posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 05:41 PM
here is my understanding of this as someone brought up in the catholic church, although i have since turned away:
being gay isn't the crime, having sex with other guys is the crime...or sin i should say.
first off, i don't see how it's any of the churches business if you are gay. from what i know (working in a church for 4 years, going through 6
priests in that time, 3 teachers in high school who were in the seminary, 2 highly suspect of being gay in my opinion, and one since i left high
school went back and finished) they never ask about sexual orientation. but if they do, you say you are gay, which i feel you should because it is
nothing to hide from as im sure you feel yourself, and they turn you away, you honestly have a case of discrimination. when i was in the church i
could care less if my priest likes guys or gals, as long as he is a just and moral person who helps his flock. my pastor at the church i worked at was
the least compassionate straight man i knew, and i would have much rather have a gay man who was the priest then this guy.
if you feel going into the seminary is your calling, go for it. the church is all about callings. they can't deny you on that.
if you would like i can get in contact with my high school teachers who were in the seminary, i was family friends with one of them, and close to the
other two. just message me and i'll be more than happy to help.
as someone who is just plain struggling to figure what they want to do in life, it's a breath of fresh air to find someone who seems to have an idea.
gives me hope.
edit to add: if you find being a full fledged priest isnt going to work for you, maybe being a deacon will. it has all of the helpfull natures of
being a priest, but none of the abilities to perform the sacraments. also, they are aloud to get married and such. the two deacons i knew were both
married and good people. they also helped serve as a shoulder for those who didnt find one in our pastor.
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