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‘It is only an aberration of our own generation to equate the absence of sexual gratification with the absence of full personhood, the denial of being or the deprivation of joy... And yet that is God’s clear call to all Christians who remain unmarried (one man to one woman)... Sex is a God-given gift to be valued and expressed in the ways he’s outlined. Every human being is called to receive a gift of divine sonship, to become a child of God by grace. However, to receive this gift, we must reject sin, including homosexual behavior.
- Gay people don't have to make this journey to chastity alone! The Catholic Church respects and loves the gay person the same as it does the heterosexual. The Church offers spiritual support for men and women with same-sex attractions who desire to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. "Trust Christ; listen attentively to his teachings, fix your eyes on his face, persevere in listening to his Word. Allow him to focus your search and your aspirations, all your ideals and the desires of your heart." -- Pope John Paul II
- Mainstream media has misinterpreted Pope Francis' recent remarks on abortion and homosexual behavior to mean the Catholic Church is changing its stance on the issues, say experts on Roman Catholicism. "Before anything else, the Church, and every Christian, must take as their model the loving, forgiving, Jesus. We must preach the love of Christ in season and out. That's the Good News." But the Pope's own record in Argentina and his statements as Pope make it clear that he shares a serious concern about these issues, and wants to help people involved in these things to live chaste and Godly lives.
- Gay people who want to live chastely can contact Courage, a national, Church-approved support group for help in deliverance from the homosexual lifestyle. Here is a rerview of 'Courage': (review).
- In spite of plain scriptural prohibitions aqgainst homosexuality, gay activists have argued that moral imperatives from the Old Testament can be dismissed since there were certain ceremonial requirements at the time—such as not eating pork, or circumcising male babies—that are no longer binding. While the Old Testament’s ceremonial requirements are no longer binding, its moral requirements are. God may issue different ceremonies for use in different times and cultures, but his moral requirements are eternal and are binding on all cultures. "Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them" (Romans 1:32). Sadly, even some in the Church will encourage gay people to do so.
- "I Was Born This Way": Alcoholics also are "born this way"; but alcoholics are delivered every day from their affliction - even though they remain alcoholics (personal example: dry since May 20, 1982). Just as one can acquire alcoholic desires (by repeatedly becoming intoxicated) without consciously choosing them, so one may acquire homosexual desires (by engaging in homosexual fantasies or behavior) without consciously choosing them. However, the Church also acknowledges that "[homosexuality’s] psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity, in order to help them escape the gay lifestyle.
- God is love. Jesus shows us this. The Bible spells this out. And everyday God shares His love with us in so many ways. Tragically, sometimes people "look for love in all the wrong places"! Try looking at Courage for love and support to change your life.