Homosexuality is Immoral
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My opponent will be arguing that homosexuality is immoral. I will be arguing that it is not immoral. If you are planning to use quotes or statistics, do not forget to cite your sources.
"First, Con has to let us know what is the basis for morality."
"It has broken homes, devastated wives, confused children and has led to widespread AIDS all over the world."
"Homosexuals have committed suicide and there is an even higher homicide rate among them than among heterosexuals."
"That personal trait is called sin. We are all born with a tendency to sin.
"Is it immoral to go to war? War is harmful to many people yet it is necessary in order to defeat enemies. How about life imprisonment, that is harmful to many people. What about the businesses that produce cigarettes and beer? They harm many people, are they immoral? What about abortion, that causes harm to many babies, is that immoral? So obviously some people have reason to harm others and it is considered moral."
"AIDS is also spread by heterosexual sex"This is true. That is why sex outside of marriage is also a sin.
""homosexuals can easily avoid getting AIDS during sex by simply using a condom."This is also true, yet obviously they don't or else we would not have an AIDS problem.
"However, even if they did use a condom, we all would know what would happen if they didn't."
"My morality comes from a higher source that just arbitrary man. My source for morality comes from God."
Yes, but this only happens is one of the two have had sex out of marriage and acquired that disease. Therefore their sexual intercourse before marriage. whether homosexual or heterosexual, caused AIDS within marriage. However, two virgins getting married will not bring AIDS.
AIDS comes only through sin.
Part of your statement is true and part of it is false. Morality from God is not arbitrary because He does not change. Man does change, that is why it is arbitrary. There is only subjective morality.
This command you should know is part of what is called the Civil Law in the Bile. There are three types of laws in the OT. 1.) The moral law: this is the law for all people everywhere. 2.) The civil law: these are laws specifically for Israel as a nation. 3.) The ceremonial law: this is the dietary laws and the Temple laws. In our case the moral law would be that homosexuality is wrong for all people everywhere. The civil law is what God wanted the nation of Israel to do with homosexuals in their land. I do not live in the nation of Israel, I live in the USA. The worse the USA ever did to homosexuals was put them in jail. God never commanded the nation of Israel to kill the homosexuals when they were captives in Babylon, Greece or Rome.
I will not answer this question because it does not have to do about homosexuality. If you want to debate on that specifically you will have to create another debate.