You think I exaggerate when I say that those who follow Church teachings are now the punks of society? Check out this video by gay activist Dan Savage, where he refers to the “Bulls__t” in the Bible and insults those Christian kids who chose to leave his talk. This being said, I am not going to go on a rant about this speaker. His hatred of the Bible and Christians is pretty clear. However, as a Catholic, do you hear what he says about slavery and the stoning of women, and does it cast doubts in your mind? If it does, then START educating yourself. READ about what the Catholic Church says about the topic because if you can’t counter Mr. Savage’s arguments, then you are trying to fight back without any tools.
Remember that Catholics understand the Bible as a whole and living document, where the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New Testament. We DO NOT take a phrase here and there out of context and throw it out to prove a point. Mr. Savage is no better than the Fundamentalist Christians he loathes by using the same “verse-slinging” logic. Read about the different types of slavery in those Roman times. Certain slaves, for example, could buy their own freedom. Slavery was a secular reality and the New Testament has to be read in these historical terms. Read about what the early Church Fathers said about slavery, and whether slavery in which the slave was denied their personhood was EVER condoned. The Church’s teaching on homosexuality is also based NOT ONLY on the Bible but also on natural law. If you are confused by even this shallow bit of critical thinking in a youtube video, then you need to toughen up and be more of a Catholic punk!
Although Catholics believe the act of homosexuality is wrong, we would never refer to a gay person as being “pansie-assed” as Mr. Savage calls those who walked out quietly out of his speech in protest…. that would be a clear case of bullying and would obviously be wrong.