Catholic schools teaching students homosexuality is wrong
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Catholic Schools should be allowed to teach whatever they want to the children who are attending their schools. I myself am Catholic, I acknowledge that my faith teaches that marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman. Despite this, I think you may have your facts wrong on what the Vatican teaches about Homosexuality.
The official Church teaching is that gays do not necessarily choose their condition, and thus should be loved and respected as equal members of Christ's flock. This being said, because gays cannot produce offspring through sexual acts, homosexual ACTS are considered sinful...not the condition itself.
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How does that make sense? How could 'being' homosexual be okay but homosexual acts *are* sinful? That really doesn't make any sense. Also, how are homosexual acts sinful just because they can't produce children? Most heterosexual people take part in sexual acts and most of the time, it is not to produce children. That's why brith control methods were created. So it's okay sexual acts to occur between heterosexuals but not homosexual yaks despite the fact that they are serving the and purpose? Also, I am Roman Catholic as well and the CCD school I was in was teaching this. Again, I do understand that it is not always he faith as a whole that takes part I. This hate crimes but that it is mostly due to the individual people who decide to believe this. Also, just to address the idea that the Bible states that homosexuality is wrong. I want to mention the fact that right below that, it says that a woman having her menstrual cycle is a sin. This and other "phrases" were meant to be disregarded when Jesus died on the cross. By doing this, Jesus made these ideas/beliefs invalid. I mean, who regards these ideas anymore. Just saying. And I want to remind you that I do respect your opinion and I appreciate you having this debate with me.
The idea of being anti-homosexual acts but not being anti-homosexual is not contradictory. Basically, a gay person is not allowed to engage in Sexual acts with another man because there is a 0% chance of offspring being produced. This falls into the same category of not using contraceptives, getting abortions, etc.
it is not a sin for a gay person to acknowledge their sexuality, or to act in a 'gay' manner. It is only a sin if he/she gives in to their urges.
Here is what the Chatechism of the Catholic Church says about Homosexuality:
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff more rounds, so conduct to Pro. Con conceded in round three that the Catholic Church should be able to teach what they want, so arguments to Pro. Only Pro had sources
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