It is the Vatican’s belief that homosexuality corrupts these very laws of nature, and nature’s order is where God is to be found. Sex for many years from the Vatican’s view was solely for the purpose of reproduction. Two people marry and then procreate throughout their union as often as God wills. I think any of us who have experienced it know sex is a sacred gift. There is not a more spellbinding, pleasurable act two people can explore and share together. And depending on the person you share it with the potential of intimacy is limitless. There is truly no other time one can feel so immersed with another. Sex is at its highest potential a soul-confiding expression of love. And many married couples have chosen not to have kids, or like some I know, are by nature, unable to conceive. Thus it is not God’s plan that every married couple has children. Therefore sex cannot be seen as only a means for child-bearing. These marriages when happy must still be acknowledged as good in God’s sight, even if no children come of them. The Vatican rightly concedes that the only purpose of sex is not for procreation, yet holds fast that should be the primary intent of intercourse. Expressing love seems as justifiable a purpose of love making. The Vatican argues homosexuality is immoral for the following reasons: it undermines a person’s fulfillment and happiness, is detrimental to health, is a threat to marriage and the family, corrupts the minds of the young and is a bad influence on children in same-sex families, and has catastrophic consequences for society.
It does not contribute to survival of the human race, nor does it ensure the succession of generations. Homosexual desires in themselves are not sinful according to the church. People are tempted by a vast array of sinful longings, yet none of these impulses are sin until they are acted upon. “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will always provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Cor. 10:13). The answer than for people with homosexual urges from the church is to lead a chaste life, crucifying the indulgent passions and desires of the flesh. Throughout the Bible there are scriptures that identify homosexuality as an abomination in God’s eyes. The Vatican acknowledges the Bible as God’s word and stands behind it when it is questioned on its views of sexuality. Many today will argue that since the old testaments ceremonial requirements are no longer binding to us (since Jesus came and brought with him a new covenant), that neither are its views of homosexuality presently binding. And yet, that is a weak argument because while ceremonial requirements may change, moral requirements never do. This I believe is what does make the Vatican’s argument on homosexuality convincing. The law of nature has steadfastly proven that man is attracted to woman. For centuries and centuries man has acted on his desire, and that is why we are