Understanding the Real Issues and
The issue of homosexuality is tearing apart the fiber of our society,
as well as that of our Social and Religious Institutions. It is an
emotionally charged subject and most people take sides without an understanding of
the real issues and their ramifications.
In this document, we will attempt to shed some light on them in the
hopes that it may assist all in placing this issue in its proper
Frame of Reference Used
We live in a primarily Judeo-Christian society with heavy Muslim
influence, thus we will approach this work using Monotheism (1) as the frame of
reference needed to establish internal coherence.
Once the case is established with internal coherence, an attempt will
be made to establish its external coherence. The individual reader
should then be the final judge of its harmony using his or her own
We encourage the agnostic (2)
to read this document with an open mind. The primary objective of this
document is neither to
justify nor condemn homosexuality; we are only attempting to
bring peace and consolation to many restless hearts through a
comprehensive understanding of homosexuality.
Normally 'Definition of Terms' is placed in the Appendix of most works.
In this case, to pave the way for the understanding and coherence which
we are striving to achieve, the definitions precede the work itself.
The reader is encouraged to carefully read them and meditate on them.
The uncreated Creator. Omnipotent and Eternal. All is possible for Him
except to violate the Free Will of man because He Himself granted it
and God does not reverse His designs. There is no need to; they are
Homosexual: An individual
generally, but not exclusively, attracted, physically and/or
romantically, to a member of the same gender.
Homosexual Act: An act between
two human beings of the same gender which involves the genital
apparatus and which may result in a psychosomatic climax.
Sacred Scriptures: Written
compendium of Laws and traditions, Divine and human, plus working
examples from historical events. The source: God, Who, through
inspiration, manifested them through Prophets and Apostles over the
centuries. Key Examples: Jewish Torah, Christian Bible, Muslim Qur'an,
Book of Mormon, etc.
[S. John 8:7]: Example of a
reference from the Sacred Scriptures indicating the Book [S. John]; the
Chapter ; the Verse .
Being: Created in the [spiritual] image of God. "...male and
female created he them." [Genesis 1:26-27]
Sin: An offense to God which
constitutes any act by which a human being rejects the loving care of
his Creator by: (a) Willfully ignoring the laws He lovingly set for the
well being of His creatures; or (b) Willfully offending Him for the
sake of offending Him out of malicious rebellion. The consequences of
sin may be tempered by the Mercy of God (3).
Our Cross: Characteristics in
our soul, character and/or body which propitiate the inclination to act
not in our best interests according to the Divine Laws.
Love: A nurturing feeling
between two human beings which prompts in him/her a desire of sharing
joy and happiness with the object of his/her love. The ultimate act of
love is to give up one's life for the benefit of the loved one.
Sexual Relations: The
next-to-the-ultimate manifestation of love taken out of context.
Not attempting to practice the teachings of Jesus Christ (4) or violating the Ten
Commandments clearly spelled out by God (5) is a more serious
transgression than homosexual behavior, as defined above.
The evaluation of homosexual acts on religious grounds is of no consequence nor
has any merit unless
it is within the overall context of Divine Law and Tradition.
Within such valid context, any discussion of this issue must be made
against the backdrop of what Jesus Christ taught us by means of the
sinful woman who was to be stoned to death: "He that is without sin among you, let him
first cast a stone at her." [John 8:7] and ....
Jesus said: "Neither will I condemn
thee. Go, and now go and sin
no more." [John 8:11]
In such an integrated context, the real problems appear to be: (a) The
persecution of homosexuals, on the one hand; and (b) Actively seeking
the proliferation of homosexual lifestyles, on the other hand.
The Details are developed within the established Frame of Reference.
* God said to the created
man and woman: "..., Be
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,..." [Genesis 1:28]
Commentary: A homosexual
sexual relationship cannot yield other human beings, thus the
multiplication, i.e. procreation, comes to a halt in those two
individuals. In a homosexual oriented society, in the mathematical
limit, the human species would become extinct.
* God, in the Person of
Jesus, also said: "And thou,
Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to
hell; for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been
done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto
you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day
of judgment, than for thee." [Matthew
transgression was nonbelief; lack of faith in Jesus Christ. In spite of
the mighty works which Jesus Christ did in Capernaum, they refused to
believe in Him.
The land of Sodom (7)
would have fared better than a land which rejected Him, thus, His
teachings. In the persecution of homosexuals, the Basic Laws of God are
being trampled upon.
Using the God-centered Frame of Reference, it becomes quite obvious
that there are more commonplace offenses, such as stiff-necked
impenitence and lack of charity, which are far worse than those
associated with homosexual behavior.
"To believe" is "to try to obey". If one "believes" that there is a
high-speed train coming over the railroad crossing, one will "try to
obey" and stay clear from the path of the train. If one does not "try
to obey" the "belief" that a high-speed train is coming, then there is
no "belief". One is only pretending outwardly to "believe", or as it is
commonly known: "only paying lip service".
* Jesus further said, in no uncertain terms, that: "Little children, yet a little while I am
with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go,
ye cannot come; so now I say to you. A new commandment I give unto you,
That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one
another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you
have love one to another." [John
Commentary: He did not make
exceptions by classifying who was "one" or who was "another".
If we attack and persecute anyone for
any reason, we do not love them.
If we do not try to love them, we do not try to obey the New
Commandment given by Jesus Christ.
If we do not try to obey Jesus Christ, we do not believe enough in Him,
thus our penalty will be greater than for those (8) who are being attacked
and persecuted allegedly in the Name of God.
For those whose Faith teaches them that Jesus Christ is not God, let us
use an alternate approach.
In Exodus 20:1-18 God gave man the Ten Commandments (9). No explicit nor
implicit mention is made of homosexual behavior. Therefore, the
classify many commonplace sins in a much worse category than homosexual
Redefining The Problem
The true problems lie in:
1.- The persecution of homosexuals; and
2.- The promotion of the
proliferation of homosexual lifestyle.
With the reasons being:
Without ignoring the reasons and/or traumas (10) which have caused the
homosexual behavior in a human being, which may be compounded by the
homophobic attitude, let us
look at why it is not practical to promote a homosexual lifestyle where
it does not already exist.
The plan of Creation, or if you are an agnostic - the plan of
perpetuating the species, is being short circuited with its associated
psychosomatic consequences; primarily guilt.
By actively promoting homosexuality, the human Creation is being pushed
to function outside its "Normal Operating Range and Instructions" ;
that is, outside "The Normal Sexual Preference Distribution Amongst the
World Population and the Sacred Texts". For the agnostic view: Outside
the established Laws of Nature.
If we operate a device, electronic or mechanical, outside its range of
operability it may malfunction and may prematurely fail. If we promote the improper
operation of industrial devices in a worldwide scale, eventually
industry would fail.
In the case of a human being, the situation is far more complex for it
involves the physical, emotional and spiritual components which
constitute the integrated make up of a human being.
In any case, there is no need to despair (11). God loves profoundly each one of
His children and will help each one of us individually in our journey through Time (12).
All He wants from us is that we allow Him to help us along. To receive
that help, all we have to do is to ask Him. No one is excluded; no one!
(Added on May 1, 2002 and
Confirmed on October 21, 2014)
As the sexual abuse scandal rages within the Roman Catholic Church, it
seems appropriate that we reissue this document wherein homosexuality
is placed in its proper Biblical perspective. This perspective will, in
turn, highlight the gravity of the sin committed, and still being
committed, by the members of the Hierarchy.
Committed: By having
covered up the spread of a spiritually deadly disease (10); and
Still Being Committed:
By not acknowledging that they were fully aware of what they were doing
- Placing their personal and the Church interests above the interests
of the victims. This particular behavior is tantamount of sinning
against the Holy Spirit of God.
(1) There is a Creator:
(2) Atheist are not mentioned
because they are a nonexistent entity. The moment "something" is denied
or one claims to "be without it" the reality being denied is actually
(3) Sin may be tempered by the Mercy of God
(4) For Christians.
(5) For the Hebrew and Muslim
(6) The Holy Bible. Authorized
King James Version. The World Publishing Company unless otherwise noted.
(7) Which gave its name to a
style of copulation not originally intended as clearly reflected by the
anatomical and physiological designs of the human being.
(8) For the purposes of this
document: homosexuals, male and female.
(9) (a) Having other gods
[idolatry of the material and not of God]; (b) Not honoring thy father
and thy mother; (c) Killing; (d) Committing adultery; (e) Stealing; (f)
Bearing false witness against thy neighbor; and (g) Coveting thy
neighbors' property or well being.
reasons and/or traumas
which may have caused the homosexual behavior in a human being
is no need to despair
journey through Time
En Español: Homosexualidad - Cómo omprender el
fenómeno sin justificarlo ni condenarlo
Originally issued only for
Worldwide Ecclesiastical Distribution on Spring 1996
Reformatted and Clarified on October 2014
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