Article on homosexuals costs staffer his job

Erik Meder was asked to resign his post with the U.S. Jesuit Conference because of an article he wrote for a Jesuit national newsletter that advocated the church have an open dialogue with homosexuals about homosexuality.

Meder told NCR that as soon as the article, “Strangers No Longer: Who is the Other among us?” appeared in the in the April/May 2005 issue of *National Jesuit News *(see story), he was called into the offices of Jesuit Fr. Jim Stormes, his immediate supervisor, and Jesuit Fr. Tom Gaunt, the executive secretary, or socius, of the U.S. Jesuit Conference.

“I was asked to resign or be terminated for submitting the article,” Meder said. “Because the article was already printed, it had caused, it was explained to me, ‘irreparable harm to the Society of Jesus in the United States.’ ”

natcath.com/NCR_Online/archives2/2005b/052005/052005i.htm

You would think that at the very least Meder would get his facts straight. 10 - 15% of the population is homosexual. Ha! He should be fired simply for spreading that Kinseyan lie.

gilliam is the NCR the heretical publication? I know there are two with similar names.

I read the article and frankly didn’t find it very compelling. First he perpetuates the myth that 10 to 15 (!!! where did that come from) of the population is homosexual. Bull-oney! Then he equates homosexuals to aliens as if it was sinful to act as an alien. Good grief. Why does this poor dead horse get a daily drubbing? It’s fine to ‘dialogue’ with homosexuals to explain to them that their behavior is abnormal, not life affirming and frankly a pretty grave sin. What the homosexual apologists seem to think is that if they keep talking they can overcome biology, history and tradition. Sheesh.

Lisa N

[quote=Lisa N]gilliam is the NCR the heretical publication? I know there are two with similar names.

I read the article and frankly didn’t find it very compelling. First he perpetuates the myth that 10 to 15 (!!! where did that come from) of the population is homosexual. Bull-oney! Then he equates homosexuals to aliens as if it was sinful to act as an alien. Good grief. Why does this poor dead horse get a daily drubbing? It’s fine to ‘dialogue’ with homosexuals to explain to them that their behavior is abnormal, not life affirming and frankly a pretty grave sin. What the homosexual apologists seem to think is that if they keep talking they can overcome biology, history and tradition. Sheesh.

Lisa N
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There are two publications with very similar names. Neither are directly affiliated with the Catholic Church:

NCR - National Catholic Reporter: Tends to publish articles by people who disagree with the magistarium

NCR - National Catholic Register: Tends to publish articles by people who agree with the magistarium

[quote=gilliam]There are two publications with very similar names. Neither are directly affiliated with the Catholic Church:

NCR - National Catholic Reporter: Tends to publish articles by people who disagree with the magistarium

NCR - National Catholic Register: Tends to publish articles by people who agree with the magistarium
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Thanks! I always get those 2 mixed up too…

[quote=gilliam]Erik Meder . . . advocated the church have an open dialogue with homosexuals about homosexuality.

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“Dialogue” really means “dialectic” as in, maybe you’ll agree with ten percent of my argument today so I can come back next week and ask for more agreement.

I read the article. What a bunch of hooey!

[quote=catsrus]I read the article. What a bunch of hooey!
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Especially the last 2 lines,

Perhaps it’s time the Gospel of homosexual clergy be proclaimed. We might not all be ready for such a bold proclamation, but so was Christ a stumbling block and foolishness for many in his day.

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