The following conversation absolutely, 100% happened. It took place two days ago between myself, and a friend who claims to be Catholic. Throughout this conversation, he argued that the fact he was pro-gay marriage/gay rights and was pro-choice in instances of rape as well as other mitigating factors, did not make him any less of a Catholic. I argued that such beliefs go against the Church and that he should not be receiving communion until he sorts through these differences. He declined my advice.
Somehow, and I can’t remember how the conversation arrived at this point, he claimed (quite seriously I might add) that even if Jesus Christ himself came down from Heaven to tell the world that gay marriage and homosexual acts were sinful, he would disagree with him, shrug it off as just another opinion, and his stance toward the issue would not change at all.
I was floored.
How does one deal with Catholics like my friend?