I’d like to talk about homosexuality and religion, and how it affects teens in America. Many teenagers are going through a time in their lives where they’re trying to find who they are. And much of who they are is shaped on the kind of life lessons and values they have learned from those that had brought them up. Teens that are homosexual and have been brought up in a very religious household seem to have a harder time coming out and coming to terms with their own sexuality.
Many religious fundamentalists believe that it is a “sin” to be homosexual. If adolescents grow up being told that having homosexual feelings is evil, then I can understand why they would want to keep their feelings under wraps. Unfortunately for many students, they grow up in an environment where they don’t feel safe talking about their feelings and urges because they believe they’ll be cast out.