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By Richard Bruce BA, MA, and PhC in Economics
Former Instructor St. John's University, New York City
An Index of Essays on Homosexual Issues
The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses some issues related to homosexuality in paragraphs 2357-2359.
The Catholic Church calls for sensitivity and speaks up for the rights of homosexuals in paragraph 2358 by saying, "They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided."
However, the Catholic Church is very much opposed to government recognition of gay marriage. This no doubt reflects the teaching of paragraph 2357 of the Catechism that says, "Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."" A little later it says, "Under no circumstances can they be approved." The Church perhaps interprets government recognition of gay marriage as approval of homosexual acts.
As failing to approve of homosexual sex and gay marriage is frequently interpreted as bigotry and cause for dismissal from many professional and administrative positions this puts the authentic Catholic in a delicate situation. Some religious people have refused to cave in and suffered persecution for their faith. We need to support them, knowing that our turn may well be coming. If enough fuss is put up in defense of Kim Davis or Brendan Eich perhaps the tide will turn before it reaches the rest of us.
This is why I feel gratitude to Kim Davis. Sure, like the rest of us, Kim has her flaws, that is why the ACLU picked her to be the test case, but like General Grant she was willing to fight. Just as Lincoln realized that he needed a general who would fight, I realize that I need people who will go to jail for the cause.
Several of the essays indexed here have to do with the mistreatment of those who opposed, or at least were not willing to go on record as supporting the gay agenda.
Kim Davis Essays
Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gays has probably been targeted by the ACLU because she has married four times.
So the ACLU is targeting a divorced and remarried person as part of their effort to protect the "right" of gays to get a marriage licence without driving to the neighboring county.
The Kim Davis case is in several ways similar to the Roe v. Wade decision. I think four gay couples wanted licenses and they could have simply driven to neighboring counties. Similarly, half of all states had legalized abortion before Roe, women simply crossed state lines to get abortions. The practical effects in both cases were rather minimal, but in both cases the liberal victories in the courts set the stage for many Republican victories at the ballot box that harmed both the poor and the environment.
There is considerable evidence that Eich is Catholic, and he seems to have done everything to accommodate Mozilla and his critics short of rejecting the teaching of the Catholic Church. So I argue he was fired for being a serious Catholic. Here is my take on the issue of the firing of Brendan Eich in more detail.
came under fire because his church, Zoe, copies stylistic elements, of another church, Hillsong. A prominent pastor of Hillsong wrote a blog post against gay marriage. This is guilt by association, and in this case rather distant association. Your third cousin twice removed did not attend a gay wedding so you are a bigot.
Preachers and Cartoon Characters
The other essay concerns the news reports that Jerry Falwell outed Tinky Winky the Telly Tubbie as gay and that of Dr. Dobson of Focus on the Family claimed that Sponge Bob was gay.
In both cases the idea that fictional television characters was invented by gays and/or the liberal media. Neither Falwell nor Dobson outed these popular children's characters.
Gay Superhero Comics, Chill
I also have an essay on the gay wedding of the Marvel superhero Northstar.
I argue that comics are mostly read by adults and any one issue is read by so few people that we should not get upset.
What percentage Gay?
The average person thinks a quarter of the population is gay. Actually, it is about one percent. If it were a quarter the heterosexuals would need to have a lot more children.
I believe many liberals would back off their bogus statistics if they thought those statistics were being used to reject their stop at two children mantra.
Muslims should not persecute Gays, they are useful to Islam
Sexually transmitted diseases overwhelmingly infect non-Muslims and leave Muslims relatively untouched. The hyper promiscuity of some male homosexuals promotes the evolution of sexually transmitted diseases and therefore the dominance of Islam. So Muslims should treasure not persecute gays.
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