We are all ND
Ellen Peralta | Monday, October 12, 2009
Sex is described by the Catechism as needing to be between a man and a woman for “2363 The good of the spouses themselves and the transmission of life.” So, if we’re following correctly, the purpose of sex is to share love and make babies. The Church, then, is against any act of sex whose goals or outcomes aren’t those two things. Unfortunately, “practicing homosexuality,” or even using contraceptives, won’t produce life and therefore is a big “no-no” in the Church’s eyes. That, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Church is against the act of practicing homosexuality. Nothing to do with the people, just the act. Think hard and you could conclude that the church is equally against pre-marital sex and sex used with contraceptives. Yet, there aren’t nearly as many prejudices against heterosexuals who technically don’t abide by the catechism in their sexual practices, are there? Clearly, this is an issue of prejudice toward homosexuals which is a shame, because I’ve met some extremely interesting and kind-hearted people here at Notre Dame that just so happen to be gay.
So, Sean Mullen, although you “have nothing against gay people,” your inflammatory “Don’t ask, don’t tell” suggestion and lack of overall tact were offensive, not only to the GLBTQ community of Notre Dame, but to all those lucky enough to call ourselves their friends. Being inclusive doesn’t make us “secular,” it makes us Catholic.