The following comes from an April 9 story in the homosexual paper, the Washington Blade.
The U.S. Agency for International Development on Monday unveiled a public-private partnership designed to promote LGBT rights around the world.
USAID will work with the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law and Olivia Companies on the LGBT Global Development Partnership that will contribute $11 million over the next four years to advocacy groups in Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala and other developing countries. The Gill Foundation and the Levi Strauss Foundation will also participate in the initiative that seeks to expand the capacity of local LGBT rights organizations, further engage out people in their respective countries’ political processes and gather information on the impact of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
“This partnership leverages the financial resources and skills of each partner to further inclusive development and increase respect for the human rights of LGBT people around the world,” Claire Lucas, senior advisor of the USAID Office of Innovation and Development Alliances during a panel at the Ronald Reagan Building in D.C. “It can be a real game-changer in the advancement of LGBT human rights.”
Anne-Charlotte Malm of the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency echoed Lucas.
“We all, by being here today, share the common vision of a society without discrimination or harassment and equal rights and opportunities for everybody regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,” she said. “This partnership is a step towards this tradition.”
More than 80 countries and territories continue to criminalize homosexuality — and seven of them impose the death penalty upon anyone found guilty of same-sex sexual relations.
Only 19 countries ban anti-transgender discrimination — the State Department has spoken out against anti-LGBT violence in Honduras, Jamaica, Uganda, Zimbabwe and other nations in recent years.
Argentina, Canada, Spain and South Africa are among the dozen countries that currently allow same-sex marriage.
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011 proclaimed in a speech she delivered in Geneva to commemorate International Human Rights Day that “gay rights are human rights.” President Obama on the same day directed government agencies that implement American foreign policy to promote LGBT rights in the countries in which they work.
The planning for the partnership was already underway when the White House issued its directive, but Lucas said it “really helped us push this over the finish line.”
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There is no dignity in sodomy…these liberals have no fear in the Lord…..I don’t think they have come close to loving the Lord……see what I mean, we need to pray for the wealthy….they are the poorest of the poor in morals. Just because they are rich, I bet many people forget to pray for them and their conversion….the wealthy, the immorally intellectual.
When we neglect to protect the unborn, the women who walk into those footsteps, when we have clinics run by monsters like Kermit B. Gosnel or even close to his like….then you have this woman Clinton try to advance “gay rights”……I see how twisted this woman is. She is a big promoter of abortion and gay rights….two very evil and dangerous movements! The unborn have dignity too….the homosexuals have the dignity to not be lied too. Our brothers and sisters who are confused need the truth, not this gay rights movements of lies and deception….ultimately God is not there, He does not dwells in such a movement/agenda. This is the hand of something more evil, more powerful than ordinary good people can handle.
I love and hold a strong compassion for our brothers and sisters that are dealing with those same sex attractions….I pray for a miracle in their life and this movement that is helping them be mislead to more lies…goes against their human dignity and ultimately what matters the most, their obtaining sanctifying grace. They need real love….not this false ideology that this woman and many her like are trying to advance. Woe to her, she will have to answer to God and so will all of who support these immoral movements / agenda’s. If some are deceived, than I know God has mercy on them but deception is only entering deep in ones heart due to their turning away from God. We ought to be leading them to real therapy, real chaste lifestyles…..my heart breaks for them.
Why is the U.S. funding the promotion of the perverted LGBT agenda in developing countries? The Obama regime has been borrowing money from China for years, and sometimes just printing more money, because the U.S. is trillions of dollars in debt. Yet the Agency for International Development (AID) chooses to fund developing countries, not with aid that might help them to improve agricultural methods, not to provide clean water, but to promote lifestyles that sometimes spread fatal diseases, such as Hepatitus C and HIV/AIDS. Why? Did Barack Hussein Obama approve this? Was this money approved by Congress?
If you ever been around a group of homosexuals, you can sometimes feel the intimidation…the anger…..depending on how you gently try to share with them the good news…and depending on the group….it can be scary. One group purposely grabbed themselves inappropriately, pretended to hump another, all while laughing, french kissed in front of you just to get a reaction….it almost is like being in a live gay porn show.
I don’t want to go into more details but how could a society find this lifestyle to be a right…..
All I remember back then was this was someones child……(yes they are adults but I tried to look at them as if they were children, it was the only way I can get past the perversion and still see them with love). I mean what does a mum do? She loves and nurtures right….and sometimes people find it harder to love the adult that child became…..so if you go back to seeing them as a child….then it may be easier to help a normal person have hope, that they are still salvageable…..it makes it easier not to give up on them. For those that don’t get me…then do what it takes to help you get past their sinfulness and find a way to reach them so you an help them without condoning or misleading….but lastly I realized that it’s not so easy….one must always pray and be prepared to get spiritually attacked by demons and also your family too will get attacked…..because the spiritual war is real, just as the spiritual war is on abortion too.
See how powerful these forces are that promote this sodomy and immoral lifestyles…..an ordinary person has to stop and know when to stop…the only weapon I have now is to pray for these brothers and sisters of ours and for the conversion of those who help advance their destruction of their salvation.
Its not unreasonable for any moral loving and God fearing person…to be angered by this.
It is staggering how pervasive and widespread the homo-mafia is. They have their hand in every single aspect of society worldwide. And they seek to marginalize, demonize and castigate anyone who opposes their agenda. May God have mercy upon us. +JMJ+
The U.S. has for decades tried to control the populations in developing countries by providing them with birth control education and materials (The Pill, condoms, etc.). Religious groups have protested using taxpayers’ money to fund these practices. This may be a new tactic to decrease the birthrates in these countries. The LGBT people have a low fertility rate, they do not produce offspring, except through surrogates. Do you think the U.S. government might be trying to promote the LGBT lifestyle in developing countries to decrease the populations? Some homosexual practices cause the spread of often fatal diseases, such as hepatitus C and HIV/AIDS. This, too, could further decrease those populations.
Peter: Believe it or not, Planned Parenthood and other population control groups actually suggested about 1970 that the promotion of homosexuality could be a means to control population. Putting contraceptives in public reservoirs was another idea.
I’m struck by the fact that the panel discussion was held at the Ronald Reagan Building – either a studied slap at the former president’s views or a decided ignorance of the symbolism it conveys.
Though the article briefly mentions it, it doesn’t tell it all. USAID (et al) have told countries that don’t agree with our government that aid might be denied or delayed if they don’t change their laws. I guess legal blackmail is okay as long as our government does it because the U.S. knows what’s best for everyone.
There is currently much written about government sequestering funds lately, how about starting with USAID?
Look what unabashed adultry has done to Hillary. Can anyone say “about face”.
See Michael Voris on “Born that Way” (youtube). He makes so much sense.
“Free and equal” brings to mind a concept of the poet Dante re the different levels in Hell. The lowest level is for Sodomites because they are not just unrepentant sinners, they have rejected Nature itself and deserve the worst of the depths of Hell.
Thank you for sharing this article. I was struck by the statement, “More than 80 c0untries and territories continue to criminalize homosexuality – and seven of them impose the death penalty upon anyone found guilty of same-sex sexual relations.” Where are the pro-life Catholics here? Am I the only one to express horror that in some countries people are being killed for being gay? Do some people who are otherwise pro-life feel that it is OK to kill people viewed as less than fully human? By standing up for human rights for all people we are following the teachings of Christ.
Really PA by standing up for same sex relations we are standing up for the teachings of Christ? No wonder you infuriate faithful Catholics when you lie like you do….
Homosexuality is a gravely disordered lifestyle…sodomy is an ignominious perversion that “cry’s to heaven for vengeance”…
Mark, I guess God made a mistake in destroying Sodom and Gomorrah.
Laurette, are you actually saying that violence directed at gay people is OK because God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? So it is OK for those countries to kill gay people? We don’t know what percentage of the people in Sodom and Gomorrah are what we would call homosexual. In ancient times in wars the men would also rape other men to humiliate them and assert power and dominance over them. It was about violence and power, not sex.
I should have said I didn’t know what percentage of the people “were” homosexual. If a heterosexual man sexually assaults another man in order to humiliate him it does not change his sexual orientation, he is just a heterosexual who has committed a grave sin.
PA you gays have been killing the culture for decades, you deserve what you get
Mark from PA-It’s the same old story with you. You are not trying to defend human life, but you are defending a lifestyle, and there is a big difference between the two. The fact Mark is that in allowing and promoting the homosexual lifestyle, the death that ensues is the demise of the soul in complete separation from God. You promote an attitude that fosters acceptance of a gravely sinful act in your posts Mark and these acts result in the death of the soul. So you tell me what is worse. God Love You
PA, your false preaching is worthy of eternal death, at least according to the Catholic Church. See what Jesus says about the False Prophet.
Skai, who are you to say that I deserve to be put to death? Does it give you satisfaction to know that some countries do put people like me to death? I think you brought your opinions about gay people into the Catholic Church with you. It certainly isn’t the faith the I was raised in.
Skai, I am no prophet and neither are you. Your attack on Bishop Blaire and other bishops was offensive and anti-Catholic.
PA lets stop the drama. Just because some people are more honest doesn’t mean that they are anti Catholic….for example..if a Bishop spoke against gay marriage and gay lifestyles….you may not voice your true opinions here but by your support of gay marriage and lifestyles you are just what you just accused Skai of…anti-Catholic.
Never has Skai ever supported gay marriage or lifestyles…he has not gone against church teachings on moral dogmatic issues such as gay marriage and such….but you clearly have in such a way that you have some fooled here into thinking that you are a good Catholic man…..now tell me and be honest….Who really is the anti-Catholic here? You are the one using that phrase to discredit another.
Please lets stop the hypocrisy…NOW IF you DISAGREE FINE but stop lashing out the Anti-Catholic card on people. Only do it when it fits but before you do…make sure that self reflection is sincere. Saint Thomas and there were other saints of being accused of being anti-Catholic when they tried defending the truth…..Jesus was put no the cross too….so be careful before you label someone anti-Catholic.
PA I just want to add one more thing…if you found some comments offensive against some of the Bishops…then that is fine too….I know that people have strong convictions but we must still learn to soften our language and still speak as holy men should….so in that part I can understand,…..some of the name calling kinda bothered me too, so I can’t fault you there…..but I still stand by my comments from April 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm. God bless….
Not so. While they reside below the Fornicators and Adulterers, Sodomites are in the circles of the Lustful, in the upper parts of Dante’s Hell. The lowest (Cocytus) is reserved for Traitors.
Tom Byrne, I stand corrected. Thank you.
Jesus said that the hypocrites will enter Heaven after the prostitutes. How should Mahony with his sodomy network interpret this Gospel verse? Would he dream that it means hypocrites will be going to Heaven?
QUOTE: – – – CCC: 2357 “….. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.
They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.”- – – UNQUOTE
Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:9-10; 1 Tim 1:10.
If you love your neighbor as required by Jesus, you will never encourage or promote the mortal sin of homosexual acts.
True love means you will want your neighbor to get to Heaven for eternity.
CCC: “2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.”
Hilary will certainly have the sodomite vote. Of course, she might be competing with Biden, who, as he stands in line for Communion, will be viewed by Catholics as being compassionate, understanding, pro-life, etc., because the bishops don’t say anything different.
I have not bought Levi jeans for years and years. I knew they gave to Planned Parenthood. This is another reason American companies went or are going under — having financial troubles — because they are helping to destroy the American family alongside “providing” jobs. I used to always buy American made, now it cannot always be done with a good conscience. Even Costo gives to Planned Parenthood. Then the legislators and pro abortion presidents bails them out with our tax dollars when they start to go under. or some of them run to other countries and help destroy their families. It seems to be a never ending merry-go-round. Check with prolife websites to find clean companies if there are many left. It is not possible to avoid such stores all the time, but I do it as much as possible.
Anne T, do you refrain from buying products made in China because of their one-child per family and pro-abortion policies?
As much as possible, yes. I try to buy from good American companies and from countries that have good policies as much as possible. If one boycotts China completely, it might hurt the common people. I like to spread my buying around to more prolife countries. I know some who do not buy from China at all, and I do respect their opinion.
Correction: “pro abortion U.S. presidents BAIL them out”. For some reason my spell check is not working.
Correction, Anne T., don’t you mean that pro abortion presidents “baal” them out?
Skai, you are somewhat correct as many really are worshipping the Old Testament pagan gods Baal and Chemosh when they push “marriages” between the same sex and abortion on demand.
Anne T you are right on! Skai made the right connection…
Actually, it is probably working, it just do not do grammar. ( A lots of laughs.)
It may burst your bubble, but Tomas and I have been in a 100% monogamous relationship for 12 years. Our lives are little different from that of any heterosexual couple: we love and respect each other, work and play together, share duties in the kitchen, travel, go to church. We live in Barcelona, Spain because the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibited me from sponsoring Tomas for a green card. That right is only available to heterosexuals! I sold my home, closed a thriving business, left my children/ grandchildren. It hasn’t been easy, but it was worth it for us to remain together.
US AID is encouraging gay marriage in order to assure equality among all citizens. In the USA, DOMA is completely unfair; I am certain SCOTUS will find it unconstitutional. When that occurs, the USA will join 12 other countries around the world where everyone has equal rights.
No, then it will be cousins and siblings and parents with their kids. If the definition of marriage is any two (or more) adults who love each other (I hope it stops at adults.)
Profile in cowardice, faint-heartedness, weakness and compromise
Nine ways of being an accessory to another’s sin.
5.By Defense of Evil Done
Matthew 10: Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.  *But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.*  Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword.  For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Catherine, it is beneath your dignity to do this.
See K….you have disrespected Catherine here….you play the victim but Catherine made a good honest point here and you keep jumping in….if you want her to stop pointing you out, then let her convey the truth without your constant interruptions…
‘It may burst your bubble, but Tomas and I have been in a 100% monogamous relationship for 12 years.”
If sinning in Spain was so fabulously satisfying then you would have no need or the slightest desire to visit this website. Your post is not a bubble burster. Please stop flattering yourself, Original sin has been around for centuries.
“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.”…..Oscar Wilde
In other words, the entire legal system and protection of families and children that have been in effect in this country since its inception are being dismantled and restructured,Christian churches are going to be at severe risk of legal ramafications leading to fines and jail time , already shops and b&bs are being fined and accused of hate crimes…in other words the MAJORITY of Americans are being punished and their legal rights and religious freedoms utterly trampled on as they were in Nazi Germany, so a tiny handful of homosexual couples can call themselves married. You can call yourselves twinkies,but you’re still two men, and two men cannot now nor ever be married in the eyes of God. You’re not stupid, so what do YOU call it when something so criminally unjust and pathologically selfish takes place just so your delusion can become the law of the land? Will you feel justified? Will you be glad when you see priests put in prison and the very fabric of this nation comes unravelled? It’s incomprehensible to me that people can be so willfully selfish and self-absorbed. And you speak of attending church which means you’re probably taking the Eucharist while in grave sin. Shameless, the lot of you!
NONE of what you speculate has happened in any of the 12 countries that have legalized gay marriage! Priests have not been put in jail for refusing to marry gay or lesbian couples! Your assumptions are incorrect!
The ONLY thing about approving gay marriage is that it gives gay and lesbian couples the right to purchase a marriage license at the court house in order to file a document that legally registers their relationship. It has NOTHING to do with Holy Matrimony, a religious rite that I completely agree to be restricted to a man and a woman. Under present USA laws, the Federal government treats gay couples as if they are complete strangers, even if they have been together for 50 years! The US government grants married couples 1108 legal rights. We do not, will not interrupt your marriage in any way! Gay marriage was approved by the Spanish legislature in 2005. Traditional marriages, birth of children has NOT been impacted in any way. You fears are not based in fact!
Aaron, have you ever found out what is wrong with you, that you prefer sodomy?
There is no equality between marriage and sodomy. Sodomy is filthy and disgusting. It is an act that shows contempt for human life on both the individual and the societal level. It is insulting and demeaning to those who make sacrifices to ensure the welfare of future generations to say that their sacrifical love is equal to sodomy. You lovers of sodomy disgust me, you hateful anti-marriage anti-Christ bigots. Burn the rainbow flag!!!!
Don’t fret Aaron this anti-Christ administration will soon change its laws so you and your so called boyfriend can enjoy sodomy here in states as the US is going at light speed down the moral sewer….Your pretend marriage is an afront to God’s
justice and His Holy Will…
Actually, it was ten years ago this june, during the Bush administration, that LGBT people were guaranteed the right to love who and how they choose. Can’t blame Obama for that one, Canisius!
Aaron Ashcraft, two men misusing their body parts does not a marraige make. No matter who says so.
Didn’t you read what Aaron said, Anne? He didn’t say anything about misusing anything or anybody7.
Mark, any form of marriage gives society’s approval to sexual relations within that marriage. Please stop pretending to be so “naive”. Really faithful Catholics could never give such approval.
PA do you think we are all stupid, Aaron said he was “monogamous” not celibate it does not take a long stretch of the imagination of what is going on there… which in fact violates the laws of God.. end of story
Aaron, isn’t anal sex between monogomous homosexuals inherently significantly more un-healthy than vaginal sex between a monogomous husband and wife? I don’t understand how anyone can support the typical male monogomous homosexual act. Seems very risky healthwise.
Some gay man has gone brain dead from a new strain of meningitus. The gay community incubates and harbors these emerging strains of deadly and disfiguring diseases.
These epidemiological strains are being studied by scientists worldwide… some of these diseases are new…all due to those indulging in the perversion of sodomy…
What authoritative scientific or medical literature gives you this notion Jean-Baptiste? Even HIV entered humanity through the straight world.
HIV entered the world through “Patient Zero”…a gay airline steward, who traveled extensively in west Africa and Haiti as well as France and Frisco…he was notorious in the “gay” bathhouse scene as a real “animal”, even by the most jaded, savage standards!
“Patient zero”, was only a theoretical person, and he supposedly brought the virus to the United States, not into the world. There are blood samples frozen away from decades before that have tested positive for HIV. And most of the HIV in the world today is among straight people in Africa.
I correct misinformation about HIV because it is important that we understand diseases in order to combat them.
Don’t worry. Homosexual populations will never be wiped out, because God just keeps making a small portion of the population attracted to their own gender. Sexual attraction begins to develop at age 4 or 5. It is completely natural for some of these little children to be attracted to their own gender, no matter how upset you may be about it. These natural developments are immutable and stay with each of us for our entire life, no matter how hard individuals try to change. You did not choose to be heterosexual, it just happened. Similarly, I did not choose to be attracted to my own gender, it just happened.
Wow…you have just rewritten modern psychiatry!…thank-you Mr. Ashcroft…(dripping with sarcasm)….
Aaaron Pedophiles make the same claim as you do….they did not choose to be attracted to children that’s the way they are…
Aaron, God does not make homosexuals, Man’s Fallen state does. Original Sin also caused death, disease and disorders. I see no support for God making homosexuals. I only see repetition of a mantra by homosexuals that God made homosexuals.
Aaron, I think it is different for different people. As a child I was attracted to girls but I don’t know if I would call it sexual attraction as I didn’t know what sex was. I had no interest in boys when I was little. I thought girls and women were pretty. Whatever attraction I felt towards guys didn’t come until my teens and even then only in a passive sense.
On the other hand, Aaron, some young boys don’t like girls that much. They like boys better (but not really in a sexual way). But when these boys hit puberty many of them develop a sexual interest in girls. In a way sexuality is a very individual thing. However, you are correct in saying that God keeps making a small portion of the population attracted to their own gender. God probably has his reason for doing this, we just don’t know it. Many have devoted their lives to their families or to the Church and have lived celibate lives. So perhaps God made them so they could share their goodness with others.
Aaron and PA get this through your gay skulls, there is only sexuality and that is hetero…. any deviation from that is exactly that deviant….deal with it..
PA Aarons comments from April 15, 2013 at 3:47 am…..are the what you would call Offensive and Anti-Catholic….this is where it should go….if you like you can tell him that…..please direct those comments to the true dissenters….
Well, of course, Skai, because such acts eventually destroy the immune system. AIDS is only the tip of the iceberg, and soon it will mutate and another similar disease will pop up. Perhaps one even worse. You can read in the Old Testament where whole armies were wiped out in a short time by disease. That is another reason God forbade sexual immoratlity. God made the promise, “You shall have none if these disease,” when he gave the sexual taboos. One of the diseases was a wasting disease. Sounds like AIDS to me.
They certainly are brain dead. Lust tends to darken the mind.
And since the USCCB and Bishops’ California Catholic Conference like to get involved in politics – where are they on this issue?
Aids is a shocking disease to behold…I watched a man waste away…literally…saw his skin and bones just fade away…reminded me of Jack Griffin, the Invisible Man of H.G. Wells literary fame. I just hope these patients haven’t been messing with that ghastly stuff “monocane”…saw a dog in India get injected with it, just under the skin…turned the dog snow white…like a marble statute…just ghastly
It is now compulsory here in the great state of California to teach students the “history” and “contributions” to society that the “gay” community has provided! Never mind the fact that this lifestyle is steeped in “perversion”…disease, and immorality…let’s teach our adolescents how noble sodomy is and defiance of the scriptures and the Church’s teaching on faith and morals…shocking, positively shocking….
I realize I have been critical and harsh of gay people on this blog…maybe I seem unloving and lacking charity…gay men and women are ALL God’s children…I realize that, sometimes I feel bad how insensitive I sound and come across…though I do not approve of this lifestyle, God loves all of you who are gay…just as much as everyone else, we are all made in His image and Likeness…sorry if I offended anyone
Jean-Baptiste, I VERY much appreciate your comment. Thank you.
Your welcome YFC…we are both God’s children…made in His image and likeness…I feel real empathy for gay people…it must be a supreme struggle, to have to resist the sexuality you are attracted to…I have had a gay person in my household, I never said a disparaging remark around this person, though it bothered me at times, immensely…in fact my sister was married to a gay man…she put a P.I. on him and caught him patronizing a gay bar in Las Vegas…ultimately they divorced…I think he really loved my sister, but he was struggling with his own sexuality…maybe he was bisexual…
I have a tendency to come across as uncharitable…and yes I have said some less then wonderful things…though they are all true, sometimes the truth is so painful, only a lie can be beautiful…Homosexuality is not normal, nor healthy…it is just disgusting…I feel bad having to use words that hit as hard as “steel”…it is just necessary…love the sinner, despise the sin…gemstones are the “flowers” of the mineral kingdom…perfect creations of chemistry, physics and nature… the handiwork of the Creator.
Actually Jean Baptiste the way this world is and how politically correct they tend to be, your comments are actually more charitable, honest and refreshing to hear or read them…wish more would speak them, because speaking them can actually free more souls from the lies..the truth must be spoken…I don’t think we ever hear a homosexual say what you just said about heterosexuals because mostly their agenda’s are just about imposing, infecting, misleading, lying, and seeking to gain more acceptance…making their lifestyles choices a forced normality. How are your feelings different than if you had apologized to women who wanted to freely have abortions…would you apologize to them for not being sensitive to them, for not being charitable enough to understand why they want an to kill their unborn? How can we cross that mentality, we are speaking about another innocent life… and we also know that sodomy and lusting over same sex is also destroying innocent souls, going against the natural law.
Sn is still sin…choosing those sins is a sin. Like any sin…..of course we can have compassion and love for those trapped with those temptations…YES to that, and how can we help our brothers and sisters caught up in those temptations or with any sin….when laws are stopping the Christians from speaking the truth and to loving help them rehabilitate themselves(like Alcoholics, druggies, adulterers etc), when laws are being created to indoctrinate, when therapy for those who seek help might be exterminated and not allowed, our freedoms are being taken away and they are not worldly freedoms that we seek but it’s the freedom to freely honor and obey God as we try to be more fruitful and seek to turn away from sin…..
not only are those homosexuals slaves to their sins but they also want to enslave others of moral conscience as well to comply. When you have families who have family members lost in those sins, they need love and support to seek well that honors God, not censorship, not condemnation, not forced compliance just so another homosexual won’t feel bad about themselves. We have a lot at stake here….
I know that sometimes we get beat up for speaking up against those sins and when we do, we add a tone of love for those brothers or sisters struggling in those types of serious sins but we still speak the truth….and you are not uncharitable to do so….we often hear how evil the Christians are, we are often censored in the secular warning others about the dangers of gay agenda’s and how abortion is murder but this world is dominated by wicked people, people who have power over the media, even now our public schools, even in our own churches etc….so your comments are not often heard…your sentiments may be somewhat allowed here but try it outside and you will be condemned and maybe even imprisoned for them….so don’t let them intimidate you but yes always keep a tone of charity but never lose the truth, backbone and spine. One must know the difference and discern how and when..
Man was made in the image and likeness of God … note the past tense “was”: then man sinned, and that glory state became history. Gays are not made in the image and likeness of God, nor are any of us. The Sacraments and true faith are at work restoring that preternatural condition, but we ain’t there yet. Gayness is the consequence of sin, according to Church dogma (St Paul).
No Skai, this is not Catholic teaching. Man is made in the image and likeness of God. The Sacraments do not restore the preternatural gifts that were given to Adam and Eve. Concerning the quote from St. Paul that you refer to the Church says : This judgement of Scripture does not of course permit us to conclude that all those who suffer from this anomaly are personally responsible for it, but it does attest to the fact that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered and can in no case be approved of.
Alas, I have struggled with beautiful women…the mesmerizing power of a gorgeous, raven haired goddess, is the bane of some men and can be their downfall…learning to have custody of the eyes…that is the key…we never want to objectify women as sex objects…men are stimulated by what they see…women as well, though to a lesser degree…women are far more stimulated by what they “hear”…even taking pleasure in the desire and passionate “stare” of a woman is dangerous and potentially sinful…this was pointed out as sinful, when one reads the “Rule of St. Augustine”…
Jean Baptiste Tavernier,
Thank you for your kindness and your honest humility. You are a very courageous man! Yes, it is true that we are all diamonds in the rough being constantly nicked and scratched with the temptations of life. YFC’s response gives great Hope that perhaps one day many will strive to put aside worldly temptations in order to more fully appreciate Christ’s greater love and humility when Christ specifically suffered and died on the Cross to redeem all sinners.
I need to be more culturally sensitive…my mother was a very sensitive, thoughtful, caring woman…she would not approve of some of the uncharitable things I have said…I never once heard her guilty of detraction, nor did she ever make a disparaging remark against gay people or people of color…I just watched the Jackie Robinson Story yesterday, at the movies, what a great ballplayer, and oh what that man had to endure from so many bigots, who were suffering from the worst kind of intolerance and bigotry…I never want to be caricatured in such a way…as Catholic Christians, we must learn to love, always…even when it is most difficult…
Jean Baptiste Tavernier, I think many of us come off as uncharitable when we feel that the innocence of children is being violated. That is when I get fighting mad and explosive and perhaps say things I regret later. It is very hard to be charitable then or even say things in a charitable way, especially when there has ben an abuse of a minor in the family, and at times we should not be too charitable when it comes to the innocence of children. Otherwise, the abuse continues.
Yes, you are right Ann T….when you’re right, you’re right…and you’re right!…Thankyou