IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HOMOPHOBIC?

The most homophobic institution on the face of the earth is, without question, the Roman Catholic church.

Some time ago the Roman Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote a letter to all American bishops.  The Congregation was concerned that, apart from homosexual acts, some American bishops were putting too benign an interpretation on the homosexual condition itself.  To dispel such a notion, the Congregation made it clear  that while “the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency orderered toward an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder.”

So just being a homosexual is an objective disorder .

This is so according to church teaching whether or not homosexual acts follow.

Do you believe this?

What do you think?

13 Comments »

  1. 1

    I think the old men in dresses desperately want it to be a disorder, so they can justify their fears and bigotry. But it’s not.

  2. 2
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Lady Janus,

    I wonder how many of the old men in dresses, are in fact gay?

  3. 3
    jim Says:

    How can they, who are trying to address all their sex problems, be taken seriously when they are all decked out in Hallowe’en costumes. Earlier this year I brought up the situation in Boston, where the rules to eliminate paedophilia were sent out to all the parishes. An audit later proved that none of the rules had been enforced. On advising the present Cardinal of the dereliction of duty of his parish priests, his answer was in the order of “what will be, will be” Same old, same old “rally around the flag boys”

  4. 4
    SUZANNE Says:

    Yes I do. The question is: do the bishops believe it?

    The gay rights crowd is among the anti-Catholic in the world.

  5. 5
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Suzanne,

    Do you really believe that simply because a person is born gay, they are, ipso facto, disordered?

  6. 6
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Let me push this discussion in another direction:

    Can a good case be made that Jesus himself was gay? For example, he stayed with his parents at home till he was 30; he never married; all his friends and close associates were male; and Jesus had a particular friendship (PF) with the beloved disciple, John, the Evangelist.

    What say you all?

  7. 7
    freesoft Says:

    Thank you..really informative!!

  8. 8
    jim Says:

    John the Apostle was, according to Jesus, Jesus’ best male friend. Mary Magdalene was Jesus’ best female friend. As a matter of fact Mary was with Him from the days of His teachings in Galilea. She and John the Beloved were at foot of the cross when Jesus died. Is there someone out there who wants to insinuate something fishy about these relationships?

  9. 9
    Neil McKenty Says:

    Nothing fishy, but is it not conceivable that Jesus’ relationship with John, the beloved disciple, was homosexual in nature although likely not ever consummated.

  10. 10
    Paul Says:

    Is the Catholic church homophobic? Is the Pope Catholic?

  11. 11

    “I wonder how many of the old men in dresses, are in fact gay?”

    I don’t know, and I actually don’t care. I’m not one of those people who thinks one’s character and/or abilities live between one’s legs.

  12. 12

    “The gay rights crowd is among the anti-Catholic in the world.”

    Really? And how do you categorize Catholics in favor of equal rights for gays?

  13. 13

    “Can a good case be made that Jesus himself was gay? For example, he stayed with his parents at home till he was 30; he never married; all his friends and close associates were male; and Jesus had a particular friendship (PF) with the beloved disciple, John, the Evangelist.”

    Sooooo many assumptions, Neil, and not one of the provable. How do you know that he never married, that “all” his close friends were male (they weren’t — you’re leaving out La Magdalene. I understand the the Vatican would desperately like to be able to leave her out, too, but they can’t. Too many people already know of her. Oops…genie out of bottle! ;) ); and what is wrong with particular friendships? We all have them. The patriarchal Council of Nicea did its damnedest to censor everything and destroy evidence of what they decided was unacceptable. But even when you do manage to destroy a thing, you cannot deny that it once existed, that it happened.


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