There seems to be some confusion here concerning CPAC and homosexuality etc…

Posted: February 28, 2010 by datechguy in catholic, personal
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Most of it is in the form of running gags so let me make my own positions clear, these are positions I have articulated in the past and they haven’t changed:

I do not favor gay marriage, I believe that to redefine the institution of marriage is an excessive in narcissism.

I DO believe that a legal/social contract to allow gay couples inheritance, medical rights nearly identical to marriage is more than acceptable.

I’ve already written recently on the subject of Homosexuality and sin, I’ve quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church at length. I stand behind every word, including the words that point out that some people use other people homosexuality as a way to prop themselves up in their own righteousness.

As far as gays in the military I have written on that too here. I think the democrats have played gays for fools.

The bottom line is I am a practicing Catholic in full communion with Rome and my position on these issues reflect it, nobody is going to change that.

You will note that I absolutely adored Cynthia Yockey, I am be proud to call her a friend even as we disagree on some of these issues. I see no contradiction in this. I have friends who are gay, I have friends who are pro choice, At the planned parenthood meeting I had friends wearing stickers for the other side. I’m certainly not going to throw them under the bus either. I am a sinner, she is a sinner we all are sinners, when you start thinking that you are better than other folks you are setting yourself up for a fall.

Just as there is no reason why we can’t get along socially politically we should be willing and happy to corporate with Gay conservatives whenever we can. Their orientation should not be any hindrance when it comes to issues that are in common and there are many. Particularly for religious conservatives there should be no reason why we can’t work together and appear together at the same conferences. That doesn’t require or preclude us to change our religious beliefs, on the contrary we should be unafraid to express them, but a Christian belief also requires christian charity.

You can never have too many friends and I intend to make and keep as many as I can in life and I’m certainly not going to let political disagreement get in the way.

  1. Cindy says:

    A legal/social contract? If the government weren’t in the business of marriage, it wouldn’t even matter. The courts would still have to enforce the contracts, but all incentive to marry or not marry by the state would be gone. And perhaps some tax breaks/penalties would go with it. What’s not to love about making marriage a private thing? If gay folks want to jump the broom and call it “marriage”, they’re welcome to. But the government needs to be out of the business of licensing it.