Historical and Scientific Perspectives of Homosexuality

Historical and - Running Head HISTORICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES 1 Historical and Scientific Perspectives of Homosexuality Gary D Neer PSY/265

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Running Head: HISTORICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES 1 Historical and Scientific Perspectives of Homosexuality Gary D. Neer PSY/265 March 14h, 2010 Dr. Carolyn Pella
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HISTORICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES 2 Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality Growing up can be demanding and challenging for every individual and forming one’s sexual identity seems to cause growing up more complex (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006). Although most children explore and experience his or her sexuality as part of normal development (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006), the persistence of sexual and emotional attraction to someone of the same sex, may cause concerns and anxiety regarding one’s own sexual orientation (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006). Historical and scientifically perspectives have not only shaped the way Gays’ and Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender individuals have perceives themselves but has altered the experiences of “coming out’ and adjusting as a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender person. Historical and Scientific Perspectives by choice. Homosexual experiences and relationships have been admired and condemned throughout history. Attitudes toward this type of sexual orientation have varied in length (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Some individuals hold truth that homosexuality is a sin (Rathus, Nevid, & Fichner-Rathus, 2005) through the Biblical foundation of moralistic belief; a condemnation to hell (historical perspective). Heterosexuality is God’s creative intent for humanity and homosexuality is behavior outside of God’s wills; one can not serve God and live
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Historical and - Running Head HISTORICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES 1 Historical and Scientific Perspectives of Homosexuality Gary D Neer PSY/265

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