Monday, November 19, 2007

Religion and Homosexuality

The true scope of religion's impact on the lives of homosexuals throughout history is difficult to measure. One needn't immediately jump to obvious examples of homosexuals dying at the hands of the religiously inspired in order to catalog their suffering. Look more closely and you will see a vast litany of subtle suffering foisted upon millions of homosexual lives throughout history.

Here is but a short list of the Subtle Evils that religion's general condemnation of homosexuality has inspired:
  • Suicide
  • Lifelong dissatisfaction with the life one is forced to lead
  • Loveless marriages and the pain they cause to opposite sex spouses and the children of such marriages
  • Brutality, both in the form of actual physical abuse and psychological torture
// Religious Views on Homosexuality: A Comparison Chart

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