[quote=Max]Hi, a Catholic friend of mine and I are having a big debate over the morality of dating someone of the same sex. She has bisexual tendencies, and desires to have another woman to love. She believes it will bring her closer to God because she will have someone to love and will have another thing to be thankful to the Lord for.
I argued against this, saying that acting upon and indulging in such unnatural desires should be nothing to be thankful about. She doesn’t believe in doing anything more than “going out” with another woman and wouldn’t have any sort of sexual relations, but says it would feel natural and would make her happy. “…and God wants me to be happy.”
Someone please give the answer to this debate.
Absolutely not. In another post you said they would “make out”. Well, that is a sexual relationship. It is a sin against chastity.
As far as “God wants me to be happy”… well, that’s a cop out. I guess a thief can say that it’s OK to steal stuff because having a large screen tv would make me happy and God wants me to be happy. God actually wants you with him in Heaven, and that requires conformity to His will.
Think of it this way-- is a fish more free in or out of the water, or a train more free on or off the tracks? To be happy, to exercise authentic freedom, we must operate within the nature built into us by God. A fish out of water quickly dies, a train off the tracks is a train wreck. Your friend will be a human “train wreck” if she pursues the homosexual life-- living in contradiction to the nature God gave her (complimentary between man and woman) and will be living outside God’s will for the human person. In this state, she can never TRULY be happy.