Members of the Forum:
Hello, I will keep name a secret in order to stay hidden from people on this forum who may know me. Lets say my name is John Doe.
Well, My name is John Doe and I am a teenager that has been discerning the priesthood for a bit over one year. I am also attracted to the same sex. I know this is horrible…I have reached a rough patch in my discerning. I have been reading various books about discerning and have learned that men with deep-seated homosexual attractions may not attend any sort of seminary. The question is, What is deep-seated homosexuality? The book states that for one to be a deep-seated homosexual he or she must openly practices homosexuality, supports the homosexual culture or constantly views you know what and does you know what.
I am currently in my first year of High School. I have in the past view homosexual pornographic and committed the sin of masturbation. I do although have attraction to women and do imagine myself having a wife and family at times. (Even Though I Feel Mostly Called To The Priesthood). I try my hardest not to look at other males in a ‘homosexual’ manner. Although I still feel attracted to other males, slightly…
My question is…Do you think I should continue to discern the priesthood? Should I give up on the discernment altogether?I don’t know what to do anymore.
Apart from answering my questions, prayers would be welcome.