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Secondly I disagree with most of the answers.
Just remember, your disagreement does not automatically make you right. As Catholics, we are called to be humble and recognize that the Church is guided by God, as such it then falls to us to accept Her teachings, because they are the teachings of God.
Thirdly, I believe that God wants me to use the love and care that I have for LGBT people and my LGBT friends especially to evangelize them and let them know that God and the Catholic church loves them and want the best for them, not like what the modern media and modern atheists trying to show them that the Catholic church is the number one anti-gay organization in the world.
This is true, we are called to love all people, regardless of sexual orientation or anything else. However, true love recognizes people for what they are, and hopes for what's best for them. The farce of gay "marriage" is intrinsically disordered because it rejects the purpose of human sexuality. If you truly love someone you want what's best for their soul, and as such should seek to guide them away from the immoral lifestyle associated with homosexual activity.
When gay friends of me asked me what the Catholic church teaches about homosexuality, I told them that the church teaches that the feelings themselves are not sinful but the acts are indeed sinful, so, they thought that if two gay men/women live together but with no sex whatsoever, wouldn't be sinful. I do not believe that is sinful, for example, country like France where same sex marriage is legal, two gay men who love each other and have these beautiful feelings of love for each other, but at the same time want to follow God and don't break his rules, in society like France, two gay men marry each other but not have any sexual activities whatsoever, is GREAT!
There is nothing beautiful about someone rejecting their natural state in favor of a false love; that being said, I know that there are homosexual couples who do care deeply for each other, at least on an earthly level, so I can understand what you mean by this. Such couple could, under very specific circumstances, live together. They should do so with the guidance of a priest, and should never seek to take on the appearance of marriage.
I can't accept that two gay men or women married each other under the state's rules and decide that they don't want to have any sex, is sinful. For the love of God, what is sinful in that?! Marriage, just because they married that is it is sinful. let's say okay it is sinful, but it is not as sinful as them having sexual contact. and in case it is sinful in the eye of the church, I don't believe it would be deadly sinful or something that will not allow them to eat from the host.
Your refusal to accept it in no way affects the objective reality of God's law. You are a Catholic, as such you recognize the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all the Church teaches. By refusing to accept the Church's teachings on this matter, you are essentially saying that you know better than God. That's not exactly a good position for a Catholic to take...
It is sinful because marriage serves a very distinct purpose in our lives. It is not a right, it is a vocation; and this vocation cannot be filled by two men, only by a man and a woman working together to produce life. This has been written about ad nauseum by basically every Catholic theologian since antiquity. Allowing them to "play house" and pretend they're married in no way changes the objective reality that is marriage; and attempting to do so (which engaging in the farce does) is objectively sinful, and detrimental to the souls of all involved.
Thank you guys for the answer wether I agree or disagree with, but I'm going to tell them that they can live together but with no sex is fine (maybe it is still sin, but not deadly sin that will send them to hell ).
They can share a house without being gravely sinful, but make no mistake, attempting to redefine marriage is absolutely, 100% a gravely sinful manner, and one which endangers the souls of all involved. False idealism on the matter will only hurt you in the long run. God is kind, and loving, and merciful; but he will not force himself on people, and those who chose to reject him in life will do so as well in death. The best thing you can do for your gay friends is to tell them to seek the guidance of a priest.
I hope this hasn't' come off as overly harsh, I am simply trying to emphasize the importance of the matter. God Bless.