Thursday, October 07, 2010

Thanks for the Enlightenment, Joey!

With the appalling upsurge in the suicides of TGBLT youth in the states, it is comforting to know that the Catholic Church is opening the arms of understanding, compassion and sympathy as per the doctrine of its Invisible Cosmic Housekeeper channeled through Joey's writing on the topic long before he was a made man.

"To choose someone of the same sex for one's sexual activity is to annul the rich symbolism and meaning, not to mention the goals, of the Creator's sexual design. Homosexual activity is not a complementary union, able to transmit life; and so it thwarts the call to a life of that form of self-giving which the Gospel says is the essence of Christian living. This does not mean that homosexual persons are not often generous and giving of themselves; but when they engage in homosexual activity they confirm within themselves a disordered sexual inclination which is essentially self-indulgent".

"As in every moral disorder, homosexual activity prevents one's own fulfillment and happiness by acting contrary to the creative wisdom of God. The Church, in rejecting erroneous opinions regarding homosexuality, does not limit but rather defends personal freedom and dignity realistically and authentically understood."

To be totally simplistic here:

I love the part about the Invisible Cosmic Housekeeper's Sexual Design. Logic says: If (S)he made TGBLT
naughty bits, surely (S)he would want one to use them?

AND as to "disordered sexual inclination" - personally I would be more inclined to apply that to the paedophiliac proclivities of the RC clergy themselves, wouldn't you?


  1. I'm not surprised really. It's the same old argument again and again.

    I am Fickle Cattle.

  2. FC~
    I wouldn't mind so much if they didn't have such a huge f****** influence on the Gawd-Folks.

  3. Words, words, words! Where are the acts of compassion and love? Unselfishness even?

  4. But neither is celibacy "a complementary union, able to transmit life". So is that also a disordered sexual inclination? As I've said before, the endless contradictions....

  5. stop the madness. It's amazing how people can continue to delude themselves.

  6. ...when they engage in homosexual activity they confirm within themselves a disordered sexual inclination which is essentially self-indulgent

    Self-indulgent you say, Your Twistedness? How is heterosexual inclination not self-indulgent, at least 99% of the time? How often is it entered into with the sole purpose of procreation?

    Get your head straight, Your F'in' Twistedness!!! You cannot, and will not, control everything.

  7. Bishop Desmond Tutu has recently announced his retirement from public life. The BBC have been replaying important speeches. I was particularly struck by the one in which he was reacting to a controversy over a gay priest. We are ALL, he insisted over and over, ALL made in God's image.

  8. actually, as they are talking sex purely for pro-creation's sake (that is, when it isn't a matter of the clergy's gratification), they have a point. Two of the same gender can't make babies.

    Sorry, I was just being my usual cranky and finicky self there. On the whole, I believe, that sexual orientation is nobody's business but my own and I repeat the old mantra: do what you like as long as you aren't hurting anyone else.

    I also left a comment on your last post www. Not that it's any help.

  9. I am surprised if anyone still takes the church (Catholic and otherwise) seriously enough to top themselves owing to its pronouncements.

    As long as it's real love and it's between two consenting adults, what's the church's problem?

    And as you say, a significant minority of them are guilty of far worse, supposing it's a crime to be gay.


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