Is marching in a gay pride parade sinful?


(According to the Catholic religion)




I don’t doubt it is (in fact I speculated it would be) but for the sake of acquiring knowledge; would you mind elaborating on your response?

  1. Homosexual behavior is a sin.
  2. Showing support for any sin is to be complicit in that sin.
  3. To be complicit in that sin is itself sinful.


Thank you. Can you please clarify what exactly you mean by “homosexual behaviour” however? do you mean sexual relations, gay relationships in general, being gay, etc.

Edit: I’m going to bed, I’ll respond tomorrow.


CCC 2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. **Under no circumstances can they be approved. **

CCC 2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

CCC 2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.


So Catholics must no longer patronize florists, interior decorators, hairdressers, airlines that have male flight attendants, art galleries, etc.?:rolleyes:


Only if they are going there to “pick up” members of same-sex.


Catholics may not assume that males employed in the arts, fashion or other professions whose members are usually female are gay, nor may they make any assumption about the spiritual condition of any person. It is an offense against Christian charity and assumes a perogative of judgement that has not been given to us.

Persons of either gender, when carrying out the duties of the various professions listed, are not usually engaged in sinful acts of any kind, so patronizing their professional services is entirely neutral.

read the post againt
homosexual acts are sinful. the condition or propensity to commit the acts is disordered but not sinful by itself.


So, if one were not going to march in the gay pride parade to “pick up” members of the same sex, but just to march, it would be OK?

Porthos? any thoughts?


Much like the “offense against Christian charity” and “perogative of judgement” of stating that the act of marching in a gay pride parade is sinful.


In your mind what is the intention of a “Gay Pride” parade?

It strikes me that it is to promote the active gay lifestyle. This cause is contrary to God’s plan for man and woman so why would a Catholic support it. No different than marching in a pro-abortion parade or pro-communist parade.



Considering Gay Pride parades are intended to project the homosexual lifestyle as being one which is ‘normal’ yet discriminated against, I would think Catholics participating in them would open themselves and the Church to scandal at the very least.

You use the term ‘sinful’. Well, a well-informed Catholic would know the Catechism on the subject of homosexuality and the Church’s position/role in that regard. Knowing that and still choosing to participate in a Gay Pride parade would certainly appear to be ‘sinful’ and possibly mortal: They ‘know’ it is wrong and why, they know the ‘consequences’ for choosing to go against the teaching, and they ‘choose’ to do so anyway. That’s pretty much the defnintion of mortal sin.


So Catholics must no longer patronize florists, interior decorators, hairdressers, airlines that have male flight attendants, art galleries, etc.?

If Catholics couldn’t patronize places that employeed sinners, we’d all be in trouble! :eek:

Buying something from a place that has an employee who happens to have homosexual tendencies (which I am assuming you meant by all the above) is not wrong. You wouldn’t ask a clerk “Before I buy this, have you ever had pre-marital sex? Used contraceptives? Bought pornography?” Just buying something from someone who committs immoral sexual acts is not supporting their sins, unless the item is used for sin (a dirty magazine, a “Proud to be gay” bumper sticker, etc).

Marching in a gay pride parade is supporting a sin, though. You are not supporting people with homosexual attractions as children of God, but celebrating and defending their sin. This is not loving or helpful for people struggling with homosexuality.



The Catechism citation is very clear, I presume Sweeney understands, and is just baiting.


Baiting? Moi?

Imagine if a homosexual marched in a Catholic parade.


Happens all the time!

Sweeney made an unintentional funny.


Imagine if a homosexual marched in a Catholic parade.

Well, we certainly wouldn’t want sinners being involved in something moral! :stuck_out_tongue:

The church is made up of all kinds, including people with homosexual tendencies. God calls us all! :thumbsup:



Nothing “unintentional” about it.


When one marches in a homosexaul pride parade they are supporting homosexual behavior. When one goes into a florist they are generally buying flowers, But then you know this-your posts are the usual attempt to dreail the thread.

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