Before I start I want to explain that I understand and agree with the church’s teaching on same sex attraction and that it is the actions and dwelling on impure thoughts that are sinful but not the attraction.
However, in my diocese there is an openly (in his own words) gay priest whose homilies contain an unmistakable agenda to promote a more “open view” of sexuality. In one in particular, he even refers to “poor St. Paul” who was influenced by his Greek culture to be a dualist and see the body as bad (he even claimed its because Paul was a Greek - which last I checked he was a Jew), and that we need to celebrate our sexuality. He said Jesus was incarnated and so he had sexual thoughts and desires too.
A simple google search of this priests name comes up with many hits all associated with some homosexual activism.
This summer he was on our local news for hosting an “interfaith gay pride prayer service” in his parish - gay pride flags hanging throughout.
Never in any sermon or quote have I found him qualifying this seeming obsession with sex and homosexuality by saying anything along the lines of it being sinful. He even jokes about people confessing sexual sins as them being stuck in that “Paul dualism - where the body and sex are evil” and that they need to celebrate it.
I am about to come into the Catholic Church in Easter from a Protestant background. I love the church and this will not sway me, but my question is…
How long does this blatant disregard for the teachings of the church go on before the bishop steps in?
Is this normal for a bishop to allow a priest to mock the faith this way, and to confuse people and lead them into sin?
Anyone struggling with any sexual sin who went to this guys parish would eventually feel as though they were doing nothing wrong.
How can a bishop allow this man to essentially lead souls to hell not Christ.
I don’t mean to be harsh but what else are we talking about if we accept our sexual sins as okay and in fact something to celebrate.
Please help me out here