The Experiences of Homosexual Trads
(02-27-2014, 12:46 PM)Heorot Wrote: As for witnessing to trads, it is a good idea. Most of them would probably find the openness repugnant, however: "why should you even tell us that?" and "we don't want to know, okay?". It really is a private struggle, like those who struggle with porn or impurity or shoplifting. We don't need to say "I'm gay", just "I'm a sinner and I'm Catholic, thanks be to God". This is for trads as well as novus ordo! I don't understand people very well, though...

A lot of the time, people don't need to be told to know, unless we're making an effort to pass or just happen to be more "acceptable" to heteronormative sensibilities in our presentation. I wouldn't suggest walking up to anyone and launching into a conversation about sexuality - and it's odd when people ask about it too. However if they do, you're either going to have to be honest, lie, or go into a "that's private" spiel (which people interpret as a tacit concession anyway). Again though, it's not like porn or masturbation or shoplifting. This is where you and I disagree about the SSA experience most fundamentally I think, Heorot. I believe that it is, while not essential to our being, a mediating factor in our participation in the world. I would go so far as to say that a SSA man has a different kind of love for Christ than a man who is not SSA.

Being an SSA individual is not the same as being a sinner.

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Re: The Experiences of Homosexual Trads - by loggats - 02-27-2014, 01:01 PM

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