For A Holy Man, He Sure Likes to Lie A Lot
“I don’t think we’ve lost the marriage issue at all. Even framing the question that way shapes the answer in a wrong direction, because the language of a debate conditions how we think. If we concede the language, we concede the issue. I do think we’ve been allowing ourselves to lose the marriage debate for years, rooted in our confusion about individual and community rights, and our fear of being portrayed as “against” other people. Catholic teaching on sexuality and marriage is for human dignity; it is for human happiness and the virtuous development of family and society. It is “against” only those behaviors that undermine those goals. When people try to frame Catholic belief as an intrinsic hostility for individual persons or groups, they are not being honest.”
—Archbishop Charles Chaput (Philadelphia-designate)
If the church’s teachings were really for “human happiness and the virtuous development of family and society,” they wouldn’t be against homosexuality. Nothing about loving someone of the same sex precludes a person from being happy (in fact it often goes hand in hand), and certainly nothing about it stops familial development. It is the height of hypocritical deception to say that people pointing this out are the dishonest ones- shame on you, Archbishop Charles Chaput. I’m glad you’re out of Denver- don’t come back.