Let us not be confused. Let us be intelligent and informed. If we are Christian, if we accept the Bible, then we can never pretend that homosexual activity is harmless. It can only debilitate those who engage in it, and debilitate society. Those who suffer from same-sex attraction are good people, deserving of our love and respect. If they give in to destructive tendencies, they should be helped to develop good habits and overcome bad impulses. All of us suffer from destructive impulses of one kind or another, and we need to support each other for the good.
Cardinal Dolan, president of the Bishops’ Conference, stated that President Obama’s support for same sex “marriage” was a sad day for America. It is sad because our leaders have decided that America no longer needs Christian principles. Pope Benedict wrote in January of this year that “policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself.” Throughout history, non-Christian cultures have accepted unnatural sexual arrangements (although none to my knowledge have ever called it “marriage”). Our great Republic grew strong precisely because it built a society in accord with the Natural Law and Christian principles. Natural families, naturally-born children, and spouses that work hard to be faithful and loving make us all strong. Are we willing to fight for marriage itself?