Jesuit Official Rips Expected Ban On Gays

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    I'm disturbed by how the Catholic Church is focusing on crap like this instead of stepping up to the plate and addressing severe problems in its more populous sectors (africa and asia) like terrorism, AIDS, human trafficking and drugs.
    Priorities, priorities...
     
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    There may be fantastic gay priests. Nevertheless Christianity is against homosexuality. Simply put gays should not belong to the Catholic Church. Jews should not be Nazis. Blacks should not be in the KKK. Amputees should not be on a track team. Deaf people should not be in the orchestra. People should not belong to organizations that don't want them or are against them.
     
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    Frilly, fabulous, fantastic, phenomenal, filthy, fruitcaky, filariasis, oops I digress.

    Gay people should give up on the religions who don't want them.
     
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    You know, I just don't get it. The Bible is quite explicit in forbiddance of homosexuality. There's really no wiggle room. I mean, there's wiggle room with several other issues, like abortion and war, but there's really no wiggle room in the Bible with homosexuality. It's like a guy walking into a police station and saying, "I want to be a police officer at this precinct, but I can't work after dark, because that's when I make a living breaking into rich people's houses."
     
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    And if it is someone who knows he's homosexual, believes it is a sin, wants to refrain from sinning, wants to devote his life to a celibate existence in service to the Catholic Church, what's the problem?
     
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    Well see, it is the opinion of the majority of the Christian religion that homosexuality is a choice. If a person feels those urges, but chooses to ignore them, then he has made the choice to not be a homosexual.
     
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    If that's the case, since priesthood carries with it the vow of celibacy, what is the purpose of the ban on homosexuals since according to you, a celibate priest would be neither hetero- or homosexual?
     
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    The main problem is that they don't see anything wrong with it. A priest who doesn't commit murder, but who thinks murder is acceptable, wouldn't be much of a priest.
     
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    We're talking about the homosexuals who believe that it's wrong and want to avoid the sin by taking a vow of celibacy.
     

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