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Thomas Aquinas is a well-known theologian who brought about many new ideas common beliefs and laws that are still talked about today His works reflect everything from trying to prove the existence of God to the human emotion of lust What is acceptable in the Roman Catholic Church usually stems from Aquinas thoughts and understanding of humanity and the earthly world Aquinas beliefs about homosexuality are similar to how the Catholic Church views it Sexuality has caused conflict among humans especially when the church is brought into the controversy Homosexuality has caused a huge issue in the past ten years and in some churches Aquinas ideas are not excepted any more Change is slowly taking place and the way Thomas influenced the church will not be given up easily His influences create large problems when it comes to homosexuals in the church and until the church gives in the battle will continue Thomas Aquinas was born in 1224 or 1225 at his fathers castle on the road from Rome to Naples His father was the Count Landulf and his mother was Countess Theodora of Theate His people were distinguished in the service of Emperor Fredrick II during the civil strife in southern Italy between the papal and the imperial forces Internet utm 1 Thomas was placed in the monastery of Monte Cassino at age five His family wanted him to become an abbot so they could use it to their advantage In 1239 after nine years in the monastery Thomas was forced to return to his family when the Emperor expelled the monks because they were too obedient to the Pope He later studied in Napal While there he studied the scientific and philosophical works that were being translated from Greek and Arabic Thomas then decided to join the Friars Preachers or Dominicans which segregated themselves from the traditional paternalistic form of government However on his way to Paris where his superiors felt he
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