Can people be catholic if they are gay bi or les?
Info from Catholic.com:
What the Church Says:
The Catholic Church, in addition to these considerations, recognizes God’s divine revelation on the matter: Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved (CCC 2357; cf. Persona Humana 8). The Church bases this teaching on Scripture, in part because homosexual activity is clearly condemned whenever mentioned. For example, God commanded the Israelites, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination" (Lev. 18:22) and then instituted the death penalty for disobeying this commandment: If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them" (Lev. 20:13). This penalty does not apply today, of course, but it clearly shows God’s disapproval of homosexual activity.
Paul called homosexual activity "unnatural" and pointed out that there are consequences for acting in such a way: Women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error (Rom. 1:26–27). Some people attempt to re-interpret this Scripture passage by claiming that Paul knew nothing about "gender identity." Paul spoke of "unnatural" relations (understood to mean homosexual relations among heterosexuals), but because, according to this argument, homosexual relations among homosexuals are not unnatural, Paul does not condemn them.
But Paul spoke of the men being "consumed with passion for one another." This clearly indicates desire—in this context, homosexual desire—so the men are clearly being described as homosexuals. This is not to say that homosexual activity among heterosexuals is not also unnatural; indeed it is. But if Paul had been talking about heterosexual men in this passage, he would not have characterized them as being "consumed with passion" for one another, as this phrase implies homosexual desire.
Jesus died to redeem us from sin...
He is coming back for a bride that is spotless...meaning.. without sin...
So, the question we should ask ourselves is what is Heaven worth to me???
Jesus gave everything that he has to bring us back into right relationship with him.
We have to be willing to give up our sin, in order to become like him.
He will provide the help and strength that we need to turn from our sins, but, he leaves it up to us, whether or not we intend to do this.. He said if we love him, we will follow his commandments.
Homosexuality is called an abomination.. the strongest terminology used for sin, in the bible. God did not create man to be with man, nor woman to be with woman.
God tells us to be holy, like he is holy, and without this, no man will see God. Heaven is not a place where we can indulge in our lusts.. it is a holy place, and only the holy will enter. Today is the day of decision...we are planning our own future, every day that we live. We will be judged by what we do in the body, and to the body. Jesus is always willing to welcome each and every one of us, into his presence, with open arms, but, the sin has to go... in all of us...
When the sin of the world was upon Jesus, the Father had to look the other way, causing Jesus to say"My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?" If God will turn his back on his own Son, because of sin, where do we think we will stand, when he looks at us?
According to this. . . Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; Rom 1:27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. Rom 1:28 Since these people refused even to think about God, he let their useless minds rule over them. That's why they do all sorts of indecent things. I'd say Not you can't be catholic if your not straight or even Christian. And if you want the KJV Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Zou guzs stupid german kezboard cant find the right kez! Anz wazs you aha I found the y! sry for that Do you guzs reallz believe god thinks you are a bad person? He made everyone in his image. Obviously his image was to have some people be homosexual. You guzs who says it is and abomonation-GET A LIFE you guys were obviously raised to think gays are freaks. Why would god have made the Gays if he didnt lke them. IF you EVEN DARE SAY THEZ ARE MISTAKES YOU ARE DOUBTING GODS POWER!!! he doesnt just make mistakes. Yes you can be catholic and gay!
I used to be Catholic and we had a lesbian couple who attended our church regularly. It was my understanding that they could be Catholic (as in a part of the church) but were not allowed to participate in the sacraments (I.e., not in full fellowship). I also understand in some other congregations they put more emphasis on action than orientation. For example, a gay person could be a member of a church if he did not participate in gay sex.
Of course- Catholicism after all means "universal" and thus, anyone can be Catholic.
What the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) does not approve of, however, is same sex marriage. We believe marriage is solely meant for a man and a woman. Being homosexual (in the RCC anyways) is not a sin but does become a sin IF a person is engaging in homosexual acts and thus, the RCC strongly suggest homosexuals to live a celibate life.
Catholics can't be gay not because of what the Bible says, but because of what the Catechism and the Church say. If you can't handle the requirements, just find another denomination. I heard United Church of Christ is open.
You can be gay/lesbian/bi and still be a catholic. I've always been taught that its only a sin if u act upon homosexual feelings, so gays are always sinners, and they dont always go to hell, God is their to forgive sins!!
Uhh... hang on a sec...
According to Catholic beliefs, all followers consider the Pope to be infallible, and must adhere to all beliefs and views as dictated BY HIM. Those who DO NOT, by his decree, are NOT CATHOLIC.
There are Catholics who claim the religion/title and Catholics who are in 'Good Standing' with the church, following God's will - your question answered according to Canon Law, No - my understanding.
For those wishing to leave the homosexual lifestyle realize there are consequences for their actions, but that forgiveness through Christ is possible - http://www.loveinaction.org/
hey u can be whatever u want to be if u want to be a gay catholic then go for it. dont let other peoples closed minded dumb a$$ beliefs stop u from practicing your religion
It really depends on the church.
If not, you could try epispocal , close to catholicism and allow gay/bi/les
yes u can but it's not in the 10 commandment however in the bible it says man shall not sleep with man etc.
Being a doctor had no real relevance to one's value of human life...
Can you BE a true and honest Doctor if you believe it's ok to kill people?
Can, but they will have a lot of deeds to confess.