On Friday, August 8, on the eve of the “Gay Games” in the city of Cleveland, a group of forty Catholic held a public rosary rally and public act of reparation and protest in downtown Cleveland.
These forty brave souls opposed a grave collective sin carried out by the city of Cleveland – the sin of hosting the “Gay Games.”
May God bless these brave souls, and grant them many graces fore their brave stance against the public promotion of the sin of homosexual vice.
May other souls across America imitate their good example and oppose the homosexual Revolution with calm, peaceful and prayerful protests.
Taking a Principled not a Personal Stand
Practicing Catholics, we are filled with compassion and pray for those who struggle against violent temptation to sin, be it toward homosexual sin or otherwise.
We are conscious of the enormous difference between these individuals who struggle with their weaknesses and strive to overcome them and others who transform their sin into a reason for pride, and try to impose their lifestyle on society as a whole, in flagrant opposition to traditional Christian morality and natural law. However, we pray for them too.
According to the expression attributed to Saint Augustine, we “hate the sin but love the sinner.” And to love the sinner, as the same Doctor of the Church explains, is to wish for him the best we can possibly desire for ourselves, namely, “that he may love God with a perfect affection.” (St. Augustine, Of the Morals of the Catholic Church, no. 49, www.newadvent.org/fathers/