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An Index of Essays on Homosexual Issues


The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses some issues related to homosexuality in paragraphs 2357-2359. The Catholic Church speaks up for the rights of homosexuals in in paragraph 2358 by saying, "Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided."

However, the Catholic Church is very much opposed to government recognition of gay marriage. This no doubt reflects the teaching of paragraph 2357 of the Catechism that says, "Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."" A little later it says, "Under no circumstances can they be approved." The Church perhaps interprets government recognition of gay marriage as approval of homosexual acts.

As failing to approve of homosexual sex and gay marriage is frequently interpreted as bigotry and cause for dismissal from many professional and administrative positions this puts the authentic Catholic in a delicate situation. Some religious people have refused to cave in and suffered persecution for the faith. We need to support them, knowing that our turn may well be coming. If enough fuss is put up in defense of Kim Davis or Brendan Eich perhaps the tide will turn before it reaches the rest of us.

This is why I feel gratitude to Kim Davis. Sure she has her flaws, that is why the ACLU picked her to be the test case, but like General Grant she was willing to fight. Just as Lincoln realized that he needed a general who would fight, I realize that I need people who will go to jail for the cause.

Several of the essays indexed here have to do with the mistreatment of those who opposed, or at least were not willing to go on record as supporting the gay agenda.

Kim Davis Essays

Most recently Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gays has probably been targeted by the ACLU because she has married four times.

The Kim Davis case seems to be a microcosm of the Roe v. Wade decision. I think four gay couples wanted licenses and they could have simply driven to neighboring counties. Half of all states had legalized abortion before Wade, women simply crossed state lines to get abortions. The practical effects in both cases were rather minimal, but in both case,s the liberal victories set the stage for many Republican victories that particularly harmed the poor.

Brendan Eich

My most popular essay concerning homosexual issues concerns Brendan Eich, the computer genius who wrote JavaScript, and helped found Mozilla, the nonprofit that created the popular web browser Firefox. He was there chief technical officer for years and was promoted to CEO. With that promotion came closer scrutiny and the revelation that he had given a thousand dollars to the campaign for Proposition 8, which opposed the government recognition of gay marriages. Mozilla demanded that Eich publicly declare his support for gay marriage, he refused and was fired.

There is considerable evidence that Eich is Catholic, and he seems to have done everything to accommodate Mozilla and his critics short of rejecting the teaching of the Catholic Church. So I argue he was fired for being a serious Catholic. Here is my take on the issue of the firing of Brendan Eich in more detail.

Preachers and Cartoon Characters

The other essay concerns the news reports that Jerry Falwell outed Tinky Winky the Telly Tubbie as gay and that of Dr. Dobson of Focus on the Family claimed that Sponge Bob was gay. In both cases the idea that fictional television characters was invented by gays and/or the liberal media. Neither Falwell nor Dobson outed these popular children's characters.

Gay Superhero Comics, Chill

I also have an essay on the gay wedding of the Marvel superhero Northstar. I argue that comics are mostly read by adults and any one issue is read by so few people that we should not get upset.

What percentage Gay?

The average person thinks a quarter of the population is gay. Actually, it is about one percent. If it were a quarter the heterosexuals would need to have a lot more children.

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