It seems that some people have become so distorted in
their view of the truth. Right has become wrong and wrong has become
right. We are living in an upside-down world.
When one speaks the truth about homosexuality it seems
that truth hurts a lot of people. But in order to avoid the truth
altogether, they take it on the messenger.
There is nothing categorically wrong with what we preach
about homosexuality and therefore no apologies are needed. At the very
least, all we do is to voice out what we think of the homosexual
lifestyle. In fact, we hit the nail right on its head when we give this
message, "love the sinner, hate the sin".
To be truly Pro-Life we need to defeat all that is not
life. The Homosexual lifestyle is a direct manifestation of the culture of
death and is in direct conflict with God’s plan for humanity.
The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender) people
are quick to cry ‘foul’ when it comes to what they call ‘discrimination’
against homosexuals. Almost automatically, they unleash their verbal
counter-attack, calling anyone who goes against their lifestyle ‘homophobic’
or ‘bigot’ or ‘hater’.
Herein lies the double standard. They cry for equality
and freedom of speech and expression when they go about their homosexual
activities, but when it is our turn to express our disagreement over their
lifestyle, we are then called bigots and haters. What they are saying is
that we have to tolerate them and the homosexual culture that has already
crept its way into the media and entertainment industry, but they cannot
tolerate us when we disapprove of their actions.
We should be welcoming to all people and meet them where
they are and gently invite them on a path towards full communion with the
Church. Those who struggle with same-sex attraction who are in full
communion should be treated just like anyone else.
However, in our confused society when one speaks of
inviting homosexuals to full/active participation in the liturgy without
clearly stating that practicing homosexuals should refrain from receiving
communion, it’s highly suggestive that one is actually supportive of
their lifestyle and their agenda.
We must be very, very careful given the preconceived
notions of our society when we speak of accepting homosexuals to point out
what we mean, not encouraging reception of communion while not being in a
state of grace.