Relatively many parents had emotional problems or were emotionally imbalanced, and many marriages were not happy. Wright points out, the creation and uniting of male and female at the end of Genesis 2 is the climax of all this. An Historical Perspective, ". No biologic environmental factor has been well established, but indeed several psychological background factors have. By Matthew Vines June 11,
Historians agree that the late Roman Empire saw a rise in intolerance towards sexuality, although there were again important regional variations.
Dover, ; Halperin, Then this summer, the ex-gay world was convulsed when Alan Chambers, the president of Exodus International, the largest Christian ministry for people fighting same-sex attraction, said he did not believe anyone could be rid of homosexual desires. Schwartz, American Couples [New York: For example, a Thomist could embrace same-sex marriage, and then apply the same reasoning, simply seeing the couple as a reproductively sterile, yet still fully loving and companionate union.
While the passive role was thus seen as problematic, to be attracted to men was often taken as a sign of masculinity.