior.

While it does not break any new philosophical ground, the book can serve as a concise reference and as a "playbook" to those actively engaged in the public debate/5(49).

The main impetus for Bentham's obsession with sexual freedom was his society's harsh persecution of homosexual men.

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Since aboutthe increasing permissiveness towards what. 1 Law, Morality, and "Sexual Orientation" John Finnis Printed in John Corvino (ed.), Same Sex: Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality (Lanham-New. According to Craig Biddle, an author of books regarding morality and principles, there are three elements that causes homosexuality.

Two of which are biological and environmental. Science is still inconclusive what makes some people homosexual, but it is.

The Philosophy of Sex and the Morality of Homosexual Conduct Kyle C. Hansen Claremont McKenna College This Open Access Senior Thesis is brought to you by [email protected]

It has been accepted for inclusion in this collection by an authorized administrator. For more information, please [email protected] Law & Morality Debate in the Context Of Suicide & Homosexuality it discusses the law and morality clashes with respect to suicide and homosexuality.

the main contention is the law may be different from morality but it cannot be completely divorced from the latter.

Aids churches in developing and reevaluating their stands on the issue of homosexuality by reviewing the writings of various ethicists and theologians including St. Thomas Aquinas, Robert W. Wood, Karl Barth, Helmut Thielicke, and W.

Norman Pittenger. Second, homosexuality can be an avenue of interpersonal communication, and this too is good. Few would deny the moral value of human interaction, including sexual interaction.

Yet many of our opponents argue that we ought to forsake sexual intimacy in favor of celibacy. assuming that the equivalent definition of “homosexual sex act” given in my “Law, Morality, and ‘Sexual Orientation’” Notre Dame Law Review 69 () at “contains its own built-in moral disapprobation.” 3 This phrase (contra bonum matrimonii) is used in relation to adultery, including.

The claim in question today is "Homosexuality is morally wrong, because God says so." I disagree. A person's sexual orientation has nothing to do with morality.

Let's look at what parts of the Bible support this claim. A few sample translations from various publications include. This is the most basic question we must consider.

Since the Bible is our only inspired guide and the world's most highly respected moral authority, let us see what it says about homosexuality. The Book of Gomorrah -- A Lesson for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Among St. Peter Damian's most famous writings is his lengthy treatise, Let the Book of Gomorrah (Liber Gomorrhianus), containing the most extensive treatment and condemnation by any Church Father of clerical pederasty and homosexual practices.2 His manly discourse on the vice of sodomy in general and clerical.

In the process, he invites people on all sides to rethink easy assumptions about homosexuality and morality. This lecture is a "must see" for anyone concerned about this important issue. Special Features: Audience Q&A and Trailer About Dr. John Corvino Dr. John Corvino, aka "The Gay Moralist," has been speaking and writing on GLBT issues since Reviews: 1.

ETHICAL ISSUESThe practice of medicine involves a body of knowledge, a body of practitioners, and the people who seek healthcare services. Homosexuality is of moral interest to medicine in all these areas. The term homosexuality was coined in by Karoly Maria Benkert to refer to same-sex eroticism, and it has prevailed over other proposed names, such as sodomy, contrary sexual feeling.

Peter Damian's Book of Gomorrah: A Moral Blueprint for Our Times - Part I. By Randy Engel. Note: This article was originally published in the June issue of Catholic Family News. CFN has asked Randy Engel to help clarify the basic issues surrounding clerical pederasty and homosexuality.

Morality of Homosexuality. Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by spiritually inclined, Top Posters. Page 1 of 35 1.“abomination” is to’ebah, which signifies the gravest moral censure possible in the Hebrew language.

Nowhere in the Old Testament is inhospitality listed as an abomination, as is homosexual behavior (see Leviticus ). In addition, the Book).Acknowledgement. Satinover, Jeffrey. "Introduction." In Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth.

edited by J.H. Clarke (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House Company, ): The Author. Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, MS, MD is a former Fellow in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and the past president of the C.G. Jung Foundation.