Religion and Sexuality-Homosexuality and the Church

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1 Homosexuality and the Church One of the most powerful forces in this country is religion. It encompasses much of our culture. It affects things from the TV we watch, the things we read, aspects of literature, and even when we take vacations from work or school. As such a powerful force in our society, it is only imaginable that the church’s views on homosexuality would carry over into the culture at large. Many religions have a profoundly negative view of LGBTQ people. Most churches call it sinful and damnable. They preach hate from the pulpit, backing it up with outdated passages from a bible that has no truly clear message on the subject of homosexuality. Yet many people in this country still accept it as absolute. I have lost friends, people who I thought cared about me because of the hate that religion and the church have perpetuated in our society. Throughout its history, the church and religion have taken a conservative stance on almost every issue (except war that is). From the role of women in society and their roles in the church to the availability of abortion to women and even blood transfusions in some religions, the church has stifled the evolution of society and the creative nature of humankind. The church has struck yet again in its condemnation of the LGBTQ community. Some of the most important and noted academics, artists and even scientists are queer. Such notable people as writer Truman
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