Friday, June 08, 2007
Truth in media.
Bishops meet on gay issues.
Has anyone else heard of this? That bishops were meeting in Baltimore on June 5th to discuss issues concerning gays? (I've been sitting on this to see if anyone else picked it up, or to hear if there may have been some clandestine meeting.) I checked the schedule at the USCCB website and there was nothing posted about this. So why would a major British gay news service publish something that was false? Don't all news sources check their facts and only report the truth? Here is a snippet from Pink News:
5th June 2007 11:42
American Roman Catholic bishops may give the green light to new guidelines this week, which would mean gay Catholics would not have to try to change their sexual orientation.
Bishops convene today in Baltimore for their annual meeting. The guidelines will also encourage clergy to baptise the children of same-sex couples who agree to raise them in the Catholic faith.
The Roman Catholic Church will continue to stress that they believe same-sex relationships are immoral. Cardinal Francis George, vice president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops told The Chicago Tribune: "We are trying to find a language that does not betray the teaching of the church, but will perhaps express it in ways that are not so offensive." - Pink News
It should be understood the Catholic Church does not require a person with Same Sex Attraction to seek therapy to change their orientation. The Church simply asks that they live chastely and celibate in accord with Church teaching. Just like they ask any un-chaste person to do - straight or gay.
What is this, feel good news for Gay Pride month? Where did they get this story? And why do they care? The militant faction disagrees with what the Church teaches on divorce and remarriage, contraception, abortion, condoms, papal authority, etc., anyway - so why not forget about it?