The Church’s Teaching on Homosexuality

The Catholic Church, for all the shrill sexual objections hurled at her by her enemies, has a very nuanced and correct understanding of the nature of homosexuality:

It is crucially important to understand that saying a person has a particular inclination that is disordered is not to say that the person as a whole is disordered. Nor does it mean that one has been rejected by God or the Church.  Sometimes the Church is misinterpreted or misrepresented as teaching that persons with homosexual inclinations are objectively disordered, as if everything about them were disordered or rendered morally defective by this inclination.  Rather, the disorder is in that particular inclination, which is not ordered toward the fulfillment of the natural ends of human sexuality.  Because of this, acting in accord with such an inclination simply cannot contribute to the true good of the human person.  Nevertheless, while the inclination to homosexual acts is disordered, the person retains his or her intrinsic human dignity and value.

Furthermore, it is not only sexual inclinations that can be disordered with a human person. Other inclinations can likewise be disordered, such as those that lead to envy, malice, or greed.  We are all damaged by the effects of sin, which causes desires to become disordered. Simply possessing such inclinations does not constitute a sin, at least to the extent that they are beyond one’s control. Acting on such inclinations, however, is always wrong.  (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care, November 14, 2006, p.6)

Now, if the Left would simply stop frothing at the mouth for a moment and reflect on the above teaching and what other religionists, most notably, the Islamicists, teach about homosexuals and homosexuality.  I think it becomes rather evident to all that instead of attacking Christians for their very nuanced and humane position on the subject, they should instead wonder what will happen when we are out of the way and the only two political power groups left are Egale and the CIC.  This is why we conservatives consider leftists the new useful idiots of the age.

One thought on “The Church’s Teaching on Homosexuality

  1. Brilliant. In a society where values are increasing degraded and extremities are embraced in the guise of “tolerance”, being a Catholic firmly and unwaveringly against homosexuality is an openly-attacked minority. Now I have more ammo to my defense of morals.

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