I am frequently asked by readers how I can stand wading into Freeperland and other nasty haunts, gathering up the foulitude that I post here each day. I don’t have a good answer for you, other than I have a high tolerance level for reading BS and plenty of anti-bacterial cleanser for my laptop.
Actually, these days, many of you are the ones sending me links to these filthy bigots, lol, goading me to visit and post the lunacy of the bible-beating fringe. Mission accepted. 😉
This piece, however, was found during my tour of Freeperland this AM. One of the knuckle-draggers there posted a link to an article on Catholic Planet by Ronald Conte, Jr. that I had not seen before, Instruction on Controversial Questions: Homosexuality Is Evil — it’s mind-blowing.
As with most homobigots, he takes pains to say “I do not bear hatred or undue prejudice against gays and lesbians,” but proceeds to unleash the most unhinged and hateful commentary — from a biblical perspective, of course. The intro starts off with a bang.
Homosexuality is evil. It is directly and irreconcilably opposed to God’s will for humanity and for the human person. A homosexual orientation is a grave moral disorder within the human person. This disorder is not part of God’s plan for the human race; it is a result of the sinfulness of the individual and of groups of individuals. This disorder is not a part of human nature; it is an effect of serious sin on human nature. Anyone who has a homosexual orientation has a severely damaged human nature.
It’s a long and sick piece but I pulled my favorite portion out for you, Blenders, because I was astonished to find a well-rounded list of offenses to God’s plan outlined quite nicely for you (unfortunately not ranked), as Conte answers the question:
Are homosexual sins more sinful than heterosexual sins?
Yes. For several reasons. First, it should be understood that the only sexual act that is moral is natural sexual relations between a man and a woman who are married to each other.
Now, concerning heterosexual sexual sins, some are more serious than others. Natural sex before marriage is a sin against God’s plan that sexual relations take place only within marriage. Adultery is a sin against both God’s plan for marriage and against one’s spouse and children. Unnatural sex within marriage is a sin against the natural order that God created in the human person, and it is a sin against procreation, and it is a sin against one’s spouse. Unnatural sex outside of marriage is an even worse sin because it adds the sin against God’s plan for marriage. Rape adds a sin against the body and the will of another human person, in addition to the other above-mentioned factors. The factors that make any sexual acts sinful, or more sinful, include one or more of the following (in no particular order):
a.) sex outside of marriage – offends against God’s plan for marriage and marital relations.
b.) adultery – offends against one’s own spouse and/or against the spouse of another person.
c.) contraceptive sex – offends against God’s plan for procreation.
d.) masturbation – offends against God’s plan for marriage and procreation, and against the human person
e.) unnatural sex – offends against nature, i.e. the natural order that God created in the human person, and against procreation, and against the other person.
f.) rape (sex without consent) – offends against the body and the will of another person and against God.
g.) underage sex – offends against God’s plan for children and adults, and against consent. Sexual relations between an adult and a teen is even more offensive than between two teens. Sexual relations between an adult and a child is all the more offensive, and increases in offensiveness as the age of the child decreases.
h.) homosexual sex – necessarily includes the offenses of unnatural sex, non-procreative sex, sex outside of marriage, and further offends against God’s will that sexual relations only occur between a man and a woman.
i.) other sexual sins – various types of perversities offend even further against God, His plan, and His creation.
More than one of the above-listed factors are sometimes found together in the same relationship or in the same sexual act. Each factor increases the sinfulness of the acts. Note that there are other sins and perversities that offend even further against God.
Homosexual sex necessarily offends against God’s plan for marriage, and for procreation, and is necessarily unnatural, and it adds the further perversity of offending against God’s will that sexual relations only occur between a man and a woman. This further offense is against the very order that God created in the human race and in Creation. Therefore, homosexual sins are not equivalent to heterosexual sins, but are much worse. Some Christians think that all sex outside of marriage is equally sinful. But this is not so. Homosexual acts are a more serious offense against God because they are fundamentally and objectively a greater state of disorder and a greater state of opposition to God’s plan.
I have to say that this is so beyond the pale that, by and large, even the Freepers didn’t nibble on this one. A sample comment:
Well, I’ve read through it, and the most productive comment I can make is to suggest you keep this sort of bizzare writing away from the Liberals.
When I got to the: “Sexual relations between an adult and a child is all the more offensive, and increases in offensiveness as the age of the child decreases.” I’m thinking… so sex with a 5 year old is more offensive than with a 6 year old?… surely it’s equally abominable!…. I guess not.
So much of it is clearly concocted from the mind of the writer, with very fragile scriptural arguements to support his more silly points.
I actually agree with a great deal of it, but he lets himself down with declarations that have no support.
The idea that the homosexual tendency springs from an individual having commited mortal sin made me concider that the author was actually working undercover for the homosexual activists. What a secret weapon he is for them….
Hey Mr Conte Jr… I’ve uncovered your REAL mission! – you rabid homo-lover!
It’s writings like his that undermine the whole intelligent arguement against the homosexualisation of society. It’s such a shame, because so much of it is right.