“Gay, Catholic, and Doing Fine” by Steve Gershom

“Gay, Catholic, and Doing Fine” by Steve Gershom

I love this article!  It hurts when people say that the Church hates gays, and whenever I try to explain my position, I feel like all these misconceptions lead others to put words in my mouth.  Gershom says it all pretty well here.

5 thoughts on ““Gay, Catholic, and Doing Fine” by Steve Gershom

  1. Dear the light is white,
    I am truly happy that the experience of yourself and Steve Gershom is positive. I however have personally left Mass with tears in my eyes from the hate speech coming from the Ambo. We are in the process of finding a new parish because of the lack of love for neighbor. Be grateful you don’t have to deal with this.

    God bless,

    • Thank you! I’m actually hetero, but it upsets when others are victimized and made to feel unfit for the Body of Christ. We should pray for those who struggle with SSA, not condemn them.

  2. I read it. As he says, desiring celibacy he is some kind of freak.

    Your church hates gays. It persuades you to want something natural, because it teaches you that what is natural is somehow wicked and wrong, like eating sand. It cripples and lessens you. If that is not hate, I don’t know what is.

    • We all have our own crosses to bear in life, some larger than others. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are called to love one another and help others to carry their crosses. Your argument is flawed because you assume that our natural inclinations and temptations are good for us, but they often are not. Love, by definition, is self-sacrificial, dying to one’s own desires for the good of another. For Catholic gays, this act of sacrifice is largely practiced in abstaining from sexual desires, making a conscious choice of Christ over oneself. God loves all His children, and gays are no exception.

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