Faculty Publications

Title

Homosexuality, misogyny, and god's plan

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Faith and Philosophy

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

213

Last Page

232

Abstract

In response to powerful criticisms of older arguments, contemporary defenders of the Church's traditional stance on homosexuality have fashioned a new kind of argument based upon the special relationship God created between the sexes. In this paper we examine two recent incarnations of this kind of argument and show that both fail to demonstrate the inherent immorality of homosexual relationships, and at most demonstrate that homosexual relationships are inferior to heterosexual relationships in certain respects. At the end of the paper we argue that a good God would have reason to make a certain proportion of humanity homosexual in order to unmask sexist myths. In this way homosexuality could itself strengthen, rather than weaken, the special relationship God created between the sexes.

Original Publication Date

4-1-1999

DOI of published version

10.5840/faithphil199916216

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