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Philosophers Believe Sexual Relationships Require Gender Balance

Liberals are quick to criticize Christians about contradictions in the bible.

They claim we should be more “accepting” and “tolerant”.

So, why do we believe homosexuality is wrong?

Not just because it’s in the bible, but it violates natural law.

The Catechism of the Catholic Churchexplains that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. They are contrary to the natural law.” (CCC:2357)

The Catholic theory is based on natural law supported by science, biology and anthropology.

Ancient philosophers also believed sexual relationships required gender balance.

In Laws, Plato wrote:

“When male unites with female for procreation the pleasure experienced is held to be due to nature, but contrary to nature when male mates with male or female with female, and that those first guilty of such enormities were impelled by their slavery to pleasure.” (636C)

So to summarize, Plato believed homosexuality was “contrary to nature” and homosexuals were motivated by their “slavery to pleasure”.

Christian theologians like St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Thomas Aquinas also believed there was a natural order in the universe.

Natural law also influenced the development of English common law. Philosophers like Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by natural law.

The U.S. Declaration of Independence refers to “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”.

So, what’s the punishment for violating natural law?

In our past articles, we referred to scientific studies on homosexuality and showed:

They have higher rates of STD’s (including HIV/AIDS)
They typically don’t have faithful, monogamous relationships
They are more likely to be abused by their partner
If they do adopt, their child grows up without a mother or father

Every conservative, traditional religion agrees on natural law. All people can observe the negative consequences of homosexuality and recognize the true structure of the universe.

This article is part six of the “It Gets Worse” Project series:

Introduction: It Gets Worse Project
The Hidden Consequences of Homosexuality
Homosexual Health Risks
Homosexual Relationships: Dysfunctional
Homosexual Families: Unbalanced
Homosexuality: Violates Natural Law

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