Many churches and denominations today ignore 2,000 years of orthodoxy to accommodate current trends. But writing recently in The Atlantic, Eve Tushnet explains why she joined the Roman Catholic Church instead even if it did require her to give up her homosexual relationships:
“I didn’t expect to understand every aspect of the faith,” she writes. “…God doesn’t promise that He’ll only ask you for sacrifices you agree with and understand…the main reason I’m planning on celibacy for the foreseeable future is just that I’m Catholic and lesbian and them’s the rules, bud.”
Tushnet understands better than most what Steve Gershom, a blogger also Catholic and same-sex attracted, wrote last year: “I sometimes want things that are not good for me,” he said. “The Church doesn’t let me have those things, not because she’s mean, but because she’s a good mother.”
This is a paradigm shift for many. If a religion is true, we need to accommodate it, not expect it to accommodate us. For The Point, I’m John Stonestreet.