Homosexual relationships and morals
Hello, my name is Nathan, and I am a bisexual. I consider myself to be a good Catholic person too. I am new to the forums, and would like to talk to you about my orientation. Before I start, I would like to make a few things clear. First of all, I am not here to turn you gay, I just want to have a discussion with fellow people in the Lord, and I would like for everyone here to respect the opinions of other posters. Finally I would like to make it clear that I Have never been intimate with another man or woman, as I am not married, and believe in remaining a virgin until marriage. All I ask of you today is to listen to my side of these issues.
For my first point of discussion I would like to explain what it means to be a homosexual. Homosexual people are not by nature immoral people. While an alarming number of Homosexual people are Sexually immoral, so are many heterosexuals. I for example have never exchanged in physical intimacy with someone of any gender. Because I am bisexual, I feel equal attraction to both genders. Just as a heterosexual person may choose not to act on their urges, I have chosen not to act on mine. Although I choose not to be intimate, I cannot choose if I am attracted to other people. I choose not to be intimate however, not because I wish for a life of celibacy, but because I wish to be chaste. To me chastity doesn’t mean never being intimate, but it would mean that I would wait until I am in a marriage or domestic union with my partner, and having having intimacy be a reflection of my love. Just as many heterosexual Catholics are chaste, I too am chaste.
My second thing I would like to talk about is natural law. To many people sex between people of the same gender is considered to go against Gods design for humans. To me if this were true, then God wouldn’t have made so many of his children as non-heterosexual people. I was born like this, I didn’t choose this for myself. God made me just the way I am. And God loves me just the way I am. There is no way to cure me, because I’m not sick. I am natural, and just as God intended for me to be. If the person I love is another man, I may not be able to have a child of my own. But I could still adopt. I have prayed to God, and asked him if I was a bad person, and he has made it clear that I can still be a good person. Jesus loves me no matter what.
I suppose the last thing I would like to share two passages from the New American Standard Bible.
“Then Jonathan gave his weapons to his lad and said to him, “Go, bring them to the city.” 41 When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept together, but David wept the more.”-1 Samuel 20:41
“I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been very pleasant to me. Your love to me was more wonderful Than the love of women.”-2 Samuel 1:26 Thank you, and God bless.