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  The Bahá'ís: Questions & Answers
The Bahá’í World Centre is established in the Haifa/’Akká area of Israel, the location of Bahá’u’lláh’s exile in 1868 and His death in 1892.
All world religions are in essence stages in the ongoing revelation of the one religion.
The laws for one’s personal life include, among others, daily prayer, observance of a period of fasting, the education of children, abstention from partisan politics, and the obligation to engage in a trade or profession.
www.bahai.org /faq   (3211 words)

  Homosexuality laws of the world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The countries of the world have a wide variety of laws relating to sexual relations between people of the same sex - everything from full same-sex marriage to the death penalty as punishment for homosexual intercourse.
The first recorded laws against sexual intercourse between men dates to 550 BC during the Babylonian captivity of the Jewish people, it is recorded in Leviticus (though some scholars date Leviticus much older), and it prescribes the death penalty.
Many nations which retained negative laws for a lengthy period of time, or even retain them today, may in practice be less oppressive of homosexuality than this suggests, with such laws simply being unenforced anachronisms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homosexuality_laws_of_the_world   (1772 words)

 Homosexuality and the Bible
The few unambiguous condemnations of homosexuality in the Bible are surrounded by a fairly broad stream of texts which speak of a very high evaluation of human sexuality.
It is said very often today that the exclusion of homosexual practices from permissible forms of sexual activity in the church amounts to a contradiction of the free and unmerited grace of God, and constitutes therefore a denial of the all-inclusive claims of the gospel.
A point often made in the modern debate about homosexuality in the Church is the observation that Old and New Testament had no knowledge of the difference between a homosexual orientation and homosexual acts engaged in by heterosexually oriented people.
www.inplainsite.org /html/homosexuality_and_the_bible_.html   (4386 words)

Many homosexuals claim that they have no more choice in becoming gay than heterosexuals did in being straight, that is seems almost inconceivable that there is no genetic or hormonal component in its etiology.
A strikingly higher proportion of brothers of identical twins of homosexual men (52%) to be gay themselves than was true of fraternal brothers (22%) and genetically unrelated adopted brothers (11%); this study argued for a possible genetic origin of homosexuality.
Most observers and commentators of homosexuality reside in the nation’s largest cities and there suburbs where homosexuality is vastly more common rather than in its small towns and rural areas where it is exceedingly rare.
www.umsl.edu /~rkeel/200/homsex.html   (1700 words)

 Homosexuality Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence - Find Articles
Homosexuality was classified as a mental disorder until 1973, when the American Psychiatric Association removed "homosexuality" from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Three sexual orientations are commonly recognized: homosexual, attraction to individuals of one's own gender; heterosexual, attraction to individuals of the opposite gender; bisexual, attractions to members of either gender.
Families who are adjusting to the news that one of their members is homosexual may also seek counseling to help with the complex feelings and prejudices that such news may elicit.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2602/is_0003/ai_2602000302   (933 words)

 The Seven Laws of Noah | Noachide
The world is often very surprised to discover that the Jewish faith includes a complete provision for all non-Jews, regardless of race, social class or national origin, perfectly attuned to their needs, and deriving from the same source in Divine revelation through the prophecy of Moses, without any intermediary whatsoever.
The Noachide Law teaches us that this is rectified by being careful to eat only meat from an animal that is fully dead, and this is by no means always the case in our factory society where slaughterhouses handle meat animals quickly and carelessly, sometimes only stunning them before cutting them up for sale.
The non-Jewish nations of the world are commanded to avoid the state of anarchy by assuming and exercising the sovereign jurisdiction, to maintain courts that punish offenders by due process of law, and that provide civil redress in society.
www.simpletoremember.com /vitals/seven-laws-of-noah.htm   (1336 words)

 Hate Laws Exposed - NPN
In its "anti-hate" educational program, the government endorses the idea that "hate equals bias against homosexuality" (homophobia).
Bible-believing evangelical Christians are thus the ultimate target of the twisted definition of "hate" upon which the federal hate bill is based.
This is hardly a crisis demanding creation of a vast federal "anti-hate" bureaucracy with unlimited power to invade state's rights in law enforcement.
www.hatelawsexposed.org /articles/wronghatelaws.htm   (520 words)

In the ancient world, the distinction was: "Were you the dominant or the passive partner in the sex act?" In relationships between men, the dominant partner was praised, and the passive partner was condemned.
Whether homosexuals are 1% of the population or 10% or some figure in between, they are beyond any argument or cavil 100% entitled to the same protection under the law and the enjoyment of the same rights that everyone else is guaranteed.
To suggest that Paul's references to excesses of sexual indulgence involving homosexual behavior are indicative of a general position in opposition to same-sex eroticism is as unfounded as arguing that his condemnation of drunkenness implies opposition to the drinking of wine.
www.mcwilliams.com /books/aint/309.htm   (8469 words)

 Homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In this materialistic age when everything is being sacrificed at the altar of ‘freedom’, the world from east to west, is witnessing a total collapse of morality and decency.
But the saddest part of this is that while the Muslims were supposed to lead the world out of this turmoil and offer it Islam as the only solution to its problems, they have begun to embrace the bankrupt ways of those who are themselves groping in the darkness of ignorance.
The acts of homosexuality and lesbianism are certainly a perversion and a serious deviation from the inherent nature of man. These acts of defiance against human nature are also even viler and uglier than adultery.
www.jamiat.org.za /whatsnew/homosexuality.html   (3123 words)

 Generation Q Australia :: Homosexuality laws of the world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This pattern was continued throughout history with punitive laws arising from Judaism and its descendants: Islam and Christianity.
Same sex enquiry is on: The public hearings give individuals the opportunity to talk about how discriminatory laws have a direct impact on their lives.
Homosexuality laws of the world: The countries of the world have a wide variety of laws relating to sexual relations between people of the same sex - everything from full same-sex marriage to the death penalty as punishment for homosexual intercourse.
www.queerplanet.com.au /moxie/resources/gayrights/260706-001.shtml   (549 words)

 PC(USA) - Presbyterian 101 - Homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On the basis of our understanding that the practice of homosexuality is sin, we are concerned that homosexual believers and the observing world should not be left in doubt about the church's mind on this issue during any further period of study.
of laws governing the private sexual behavior between consenting adults [and the passage] of laws forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
It should free them to be candid about their identity and convictions, and it should also share honestly and humbly with them in seeking the vision of God's intention for the sexual dimensions of their lives.
www.pcusa.org /101/101-homosexual.htm   (1001 words)

 What Lutherans Believe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Lord teaches us through His Word that homosexuality is a sinful distortion of His desire that one man and one woman live together in marriage as husband and wife.
To the person caught up in the homosexual life, Christian friends and family members should continue lovingly to share their convictions with this person, reaching out with the forgiving love of Christ and the hope that is found only in Him.
Homosexuality is portrayed as a perfectly normal and natural expression of human sexuality.
www.lifeoftheworld.com /believe/wahmsx.php   (1419 words)

When two people of the same sex join in using their bodies for erotic purposes, this conduct is considered homosexual and sinful by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, comparable to sexual relations between any unmarried persons.
People who persist in committing acts that violate divine law are subject to Church disciplinary councils to help them understand the damage they are doing to their eternal well-being.
Jesus Christ exalts the relationship of husband and wife, as particularly illustrated in the temple ordinances.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/daily/sexuality/Homosexuality.htm   (452 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Same Sex Rights
It says laws governing marriage are a state matter and the county didn't have the authority to issue the licences.
Missouri already has laws defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, but some opposed to gay marriages say an amendment is the only way to prevent courts from legalizing it, as they did in Massachusetts.
The penalty for being in a homosexual relationship is a prison term of 25 years for men and seven years for women.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/samesexrights/timeline_world.html   (1697 words)

 Sex and Marriage: Homosexuality
However, few people are prosecuted under anti-sodomy laws in the U.S. In Arkansas, for instance, the current anti-sodomy law has been in existence since 1977, but there have not been any prosecutions based on it.
In 1998, three homosexual men were executed in the city of Kandahar by the then ruling ultraconservative Taliban by having a tank push a brick wall over on them.
This may be due to the fact that the existence of female homosexuality is less likely to be socially acknowledged or that it is considered acceptable behavior, at least in private.
anthro.palomar.edu /marriage/marriage_6.htm   (1689 words)

 Homosexuality -4
It derives from the phraseology of the biblical Greek of the Septuagint where the Levitical text 20:13 is translated: "If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them".
He however reacts to homosexuality by pointing out its eschatological exclusion from the kingdom of God, precisely because the practice does not conform to the divine law, just like all the other infractions that he lists by way of example.
Well, we can say that homosexuality is thus considered from the standpoint of self-corruption, so that it is at the same time the sign and consequence of a subversion of God's created order.
www.ewtn.com /library/HUMANITY/homo4.htm   (1486 words)

 Inspirational Piks: "Church Vs Homosexuality": "Inspiring the world one pixel at a time."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Historically, the church played the key role in establishing homosexuality as a sin, which led to laws against the practice.
Nevertheless, several religious leaders have presented their case for the homosexual at council meetings and in private church courts using a number of arguments including "biblical scripture" as evidence to support their homosexual cause.
Say no to sin, especially homosexuality, for it redefines and destroys relationships and families, which are the foundation of society.
www.inspiks.com /flash_article1.html   (592 words)

 Paradigm Shift - Christianity and Homosexuality
In reality, in many places in the ancient world homosexuality was not considered a sin but was practiced for a variety of reasons.
The Christian world, of course, has never been devoid of homosexuality, and Christianity's early representatives were compelled to address it, as in the Epistle of Barnabas.
The orthodox Christian position towards homosexuality has been that it is a seductive temptation to be resisted at all costs, an interesting attitude, because homosexuality would in truth only be tempting to those who are initially inclined thus.
users.bestweb.net /~kali93/jan2000/xhomo.htm   (871 words)

 World Magazine Blog: Homosexuality Archives
Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, shocked his liberal supporters by announcing that homosexuality is imcompatible with the Bible and that homosexuals must change their behavior if they want to join the church.
A new study from a Canadian researcher claims that male homosexual orientation appears to be determined in the womb.
The ruling concluded that homosexuals who "co-parent" children are considered to be legal parents, even after the relationship of one with the biological partner ends.
www.worldmagblog.com /blog/archives/cat_homosexuality.html   (4502 words)

 Prophecy Central: Signs of the Times - Apostasy- Homosexuality
There is a vital connection between the prophecied apostasy ("falling away") of the end times and the rise of homosexuality, which is one of the chief symptoms of a society that has departed from the teaching of God's Word.
In New York, the Court of Appeals said in a 4 to 2 decision that the state's marriage law is constitutional and clearly limits marriage to a union between a man and a woman, so any change in the law would have to come from the state legislature.
June 30, 2004 - A new Pennsylvania law includes "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as motives that trigger heavier penalties for the crime of "harassment." Pastors in the state are concerned that they might be prosecuted for hate crimes if they preach against homosexuality.
www.bible-prophecy.com /homosexual4.htm   (2810 words)

 Dora Wang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
According to a 2004 graphic created by the International Lesbian and Gay Association, dozens of nations around the world have laws against homosexual activity, and there are some that penalize such behavior with corporal punishment or even the death penalty.
(“State”) These laws are not written for those who commit public obscene acts, or attempt to coerce others into sexual activity; rather, the only offense of the ‘perpetrators’ is that their sexuality is not heterosexual.
They must be protected from paternalistic laws that restrict the sexual activity that they privately choose and consent to, as well as societal prejudices that interfere with their ability to function with reasonable comfort in the outside world.
students.washington.edu /kotori/wang_dora_phil338.htm   (1825 words)

 Paragraph 175 and Other Laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In September of 1935, a set of harsher, more specific laws went into effect, which punished "lewd and lascivious" acts between men, and included not only homosexuality laws, but addressed pedophilia laws as well, which equated the two for many Germans.
The years of 1937-1939 held the peak of convictions for homosexuality, thanks to the revised Pargraph 175 and the creation of Special Office II S. Half of all prosecutions for homosexuality that occurred under the nazi regime happened in these two years.
Almost the entire majority of homosexual victims were males; lesbians were not subjected to the same systematic pesecution that males suffered.
www.fatherryan.org /holocaust/homogenocide/laws.html   (372 words)

 What the Bible says about Homosexuality
School sex education programs based on the curriculum developed by SIECUS champion homosexuality as being normal and healthy, while encouraging teenagers to ignore the values of their parents if their parents feel homosexuality is wrong.
Homosexual advocates will contend that homosexuality is natural, and some will point to homosexual activity within some animal species as evidence.
Nobody is ‘born homosexual.’ In 1993, Dean Hamer of the National Cancer Institute claimed to have found a genetic link to homosexuality.
www.contenderministries.org /articles/christianliving/homosexuality.php   (1857 words)

 Category List --- Religion-Online.org
Thy have found that it is possible to show compassion in recognizing the human aspect of homosexuality and to support laws against discrimination without compromising their theological position.
Homosexuality and the Vatican by Robert Nugent, S.D.S. The distinction between sexual orientation and behavior seems to have been lost or disregarded.
In the case of homosexuality, although wrong in biblical times when population growth was important, the situation today has changed, and any insistence in the need for reproduction is not now advantageous or propitious.
www.religion-online.org /listbycategory.asp?Cat=58   (1080 words)

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