Battling the 'homosexual agenda,' the hard-line religious right has made a series of incendiary claims. But they're just not true. Ever since born-again singer and orange juice pitchwoman Anita Bryant helped kick off the contemporary anti-gay movement some 40 years ago, hard-line elements of the religious right have been searching for ways to demonize gay people — or, at a minimum, to find arguments that will prevent their normalization in society.
He keeps the identity of many of the most egregiously hypocritical cardinals confidential, but is unsparing about the dead. The picture Martel draws is jaw-dropping. Many of the Vatican gays — especially the most homophobic — treat their vows of celibacy with an insouciant contempt.
Discussion Board. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. By calling homosexuality an " abomination "the true God of the Bible has already made known His feelings about this grave sin.
When the eremitic monk and reformer Peter Damian cast his critical gaze upon the Catholic Church of the mid-eleventh century, he encountered a panorama of corruption that would have appeared daunting even to the most hardened observer of the modern ecclesiastical scene. Bishops and priests were involved in every kind of immorality, publicly living with concubines or illicit wives, or furtively engaging in homosexual practices. Many had purchased their ordinations and the lucrative benefices that accompanied them, and spent their free time in scandalous secular amusements.
Pastor Roger Jimenez implored his congregation at Verity Baptist Church to separate themselves from the ways of a modern, wicked world. Burn your Harry Potter books. Stay away from gay people.
A steady march of the sexual revolution into deeper and deeper confusion has left many Catholics and fellow Christians confused themselves. But there should be no confusion nor is there permissible dissent by any Catholic lay or cleric from Church teaching on human sexuality. Both Scripture and Church doctrine are very clear that all forms of illicit sexual union, whether adultery, fornication, or homosexual acts, are sinful and cannot in any way be approved.
The priests, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Joshua Shapiro, engaged in perverse and heavy sadomasochistic sex with each other and the sons and daughters of their parishioners. The archbishop concentrated his accusations at the sexual immoralities of homosexual priests, particularly Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, almost to the exclusion of the straight ones who the Pennsylvania grand jury identified as being molesters of young girls. His only reference to the sex crimes of the straight priests referred to in the Pennsylvania report is to note that 80 percent of the offending priests are homosexual.
Like others, she had been aware of a whiff of scandal surrounding this widely admired man who, unlike many of his predecessors and contemporaries, seemed to possess something that endeared him to people. What misery and self-loathing must he have endured as he preached his fables about human sexuality. And yet what damage had he caused to the faith of thousands not by being revealed as a sinner but as a hypocrite. These haters barely deserve to be called human, such is their contempt for those who do not adhere to their distorted form of Christianity.
He has widely published on homosexuality and homosexual pedophilia, including three books in the U. The general dissent from the moral doctrine on sexuality and marriage as set forth in the encyclical Humanae vitae has paved the way for this process. A few suggestions are discussed for the prevention of the abuses of the past decades: a improved screening of candidates for the priesthood as well as for the office of bishop on masculine personality maturity, which includes normal heterosexuality and fatherhood qualities; b a spiritual regime for seminary students and priests that is demanding on the self and directs the battle for holiness; c appointment of bishops and seminary regents who are active apostles of Humanae vitae and Evangelium vitae.