I love all of you, but I simply can’t agree with your interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures. The biblical “arguments” against Homosexuality are only found in the Old Testament, specifically Leviticus and Deutoronomy. Tell me, do any of you abstain from the eating of shrimp or pork? Or do you condemn those who commit adultery or work on the Sabbath to death by stoning? No, of course not. And yes, I know what the Church says in regards to Homosexuality, but you have to admit that the Church has been wrong before. Blessed Pope John Paul II actually had to submit public apologies for the Church’s past sins (i.e. anti-Semitism, the persecution of Galileo, the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, &c.). Does this mean that the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is a sinner? No. The Church is holy, but the people in it are imperfect sinners, including the Pope (which he admits). Corrupt and sinful HUMANS within the Church have let their biases and prejudices influence their reading of Scripture. And about Sodom and Gomorrah. Where in the Bible does it claim that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for Homosexuality? There is no place where the Sacred Scripture claims this. The prophet Ezekiel said (to the affect) that “your sister Sodom” was destroyed for sexual sins such as adultery and incest, not Homosexual acts. Secondly, that isn’t even the worst thing the prophet Ezekiel said Sodom was destroyed for. He said the worst thing they did was "they did not give a hand to the poor and needy.
I am in a loving relationship with my husband Shyree. We are both devout Christians and Catholics. He is my soulmate. And we firmly believe that God is in the centre of our marriage, just like in any marriage between two loving individuals. I cannot accept that the God in whose image and likeness we are created would create me a gay man and then expect me to live a lonely, loveless life just because of who I am. Our Catechism clearly states that LGBTQ people should be given, as is our and everyone elses right as children of the Lord God, the utmost Respect, Compassion, Sensitivity and LOVE. Alot of good and devout Catholics support of groups such as Equally Blessed, DignityUSA, or New Ways Ministry. My Church already supports gays and lesbians with love, why not go one step further, and let us be who we are?
God bless all of you! Amen.