Vladimir Putin has no confusion over this issue. In fact, anybody that took Biology 101 should have an understanding of at least the scientific implications if not the morality involved.<quoted text>
So--the issue is not having relations--as the Church seems to claim, it is in being in an immoral relationship.
Let me just wonder a bit here. How would you define that relationship? Is every partnership between two lesbians immoral? For instance, could they run a business together? Could they dance or perform together? Could they own property together? Seems like all of those things are called partnerships. Are they all immoral if between two persons of the same sex? Were Sears and Roebuck immoral?
Bottom line is that people who follow the teachings of the church tend to be happier, prosper more, have fewer divorces and more stable families. The church's teachings on human sexuality are an important factor underpinning the successful results people experience in their lives when they follow a Catholic or Christian lifestyle.
Now let's compare the results of devout Catholics to the culutural and society mess created by the hedonistic Cultural Marxist baby boomer generation: Divorce, Illegitimacy rates through the roof. You have entire families in the underclass who only experience stable families through the movies. Drug use through the roof, illiteracy, STD's and just about every social metric has been a disaster.
Bottom line is that the Catholic Church and its teachings are a success each and every way you look at things.
Your Cultural Marxist ways have been a proven failure and I have fifty years worth of statistics to back me up.
Why is it again that the Catholic Church should adopt your way of looking at things instead of the way that has been proven to work for 2,000 years?