Religion vs. homosexuality

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Many religious groups (especially Christian and Islamic fundamentalists) are vehemently opposed to homosexuality – typically citing scripture as a basis for condemning it – while other religious groups show varying degrees of tolerance and support for it.

Although homosexuality is just one of several sexuality issues, homosexuality is currently the most visible of these issues and any entity's stand on those other issues can generally be extrapolated from their views on homosexuality.

Religious intolerance of homosexuality and other non-harmful sexualities is one of the most serious issues involving religion.


The majority of Christian-doctrine-based anti-homosexual arguments state that homosexuality is condemned by God, as evidenced by various passages in the Bible.

More liberal Christians often try to apply the doctrine of "love the sinner, hate the sin" to permit tolerance of homosexual individuals while still restricting in various ways the right to actually practice homosexuality.