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Gay marriage as a pervasion of natural order: biblical and societal view

Ifeoma Grace Otubah Ph.D

Abstract


The reality of gay life and activities is not in doubt. “Gay” according to Sarason and Sarason (2009), is a term used to describe a homosexual life style by those who feel the term “homosexual” has too many negative connotations (p. 592).In contemporary usages; homosexuals are gay men while their female counterparts are lesbians. The feature of homosexuality is that persons of the same gender are involved in same sex activities such as oral sex, anal intercourse, masturbation and other forms of fondling which have been on the increase and culminating into gay marriages. There is no procreation here which is against the natural order as ordained by God and practiced by human race and invariably in traditional African and Christian marriages. Continuity with their lineage seems compromised. Child adoption seems the best option but the question being raised is whose children would be adopted? In the traditional African society, various cases of sexual deviations were unheard of. This is because Africans value family and their culture which is against gay marriages and gay practices, so they could not allow that. One's problem is another person's concern and they will not like anyone to be in such a problem which will connect everybody. Man is created in the image and likeness of God. The Holy Bible made it clear in Genesis 1:27-28: “so God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female, He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it”. From the above scriptural quotations, one can see that it is the will of God for marriage to be between man and woman. In other words, God is in support of heterosexual relationship and not same-sex relationship.




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