Let me first explain my views on homosexuality... I'm accepting of gay people, I don't hate anyone, especially merely because they like the same
gender. I just don't agree with homosexuality, the act itself, though it doesn't make me think any less of gay people. I'm Christian, and by that
account I follow Christ's teachings, and he taught to love everyone and be accepting of everyone, which I try my best to do.
I think a lot of times the Church is misguided in the way it goes about following Christianity, because yes, Jesus told us to love everyone, and not
to exclude anyone. But, people also must understand that this is the Church. The Church is stubborn and everyone knows this. Whether or not you
like the Church, or even agree with Christianity, you have to understand the Church's point of view (whether its right or wrong, that's up for
So, with that said, here's what I think.
Ok fine, you're a gay Catholic, why must you make such a big deal of it? Gays talk so much about equality and being treated the same as everyone
else, so why are these people going around wearing rainbow sashes? That's a blatant symbol saying "hey, look at me, I'm gay!" How can gays expect
people to treat them equally when they blatantly separate themselves from others?
I mean I'm all about individuality, and definitely not a proponent of conformity, but come on. This is Church. The Church does not agree with
homosexuality. So why purposely wear something you know the Church doesn't agree with, to make you stand out? It's like they're trying to say,
"Hey look, they're not treating me equal because I'm gay. But I purposefully wore this thing just to prove a point." It's foolish... They know
the Church's stance on gays, even if they are Catholic, why just bring this upon themselves? To point out how evil the Church is? Come on... I can
see how people would say they're using (exploiting) the Church to further their political agenda...
Rainbow Sash Movement spokesman Joe Murray was among those denied communion in Chicago. He said members wearing the sashes should be seen no
differently than a uniformed police officer or Boy Scout seeking communion.
Yeah, except Boy Scouts and police officers are not morally wrong in the Church's eyes. It's nothing alike. What, now the gay community has a
uniform? I don't see straight people walking around in uniform. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, if they're trying to be accepted
equally, they shouldn't make themselves stand out in a blatant attempt to show people (mainly the Church) how "wrong" they are.
When I asked my friends about this, one of them said some people just want to be accepted for their individuality, it's like telling someone with a
mohawk to cut their hair if they want to be accepted. But this isn't like wearing a mohawk. People who wear mohawks want to be different, they're
doing it so they aren't accepted; they must realize that people are going to look at them differently, but they wear mohawks anyway.. Gays want to be
equal. So making themselves stand out in this manner is not helping the situation at all.
If my opinions offend anyone, I apologize. But those are the opinions I have.