A personal essay in hypertext by Scott Bidstrup If you look up "homophobia" in the dictionary, it will probably tell you that it is the fear of homosexuals. While many would take issue with that definition, it is nevertheless true that in many ways, it really is a fear of homosexuality or at least homosexuals, as we will see in this essay.
Students may choose one or more of the Goals for Political Life: Objectives To identify and understand Catholic social teaching as it relates to civic engagement; To understand and personally appropriate the call to enter the public forum; To realize responsible citizenship is a virtue; To recognize participation in the political process as a moral obligation.
Assignment After reading and discussing the Faithful Citizenship statement from the United States Catholic Bishops, students will select one or more of the goals identified in the statement and address it in the form of an extended response essay.
The essay should be three to five pages in length. The following are some sample questions students will want to incorporate into their essay: What do we as Catholics believe about how people should be treated in our society? From where do these beliefs stem?
What kinds of things do we believe people should have to live a decent life? Why do you think our Church teaches that voting is an important thing for Catholics to do?
What is your experience about how Catholics view their responsibility to vote as related to their faith? Ask two adults you know how they feel about this.
What kind of leaders does our society need? For what, in particular, should they stand and how should they lead? What are some issues that are discussed in the campaign that have ethical or moral dimensions? How does our faith call us to address them? What are some examples of public policies from the past and present that have been harmful to people legalized abortion, slavery, lack of voting rights for minorities and women?
How might we apply Catholic social teaching to those issues? How would those policies change based on a faithful response by constituents? How would we respond when others question why the church gets involved in political and economic issues rather than focusing exclusively on the spiritual dimension of life?
How does one develop a well-formed conscience and the virtue of prudence? What role should conscience and prudence play in our decisions about who to vote for? Why do the bishops say that both opposing evil and doing good are "essential obligations"?
What are examples of intrinsically evil actions and why must they always be opposed? What are examples of supporting the common good? What might your own actions to avoid evil and to do good look like? The bishops describe two "temptations in public life" that voters can fall into: Why are they both distortions of the Church's teaching?
Why do the bishops encourage all Catholics, whether able to vote or not, to be involved in political life?
What are other ways, in addition to voting, that you can be involved in advocacy for issues you care about?Homosexuality in China has been documented in China since ancient times. According to one study, homosexuality was regarded as a normal facet of life in China, prior to the Western impact of onwards.
However, this has been disputed. Several early Chinese emperors are speculated to have had homosexual relationships accompanied by heterosexual ones.
Dr. Marvin Olasky has responded here to our critique of his column in World Magazine regarding Uganda’s legislative efforts to curb homosexuality. While we respect Dr. Olasky’s analysis and commentary in many areas, we disagree with his thinking in this instance.
Homosexuality and bisexuality Menu Individual religious groups' policies and beliefs about homosexuality. Sponsored link.
This section will necessarily be until policies stabilize. A note and an appeal. Essay on Homosexuality Throughout History - Homosexuality can be tracked throughout history. In ancient Rome, philosophers, such as Socrates, were having sexual relations with their students.
They believed it was a part of becoming a man. Essay about Sexual Tolerance of Gays in the Military Words | 6 Pages Tolerance of Gays in the Military In , more than 1, men and women were discharged from military service due to their sexuality.
The progression of military laws and regulations from the World War Two era ban on sodomy to Carter's policy where "homosexuality is incompatible with military service" show a distinction in thought that has spurred much debate over civil rights, homosexuality, and the role of the military.