Essay Topic: Should same-sex marriage be legalized in Australia?
In Australia, we have a low poverty rate, we have advanced technology and we are the 2nd most developed country in the world. So why would we corrupt our well balanced society by allowing same-sex marriage? This inconceivable issue has been bombarded into our faces through various media outlets, such as newspapers, television discussion programs and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. As the topic of legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia grows, we must expose the truth that acting upon this issue and making it legal for same gender civilians to marry will bring unwanted corruption to our progressive society. First of all, in most main religions, homosexuality is considered a sin and that these religions protect the sanctuary of marriage between a man and a woman. Secondly, by accepting homosexual marriages and changing The Marriage Act, the definition and respect for the institution of marriage is weakened dramatically. Lastly, humans were biologically created to procreate with a man and women to produce offspring’s, this cannot occur when a homosexual couple have the same anatomy as each other and the integrity of the future generations will be in jeopardy.
Even though secularism is employed in western society, religion is still a major influence within our culture, as of the 2011 Australian Census figures show that only 22.3% of citizens declared “no religion.” This represents that roughly 80% of citizens follow a religion, predominantly Christianity and Catholicism being at a combined percentage of 86. With this stated, these two major religions follow the text known as The Bible. The Bible covers many matters, including homosexuality. In a passage in the Old Testament, it was implied by Leviticus (20:13) that homosexuality is a sin, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination [towebah]: they shall surely...
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