Saturday, June 2, 2012

ordo amoris

BadCatholic, the pseudo-hipster, ultra sassy Catholic blogger, wrote this article on the rhetoric of the gay marriage debate. I personally theenk eets worth reading. Give it a gander and see what you think.

And here is his sarcastic/snarky response to a weak argument for Christian support of gay marriage. It's full of sauciness, so beware. But the main point of the article, I think, is that the Catholic teaching, misunderstood, misinterpreted, and mis-taught as it is, is truly a teaching of love.Obviously, Christians are called to support and love each and every fellow human being. Love them unconditionally. As a friend of mine said: "If that's what this debate is about-- loving each other-- then there's no debate. OF COURSE we should love each other." The debate is really over what it means to love someone. Catholics think that these actions are harmful to the human person, so we're going to say so. Because that's the loving thing to do. If you see someone doing something you think will hurt them, you say something, because you don't want them hurt. We may be wrong in thinking that these actions are harmful, but I think most of the world doesn't realize that most Catholics are (I'm sure there are some that aren't, sadly. But most are) acting out of love. Love is where the Church's teaching stems from. You don't have to agree with it, but don't make it out to be hateful. Call it wrong, backwards, or outdated, but please don't call it bigoted.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't Marc's writing great?!?

    and I am getting more and more excited to see you at ND..... :D