Biblical evidence offers proof of homosexual immorality
In describing homosexuality as a moral evil, the Pope does no disservice to the Catholic Church, but instead does her a favor by preserving the tradition and truth that began with the revelation of the Word of God. It is quite easy to spot the transparent attempt to disguise a deep-seated irrationalism in Paul Ranogajec's argument in his letter yesterday entitled, "Homosexuality a categorical good." Scripture makes it quite clear that homosexual acts are not only a moral evil, but are a mortal sin.
Do I even need to bring up the punishment God inflicted on Sodom and Gomorrah for their homosexuality? He completely and totally decimated both cities, and if that's not the response to a moral evil, I don't know what is. Saint Paul says sodomites will not inherit the kingdom of God, they are unlawful, unruly and opposed to "sound doctrine." He compares them to the godless, sinful kidnappers, liars, those who kill their parents, murderers, robbers, prostitutes, adulterers, idolaters and fornicators. Through Saint Paul, the Holy Spirit makes it quite clear how God views homosexuality. As to the homosexuality distorting the true meaning of family, the Pope is again correct. Does a man leave his father and mother and cling to another man? No, he clings to his wife. Furthermore, this story in Genesis emphasizes that such unions and this "sexual design" are willed by God.
How Ranogajec can claim the Pope does not speak against abuses on human rights, slavery, etc. is beyond me. Countless encyclicals, letters and speeches have railed against these moral evils, the most well-known being Evangelium Vitae. After reading Ranogajec's article I begin to ask myself why he speaks out against the Pope and the Bible, both of which he clearly has not read, without taking the time to understand the Holy Father's, and God's, reasoning. To say the least, it's not very open-minded of him.
Feb. 27, 2002
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