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By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant, March 11, 2020
Same-sex attraction in perspective
People with same-sex attraction have been let down both by society and the Church. What they keep hearing by Church representatives like Fr. James Martin is “God made you gay.”
Yet people who struggle with same-sex inclinations know it is not normal. Natural moral law — the law that God put into the heart of every person — and nature itself know same-sex sexual activity is wrong.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 2357:
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
But same-sex genital activity is only one of several sins against the virtue of chastity. Lust, masturbation, fornication, pornography, prostitution and rape are also included on the list. They have always been condemned — going back to the teachings of the apostles. ….