If I had a dollar for every time someone attacked the Catholic Church’s views on gay marriage, I’d be a very, very wealthy woman.
Time for a game of Fact or Fiction!
It’s a sin to be gay
It’s only a sin to partake in homosexual acts (i.e. having sex with someone of the same gender). But gayness in itself is fine. The Church recognizes that homosexuality isn’t a figment of the imagination. She recognizes it as a combination of nature and nurture.
The Catholic Church hates gays
The Church loves all of God’s children, gay or straight. The Church loves sinners (i.e. ALL of us) and hates the sin (whether that be engaging in homosexual acts or any other sin, like gossiping or lying or stealing).
Gays can’t be Catholic
Again, love the sinner, hate the sin. The word “catholic” does, after all, mean “universal.”
Gay Catholics are called to single life
The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that gays may approach Christian perfection just as any other person may. The Church teaches that this is achieved through single life.
But what if two gays are in LOVE? It is LOVE after all.
What is love? According to St. Thomas Aquinas, to love is to will the good of another. Think about it. It’s so true.
So, if a gay person truly loves his partner, he won’t have sex with him because gay sex is bad for the body from a biological standpoint. If you love someone, you wouldn’t want him to get hurt.
From the Catholic standpoint, gay marriage is wrong. Here’s the primary reason: Marriage is meant to be fruitful. In other words, marriage can make babies. Biologically, two women or two men can’t make babies together. Gay marriage isn’t fruitful. But always remember: Gay people deserve the utmost respect and compassion, just like any one of God’s children.