I’m OK with the Church’s Doctrine on Marriage
I wanted to give my opinions about the Catholic Church’s positions regarding homsexuality and marriage. First, I want to say that calling homosexuality evil is wrong. Murder is evil, rape is evil, fraud is evil. Consensual sex is not evil.
But I also want to say a few things about the church’s positions regarding sex and marriage. I was taught in high school by Father Handjob that the basic description of the church’s view of sex is that it is a gift from God to be enjoyed within the institution of marriage for the purpose of procreation. He endured a lot of really probing questions from the wise-ass crowd, and he told us that an impotent man cannot be married because he could not function, but a sterile man (or woman) could because, you never know, a miracle could happen. (I guess the impotent man was SOL - this was before Viagra).
He was very interesting about homosexuality. He told us that homosexual sex was no different than pre-marital or extra-marital sex. It was against the church’s values simply because it was not sex inside of marriage. PERIOD.
I think the church and its leaders are wrong to villainize homosexuals. I’m ok with its doctrine on sex and marriage. After all, your faith is your choice. You don’t have to be Catholic if you believe that the values are contrary to yours. If assholes tell people they’re going to hell, they’re wrong.