Unhappy with church on gay scout ruling

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 20, 2013 

I was disappointed to read in your article dated June 6 that representatives of the Roman Catholic Church have chosen to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America and are denouncing their decision to allow openly homosexual boys to participate in their program. This unloving stance seems to me to be completely against the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America, second edition, states in paragraph 2358 "The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided." I say shame on any catholic who would ostracize a boy who's done no harm.

Gail Adderley

Bellingham

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