12 years ago, I met one of my very best friends who was married with children, like me. Later she decided she wanted to be a Lesbian and left her husband and started to attain strong, liberal passionate viewpoints. I respected her choices and decided to let her find her own path to happiness - and she has been one of my closest friends.
I’ve remained who I am and she hasn’t changed my viewpoints in life or anything else. She legally married her (wife) 14 months ago and is now divorcing her wife.
Although my friend and I hang out in different crowds, whenever I introduce my friend to others in my life - people question my Catholic faith and they say it goes against what Catholics believe to be friends with her. Mostly these are protestant Christians who say and judge me.
I went through RCIA 7 years ago and became a Catholic. As a relatively new Catholic - I need to know if I am doing something wrong and against this faith. I choose to live non-exclusionary and see the human being - not their “label” and how society defines them. I accept my friend for the good I see in her and I regard her lifestyle as a different choice than mine.
How can Christian Protestants say they are and choose to exclude certain categories of people (the Gay Community). They do not seem to be loving how God loves - they seem to be excluding.
I’d like to know the Catholic viewpoint and if people have the right to place judgment on me and question my faith.**
I would appreciate hearing ALL perspectives! Thank you!!!