Peter “DaTechGuy” Ingemi has done a fantastic job with a report from a Chick-Fil-A in Massachusetts where “gay rights” activists protested. His videos show the fear these activists have about engaging in intelligent debate with people they disagree with.
I’ll have to object, however, to the way Peter seems to think it is important to continually point out that the Catholic Church teaches that the act of sodomy is a sin but that the homosexual inclination is not a sin. This is interpreted as “It’s okay to be ‘gay’.” Their error is in identifying as “gay.” That is their fundamental error, finding their identity in something that is objectively disordered. Homosexual inclination is objectively disordered. It is not “okay” to be “gay” any more than it is “okay” to hate babies.
Let’s say there were a disorder that caused people to hate children. They can’t help it because their brains are made so that they hate children. They don’t go out and hurt children, but they hate them, and they can’t help it because of this disorder.
We don’t say, “It’s okay that you hate children! The Church says it’s not a sin for you to hate children! It’s okay if you hate children!”
It’s not okay for ANYONE to hate children, even if they can’t help it. If someone has a disorder and they find their identity in it, they are saying it is okay for them not to try to improve and become less apt to hate children.
If I accepted that specific point of logic in regard to my Bipolar Disorder, I would not see any reason to fight against suicidal ideation. I’d be dead. I’d be believing that it is “normal” and “okay” to consider suicide. I….WOULD…BE….DEAD.
Why is no one getting this? Why?
It’s not just you, Peter. It’s EVERYONE except the priests and nuns I know, and some people with mental disorder and same-sex attraction and gender identity disorder who are also Catholic. NO ONE ELSE GETS THIS. WHY?
The Pastoral Letter on the Care of Homosexual Persons, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, uses the term “homosexual persons” however, it warns of the dangers of people finding their identity as “homosexual.”
The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, can hardly be adequately described by a reductionist reference to his or her sexual orientation. Every one living on the face of the earth has personal problems and difficulties, but challenges to growth, strengths, talents and gifts as well. Today, the Church provides a badly needed context for the care of the human person when she refuses to consider the person as a “heterosexual” or a “homosexual” and insists that every person has a fundamental Identity: the creature of God, and by grace, his child and heir to eternal life.
So, if we say, “It’s okay that you’re gay” we are telling them it’s okay to ignore their fundamental identity (which is in God’s will) and to instead find their identity in something that is not going to exist in them if/when they are saints in heaven.
We can’t hold onto the things of this world. I can’t. If I do, I’m dead…and frankly, so are they.
I wish I could explain this so people could UNDERSTAND. God, help me.