I have recently been provided with “evidence” that the Church has blessed same-sex unions in the past but ended them in the fourteenth century. One of them regards Sts. Serge and Bacchus, two supposedly homosexual men who had this Church approved union.
I’ve already seen and know about these arguments already, but I can’t seem to recall how to refute them or where I found the information. I could use some help in answering the charges.
One of the charges is as follows:
The Catholic Church, up until the 14th century, had a specific ritual for sanctifying same-sex unions. Seek out the “Ordo ad fratres faciendum”. There is a debate as to whether it is merely “a rite of friends” or same sex marriage. Depends on which camp you believe, and even some religious officials believe it’s same sex marriage.
I’m not familiar with this, so I could use some help. Another argument follows the same tack but provides other bits of information as evidence. They cited three web sites for their proof.
1.) Christian attitude towards same sex unions may not have been as “straight” as is now suggested. (I apologize if anything inappropriate pops up. I haven’t seen anything particularly disturbing, but I apologize if something does come up in advance.)
2.) Kiev Icon.
3.) John Boswell’s Views.
Thank you in advance.