Posts Tagged ‘Homosexual’

Pope says teaching children to choose gender is wrong

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Choosing gender is not an option to teach children says Pope Francis. The Pope’s comments on gender were made during a private meeting last week with bishops from Poland. During the meeting Francis lamented children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice. “Today, in schools they are teaching this [gender choosing] Read more

Two Muslim views – gays ok, sex slavery ok

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Muslim views differ. One says “Don’t harm gays”. The other says it’s ok to have a sex slave”. Both are Muslim. At one end of the spectrum, Grand Mufti Shawki Allam, a leading religious leader in Egypt, has spoken up against violence against gay people. According to a report in Mamba Online: “Each person is Read more

German bishops will revise labour laws

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Despite a postponed vote last month, a German prelate has said he is confident the country’s bishops will change Church rules to allow employment of remarried divorcees and men and women living in same-sex relationships, despite growing opposition to the move. Archbishop Stephan Burger of Freiburg im Breisgau said the German bishops’ conference “will revise” Read more

Pope: Welcoming homosexuals, divorced and remarried a must

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Catholic Church must find ways of welcoming divorced and remarried, and gay Catholics, Pope Francis said. The Pontiff made the comments in a wide-ranging interview by Argentine daily, La Nacion. Addressing the turmoil his papacy is causing with conservative-minded groups, Francis says he’s pleased the issues are in the open. It’s a “good sign” that Read more

German bishops cannot agree on labour law changes

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

German bishops have, for now, tabled a reform of Church labour law that would allow homosexual employees in a relationship and remarried Catholics to work in Church-run institutions. The bishops postponed the decision until April 2015 after a minority of conservative bishops resisted the change. They were also impeded by a federal court ruling that Read more

Gay man surprised by his school’s acceptance

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Johann Go says he was wrong to make assumptions about how his peers and teachers would react at St Patrick’s College Silverstream. It took two years for him to build up the courage to confide in his Catholic schoolmates that he was gay. When college rector Gerard Tully gave the green light to same-sex partners Read more

Gay marriage and the ancient Greeks

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

It is ironic that the proponents of homosexuality so often point to ancient Greece as their paradigm because of its high state of culture and its partial acceptance of homosexuality or, more accurately, pederasty. Though some ancient Greeks did write paeans to homosexual love, it did not occur to any of them to propose homosexual Read more

Cardinal declines pro-gay award

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin has declined a nomination for the 2012 Respect Award by the Berlin Alliance Against Homophobia (Buendnis gegen Homophobie) for being the first high-ranking figure in the Catholic Church to speak out in favour of a “new cooperation with homosexuals in society”. The cardinal said that as a Catholic, respect Read more

Dangers of gay conversion

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

My first encounter with gay conversion or gay reparative therapy (GRT) was the day I finally summoned the courage to ask a friend about the cluster of scars on his wrists. ‘Gary’ explained that when he was 15, his parents took him to a place called Exodus International where a group leader would try to Read more

Gay, lesbian Catholics worry over new San Francisco prelate

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Gay and lesbian Catholics in San Francisco are worried that that they will be marginalized with the appointment of Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone Reports dubbed the pope’s appointment of Cordileone as the “Bombshell by the Bay.” The incoming prelate of the city that thrust same-sex marriage onto the national stage has decried the “contraceptive mentality” of Read more