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#548
Feb 5, 2013
 
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The majority of Americans today regard homosexuality as a state of being, as heterosexuality is. It is not morally anything any more than being male or female are morally anything.
you don't know what majority means.

35% is not a majority in anyones book

try again, it was nice having you play along.

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#549
Feb 5, 2013
 
Helpful synopsis.

http://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2010/05/...

In previous posts on the recently drug up sex abuse scandals afflicting the Church, Iíve debated with some pro-homosexual agenda individuals who have stated that there are vast reams of data showing no link between homosexuality and pedophilia. This is a bit like the 'global scientific consensus' on anthropogenic...global warming...global cooling...climate change -- there is nothing of the sort, and, in fact, there is evidence of one side, climate change proponents, if you will, blackballing and intimidating dissenting opinions.

A new abstract [link] argues just that. Put together by Dr. Brian Clowes of Human Life International, this study shows ample evidence of links between homosexuality and pedophilia, or, more precisely, ephebophilia, which is a desire for boys aged 11-16 or so. This study reveals several interesting facts -- one, homosexual priests are dozens of times more likely to commit sexual abuse than heterosexual priests. Secondly, the single strongest preference shown by a large sample of gay men was for men aged 15-20 -- that is to say, when given a bunch of pics of men of varying ages, a large majority of gay men are most aroused by young boys. This is such a common thing in gay culture, that there is a name for these young boys --'twinks,' and lusting after twinks is sufficiently common to have led to numerous websites and porn mags specializing in this kind of...target...subject. Third, numerous gay leaders have not only admitted this predeliction towards ephebophilia, but have argued that this lust is 'natural' and have lobbied to have age restrictions on man/boy love removed. They even go so far as to state that in many cases the children initiate these rapacious relationships. If that line of reasoning sounds familiar, itís because a number of pedophile priests have used this same argument themselves -- the kid came onto me! I think any parent can recognize just how insane this sad type of rationalization is.

Weíre all born with a great burden, but also a great gift. Weíre born with the burden of original sin, and while our baptism removes that sin, humanity still exists with a fallen, deformed nature that predisposes us towards sin. But, we also have the gift of the word of God, the Truth, written on our hearts. So while some of us may struggle with a predisposition towards craving altered states of conciousness through drug or alcohol use, and others towards lust, and still others towards avarice, we all also have an innate sense of the rightness and wrongness of our acts. Those who try to remain in a state of grace and to follow the infallible Word revealed through Christís Church to their best ability, those who make a regular practice of the cardinal and theological virtues, have a better developed type of this sense, but all of us have it to at least some degree. And so, many people seem to recognize that there must be a link between homosexuality and pedophilia, because our innate sense tells us this. And now, increasing evidence seems to bear this innate sense out.

None of this is to say that we should castigate or demonize homosexuals. But what it does say is that the Church is right -- those who are either actively homosexual, or who have a strong, difficult to control predisposition towards those types of acts, have no place in the priesthood. Some may say, get ready to lose 10, or 20, or whatever percent of your priests. So be it, Iím not afraid. The Church cannot suffer through a fresh round of scandals. We cannot go through another period, like it apparently was from the mid-60's to the mid-80's to quote one bishop in the study, where we had ordained priests engaged in active homosexual relationships. Such relationships were a horrid violation of the solemn vows every priest takes, on a number of fronts.

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#550
Feb 5, 2013
 
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Is it any wonder so many of our liturgical, theological, and moral teachings became so utterly corrupted during that time frame?

Iím sure some will stomp their feet and cross their arms and tell me Iím wrong. The evidence presented in the abstract is of numerous case studies supporting the notion that homosexuality and pedophilia are strongly linked.
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you don't know what majority means.
35% is not a majority in anyones book
try again, it was nice having you play along.
Pipe down, Tax Boy.

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And that justifies the Catholic Church's systematic, institutional abuse of children how?
Wow. Leaps in logic...did you grow frog legs to make that leap?

Where in the h#ll did you infer that anyone was justifying abuse of children? Went to these points: that pedophilia occurs throughout society and to the fact the Mohammed has sound reason to be considered a pedophile.

Major FAIL.

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#553
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<quoted text>Those were examples of Papal discipline. The vast majority is at the lower levels. It doesn't take a Pope to excommunicate someone. I believe I read that there are an average of two or three excommunications a year in North America.
Again, those are the extremes. I would imagine that there are many other kinds of inducements to follow along, having to do with things like being considered for positions and all.

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#554
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<quoted text>My mistake, then. I thought you were referring to the Church.
I don't believe the BSA covered up nearly as much as the Church.
I'm not lying when I tell you that as a Catholic and a former Scout, I never knew a clergyman or scout leader accused of sexual misconduct.
That makes sense. The whole MO was to foster that image--in both cases.

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#555
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Again, those are the extremes. I would imagine that there are many other kinds of inducements to follow along, having to do with things like being considered for positions and all.
You've lost me...

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That makes sense. The whole MO was to foster that image--in both cases.
I don't think my parents...a Grand Knight and a Parish Council person would have missed that...especially after shelling out a bundle in tuition.

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Helpful synopsis.
http://veneremurcernui.wordpress.com/2010/05/...
In previous posts on the recently drug up sex abuse scandals afflicting the Church, Iíve debated with some pro-homosexual agenda individuals who have stated that there are vast reams of data showing no link between homosexuality and pedophilia. This is a bit like the 'global scientific consensus' on anthropogenic...global warming...global cooling...climate change -- there is nothing of the sort, and, in fact, there is evidence of one side, climate change proponents, if you will, blackballing and intimidating dissenting opinions.
A new abstract [link] argues just that. Put together by Dr. Brian Clowes of Human Life International, this study shows ample evidence of links between homosexuality and pedophilia, or, more precisely, ephebophilia, which is a desire for boys aged 11-16 or so.
HLI has it's own point of view--or bias. Dr. Brian Clowes, btw has a PhD in Engineering. There are, you realize, people who are actually credentialled in things like human sexuality. And they don't line up with Dr. Clowes' findings.

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#558
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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>You've lost me...
I'm saying that policy is set in Rome. Those (in the priesthood) who disagree find themselves on the outs. They don't get moved into positions of greater responsibility.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think my parents...a Grand Knight and a Parish Council person would have missed that...especially after shelling out a bundle in tuition.
So, maybe it didn't happen in your parish. But it happened in others.

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I'm saying that policy is set in Rome. Those (in the priesthood) who disagree find themselves on the outs. They don't get moved into positions of greater responsibility.
Policy setting and implementing are two different things. And don't fool yourself...guilty parties outside of the Church are often moved to places of relative "safety."
adif understanding

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Ohhhhhhh! The righteous anger. Being called upon to support one's own statements. You have no idea if there have ever been any fatwah's in support of pedophilia or "thighing." And rather than admit that (or that you've been googling all afternoon and can't come up with any), you are going to call me lazy for not doing your research for you.
I would suggest that the Bible does not necessarily endorse incest. But, it includes the account of Lot's daughters doing what they needed to do to continue their line, living in isolation with no husbands. Likewise, it does not give the specific age of every bride on marriage, but everything is not so clean and nice and Ozzie and Harriet as some folks like to pretend. In fact, if you spend much time following marriages and so forth through the Bible, you might step back from the so-called Biblical view of marriage and family.
Yet, you claim to understand the whole of Islam by pulling a verse or two here and there.
Lol.. and is that account being pushed as a religious right by the leadership of the Churches? That's a huge difference between Islam and other religions.

Also, I claimed to be no such expert, I claimed Muslims are pedophiles supported by their religious doctrine because their illiterate pedophile prophet molested children. I see you have not denied that fact, you just want to change the topic to something else.

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So, maybe it didn't happen in your parish. But it happened in others.
Not saying it didn't. But I don't see it to be as widespread as the headhunting media declares it.
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And you studied human sexuality where, exactly?
It is statements like that that lead many to suspect that a good many gay-haters are merely closeted self-haters. Well, keep on keeping on. Let it be your own little secret how your sergeant salutes when a pretty boy walks by. Fight the good fight. Marry some unsuspecting little woman who won't mind too much if you have a great platonic relationship and not so much under the covers.
Just know that what you feel is NOT what every other man on the block feels. And it is all right.
Lol.. And instead of denying it, you attempt to inslut me with your ad hominem attacks thinking what exactly? Was you thinking that I would go away? Was you thinking you could call me queer because you said so? You should not worry about my sexuality, if I was concerned with it, I would have already made a statement concerning it. BTW, why are you so interested in my sexuality? Is it that you want to hook up or something...lol

Homosexuals are people picking perversion and perverted pleasure over normal order of life. Sexual actually means an act of sex and little more. Even when you extrapolate it to feelings, it deals with the desire of sexual relation.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Where does the Catholic church say that?
"Homosexual desires, however, are not in themselves sinful. People are subject to a wide variety of sinful desires over which they have little direct control, but these do not become sinful until a person acts upon them, either by acting out the desire or by encouraging the desire and deliberately engaging in fantasies about acting it out. People tempted by homosexual desires, like people tempted by improper heterosexual desires, are not sinning until they act upon those desires in some manner."
http://www.catholic.com/tracts/homosexuality
To me, if a hetrosexual has sex outside of marriage, that is adultry, therefore, a sin.

Now there are exceptions, to me, to the above. When the Catholics were driven from England because of their religion, and came to America, years would pass without a priest or any kind of clergyman to marry a man and woman. Men would send back to England and have 'wives' sent to them. They would speak their own vowels, live together as man and wife, have children and if a priest came to the area ten years later, have the ceremony.

To me, God reads the heart, is all knowing and the circumstances of the time dictated the behavior.

Exactly the same thing with homosexuals, unless they participate in sex, there is no sin.

BUT, I believe in my heart that my God knows what leads anyone down the path they take, and that He is all knowing and understanding and I am not. It is not my place to judge, nor anyone elses.

I have homosexual relatives and close friends. Most, I would trust with my life and don't think about their sexual preference anymore than I do the color of their eyes.

However,I feel strongly that for the BSA, or anyother youth oriented group, to allow known homosexuals to be leaders is foolhardy, unsafe and not in step with protecting our young people.

I do not think that all homosexuals are child predators anymore than all hetrosexuals are pedophiles, but when it somes to any child, it is simply irresponsible to allow it in the name of 'equality.' These are children, they are vulnerable, they are defenseless and it is society's role, no, duty, to protect them until they are adults and able to make their own decisions and figure it out, uninfluenced by someone with authority over them.

Political correctness, in my opinion, is being carried to the extreme in this case. Since this has been sanctioned, if I had a son, I would not allow him to join the boy scouts, and I am sure many parents will react the same.

So what we have in the end is taking away from many of our young boys an activity and learning experience that has worked for hundreds of years.

And all because some adult got on the 'equal rights' band wagon.

I do know only one scout master. He is married with adult sons. However, I would call his sexual persuasion 'suspect.' And that does NOT reflect on any other member of the BSA.
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To me, if a hetrosexual has sex outside of marriage, that is adultry, therefore, a sin.
Now there are exceptions, to me, to the above. When the Catholics were driven from England because of their religion, and came to America, years would pass without a priest or any kind of clergyman to marry a man and woman. Men would send back to England and have 'wives' sent to them. They would speak their own vowels, live together as man and wife, have children and if a priest came to the area ten years later, have the ceremony.
To me, God reads the heart, is all knowing and the circumstances of the time dictated the behavior.
Exactly the same thing with homosexuals, unless they participate in sex, there is no sin.
BUT, I believe in my heart that my God knows what leads anyone down the path they take, and that He is all knowing and understanding and I am not. It is not my place to judge, nor anyone elses.
I have homosexual relatives and close friends. Most, I would trust with my life and don't think about their sexual preference anymore than I do the color of their eyes.
However,I feel strongly that for the BSA, or anyother youth oriented group, to allow known homosexuals to be leaders is foolhardy, unsafe and not in step with protecting our young people.
I do not think that all homosexuals are child predators anymore than all hetrosexuals are pedophiles, but when it somes to any child, it is simply irresponsible to allow it in the name of 'equality.' These are children, they are vulnerable, they are defenseless and it is society's role, no, duty, to protect them until they are adults and able to make their own decisions and figure it out, uninfluenced by someone with authority over them.
Political correctness, in my opinion, is being carried to the extreme in this case. Since this has been sanctioned, if I had a son, I would not allow him to join the boy scouts, and I am sure many parents will react the same.
So what we have in the end is taking away from many of our young boys an activity and learning experience that has worked for hundreds of years.
And all because some adult got on the 'equal rights' band wagon.
I do know only one scout master. He is married with adult sons. However, I would call his sexual persuasion 'suspect.' And that does NOT reflect on any other member of the BSA.
You are treading on a very rocky path spiritually. When homosexuality, or the equivalent of it since the actual word is a modern invention not available in the days of the bible, it has stated that God outlaws it or that God found it a disgusting abomination.

The bible also tells us that the devil will be there tempting us with sin. Now here is where you are endangering yourself. You are saying, whatever is written in the bible doesn't matter because you have convinced yourself that something else exists. You have convinced yourself that the only inclination of what God thinks that is presented to us doesn't matter and that somehow, you are still spiritual.

You may be right, you may be wrong. It's your eternal life to lose. But just remember, there is only one unforgivable sin and that is denying the lord after knowing his truth. Just make sure your PC is right when you get right with the lord.
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Feb 5, 2013
 
Will they be able to earn a merit badge for singing showtunes???, let the gays start their own version of the boyscouts-isn't the catholic priest debacle enough!!!!
Wait what

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The majority of Americans today regard homosexuality as a state of being, as heterosexuality is. It is not morally anything any more than being male or female are morally anything.
If that were true, gay marriage amendments would have no trouble passing when on the ballot.

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