View Larger Image Building a Bridge…to nowhere: The LGBT Musings of James Martin Joseph Sciambra2017-05-19T07:48:11+00:00May 19th, 2017|Blog, The Church| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPinterest Related Posts Gallery My Lifelong Obsession with Icons April 4th, 2021 | 1 Comment Gallery The Filioque: My Conversation with Fr. Photius Avant March 27th, 2021 Gallery My Conversation with Abbot Tryphon of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) March 16th, 2021 Gallery My Conversation with Fr. James Guirguis of the Antiochian Orthodox Church February 7th, 2021 Gallery Orthodox Iconography – Theory and Practice: A Conversation with Shayne Swenson January 27th, 2021 8 Comments DisturbedMary May 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm The elephant in the room is the human body The reality is that men having sex with men is rejected by the human body. Just read Surviving Gay….Barely to see beyond the marketing of ss love. Go into the darkness of what happens when you want to use your body as it was not meant to be used. It’s not me or my neighbor or the priest or the pope or the church that rejects you. it is your own body that God made only for sex with a women. Meg May 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Mike Stergios May 19, 2017 at 7:58 pm Gut-wrenching. God bless you, Joseph, for your deep humility and boundless courage. Am reminded of an observation by Fr. Paul Marx decades ago regarding our “progressive” morality: “God always forgives us. We sometimes forgive each other. Nature never does.” God grant you physical healing, and sustain you in your mission. Lawrence Hortick May 19, 2017 at 8:47 pm There is NO SUCH THING as LGBTQ. You CANNOT change your nature or DNA. You are born either male or female period. No amount of “sex change” surgery, hormone replacement therapy or whatever can change your DNA. You are still male or female as you were when you were born. See Gen 2:24, Mark 10:5 – 9. And the argument that you were born this way does not hold water. God does NOT create anything evil. See 1 Tim 4:4 – 5. We ourselves and the devil do. Same sex attraction is NOT a sin. A homosexual act IS.It is a CHOICE just like any other sin. It can be forgiven if you confess it and ask God for His forgiveness and unfathomable divine mercy. See Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Hosea 4:14, Mark 10:18, Romans 1:26 – 32, 1 Corinthians 6:9 – 10, 1 Timothy 1:9 – 10 and Jude 7. Please pray for these individuals as they refuse to accept the way God created them. Remember it’s love the sinner but hate the sin. Maria. Barbiero May 20, 2017 at 9:22 pm Well said Lawrence.no other words need to be added. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. Matt Federoff May 20, 2017 at 11:01 pm Excellent…and depressing…compilation of sources. Bravo, Joseph! Sometimes you have look under the rock to expose the foul things hiding therein. I have 8 sons, and you help inspire me to go that extra mile to care for them and shower affection on them and make sure they know their father is absolutely in love with them and always will be. Craig Walterscheid May 22, 2017 at 4:48 pm It seems to me that God puts it on our hearts to be EXTREMELY SADDENED & PAINED by all this blatant, selfish apostocy in the clergy. Let us offer our Lord our sadness arising from such unabashed sin & heresy to console His Sacred Heart. Z E May 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm “God doesn’t make crap”… The constant struggle of Catholicism of late. Yes everything was “good” in Eden (before the fall) in the book of Genesis, but then God cursed it because of the sin of Adam and Eve. So everything is not all “good” , corruption has entered creation. Our savior Jesus has not come to bless corruption, but to redeem it. Sin, disease, sexual immorality, decay, homosexuality are part of this corrupted nature … This result of original sin that Christ came to save, redeem and heal us from. Christ did not come to bless evil, but to save us and redeem us from it. Our church is struggling with accurate theology on many levels. Comments are closed.