The cotemporary discourse continues to resonate around the adoption of gays and conferring on them the rights inalienable for the simple reason that they too are human. In that context, this paper shall discuss the benefits of gay adoption to the society from a religious, moral and ethical point of view.
It must be appreciated that human beings are entitled to their rights and that everyone should enjoy his or her rights in as long as it does not affect the rights of others. In that breadth it should equally to be appreciated that society generally needs to be cohesive and tolerant. Even from a religious perspective, it is often the case that man ought to be tolerant towards each other. This should be read with the fact that in a society, people should be allowed to enjoy their liberty without unnecessary limitation by the law. Allowing gay adoption would actualize the enjoyment of these rights and the practice of tolerance that has a religious basis from a biblical perspective.
Secondly, gay adoption would allow the acceptance of minority within the society. From a societal and biblical point of view, it is often required that minorities obtain protection and cover from any form of abuse by the majority. It is that basis that informed the biblical teaching that orphans and widows should be yielded from the abuses of the majority. Adoption of gays would be equal to protection of the minority. This group must be yielded from unnecessary abuse and flagrant infringement of their rights. This would create a more cohesive and conscious society. It would equally create a sense of entitlement and belonging in the gay community. This group would no longer feel isolated and stigmatized by society for what they may not be able to explain. The adoption of gays would, therefore, enable protection of minority groups from abuse by the majority.
Thirdly, adoption of gays would lead to actualization of freedom of choice. In the biblical teachings, it is required that people be left with the discretion of choice. The bible indeed does not anticipate a policing community. Adoption of gays would be beneficial in that it would allow worshipers and society as a whole the discretion of choice. This would create a sense of real worship that is based on religious beliefs in the heart rather than mere laws imposed on the citizenry. It would eventually enable Christians and other religious functions to practice their religious teaching out of choice and not out compulsion.
Finally, gay adoption can be argued in the context of the ethical thought. Time and again, it has been argued that gay practice is unethical and for that reason must be prohibited. Noting could be further from the truth. The question of gays is a case of sexuality. Nothing is unethical about sexuality. One need not hide behind an argument for ethics to disallow gay adoption. Ethics is relative and depends on the social context within which one emanates from. In addition, ethics is never static. Ethics is organic and dynamic. Allowing gay adoption would be allowing dynamism in ethics. It enables a flexible growth of society. This concept of flexibility is progressive and necessary for the overall growth and development of society.
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