[Ed. note: Follow up to my post here.]
Comment from NewsWorks Philadelphia:
#protest tomorrow — 2013-05-22 11:19Gay hate crimes? Sounds a bit extreme, right? But here's a headline of major distortion (it starts like this):
Catholic Priest Hosting "Gay Sports" Camp to Convert Homosexuals Through Athletics"
After figuring out that electroshock therapy and gay conversion therapy didn’t really work, a Catholic seminary in Wynnewood, PA has come up with yet another suggestion on how to force grown men into changing their sexuality. You know, because they chose it in the first place. - "Queerty"Really? C'mon - that's just BS... narrow minded, bigotted, uppity, snobby, BS.
So here's the deal. No one is 'ordered to attend' nor 'sent' to Courage, much less a Sports Camp. Courage conferences, meetings and/or activities are not interventions or a 'getting straight' camp. Courage is a faithful Catholic apostolate which offers spiritual support to men and women who experience unwanted same sex attraction. These men and women have chosen to attend voluntarily - because they want to.
Repeat: Men and women join a Courage group because they want to.They choose to do so. They are not bound or compelled to do so. There is no one, no authority, no bishop or priest in the Church ordering men and women with same sex attraction to join a group, or to become straight. There is no document or teaching in the Church commanding men and women with same sex attraction to be straight, get married, and have kids. The Church calls men and women to follow Christ, to become holy.
I think it is obvious many gay people are scared that someone is going to come along and say - "You must be straight!" They are afraid their unique, special, wonderland of Queer is going to be trounced upon and taken away from them, and they are especially resentful that some people want to leave the lifestyle, and indeed, do so.
Gay activists are amongst the most intolerant people on earth, easily matched by fringe groups - such as the Westboro Baptists.
Thanks to DB for the NewsWorks piece.