Two recent news reports are making it really hard for me to be Catholic towards homosexuals. We are told to hate the sin but love the sinner. However, when persecution like this occurs to good people, I can’t help but be really ticked off!
In the first instance, a professor, Dr. Mark Regnerus, is being maligned for his rigorous research showing that gay parenting is not ideal. These criticisms are coming from gay rights activists, who provide no scientific rebuttal but just claims that this professor has an anti-gay bias. The second instance is a lesbian who was denied communion at her mother’s funeral, after revealing to the presiding priest that she was living with her partner. Her militant stand that she should get Communion (she also demanded to have two eulogies at the funeral because she claimed the music director said it was okay) betrays the fact that she has no understanding of Catholic theology. There is evidence that, contrary to the media coverage, it was clear to the priest that the woman was not in a state of grace. The priest was actually being kind as, according to St. Paul, she could bring condemnation upon herself by not receiving Jesus in a state of grace. To add insult to injury, the priest’s diocese caved in to the liberal media accusations.
May God give me the grace to continue to treat homosexuals with respect and dignity, despite the bullying tactics of these gay activists, assisted by the biased liberal media!