Well, I would hope that you long to understand more fully the Church’s teaching on homosexuality. It’s quite reasonable..
I understand the Church’s teaching, and respect it. I just don’t personally accept it in regards to “civil union”. I don’t believe the Church has a say over what is civilly acceptable.
One of the reasons that I converted to Catholicism was because the Church refused to tell me that my mother, the best person I know, is going to Hell for being who she is. Catholicism does not condemn her in the definite way that my Pentecostal faith did.
She personally struggles with who she is and fell out of church when I was young because they could not accept certain things she battled and she couldn’t be open about it. I resented her for it for a very long time before I knew better.
The Catechism advises tolerance and acceptance. To love all of our neighbors, regardless. Just as we would love someone of a different race or ethnicity or background, I love those of a different sexuality.
Your sexuality does not make you a good or bad person. It is considered a sin, but we are all sinners. I sin every day, even if I don’t realize at the time. I try to be a good person though.
I think we should just love people and be the best we can be. I respect the Church’s teaching, and they teach me that Jesus said:
“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”
I have friends from across the spectrum of belief. They are liberal and conservative, Catholic and Protestant, Atheist and Devout, etc. I love them all and respect their opinions even if I don’t agree 100% of the time. Me? I am somewhere in the middle. I don’t like to debate like many do (i.e. Charlie for those that know him), but I do like to express my opinions and make them known.
Mostly I don’t want my fast food to come with a political statement. I find it silly. Those are for blogs.
That’s basically it? I think?