....My sister a more devout catholic than you Anthony her 40 year old son was gay, he died 3 years ago. I knew gay/lesbian kids in highschool. I knew some men from work were gay. I am sure you know gay people. I am hetro-sexual but I have nothing against gay people. I am not a bigot, as you are. You know yourself your catholic clergy has more gays than the general population. Whats your point?
The catholic church is not going to stop pre-marital sex, or contraceptives, or divorce, or catholics in greater numbers not attending mantatory sunday mass. The catholic church has lost complete control and they themselves have not set very good MORAL and ETHICAL standards themselves as you know Anthony.
What others do in their bedrooms are none of our business. Maybe you and your wife live EXACTLY as the church tells you to live, but in the real world it doesn't happen that way.
When I see the most holy catholics such as the 1,000 and counting priest association, and 47,000 nuns spending their lives helping the poor and down trodden, those are more important issues than beating the drum of whose divorced? Who is using condoms?
Worry about yourself and everyone else will do just fine.
Churches have long been too 'polite' to deal with these subjects. Our silence has resulted in ignorance in our youth. The Bill Clinton fiasco in the White House resulted in the publicizing of oral sex. Most of our children never heard of it. It began to be recognized as 'safe sex', because you couldn't get pregnant. School kids have been exercising their new-found ? on school buses!
No one told them that they could get aids from that act.(Why did your friend die at only 40 years of age?) No one told them that oral and anal cancers are running wild as a result of that behavior.
The church (RCC or any other) that preaches against such behavior should be protected, not condemned. No one would declare that ''what one does in one's bedroom is no one's business'', if what they were doing was murder, or brutality, etc. Paul says that those practices are "dishonoring their bodies." (Rom. 1)
This is not a pleasant subject, but we must see to it that our youth know the consequences of such behavior.
...Churches have long been too 'polite' to deal with these subjects.
...Then its the churches fault.