New Evangelization: Legalize homosexuality, promote civil partnerships
(02-06-2013, 11:20 PM)SMKMI Wrote:
(02-06-2013, 11:14 PM)Adam_Michael Wrote:
(02-06-2013, 10:43 PM)maldon Wrote: Outlawing homosexuality is like outlawing alcoholism. Dumb idea based on ignorance.
You cannot outlaw sickness. And you must defend the sick against foolish governments. Defending them against being outlawed has nothing to do with condoning the idea of homosexual marriage.

I missed the part where the bishop said we should defend the legal rights of "homosexual couples". If he did say this, it would be ambiguous, but even then not necessarily problematic. It would depend on what exactly he was suggesting we defend, their right to "be homosexuals", which is a right we should defend, because again, you cannot punish illness; or some legal recognition of them as "couples", which I think would be wrong.

Homosexuality is different than Same Sex Attraction, just as Alcoholism is different than Drunkenness.

Same Sex Attraction and Alcoholism should not be illegal.  They do not necessarily consist of full consent of the will.

Homosexuality and Drunkenness however should both be illegal.  Both are immoral and violate the natural moral law.  Both should be criminalized.

It depends on how you are defining homosexuality, which appears to be in fact the acting on homosexual temptation. Homosexuality, properly, is the same as same-sex attraction. It is the tending toward members of the same (homo) sex for the fulfillment of sexual desire in that attraction.

The difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality is that giving into heterosexual temptation is more in line with natural order, despite the potential for sin: fornication, sodomy, degradation of the partner, onanism, etc.

If you are defining homosexuality as acting on this urge, I think you are misapplying the traditional definition. SSA is a fairly new, PC term. Homosexual is the traditional term. I think the term you might be going for, if wishing to conjoin the urge with action, is sodomite. But even that might be up for debate depending on the evolution of the term in linguistics.

Point well taken.  Thank you.

I would like to clarify that I support the criminalization of homosexual behavior, not simply being attracted to persons of the same gender.

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Re: New Evangelization: Legalize homosexuality, promote civil partnerships - by Adam_Michael - 02-06-2013, 11:29 PM

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