[quote="mitex, post:3, topic:274525"]
I think we have to distinguish between demands and desires.
I think we should accept and affirm the homosexual as a member and minority within society. I can think of more than a few people who would like a throwback to the 1980's when homosexuals were horribly stigmatized and almost no one cared about them.
Thank God we've come a long way from that.
I think most homosexuals want to be accepted for who they are. What we should not have to affirm is same-sex marriage and rampant sexual promiscuity. I think people here on CAF have trouble accepting people who identify as gay or lesbian; or are content to just deal with their homosexual identity without therapy.
Here's the basic principle you have to accept their homosexual orientation. But you don't have to accept the behavior or agenda.
And I think there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of outreach and pastoral care.
I remind everyone what the Catechism says "They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided."
By refusing to accept a person on the basis of their homosexual identity/orientation is unjust discrimination.
Feel free however to object to homosexual behavior and marriage of course.
actually you are expressing an erroneous opinion and interpretation. the statement "they must be accepted, etc" refers to the PERSON, not the identity or the inclination or the sin. the person. you are embracing the error that the disorder equals the person.