Jump to navigation. A year ago the bishops of the Episcopal Church received a page report by eight theologians to provide the church with a "theology of same-sex relationships. As you might expect, the panel split into two parties, "traditionalist" and "liberal.
The documents listed below may help in coming to better understand the reasons why the union of a same-sex couple is not a marriage. They may also be useful in helping you to present your ideas to others. To see a full details of the members of the House of Representatives click here.
What is marriage? Marriage is a lifelong, faithful partnership between a man and a woman. It is ordered toward made for the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of children see Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], no.
Biblical complementarity is the belief that because God made Eve to be a physical and emotional complement for Adam, God could not, would not bless other marriage relationships, like gay marriage or polygamy. According to the anti-gay crowd, God can only truly bless marriage relationships like the Adam and Eve marriage. Because the biblical text never says that, complementarians simply assume that since God did not mention other marriage relationships in Genesis 2, God will never bless other marriage relationships.
Why does the Catholic Church teach that marriage can exist only between a man and a woman? The truth that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman is woven deeply into the human spirit. This truth has been confirmed by divine Revelation in Sacred Scripture.
Click here to download or print a. A homosexual tendency is an exclusive or predominant inclination towards same-sex attraction. It's the opposite of a normal heterosexual tendency of being sexually attracted to persons of the other sex.
The orthodox Catholic blogosphere has duly noted the mostly same-sex nature of the scandals plaguing the Catholic Church. An affirmative response to these pleas, however, would be mistaken. For the Church to specifically address the issues of homosexuality would only validate a falsehood the Church should dispel—the fallacy that sexuality is an expression of our psyches rather than material, biological fact.
In a first project, we demonstrate that this phenomenon is related to homonegativity among heterosexuals. Straight participants who were relatively uncomfortable with and averse to homosexuality tended to perceive same-sex couples as exhibiting gender complementarity, perceived gender complementary relationships as more successful and preferred same-sex couples that fit a gender complementary model of relationships over ones that do not. These findings suggest that to the extent that they endorse homonegative attitudes, heterosexuals fit same-sex relationships to heteronormative conceptions of masculinity and femininity.
The Church is not against homosexuals as persons. It never has been and never will be. They close the sexual act to the gift of life.
In this photo taken in Krakow, Poland, May 6,picketers with posters of Poland's most-revered icon of Mother of God of Czestochowa with the LGBT rainbow colors added to its halos, protest the detention for a few hours of Elzbieta Podlesna, on suspicion she put up such posters near a church in the city of Plock. An inscription on the poster says "Unleash Elzbiete". In an Aug. LGBT groups have often complained of discrimination in Poland, which currently has a population of around 38 million, roughly 86 percent of whom identify as Roman Catholic.