David Prosen – I’m not Gay… I am David – Steubenville 2016 PDS
Some things are so painful, I can barely even bring myself to comment on them. Such is the news that Bishop Robert McElroy claims that the Catechism of the Catholic Church uses “very destructive language” when it comes to homosexuality.
McElroy told America that the Church should use “inclusive, embracing,” and “pastoral” language when referring to the same-sex attracted and sexual acts between people of the same sex.
Labeling homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered,” as the Catechism does, is “very destructive language that I think we should not use pastorally,” McElroy said.
This matters so much to me personally because, you see, I have a disorder. Did you know that we all have a disorder? It’s called “fallen human nature” due to “Original Sin.” None of us are worthy of heaven. All of us deserve hell. We are all called, however, to let God help us to rise above the disorder with His grace, to become the saints He created us to be.
The idea that I should be offended in some way because the Church says that I am disordered makes me want to pull my hair out and scream….but that would be giving in to my disorder, so I will just sit here and shake my head and pray for the Church, thereby rising above my disorder.
See how that works?
Some people don’t want to rise above disorder. They want to wallow in it and be praised for wallowing in it. God help us.