Thank you so much for taking your time to answer my question. My name is David and I grew up in an Independent Fundamental Baptist (real crazy IFB) church. I eventually left the faith and left the church and exploring Catholicism. The problem is (and was the same problem in my old church) is that I am gay.
According to mortal sin, the sin must:
- Be a grave matter;
- Committed with full knowledge, both of the sin and of the gravity of the offense; and
- It must be committed with deliberate and complete consent, enough for it to have been a personal decision to commit the sin
The question that I have is that is it possible for homosexuality to not be a mortal sin in certain circumstances under number three. If a person’s same-sex desire is so strong, can it be that they do not have complete consent over it?
Also, for someone who desires to remove same-sex attractions, but has had no success in any “therapies” that I have gone to, how should I go about removing SSA?
My second question is this: Is same-sex attraction a sin or just the homosexual act?