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  1. same-sex marriage The moral objection

  2. The Legal Definition Homosexuals… want to destroy the institution of marriage. Same-sex marriage will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth. James Dobson, quoted in The Daily Oklahoman

  3. The Argument from Nature I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk… -Mike Huckabee

  4. The Argument from Nature [H]omosexual acts are contrary to the natural law.  -Catechism of the Catholic Church

  5. The Argument from Nature …connections and alliances so unnatural that God and nature seem to forbid them, should be prohibited by positive law, and be subject to no evasion… -Supreme Court of Virginia

  6. The Argument from Nature Homosexual acts are unnatural. If homosexual acts are unnatural, they are immoral. Homosexuality acts are immoral.

  7. “Unnatural” A kind of behavior is unnatural 1 iff it is statistically infrequent among humans. A kind of behavior is unnatural 2 iff it is not practiced by non-human animals.

  8. “Unnatural”

  9. “Unnatural”

  10. “Unnatural”

  11. “Unnatural” A kind of behavior is unnatural 1 iff it is statistically infrequent among humans. A kind of behavior is unnatural 2 iff it is not practiced by non-human animals.

  12. “Unnatural” A kind of behavior is unnatural 1 iff it is statistically infrequent among humans. A kind of behavior is unnatural 2 iff it is not practiced by non-human animals. A kind of behavior is unnatural 3 iff it is to be explained by sociological facts, rather than biological facts.

  13. “Unnatural” …to date there are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality. Similarly, no specific psychosocial or family dynamic cause for homosexuality has been identified, including histories of childhood sexual abuse. -American Psychiatric Association

  14. “Unnatural” A kind of behavior is unnatural 1 iff it is statistically infrequent among humans. A kind of behavior is unnatural 2 iff it is not practiced by non-human animals. A kind of behavior is unnatural 3 iff it is to be explained by sociological facts, rather than biological facts.

  15. “Unnatural” A kind of behavior is unnatural 1 iff it is statistically infrequent among humans. A kind of behavior is unnatural 2 iff it is not practiced by non-human animals. A kind of behavior is unnatural 3 iff it is to be explained by sociological facts, rather than biological facts. A kind of behavior is unnatural4 iff it is offensive (i.e., it would offend the typical member of the community).

  16. “Unnatural” A kind of behavior is unnatural 1 iff it is statistically infrequent among humans. A kind of behavior is unnatural 2 iff it is not practiced by non-human animals. A kind of behavior is unnatural 3 iff it is to be explained by sociological facts, rather than biological facts. A kind of behavior is unnatural4 iff it is offensive (i.e., it would offend the typical member of the community). A kind of behavior is unnatural5iff it involves using something in a manner contrary to its purpose.

  17. The Biblical Argument

  18. The Biblical Argument You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. -Leviticus 18:22 For this reason God gave them up to degrading passions. Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural, and in the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error. -Romans 1:26-7

  19. The Biblical Argument The Bible prohibits homosexual acts. If (1), then homosexual acts are immoral. Homosexual acts are immoral.

  20. The Biblical Argument The pig… is unclean for you. Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean for you. Leviticus 11:7-8 Let the women keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a disgrace for a woman to speak in church. 1 Corinthians 14:34-5

  21. The Biblical Argument [He] lends at interest, and takes profit; shall he then live? He shall not live. He has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon himself. Ezekiel 18:13

  22. The Biblical Argument The Bible prohibits homosexual acts. If (1), then homosexual acts are immoral. Homosexual acts are immoral.