Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tell It Like It Is

A Texas parish priest has written a column for the El Paso Times in which he strongly denounces homosexual activity.

“Every single Catholic, out of fidelity to charity and truth, has the absolute duty to oppose (1) the murder of unborn babies, and (2) any and all government attempts to legalize homosexual unions,” wrote Father Michael Rodriguez in an August 2 column.

“Any Catholic who supports homosexual acts is, by definition, committing a mortal sin, and placing himself/herself outside of communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Furthermore, a Catholic would be guilty of a most grievous sin of omission if he/she neglected to actively oppose the homosexual agenda, which thrives on deception and conceals its wicked horns under the guises of ‘equal rights,’ ‘tolerance,’ ‘who am I to judge?,’ etc.”

“I urge all of the Catholic faithful to treat homosexuals with love, understanding, and respect,” he added. “At the same time, never forget that genuine love demands that we seek, above all, the salvation of souls. Homosexual acts lead to the damnation of souls.”



Batjacboy said...

Somebody please give that man a red hat!

Anonymous said...

So how does this Voting for public policy rights for Gays = excommunication work when there are competing interests? For example, lets say a candidate who doesn't support extreme discrimination against Gays (defined as supporting non-discrimination in employment and for federal fund receipts) is running against a candidate that supported state sanctioned murder (death penalty), war, guns, denial of health care, the support of breaking up of transnational families (a Republican).

Politicians claiming to speak for God like Abp. Burke and this guy in El Paso appear to hold the support of firing Gays from their jobs and breaking up their families (as well as opposition to any Gay HIV/AIDS prevention methods/education) as the most important tenet of Catholicism. And that appears to many as being their ONLY tenet. They drive many Catholics away. Permanently. Other Catholics, like the vast majority of Catholics in CA - who voted no on Prop 8, will ignore those priests, like Rodriguez, who are advocating that public policy abuse of Gay families who aren't even Catholic take precedence over anything else.

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