Archive for July, 2011

Gays, Roman Catholic Church

July 4, 2011

Till the early 1600’s most of the world population believed the Earth was the center of the Universe and the Sun and all planets revolved around the Earth. Then came Galileo, a scientist, who stated that it was the Sun upon which all revolved.  This went against the belief (doctrine) of the Roman Catholic Church and Galileo was accused of being a heretic (a person who opposes Church teaching) and sentenced to life imprisonment. Nearly 350 years later, in 1992, Pope John II stated “Theologians failed to grasp the profound non-literal meaning of Scripture when they described the physical structure of the universe. This led them to transpose a question of factual observation into the realm of faith.”
The Roman Catholic Church reversed its belief and accepted Galileo’s.
I believe, as a heretic myself, it is time for the Church to accept the fact that Pope John II’s 1992 statement applies to homosexuality and the Church should reverse its doctrinal condemnation. Science is not always wrong or satanic.