In this topic, we cover human sexuality, contraception, marriage, divorce, parenting and gender views.
Human Sexuality and Sexual Relationships
Task 1: Read the quotes below. What do they tell us about what Muslims and Christians believe about homosexuality?
And the two who commit [homosexual acts] among you, dishonour them both. But if they repent and correct themselves, leave them alone. Indeed Allah is ever accepting of repentance and merciful.Surah 4:16
When a husband and wife share intimacy it is rewarded and a blessing from Allah; just as they would be punished if they had engaged in illicit sex.Hadith
Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.Romans 1:27
Task 2: What is the law on homosexuality in the UK? How has this law changed over history?
Task 3: Find a quote which supports the belief that Christians should not have sex outside of marriage.
Task 4: Why do you think that most Muslims and Christians believe that sexual relationships should only be for married couples?
Task 5: How can the following quote be used to support people who are homosexual?
Love your neighbour as yourself.Matthew 22:39
Task 6: ‘Homosexual relationships are wrong’.
Evaluate this statement. In your answer you should give reasoned arguments for and against the statement, referring to religious arguments and reach a justified conclusion.