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'Catholic, Gay and Feeling Fine'

"Is it hard to be gay and Catholic? Yes, because like everybody, I sometimes want things that are not good for me. The Church doesn’t let me have those things, not because she’s mean, but because she’s a good mother. If my son or daughter wanted to eat sand I’d tell them: that’s not what eating is for; it won’t nourish you; it will hurt you."

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Let me clarify:

It would seem that this author has the view that homosexuality is inborn, something you cannot change? I reject that view. I also do not know his actual spiritual state, since being Catholic doesn't necessarily equal being a Christian in the way the Bible describes it.

But it could very well be that he is born again as the Bible calls it, and yet struggles with those desires. The title of the article may end up being misleading and add more confusion to an already difficult issue. I also don't know that self-identifying as "gay" is the best route. But I do understand the point he was getting across in this article.

We all struggle with desires/sins of various kinds. God has never promised He would remove them entirely. For some people that does seem to happen. For others of us, we continue to struggle.

I admire him for his stance here. And like the rest of us who struggle with this or that, I hope God grants him the strength to continue to stand strong.
"Show me a religion where you always get to do what you want and I’ll show you a pretty shabby, lazy religion. Something not worth living or dying for, or even getting up in the morning for. That might be the kind of world John Lennon wanted, but John Lennon was kind of an idiot."

I think I'm in love.