BACKGROUND: This thread is based off a similar one, which has essentially been hijacked by off-topic and alarmist tendencies. So let me be clear: This thread assumes that LGBT Christians are dedicated to Christian moral teachings as based in the Catholic Church (and other similar traditions).
(1) Participation necessitates a sympathetic approach. If you are not gay, for example, and aren’t close to any gay people, then please have a listening ear.
(2) In this thread, assume “gay” is equivalent to “same-sex attraction.” Most people who are familiar with the term know that it doesn’t say anything one way or other about a “lifestyle.”
(3) VOCATION in this thread will be especially related to the human and Christian need for love, relationship, community, and companionship. So we’re not talking about lectors, group leaders, or other church roles — nor are we talking about secular careers. Rather…
(4) Gay Christians faithful to the church cannot have typical intimate relationships, like marriage and romance, which are often the chief outlets for human and Christian needs. So what are some Christian alternatives for LGBT people to love, have companionship, and even close intimacy, and how can our churches promote them?