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The Catholic Church debates new homo guidelines

The Vatican Homobigot Machine has released “Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care,” the latest screed that attempts to figure out how the Catholic Church deals with gays and lesbians. It’s been 10 years since the church issued or debated the matter. Bishops will vote on it during the annual meeting in November. (WaPo):

The 23-page draft document affirms traditional church teachings on same-sex issues, such as forbidding the blessing of same-sex unions or marriages, and addresses some relatively new issues, such as discrimination against and harassment of gay men and lesbians.

…An early draft of the guidelines welcomes celibate gay men and lesbians to take part in parish life while asserting the church’s “right to deny roles of service to those whose behavior violates her teaching.” Public announcements of one’s sexual orientation “are not helpful and should not be encouraged,” the draft cautions, and it says church ministers must not bless same-sex unions or marriages or promote them in any way.

This should be entitled “Learn to Love the Closet, Gay Catholics.” Ratzi’s boys, according to the document, will allow children adopted by gay couples to be baptized, even though those adoptions are officially discouraged by the church.

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