What's Wrong With Homosexuality?

What's Wrong With Homosexuality?

Book - 2013
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Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
ISBN: 9780199856312
0199856311
Branch Call Number: 176.4 Corv
Characteristics: 170 p. ; 19 cm

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susienor Mar 17, 2015

Anal sex, among other very, very few things, causes AIDS.

rdnhansen Jun 04, 2013

Homosexuality does not cause AIDS. HIV virus causes AIDS.

roaddogg09 Mar 15, 2013

This is a book I've been waiting for. Even though I have no problems whatsoever with same-sex relationships, I'm always interested to see where the discussion has evolved and how we should approach the issues.

Corvino has spent two decades speaking, writing, and debating same-sex relationships. He is also a gay man, as am I, so many of the arguments, especially those calling same-sex peoples evil or in cahoots with Satan, hit home and are especially damaging.

In "What's Wrong with Homosexuality?", Corvino analyzes and refutes all the major arguments against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Corvino covers everything from Biblical sanctions against same-sex unions, `risky lifestyle' arguments, to the unnaturalness and slippery-slope arguments. Along the way, he builds a convincing case that there is nothing morally wrong with same-sex relationships. Every argument fails for one reason or another, and even though people have strong convictions on this topic, we must use reason and evidence to form public policy, especially with same-sex marriage being such a hot-button issue.

Corvino not only shows why the arguments against homosexuality don't work, but he also provides us with tools we can use to further the discussion about homosexuality. For many, this topic is a non-starter: "There's nothing wrong with homosexuality," they'll say. And Corvino agrees. But not everyone does. And if we're going to make any headway when it comes to same-sex marriage and societies acceptance of same-sex unions, we must be willing to reasonably discuss the issues with people we disagree with.

"What's Wrong with Homosexuality?" should be read by everyone, even those that disagree with Corvino. It's filled with personal anecdotes, philosophical arguments, and some witty humor. Corvino is the perfect guide for anyone willing to learn.

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