A major misconception that many people have is what they think the church’sopinion is on sexual intercourse. Most people believe that the church thinks sexis a sinful act that should only be done in privacy for procreation reason andshould never be discussed about in public. This belief though is incorrectbecause the church since the beginning of time has believed that sex is a Godgiven gift. Recently a problem though has occurred in which people have beenarrested for either promoting sexual intercourse or participating in the act. Two recent court cases that have dealt with the concept of sex being unmoral isGriswold versus Connecticut and Bowers versus Hardwick. Both of these casesbrought up new questions about whether different kinds of sex are moral or not.
The first case was Griswold versus Connecticut. This case was about EstelleGriswold who opened a birth control clinic in 1961 in Connecticut. This clinicwas made with the belief that they would soon be caught breaking one of the manyConnecticut sex laws. Three days after it opened Griswold was arrested aftergiving birth control to a married couple.
The other case was Bowers versusHardwick. This case involved a man named Michael Hardwick who was caught by apolice officer having anal sex with another man in his own home. There is law inGeorgia that states that anal sex is illegal so Hardwick was immediatelyarrested. Whether or not the Church would agree with these court cases is adifficult question to answer. The churches opinion on sex has changed throughouthistory. In the begin the Church believed that sex should only occur if amarried couple wishes to have a child but the modern church has a new opinion.
The modern church believes sex should be for pleasure not just procreation aslong though as the couple having sex is loyal to each other. The modern churchagrees with people having sex as long as the two people are in love with eachother. This means that the church would agree with Griswold versus Connecticutbecause the birth control was given to a married couple. If two people aremarried that means they care for each other and it is not just meaningless sex. If the birth control was given to people who did not care about each other thenthe Church would disagree.
In the Bower’s versus Hardwick case one questionwould have to be asked before the church could makes its discussion. Thequestion would be whether or not Hardwick and the man he was having sex withwere in love. If the men did care about each other then by the teachings of themodern church the sex would be allowed. Even though the Church does not agreewith homosexuality it would have to disagree with arresting of this young man.