discussion board



We live in a country that values freedom. In fact, built into our founding documents and many important legal decisions are the rights to religious freedom and sexual freedom, two issues with a long history of conflict. Most recently, the Religious Freedom Restoration Action is the location of considerable tension over which rights override the others; this is a conflict being predominantly worked out in our courts of law.


Explain how both biology and culture impact our sexual attitudes, practices, and prohibitions.

Discuss several current controversies involving sexuality.

Apply sociology’s major theories to the topic of sexuality and to the institutions of family and religion.

Describe the varied and changing nature of family around the world and over the life course.

Provide an overview of religious organizations, religiosity, and the link between religion and social change.


Step 1: Respond to the following:

Discuss the tension described above as well as its contemporary manifestations. Can you provide an example of when these freedoms have been exercised without conflict? What about possibilities for the future?

Use at least one reference

Be sure to cite any outside sources in current APA format.