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- 2013 Students For Life of America National Conference -
Tyler & Catelynn from MTV’s shows “16 & Pregnant” & “Teen Mom” spoke out against abortion & their experience and support of the adoption option. :) I know a lot of people don’t advocate the show, but I do think if you take it into context & see how literally their lives are a living testimony to why you should remain CHASTE then you wouldn’t see it as a glamorization of teen pregnancy. ANYWAY it was so great to hear their message & to see them so actively engaging in the pro-life movement! Tyler & Catelynn are touring the country talking at high schools & colleges about the beauty of adoption and the pro-life message. They said, “Even though our parents wanted us to abort, we knew that we had a child and abortion was never even an option. We are pro-life and we are proud to be pro-life!” Wow what an amazing witness!
People were crying! I was so excited to see them there. Seriously they were awesome! Tyler talked about how he went and researched everything at the library about abortion and showed it to Catelynn as soon as she found out he was pregnant because he was worried she might give into her mother trying to make her abort. It was so awesome to hear how he truly defended her and their daughter Carly. :’) Catelynn talked about how she wants to be part of the “pro-life generation” and how she knew “my child was a child from the moment of conception. I knew abortion was murder and even as a little girl I knew abortion was wrong. I wanted to give my child life and knew it deserved a wonderful life.” PRAISE GOD!
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Thank you. :) And yes you have a right it be curious. It’s a highly complex and controversial issue!
Gays have rights. Anyone can follow their sexual desires. God has given us the right, once again free will, along with our salvation to do what we please. But our bodies belong to God, as it says in scripture. We aren’t made for immorality.
Just because something is a right, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right or moral. Women have a right to abort their babies at any stage of pregnancy in this country. It’s a RIGHT they have according to governmental law, but according to moral law this is completely unjust.
Homosexuals & heterosexuals according to God possess the exact rights - free will.
But this doesn’t mean that we have to pass a law that acknowledges homosexual relationships and true marriage or natural. According to moral law, spiritual law & the natural order homosexuality is wrong. It is maltreatment of our bodies. I don’t believe that homosexuality in itself is a sin, but acting on it is. Think about it in blatant physiology. Our bodies are made for each other, man and woman. We are made like puzzle pieces, to fit into one another and become one. As it says in Genesis chapter 2, “This is why a MAN leaves his father and mother and clings to his WIFE (WOMAN) and the two become ONE flesh.”
If this is true, and as a Christian I know it to be, two men or two women cannot be joined in this manner. God did not intend for us to. It is unnatural.
A friend of mine did a debate and sent me his notes on this issue, and I think that would truly better summerize this for you.
sexual desire or behavior directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex. (dictionary.com)
How homosexuality stems from the contraceptive mentality: (from the article “What is the Contraceptive Mentality” by Craig Carter, a protestant)
What is the contraceptive mentality: “Naturalistic reduction of the process of human reproduction to a strictly human endeavor from which God is absent. The contraceptive mentality takes God out of the picture of creating a new human. (procreation) The couple decides when it is feasible, or convenient to conceive a child. “It turns procreation into a project of the human will alone.” From Craig Carter’s blog.
Conception and birth of a child becomes the parent’s project. Parents control the outcome. If pregnancy comes at inconvenient time it may lead to abortion.
How does homosexuality stem from this contraceptive mentality?
In the past, society always held that sex was proper to married couples because a child conceived had the right to a stable home with a mother and father.
If we eliminate the possibility of conceiving a child (contracepting) then it is not as compelling to restrict sex to married couples.
So, if married people can enjoy sex without concern of conceiving, why can’t unmarried people do the same including homosexuals.
This separation of procreation (the first purpose of marriage) from marital intimacy in our society leads to problems. (going down a slippery slope)
In addition, withholding one’s fertility by using contraception causes the couple to not give themselves completely to one another. The bonding which is the second purpose of the marriage act is weakened.
The purpose of sex is not to have children anymore, it’s more directed at the couple’s pleasure. This can result in homosexual acts. This is how contraception makes sex sterile. If pleasure is the purpose of sex, then why not seek pleasure in deviant forms of sexuality. Contraception can lead to a homosexual mindset.
Gay couples (incapable of producing a child) begin to demand the same benefits of marriage. Many heterosexual couples remain childless today by choice (contraception). They marry whether they intend to have children or not.
Of course most heterosexual couples do have children. But if we decide the marital act can be rendered sterile once where do we draw the line?
From article “Contraception’s a Slippery Slope to Homosexual Union” by Stephen Gabriel.
Relating this back to the encyclical Casti Cannubii“Each and every marital act must be open to generation of life.”
“If the generative powers are not used in accordance with nature ,for example contraceptives, the generative powers are frustrated.”
These two phrases from Casti Connbii eliminate homosexual sex as natural or permissible.
When homosexuals use their sexual “powers”, it is by the nature of the act, or the sex of the couple involved against church teaching regarding the purpose of the marriage act and the purpose of nature. (according to Casti Connubii paragraph 8). Homosexual sex isn’t complementary. And Homosexual sex isn’t open to life.
In addition, God gave human couples the gift of their fertility to conceive and continue the human race. Homosexuality must be against nature or the human race would die out. (Casti Connubiiparagraph 11)
Problems and Myths of homosexuality:
Homosexual conduct is not harmful to one’s health.
A: Homosexuals of both sexes remain 14 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexuals and 3.5 times more likely to commit suicide successfully. Thirty years ago this was largely thought to be due to social rejection, but the numbers remain stable since then despite greater acceptance of homosexuality. (www.catholic.com/library/gay_marriage.asp
Study after study shows that male and female homosexuals have much higher rates of interpersonal maladjustment, depression, conduct disorder, childhood abuse both sexual and violent, domestic violence, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, and dependency on psychiatric care more than heterosexuals, sexually transmitted diseases ie. AIDS and other STD’s. as well as certain other diseases.www.catholic.com/library/gay_marriage.asp.
Life expectancy of homosexual men was only 48 years before aids virus came. Now down to 38 years. Only 2 % of homosexual men live past age sixty-five. www.catholic.com/library/gay_marrigae.asp.
From these examples it is clear that homosexual sex isn’t safe as Planned Parenthood says it is.
Problem: How do we combat these problems and diseases of homosexuals?
People with homosexual attraction need to be shown that the way to overcome these problems and diseases is to live a life of chastity and self mastery.
Though chastity can be hard, it is necessary to completely follow Christ. Through serving Christ in chastity and by uniting their suffering with those of Christ on the Cross, those with homosexual orientation will find great fulfillment in this life, and in the next.
2. argument: Homosexuality is a free choice of the “partners” It doesn’t hurt anyone Human Life International website pedophiia/molestation.
Studies show (Human Life International) that the majority of men who are homosexual are attracted to young boys. Homosexuality encourages pedophilia, so it is a myth that no one is hurt and that is always a free act of both partners. (see article from the Family Research Council)
Also, the incidence of child abuse among homosexuals is significantly higher than in the heterosexual population. (FRC)
Again, homosexuals need to be counseled to live a life of chastity. The homosexual attraction is not sinful in itself. It is the choice to act upon this attraction which is sinful.
3. arguments: Homosexuals are born that way.
There is no conclusive evidence from research. Homosexuality results from a complex mix of developmental factors. Studies of the early 1990’s support this genetic link, but today it is clear that these studies were seriously flawed. (small sample sizes, flawed).
4. argument: Homosexual relationships are just the same as heterosexual relationships except for the gender.
A homosexual couple cannot by natural means procreate any children at all. Their union goes against nature. Since their union is not open to life which is a criteria for true marriage, their relationships are drastically different from most heterosexual relationships. God’s plan for marriage is for the children to have both a mother and a father. This doesn’t happen in homosexual unions. A child raised in a homosexual home will be raised in an unnatural and problematic setting (identity crisis possiblilty, confusion on natural order).
How are homosexuals prevented from forming unions or “marriages” and sometimes adopting children? Six states have legalized “Gay Marriage”.
Catholic Charities in these states has had to pull out of adoption services.
Casti Connubii again states that every marriage act needs to be open to life. Homosexuality isn’t. Also, homosexuality sterilizes sex as it isn’t open to life. This causes a weakened bond between heterosexuals who contracept as well as homosexual couples who engage in homosexual sex. Children need to have a stable family life with a mother and a father who are committed to each other in a strong marriage.
5. argument: 10 percent of the population is gay.
In truth, less than 3% of American adults identify themselves as homosexuals or bisexuals. This distortion goes back to Alfred Kinsey’s flawed studies of the 1940’s.
It is clear to see how the homosexual mindset stemmed from the contraceptive mentality. This mindset did not occur overnight, grew over the previous decades of the last century. By separating the procreative nature of sex with contraception our society has weakened marriage and allowed for sex outside of marriage, homosexual sex, pedophilia, and a myriad of diseases and problems.
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