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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Grammick at Univ. of Detroit

Sister Jeannine Gramick recently spoke at the University of Detroit on (what else?) the topic of homosexuality.

"When we read about homosexuality in the scriptures, it's always about homosexual acts that are condemned," she said. "There is no condemnation of homosexual love relationships. In fact, the writers of the scriptures, the human persons who wrote the scriptures down, had no concept, had no understanding, of what we now call constitutional homosexuality."

So that's what the Gay movement is all about, "homosexual love relationships." Silly me, I thought it was about anal and oral sex. I wonder . . . is AIDS transmissible through a "homosexual love relationship"? I'll have to ask a doctor.

"Paul and other writers of scriptures thought everyone was constitutionally heterosexual," she said. "Paul had no idea that approximately 10 percent of the population - maybe more - is constitutionally, naturally, oriented toward [people] of their own gender. He didn't know that."

Nevertheless, Gramick said there were examples of same-sex love relationships in the scriptures, pointing to the stories of Ruth and Naomi and David and Jonathan.

"The point is there's no condemnation of homosexual love relationships and there are same-sex relationships [in the Bible]," she said.

Sister Gramick and the University of Detroit, which hosted her, are an embarassment. Church teaching on this subject is definitive and unchangeable. Homosexual acts are sinful. Same-sex attraction is disordered.

In the words of Father John Hardon, S.J., "Close the book."