Monday, May 16, 2005

priest takes a stand

this was reported on aol news today: ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 16) - A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics.
Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. i think this is a particuarly bold and courageous stand for decency taken by rev. sklucazek. homosexual behavior is repeatedly condemned by the bible, the book on which all christian religions are based. unfortunately, many religions have convieniently ignored this sample of the doctrine in deference to the increasingly powerful voice of the gay community. while i'm not going to get into judeo christian dogma at this time, i will interject that, while you can choose to be selective on what the word of god means to you, as far as god is concerned, it hasn't changed. since he is the one who made the rules in the first place, he is obviously the only one who can change the rules. another observation: sodom and gommorah were destroyed by god primarily because of the rampant homosexuality that was going on there. i must admit i don't believe that ALL of the inhabitants of those two cities were homosexual, although they could have been. i believe those two cities were destroyed not only because of the homosexuals residing there, but also because of the tolerance that the hetero-sexuals that lived there had for the lifestyles of those around them. it's time we, like rev. sklucazek, took a stand for what is moral and right and stop being so afraid of offending.

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