As a result, almost all gay priests are closeted, for fear of being targeted or terminated, which makes them uniquely barred from entering the discussion. There are enough comments here to suggest we need further discussion more than an argument from authority. By Sr.
And, secondly, if the church is granted exemptions, does that religious freedom extend to people like the childcare centre manager who sacked a Christian employee for opposing SSM? He could lose all three if his bishop finds his sexuality disqualifying, even if he is faithful to his vows of celibacy.
I think the world has been far to cruel for far too long to same sex people. If you take this argument seriously — that biology is entirely a function of gender identity — then the whole notion of separate male and female sports events is in doubt.
Gay priests felt unable to report pedophiles or abusers or hypocrites because they too could be outed by the abusers and forced out.