“Rest assured, there are many people there who can understand your way. There are also souls who, whether they know it or not, are looking for Christ and have not found Him. But “How can they hear about Him, if nobody tells them?” ~ St. Josemaria Escriva

In the minds of most homosexual men and women: Christian evangelization to the gay community often swerves between complete weak acquiescence and capitulation (DignityUSA) or total raving hate and damnation (Westboro Baptist.) Both movements have a negligible impact on the daily lives of gay people; they only succeed in exciting either the false egalitarian pride of liberals or the demonic loathing on the loony fringes. But, what they have in common is a philosophy based, not on fact, but on the cult of dissention and personal interpretation: i.e. the Catholic Church needs to adjust its beliefs; or that a particular interpretation of the Old Testament is tantamount to reading the mind of God. St. Josemaria Escriva takes the true Christ-like road when he stated: “You have come to the apostolate to submit, to annihilate yourself, not to impose your own personal viewpoints.” The Catechism explains this further: “By faith, man completely submits his intellect and his will to God. With his whole being man gives his assent to God the revealer.” As Catholics, we understand that the Lord has revealed Himself most fully through the Church he Himself established: the Holy Roman Catholic Church. And, in the Church, we see the greatest revelation of God’s plan for those suffering from same-sex attraction: “Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.” This is a major statement, for, in Christian cosmology, only the Blessed Virgin and the Saints have reached this level of spiritual and moral superiority. Therefore, because of the enormous suffering Our Lord is calling all homosexuals to partake in – He is also calling them to be among the greatest of the Saints. And, because of this splendid destiny to which they have been called, Satan and his followers will do everything in their power to stop it. For this reason, our gay brothers and sisters have oftentimes fallen into the most severe examples of human sexual depravity; the “intrinsically disordered” acts which the devils have lured them to ranges from anal sex to urophagia. This drop into a little taste of hell, keeps our gay brothers away from the healing Love of Christ by granting a fleeting sense of security in the worldly here and now; at the saddest point – they are forever removed from salvation through the continuing horror of death from AIDS. In order to save these people, we must give ourselves completely; no matter the cost; we must be worked by Christ as His instrument, and then set aside. . As Josemaria said: “When the Lord makes use of you to pour his grace into souls remember that you are only the wrapping round the gift, the paper that is torn up and thrown away.”