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Catholic university leaders: homosexuality 'a disorder that can be corrected'

“There is a problem that has arisen on many Catholic university campuses on which the roles of marriage and men and women are being confused, and that can be damaging to young people. God created us male and female, so we might be help mates, support for each other and multiply the Earth. That is the meaning of sexuality. Anything other than that is a disorder, and will lead to bad consequences.”
— Provost Joseph Fessio of Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University President Nick Healy, along with Fessio, bloviated at a recent conference in Denver about an official statement outlining the Catholic church’s teachings on gay and lesbian relationships.

Although the Catholic church has maintained a strict opposition to the homosexual lifestyle throughout history, Healy said refreshing the issue is important.


Papa Ratzi and his personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Gänswein (see my earlier post).

“The overall message is that Catholic universities have the responsibility not to give in to the intellectual fashion today, but that they stay with the teachings of the Catholic church,” Healy said. “The church teaches that (same-sex attraction) is an objective disorder, and should be discouraged.”

…”There is no valid scientific evidence for a biological origin of same-sex attraction,” according to the statement. “However, there is evidence that persons with same-sex attractions can and do change.”

Doesn’t Fessio’s quote up at the top sound mighty familiar? Sort of like this nonsense:

…the reason the sexual engagement does not work is because the necessary parts are not even present. It is the equivalent of screwing a nut onto a bolt, by using a hammer. They just don’t fit.
— WND’s Kevin McCullough, in his screed, Why would ‘gays’ want children?

Or, more famously, this:

You got blood vessels and membranes in your behind. And if you put something unnatural in there, it breaks them all up. No wonder your behind is bleeding. It’s destroying us. Can’t make no connection with a screw and another screw. The Bible says God made them male and female. The Hebrew word Negade, which means complimentary nature – there is something unique to man and unique to woman and it takes those two things to compliment each other. You can’t make a connection with two screws. It takes a screw and a nut! (shouting)…”
–D.C. pastor Rev. Willie Wilson during a sermon.

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