Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

by Rachel Baker on October 13, 2014

Honestly, the bishops make it sound like the gays are wise men bearing gifts…that’s truly awesome, and I’m not sure they meant for their statements to be interpreted that way.

Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church.

The bishops said gays had “gifts and qualities” to offer and asked rhetorically if the church was ready to provide them a welcoming place, “accepting and valuing their sexual orientation without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony.”

For a 2,000-year-old institution that teaches that gay sex is “intrinsically disordered,” even posing the question is significant.

“This is a stunning change in the way the Catholic church speaks of gay people,” said the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit author. “The Synod is clearly listening to the complex, real-life experiences of Catholics around the world, and seeking to address them with mercy, as Jesus did.”

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