NYC St. Patricks Parade
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(03-22-2015, 10:07 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote:
(03-22-2015, 09:34 PM)AllSeasons Wrote: I agree with you, except I would substitute "same-sex attraction" for "homosexuality."  To me, homosexuality implies acting out feelings of same-sex attraction, which makes it sinful.  It's probably just semantics, but I agree with what you're saying.  Love the sinner; hate the sin.

I don't care if people use "SSA" instead of "homosexuality" -- as long as they don't misuse "homosexuality" or talk loosely about it, i.e., as long as they differentiate between homosexuality/SSA and acting on homosexual desires.  But "homosexuality" is defined as the condition of being attracted to one's own sex, not "acting on the desire to have sexual relations with one's own sex," KWIM?

But re, "love the sinner, hate the sin":  being a homosexual, or having SSA, if you prefer, isn't a sin; it's to have a disorder. But folks who act on those desires should be loved even as their sins are hated, as you say.

OK, agreed.  I think people with same-sex attraction should be treated with compassion and charity; however, it is still essential to point out its sinful nature, if someone decides to act on it, especially by the clergy.  I would even go a step further and say that having same-sex attraction can be a cross that leads to holiness, if borne the right way.
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NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Credidi Propter - 03-17-2015, 11:56 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 12:39 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 08:59 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-18-2015, 10:24 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 02:40 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-20-2015, 03:50 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by CaptCrunch73 - 03-20-2015, 05:34 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 09:15 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by ArturoOrtiz - 03-21-2015, 01:20 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by VoxClamantis - 03-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-21-2015, 10:41 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by missadeangelis - 03-21-2015, 12:58 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-21-2015, 01:25 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by AllSeasons - 03-21-2015, 10:05 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-22-2015, 02:03 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-22-2015, 02:51 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-22-2015, 02:00 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-22-2015, 02:10 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by VoxClamantis - 03-22-2015, 04:28 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by AllSeasons - 03-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by VoxClamantis - 03-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by AllSeasons - 03-23-2015, 08:24 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Dirigible - 03-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-23-2015, 11:46 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by missadeangelis - 03-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-23-2015, 03:17 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-24-2015, 12:20 PM



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