Take 2

with Jerry & Debbie


Catholicism and the LGBTQ Community

Wednesday’s topic was suggested by a longtime regular listener who has a same-sex attraction. He shared with us how, because of his intention to live in conformity to his Catholic faith, he is often shunned or considered a bigot. Here’s how he worded his e-mail:

How LGBTQ Catholics who have chosen to be chaste feel shunned by the rest of the community. I know that if I make a comment, because of my beliefs, I’m usually the first to be called a bigot or shunned.” 

Paragraph 2358 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church makes it clear that the utmost respect should be given to the personal worth and dignity of persons with a same-sex attraction. It states:

“The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unity to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

Let’s have a candid conversation about this issue, especially if you – or someone you love – experiences a same-sex attraction. How can we present the teachings of the Church in a manner that will be persuasive to those who may look down upon individuals who want to remain chaste while living with a same-sex attraction? Join us with your thoughts.

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