Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by Anthony R. Girard, Sliema
Every now and again, Jacqueline Calleja dreams up more dogmatic excerpts directed at homosexuals. Her latest epistle (May 23) catalogues more and more chapters and verse aimed at vilifying homosexuality and portraying homosexuals as perverts unworthy of God's love.
A few quotes from her latest diatribe, such as "... homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered..." (if I remember correctly Cardinal Ratzinger had declared this and the word he used at the time was evil and not disordered), are shockingly out of touch with what our Church believes today and I very much doubt whether His Holiness would use that same declaration today, having been elevated to the throne of St Peter.
Another: "... legal recognition of homosexual unions or placing them on the same level as marriage would mean not only the approval of deviant behaviour..." This is far from the truth. Homosexuality is not deviant and this has been recognised by the DSM IV, the "bible" (if Ms Calleja would excuse the pun!) of the psychological profession the world over.
It would be far, far better and more Christian were Ms Calleja to profess the love of Christ than to fling moral codes at fellow Catholics. If I remember correctly, it had been the Scribes and the Pharisees who used to shove these at the Lord's face when He was on his mission of love on this earth.
God has made every single one of us as His true image and likeness and if we dare criticise and object to even a fraction of God's handiwork, then we would be saying we know better than God... now that would really be intrinsically disordered.