Book Report on Homosexuality

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Homosexuality






In today’s society, there exists a mixture of issues which tend to raise

arguments with people all over. There are a handful of topics that always seem to

escalate these differences between people to the point where one who earnestly

participates in discussion, debate and argument can direct their anger towards their

feelings on the person themselves. Some examples of such delicate subjects are the death

penalty, abortion, and euthanasia. An issue that has in recent years, begun to increase

arguments, is the acceptability of homosexuality in society. Until recently, homosexuality

was considered strictly taboo. If an individual was homosexual, it was considered a secret

to be kept from all family, friends, and society. However, it seem that society has begun to

accept this lifestyle by allowing same sex couples. The idea of coming out of the ‘closet’

has moved to the head of homosexual individuals when it used to be the exception.

Homosexuality is nothing to be ashamed of and we should all come to realize this.



The Government of Canada passed a law making it illegal to discriminate

against an individual’s sexual preference. With this in mind, the government would then

require all of society, including religious communities, to welcome the marriages,

adoptions, and families of homosexuals as though they were in no way different from

heterosexual ones. It is amazing that such an authority be involved in legislating the

acceptance of the normality of this group of individuals. To conclude that the government

is taking a corageous act by legislating this law , it must be shown that homosexuality is

something we have to accept in society.




Many feel that such a lifestyle is acceptable so long as it is kept in the privacy of

one’s own home while others find it as a sin wherever it is. Society looks down at the

homosexuals who are seen in the streets arm in arm, kissing, and even engaging in what

they call "unsightly groping". If one was to see a heterosexual couple doing this

unsightly acts of affection nothing would be thought of it. Often enough, homosexuals

attempt to ‘pick up’ straight members of their own sex, causing considerable
uneasiness but to some that same uneasiness comes from someone of the opposite sex as
well. One man named John P. Phillips quoted in "Essence Magazine"





"Having to deal with a homosexual on such an insignificant occasion as buying bread, can
easily make one’s skin crawl, if not ruin one’s day. This kind of behavior
disgust me. One should not make themselves sick from another’s choice in gender.
It cannot be denied that viewing this activity will offend many but we should be able to
change these outlooks on life.




To those wishing to become parents and spouses under the law they will find

many difficulties along the way in order to . The argument often heard is that

homosexuals are perverts, that the children they raise will be permanently damaged if the

homosexuals acquire the child. Homosexuality in and of itself does not make one an

inherently poor parent. This seems quite ridiculous to some people when you consider the

issue of the homosexual, whom would obviously be thrilled to raise a child. The child



would grow up with his personality, lifestyle, and attitude being formed by homosexuals

which could seem quite different but could actually be interpreted by the child as nothing

out of the ordinary. The Child would grow up learning that homosexuality is normal and is

equal to heterosexuality. The child will be learning a homosexual and heterosexual

environments. “Learning life through a homosexual’s eyes can do little but

cause future confusion for the child when he or she realizes that people are not always

raised by same sex couples. These facts do not change when there is a single parent

situation. Children will be confused when he or she notices other parents acting vastly

different from their own." I totally disagree from this point of view. The Child will be able

to understand as soon as brought into society that a child could be raised by same sex

parents or opposite. It just matters how the parent raises the child.



A negative side to this proposition is that society, being a collection of

straight parents raising children, would put the child in a dangerous enviroment where

peers would harass him for his style of living. It may seem to some quite cruel to allow

children to experience such a troubling situation simply to appease the wishes of

homosexuals. If we just earnestly look at the situation we can see that it can actually be a

valuble learning experience for the child. If the child can be put in a proper enviroment .

One with a safe learning and living surroundings. We wouldn't have to be worried of such

torment for a child if more people would come to realize that homosexuality can be and

should be accepted in today’s world.



Marriages are unions of two people under God and the idea is that the two

individuals will start a family and prosper. The point lost in this argument is that at any

time in the marriage, health permitting, the heterosexual couple could have children. If the

homosexual couple wanted children, they would be out of luck unless they were able

secure some kind of adoption. Marriage is not only concerned with the ability to make a

family but to unite 2 loving individuals as one. The common argument against any moral

appearance is that homosexual tendencies are something certain individuals are born with.

It may not be that they are born with it but it is something they aquire to feel at a early age

and there for they are not able to change what they have come to accept. Over the years
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