Theme A – Families and Relationships

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.

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