Milo Turns a Corner
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(03-11-2021, 11:14 AM)Adventus Wrote:
(03-11-2021, 08:48 AM)Melkite Wrote: Who's it going to scandalize?  All the gays he just alienated by identifying as ex-gay?  All the straight married guys who have secretly wanted a live-in bunk buddy all their lives?  If they're able to live together chastely, there is no scandal.

I have to imagine that if it was a male and female living together, most sound priests would advise against it. This, even knowing that these two were intending on living chastely. It does indirectly scandalize; even though it is not the intention to cause another to fall into sin. Understanding that one must not leave such a statement broad either; because one can apply this to numerous situations. The situation and nuances matter, but in this case, actively living with someone with whom there is a significant chance of not just you falling into sin but also causing others to fall it if they aren't disciplined to duplicate what you may be doing successfully. It ultimately can put many people in a near occasion of sin scenario. Particularly with matters of sexuality, the pull is immensely strong. Not a good idea.

I have more sympathy towards heterosexual couples in this kind of situation, since in that case, children may be involved.  Depending on their age, it could be traumatic for them to have their parents separate and move into different homes just because they aren't in a valid marriage.  But as Austen mentioned, the Church doesn't require heterosexual couples to move into different homes - only that they live together as brother and sister if they are going to remain in the same home.  It may frequently be a good idea for such couples to live separately, but it isn't absolutely required.  Same with homosexual couples.  It may more frequently be likely that there is a need to move apart than would be with heterosexual couples, and there aren't as many circumstances, presumably, that would make it difficult for them to separate (financial issues could be a big one).  But it still isn't absolutely required.  If chastity is maintained, then there is no scandal.  Clutching of pearls, on the other hand...
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Milo Turns a Corner - by Bonaventure - 03-09-2021, 08:37 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Eric F - 03-09-2021, 08:41 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by HedgeKnight - 03-10-2021, 12:53 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-10-2021, 01:08 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-10-2021, 12:39 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by dahveed - 03-10-2021, 06:16 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-10-2021, 12:27 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-10-2021, 12:37 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-10-2021, 12:56 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Justin Tertius - 03-10-2021, 01:22 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-10-2021, 01:44 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Bonaventure - 03-10-2021, 02:26 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 08:48 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 11:14 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 03:12 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 03:58 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-11-2021, 11:35 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 03:15 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-11-2021, 03:23 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by jbean - 03-10-2021, 01:51 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-10-2021, 02:59 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-10-2021, 03:04 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Blind Horus - 03-10-2021, 08:54 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-10-2021, 10:55 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 11:55 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 12:18 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 12:49 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 01:19 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 03:23 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Adventus - 03-11-2021, 05:09 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 12:02 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 12:15 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 12:43 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Blind Horus - 03-11-2021, 01:03 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-11-2021, 05:32 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Melkite - 03-11-2021, 06:04 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Filiolus - 03-11-2021, 07:30 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by SeekerofChrist - 03-11-2021, 08:15 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 08:22 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Filiolus - 03-11-2021, 08:38 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Evangelium - 03-11-2021, 08:52 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 08:55 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-11-2021, 08:57 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by VoxClamantis - 03-11-2021, 09:44 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 12:08 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by jovan66102 - 03-12-2021, 12:24 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by Filiolus - 03-12-2021, 07:56 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 11:19 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-12-2021, 11:38 AM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 01:30 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by MacPasquale - 03-12-2021, 03:11 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by FultonFan - 03-12-2021, 03:54 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by austenbosten - 03-12-2021, 07:10 PM
RE: Milo Turns a Corner - by IudicaMe - 03-12-2021, 11:28 AM



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