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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

I'm fully aware that there are those who will fundamentally disagree with the Church on this point. However, I've attempted to present an objective account of the position the Church holds. The Church ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

If Paul was speaking as an authorized apostle and representative of Jesus Christ (see Romans 1:1), as most Christians hold, then Paul's teachings reflect the mind of the Lord on the matter. Many ...
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What is the official Catholic position on same-sex marriage and same-sex civil partnerships?

What is the official Catholic position on same-sex marriage and same-sex civil partnerships? Let us keep in perspective that the words of Pope Francis were spoken when he was Archbishop Jorge Mario ...
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Does Catholicism consider bisexuality and asexuality sinful?

From the Catholic perspective, the universal teaching is that all persons are called by God to chastity, which is understood as a successful integration, inner unity and rational expression of human ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus re-iterated the words of Adam, the first man, when he is recorded by both Mark and Matthew saying : For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; [Mark 10:7 ...
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Why don't many Christians follow this: " For all the law is fulfilled in one word... Love thy neighbour as thyself." - Galatians 5:14

I see that this question has already accepted an answer, but the comments suggest that some concerns still remain, so I'll attempt to provide an answer that fills in these gaps. I would think that ...
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How do denominations that ordain women at the same time justify not ordaining homosexuals?

There's really nothing comparable between the two issues: no one thinks that being a woman is sinful, but many Christian denominations think that all sex outside of heterosexual marriage is sinful. ...
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Is it possible to receive the full effects of the Catholic Spiritual Communion if one is being distanced from the Communion due to being gay?

Is it possible to receive the full effects of the Catholic Spiritual Communion if one is being distanced from the Communion due to being gay? That will depend on the interior disposition of the ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus did not directly address homosexual activity in the Gospels so a degree of speculation is necessary here. But he was a Jew who upheld Jewish law on matters of heterosexual activity - and even ...
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Is Pope Francis with or against LGBT?

Your question is quite a basic one so let me try to cover some basic principles. First, the question of being "with or against" LGBT is seriously oversimplifying the situation. There is much more to ...
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What is the specific biblical factor that makes homosexuality a sin and not heterosexuality?

The specific Biblical reason that homosexuality is sin is that the Bible tells us that God specifically created woman to be man's mate. That is specifically God's plan and desire. Sin is anything that ...
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Why don't many Christians follow this: " For all the law is fulfilled in one word... Love thy neighbour as thyself." - Galatians 5:14

Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as ...
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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

Short Answer Strictly speaking, the Church is as against sex among the non-married heterosexuals as it is against sex among non-married homosexuals. By teaching, the Church only accepts as correct ...
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Do Paul and Jesus disagree on homosexuality?

There's a passage that gets overlooked almost uniformly when addressing this question. In Matthew 15, while addressing the business of traditional handwashing, Jesus said: 19 For out of the heart ...
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Why do many who believe that “all are born sinful” hold that “none are born gay or trans”?

Gender, the image of God, and biology People who say that "I am born gay" are implicitly saying that their gender is rooted within their most fundamental constitution of being a person, ...
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Can a Catholic hold the position that some homosexual priests should be punished by the death penalty?

In his Book of Gomorrah, the Doctor of the Church St. Peter Damian notes the severe penalties historically attached to such offenses in the Scriptures as well as the canons of Church councils, and ...
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Do Christians who view homosexuality as a sin believe that homosexuals can be freed from their sinful condition by the power of God?

Jesus gave the only example of unforgivable sin : the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Therefore if a self-confessed Christian defines anything else (other than that specific blasphemy) as '...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Jesus never changed any O.T. laws. What he did was to show up pharisaical additional man-made 'rules' that made keeping God's laws a great burden for the people. He showed the real depth of spiritual ...
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According to Christians who believe that God is a utilitarian, why is homosexuality suboptimal?

We learn from Genesis that God wanted humanity to have "dominion over the earth" (ch1 v26), and for that end it was necessary for humanity to "increase and multiply" (v28). In ...
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Are there examples of "successful" celibate homosexuals, according to the Catholic Church?

I'm sure there are tons of examples, but if you want one notable one, there's Andy Warhol, who the Catholic Herald did a write-up about a few years ago: Religion kept Warhol from going over the brink....
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Early Christians who Defended Licitness of Non-Procreative Sex?

Having read through quite a bit of the Ante-Nicene Church Fathers, I can't remember ever seeing anyone advocate for non-procreative sex. Rather it was common to advocate for remaining a virgin for ...
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How to approach homosexuality scandals in view of Canon Law and Church Tradition?

Are there any solutions at our disposal built into the Church which we can use as laity or as clergy to shut down this gay activism in the church leadership? Archbishop McCarrick’s predatory career ...
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UMC dividing over gay marriage?

The reason why traditional UMC leaders want to separate themselves from the church over its stance on gay marriage is based on the traditional and historic position of the church which views the ...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

Numbers 23:19 says: God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Since He handed ...
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From the Baptist perspective: Does Leviticus 20:13 prove that God is advocating for the murder of homosexuals?

I will give you a quick answer for this, because I feel for you in your state of confusion! this can be a tough predicament, but this is really no predicament at all, like most seeming "contradictions"...
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How can I defend my position of being against homosexuality in front of unbelievers?

None of us is without sin totally. With the transgender nonsense, we can refer to Genesis 1:27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he ...
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How does the Catholic Church justify discouraging romantic freedoms of homosexuals?

Only those married have a right to sexual intercourse, which must be ordered to the procreation of children. This was clearly expressed in the 1917 Code of Canon Law: 1081 §2. Consensus ...
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Was Jesus opposed to homosexual activity?

Yes. Jesus was opposed to any thoughts or actions that run contrary to the intent behind the design of his Father's creation. Mark 10:6-9 King James Version Jesus said: 6 But from the beginning of ...
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According to Christians who believe that God is a utilitarian, why is homosexuality suboptimal?

God commanded humans to "be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it" (Genesis 1:28; the meaning of "subdue" isn't entirely clear and might range from watching over ...
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