Is Homosexuality Good?
Some would argue that it’s good while others would say it’s outright bad, vile and disgusting! Well I would like us all to look at it from two points of view; whether you would like to see it as a debate or see it as there been advantages and disadvantages to it, whatever the case the answer would definitely arise. BEING WHICHEVER.
It’s no news of the increasing rate of homosexuality and that TV shows are based on it as well. I was researching and trying to find out why people would prefer to be lesbians or gays or even how homosexuality came about. A lot of studies have been done as regarding homosexuality as said below:
Within the confines of medicine and psychiatry, however, homosexuality was not universally viewed as a pathology. Richard von Krafft-Ebing described it as a degenerative sickness in his Psychopathia Sexualis, but Sigmund Freud and Havelock Ellis both adopted more accepting stances. Early in the twentieth century, Ellis (1901) argued that homosexuality was inborn and therefore not immoral, that it was not a disease, and that many homosexuals made outstanding contributions to society (Robinson, 1976).1
It has also been said, according to a research conducted by a Dr. Evelyn Hooker, that homosexuality is not a clinical entity and is not inherently associated with psychopathology (which is another way of saying abnormal behaviour or mental disorder). Another person, DR. John C. Gonsiorek, also had something to say about the matter:
Gonsiorek concluded that “Homosexuality in and of itself is unrelated to psychological disturbance or maladjustment. Homosexuals as a group are not more psychologically disturbed on account of their homosexuality” (Gonsiorek, 1982, p. 74; see also reviews by Gonsiorek, 1991; Hart, Roback, Tittler, Weitz, Walston & McKee, 1978; Riess, 1980).2
So as regards the medical aspect, it was concluded that empirical evidence and professional norms do not support the idea that homosexuality is a form of mental illness or is inherently linked to psychopathology.3
So . . . Is Homosexuality good or bad?
It has been questioned if homosexuality is good for the society and how it would be of benefit to individuals, government, children and others. Some have said it helps in the area of love as children would see how love is love no matter the gender. In foreign countries, some went on to say it would be of great benefit to the economy because marriage licences would be bought and it would be a source of generating revenue.
It has also been said that since homosexuals can’t procreate, there would be lower rates of unwanted children on the streets. If gays and lesbians are allowed to marry there would be more adoptions and bringing-up more good children in healthier environments.
Another interesting point is over-population, it is said that it can solve the rate of over-crowding. There are about 7.349 billion people, (as of July 1, 2015) 4, living on earth, and so if there’s an increase of homosexuals it would reduce the amount of children being brought into the world and world-population would start dying down. (This reminds me of a movie that spoke about balance . . . Snowpiercer)
I have heard that women would love to be in a relationship with other women because they understand them better, they would not have to worry about their needs not being met, because guys have too much trouble and a whole lot of other things.
So moving on to the naysayers, it is believed that homosexuality is of no benefit because it can lead to different diseases like more prevalent cases of HIV, chlamydia and so on, and could also cause damages to the body. It is also said that it doesn’t really solve the problem of over-population, ‘cause homosexuals would still look for surrogate mothers to have children. It would deny the surrogate parents the benefit of seeing their children and in turn prevent the children of having both a mother and father figure. . .
There could, and should, be more arguments as regarding whether it’s good or not, but then let’s take a look at the biblical point of view as well. And what better way to understand a thing than to look at the beginning where it all started; with God! God’s original plan is for a man to be with a woman, according to the book of Genesis. Also, in Leviticus it’s obvious that God sees homosexuality as a sin.
Leviticus 18 verse 22 (MSG), ‘Don’t have sex with a man as one does with a woman. That is abhorrent.’
What if the world states that homosexuality is right, does that make it so? The Bible doesn’t see homosexuality as normal. Jesus said in Matthew 19 verse 4-6 (MSG), ‘He answered, “Haven’t you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female? And because of this, a man leaves father and mother and is firmly bonded to his wife, becoming one flesh – no longer two bodies but one. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart.” ’
Homosexuality may be good for a number of reasons, which they themselves (homosexuals) would know. But according to the bible, homosexuals see it as good because they have lost the knowledge of the natural use of things.
Romans 1 verse 26-27 (MSG) ‘Worse soon followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn’t know how to be human either – women didn’t know how to be women, men didn’t know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men – all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it – emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.’
All ‘cause they failed to acknowledge God in their lives. . . And when this happens, the Bible clearly states that such a person won’t have eternal life with God.
1 Corinthians 6 verse 9-11 (MSG) ‘Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don’t qualify as citizens in God’s kingdom. A number of you know from experience what I’m talking about, for not so long ago you were on that list. Since then, you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah, and by our God present in us, the Spirit.’
I have heard of homosexuals that are Christians and who go to Church. Now, It’s not wrong to go to church. God loves everyone . . . God loves sinners, but He hates the sin. The biblical and Christian view of homosexuality is that it is wrong, but God’s grace offers freedom from sin to all people. One just needs to repent of their sins and come to God’s open arms.
John 3 verse 16 (MSG), ‘This is how much God loved the world: He gave his son, his one and only son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.’
So what say you? Is Homosexuality Good?