|Statement||prepared by Donald Kuhn.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||32,  p.|
|Number of Pages||32|
Although this book is a little outdated at this point, it appears to be an important work in gay rights in the church. The author is a theologian who argues that homosexuality is not explicitly condemned in the Bible.4/5. The Church distinguishes between same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior. People who experience same-sex attraction or identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual can make and keep covenants with God and fully and worthily participate in the Church. The Church and the Homosexual. Originally published in with the Roman Catholic Church's official imprimi potest (permission to print) after more than three years' delay in Rome, approval was unexpectedly rescinded by the Vatican two years after publication. It was the first attempt by a reputed scholar and theologian to fully examine and challenge the Catholic Church's official. The Church affirms that all people are of sacred worth and are equally valuable in the sight of God. It is committed to be in ministry with all people. The Church “implores families and churches not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay members and friends.” Underlying this is the constitutional principle of inclusiveness of the church.
Pope Francis has discouraged homosexual men from entering priesthood. Prior to the 12th century, even celebrated priests could write . Four in five Vatican priests are gay, book claims This article is more than 1 year old French journalist’s book is a ‘startling account of corruption and hypocrisy’, publisher saysAuthor: Harriet Sherwood. Last spring, United Methodism’s Denmark and California-Pacific Conferences submitted long-shot pleas to have the United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council invalidate our denomination’s official teaching in our governing Book of Discipline that homosexual practice is “incompatible with Christian teaching.”You can read the request and arguments from the . The Catholic Church teaches that, as a person does not choose to be either homosexual or heterosexual, being gay is not inherently sinful. According to the Catholic theology of sexuality, all sexual acts must be open to procreation and express the symbolism of male-female complementarity. Sexual acts between two members of the same gender cannot meet these .
The book is compelling on many different grounds—history, sociology, psychology and the zeitgeist. Her main thesis concerns homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church, but she makes sure the reader understands homosexuality very well before embarking upon the sections on the Church. Homosexual Behavior. A total of about 80 percent of the most revered clerics in the Roman Catholic Church are homosexual despite the church's opposition to gay rights, according to . Homosexuality is one of most controversial moral issues of our day. Headlines teem with stories of athletes''coming out,' politicians changing positions and courts handing down same-sex marriage rulings. Sadly the church has often been afraid to talk about homosexuality. Many Christians feel confused and divided between the call to love and the call for : Ambassador International. Father McNeill's outstanding work, which convincingly establishes that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, has brought comfort to thousands of gay and lesbian Christians since its original publication in In this fourth edition, the author calls on the Vatican to make a public act of repentance for its homophobia. "Blessed be that John McNeill's courageous classic is 4/5(3).