There’s a lot of talk of brokenness of gays, lesbians, and transgenders.
Which in an objective sense is true.
But there’s never talk about other sorts of disorder, or at least, the word disorder or its equivalent are not applied.
Gluttony, lust, envy, hate, violence, resentment, etc.
So it’s perceived that only LGBT people are deemed as broken and inferior, even though it’s not the official teaching. Everyone is broken and suffers from one disorder or another.
We’re all broken — gay, straight, lesbian, etc.
But non-LGBT issues do not get the same treatment as emanating from brokenness or malfunctioning due to fallenness of human nature. It’s like straight people have a more privileged status in the eyes of God and the Church, and even though they might sin, it’s “normal” sin, whereas the rest of us are like rebellious step-children and when we sin, we’re more severely looked down upon.
I think language and how we talk about things matter, especially when trying to reach out to non-Christians/Catholics who already have negative images of Christianity, some of which are warranted.
In a way, perception is reality, and to the gays/lesbians/transgenders who feel like they have been put down, it is very real to us/them because it does seem to be a double-standard.
There was a quote by a bishop written in the early 2000s (gahh, I can’t find it), but he said something to the effect that the term “intrinsically disordered” is not very helpful and more has to be done to explain what the term means and put it into context.