[FONT=Georgia][size=3]Let’s not forget that many straights are engaging in sodomy (unnatural acts) – does that cry out to Heaven? How about non-unitive intercourse?
Well, I guess I’m totally confused because just a day or two ago in the CAF, a poster said that oral and anal sex were perfectly acceptable sexual behaviors for married people as long as it was just foreplay (not standalone acts to completion) leading to PIV noncontracepted sex.
If that is true, and the Church teaches anything goes for married people under those conditions, then, I guess I don’t have a problem with those acts in themselves, just the fact that it doesn’t lead to godly PIV noncontracepted sex between heteros. It’s just the “same” in SSA that’s the problem.
How can you say that homosexual sex acts are OK for married people? Is it true that anything goes for married people, as long as you end up with PIV noncontracepted sex?
For those brilliant members (above) who have already reached the most obvious conclusion and made the connection, I would say you are right to be confused. Based on what you may read on CAF (and other Catholic websites) it would seem the acts themselves are not inherently immoral because heterosexuals who are married are allegedly allowed carte blanche as long as they “finish the proper way.” Hence my conclusion that:
Separating the sexual act of intercourse from procreation has, IMO, created the “anything goes” culture we now find ourselves immersed in. Now, instead of the primary purpose of marital sex being unitive and procreative, it is all about “feelings”, rights, satisfactions, pleasure, equality, etc.
This concept has infected even Catholic thinking and “theology” but it’s obvious there is a glaring contradiction here. Could this have something to do with the confusion Catholics face with regard to homosexuality?
Such acts were considered depraved universally until the sexual revolution elevated physical pleasure above all other marital goods. Such acts were against the law until the push for sexual “freedom” (license) became the prevailing voice of our culture.
A Catholic, who asserts that homosexual acts are contrary to natural law and God’s law, should be consistent and at the very least reflect on the deeper spiritual meaning and implications of such acts, regardless of who engages in them.