Religious Studies GCSE: Homosexuality and different faiths

This film begins by noting that equality for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people is not secure, and that religions sometimes seem to be the last to accept the importance of this equality.

Why do religions look anti-gay? And what if you are both gay and religious?

This is from the series: A Question of Faith

Teacher Notes

This could be used to start a discussion about religion and the different interpretations of sexuality and what is/is not allowed (in peoples' opinions).

Students could research a number of questions around the topic; why do some religions seem anti-gay? Should religious people (who support marriage) be the biggest supporters of gay marriage?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Religious Studies at KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Also at National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA and SQA

More from the series: A Question of Faith

Can God heal illnesses?
Religious beliefs about life after death
Suffering across different faiths
The concept of marriage in different faiths