Because sex and marriage between the different sexes is there to provide a picture of the permanent, faithful, stable relationship between God and his people Hosea 2 and, in particular, Jesus and the church Ephesians 5: Christian Family Law Association. LGBT topics and Buddhism. But why is that sexual difference so significant to God? What's wrong with a permanent, faithful, stable same-sex sexual relationship? He said that same-sex lovers must have been cross-sex lovers in a former life.
The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Religious views on same-sex marriage
We need to realise how much the gay community has to teach us about the meaning of the word 'community' — Andrew Marin writes: Members of Conservative Judaism  and Reform Judaism  support marriages for same-sex couples. InHinduism Today reporter Rajiv Malik asked several Hindu swamis teachers their opinion of same-sex marriage. A liberal view is presented by Mathematician Shakuntala Devi, in her book, The World of Homosexualsin which she interviewed Srinivasa Raghavachariar, head priest of the Srirangam temple. By Ed Shaw The truest vision of life I know is that bird in the Venerable Bede that flutters from the dark into a lighted hall, and after a while flutters out again into the dark Due to the ambivalent language about homosexuality in Buddhist teachings, there has been no official stance put forth regarding the issue of marriage between members of the same gender.
Human rights issues have received poor attention in Theravada countries, as the culture is rooted in the belief in the Law of Karma, which is more popular among Thai Buddhists than philosophical and advanced scriptural studies in Buddhism. Oaks Speech on Religious Freedom". Pope John Paul IIthen head of the Roman Catholic church, criticized same-sex marriage  when it was introduced in the Netherlands in This section needs expansion. Biblical and Theological Resource for Growing Christians.