To "practice" homosexuality is a great evil. There is no question about this as revealed by the Word of Almighty God in the Holy Bible. However, for those who are tempted in this area, there is no sin involved if they are sincerely trying to overcome those temptations and/or do not give in to those evil thoughts or engage in any immoral physical activity with those of the same sex.
Those that the Lord condemns are those who openly demand the "right" to practice this great evil and/or demand other certain "civil rights" from the government and society that would give approval to their immoral actions.
To have a desire to overcome temptations from the devil is one thing, but to seek membership in the Church while refusing to acknowledge their sins or stop "practicing" any immoral physical activity with those of their sex, reveals that they are not true followers of Christ. Therefore, they must not be "welcomed" into the Church, for to do so would be approving of their actions and would also be a grave sin.
This does not mean we should treat them in a uncharitable manner. It is also good to pray for their souls and the souls of those in their care, as well as those influenced by the scandal they create.
Vincent T. Bemowski
Catholic Messages USA.com
GRAVE MESSAGES FROM THE LORD
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination."
"Every soul that shall commit any of these abominations, shall perish from the midst of his people. Keep my commandments. Do not the things which they have done, that have been before you, and be not defiled therein. I am the Lord your God."
"And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the face of the Lord, beyond measure."
"And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven."
"He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the
ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace
"Burning it with brimstone, and the heat of salt, so that it cannot be sown any more, nor any green thing grow therein," after the example of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrha, Adama and Seboim, which the Lord destroyed in his wrath and indignation..."
"And that Babylon, glorious among kingdoms, the famous pride of the Chaldeans, shall be even as the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha."
Isaias (Isaiah) 13:19
"I destroyed some of you, as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha, and you were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet you returned not to me, saith the Lord."
MORE GRAVE WARNINGS FOR THE USA & OTHER NATIONS
"Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents.
God delivered them up: Not by being author of their sins, but by withdrawing his grace, and so permitting them, in punishment of their pride, to fall into those shameful sins.
Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent (approve of their actions) to them that do them."
"O how good and sweet is thy spirit, O Lord, in all things! And therefore thou chastisest them that err, by little and little; and admonishest them, and speakest to them, concerning the things wherein they offend; that leaving their wickedness, they may believe in thee, O Lord...
Because they did works hateful to thee... merciless MURDERERS OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN... (ABORTION). Wherefore thou hast also greatly tormented them who in their life have lived foolishly and unjustly, by the same things which they worshiped. For they went astray for a long time in the ways of error, holding those things for gods (material things) which are the most worthless among beasts, living after the manner of children without understanding.
Therefore thou hast sent a judgment upon them... they suffered by those very things which they took for gods..."
"Know also this, that, in the LAST DAYS, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these (people) AVOID."
2 Timothy 3:1-5
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