Is Homosexuality Moral?

Statement

Gay people are immoral.

Q1 Analysis

If the statement is based on the belief that homosexual sex is immoral, then it may not be a Q1 violation, depending on your reason for this belief. But if the statement reflects a belief that someone who is emotionally homosexual is immoral regardless of whether they engage in homosexual practices, then this is a Q1 violation unless you believe that homosexuality is a conscious choice or that it is possible to be immoral because of feelings you have no control over.

Q2 Analysis

This is not a Q2 violation so long as you allow your emotions and sexual practices to be examined in the same way that you are examining homosexual emotions and practices.

Discussion

There are a number of reasons that someone might believe that homosexuals are immoral. You might believe that homosexuals are immoral because:

Another important issue when discussing whether or not an individual is immoral is whether or not that person believes they are immoral. In the case of homosexuality, do you think that homosexuals believe that their behavior is immoral but engage in it anyway? If not, then would you be okay with someone saying you are immoral because you do something they consider immoral (such as showing your hair or owning a painting depicting God) even though you think you are behaving morally?

You are encouraged to leave your answers to the questions posed in this post in the comments section. This post is based on an excerpt from Ask Yourself to be Moral, by D. Cancilla, available at LuLu.com and Amazon.com. See the 2Q system page for details of the philosophical system mentioned in this post.

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:51 pm by ideclare · Permalink
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