by Luis Sergio Solimeo
Every major religion has an association that promotes the
acceptance of homosexuality. Unfortunately, activists
misrepresent even the Catholic Church’s unchangeable moral
teaching on homosexuality.
Soulforce defines itself as “an interfaith movement committed
to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies
and teachings against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered
people.”18 It defines its primary goal as follows:
We believe that religion has become the primary source of false and inflammatory misinformation about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.
Fundamentalist Christians teach that we are “sick” and “sinful.” Liberal Christian denominations teach that we are “incompatible with Christian teaching.”
Most conservative and liberal denominations refuse to marry us or ordain us for ministry.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that our orientation is “objectively disordered” and our acts of intimacy “intrinsically evil.”
They teach that we should not marry, adopt, co-parent, teach children, coach youth or serve in the military. Members of Dignity (the Catholic GLBT organization) are refused the use of
Church property and the presence of a priest to conduct
a Dignity Mass.
We believe these teachings lead to discrimination, suffering and death. Our goal is to confront and eventually replace these tragic untruths with the truth that we are God’s children, too, created,
loved, and accepted by God exactly as we are.
A sampling of specifically Catholic dissident organizations promoting the acceptance of homosexuality within the
Catholic Church includes Dignity/USA,20 New Ways Ministry,
Call to Action, the Conference of Catholic Lesbians, Inc. and
the Rainbow Sash Movement.
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