The following comes from a September 18 Campus Reform article by Peter Hasson:
The University of California Santa Barbara has published a “Homosexuality and Religion” guide, detailing how to reconcile one’s faith with homosexual behavior.
The guide, which is part of the Sociology Department’s “Sex Info Online” website, is full of life advice such as “[i]t is 100% possible to be devout and sexually active.”
The guide claims there are three primary stances on homosexuality in regards to religion: rejectionism; love the sinner, hate the sin; and full acceptance.
Rejectionism, the guide claims, is held by Judeo-Christian denominations that embrace a “Biblical interpretation of sexuality” and “entirely objects to the idea that homosexuals deserve equal rights.”
It is religion’s “emphasis on pious virtue,” the guide continues, that has created a “hierarchy of purity” where polyamorous, homosexual, and extramarital sex are “labeled” as “abnormal and repulsive.”
However, the guide says, these religious views are simply the result of outdated ignorance. The guide claims that all forms of sexual orientation, gender identity, and relationships are natural, “though some religions may not see it this way.”
Religion doesn’t have to get in the way of your sex life, the guide states, reassuring students that although their religious doctrines may not condone their sexual behavior, it’s “entirely possible” for students to structure their lives around “respect and love” instead.
The guide, which claims that most religions “have subgroups of queer-identified members,” goes on to explain various religious beliefs regarding homosexuality.
Christianity is, according to the guide, responsible for many of society’s “limitations and stigmas” regarding sexuality.
The guide goes on to claim that Judaism banned homosexuality not for moral reasons but because the Jewish people were enemies of the Canaanites. “Sexual variation,” the guide explains, “was seen as a threat to group harmony.”
The guide also claims that Muslims “do not follow celibacy, or refraining from sexual activity until marriage.”
The guide concludes by stating that “[p]rogress is slowly creeping as the relationship between sexuality and religion continues to evolve.”
Fornication, Homosexual Acts, (and Adultery) are all MORTAL SINS.
Un-repented will send Souls to Hell.
When are people going to start reading the BIBLE and the CCC at home so they will know the truth ?
are people going to read the Bible and CCC with their children at home – so that their children will not fall prey to these devilish vultures ?
ALL single persons are required to be celibate.
The Catholic Faith does not single out only homosexuals for celibacy.
The Bible is just as clear about fornicators and adulterers.
Now the homosexuals are attacking the Bible.
What next ?
Our American colleges are nothing but FILTHY PIG-STYES!! NOT FIT FOR THE WORST JUVENILE DELINQUENTS OUT THERE!! They should all be CLOSED!!
As a taxpayer, I object to funds being used by a publicly supported institution to teach California students to have a lip-curling attitude toward issues fundamental to my Catholic faith. Why not just teach them that we are wrong, there is no God (they don’t think), and it’s okay to commit any and every sin that appeals to them, and then let’s see what kind of society that makes for us. Yes, it can be worse than the disbelievers who encourage sin have already made it.
Maryanne, I’m bothered by the use of taxpayer dollars, or even any dollars, that are used to offer such a crass way of viewing what are basically people’s personal sexual and religious choices.
Even where it is appropriate to talk about sexual choices, there are more neutral ways to talk about it that respects people of faith and people who have no faith. This program at this schools fails to do that, it seems to me.
In the early days of the AIDS crisis, I was involved in educating college age students about the risks. Somehow we found ways to educate without insulting people and without restricting their freedom to make their own choices about their morality. I’m not quite sure what has happenned in the intervening years.
YFC there is no doubt that you gave those students the complete green on self surrender. ” freedom to make their own choices about their morality.” you mean license…you will have to answer to Christ on the advice you have those kids…..
YFC, and I don’t like my taxpayer dollars being spent on SEXUAL IMMORALITY – Contraception, voluntary Sterilizations, and STDs that can easily be avoided by sexual abstinence.
If you want to teach anyone about Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD’s)
teach them abstinence from sex.
Only a married couple – one man & one woman – have the right to have a sexual relationship.