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  1. “men and women who have homosexual tendencies must be treated with respect, compassion and sensitivity”

    How about starting being respectful and sensitive by calling them “gay people” rather than “men and women who have homosexual tendencies”?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Apr 2012, 4:56pm

      Do they describe straight people as having “heterosexual” tendencies I wonder? Double standards I see, but then, that’s the roman cult for you, among others.

    2. the reason the churh says ‘men and women who have homosexual tendencies’ is because it sees more to the human person than just their sexuality. Why is it more respectful to distinguish a person by their sexuality?

      1. DJ Sheepiesheep 29 Apr 2012, 5:18pm

        Really, then why withdraw their invitation?

      2. 1: Is it not more respectful to refer to people in the way they prefer to be referred to? Have you ever heard any real person say “I am a man/woman who has homosexual tendencies” rather than “a gay person” or “a person who happens to be gay”?
        2: So I assume the church also speaks about “men and women who have heterosexual tendencies”?

      3. So together with their lack of empathy they also don’t understand the grammatical importance of adjectives?

        The Catholic Church does not see anyone as human beings. It sees everyone as fodder for the Vatican Machine. The only trouble is that the lie has been propagated for so long now that even those guilty of maintaining it do so out of ignorance.

      4. I’m going to err on the side of good faith and guess that your comment was merely very naive.

    3. Sadly, and I say this as a Catholic the “respect, compassion and sensitivity” is so sadly missing. Every LGBT man or woman has every right to be respected with the same respect that a straight person (which I am) currently enjoys, sadly though that is not the case! If more so-called self professing Catholics/Christians lived what they believe, the world might be a little easier to live in

  2. This is the only legal form of bullying that exists at present. So it isn’t surprising that the sort of people who bullied kids in care homes will be drawn to it.

    If you are a bully by nature what a gift it must be to able to bully and discriminate from behind the veil of your religion? You can be a pious bully, and not risk arrest or oprobrium.

  3. What an intelligent, thoughtful man he is. I think he would have made a great graduation speaker, and the only losers here are the Sacred Heart Academy and the audience at the graduation ceremony. The Ignorant and bigoted often hurt themselves in their hurry to strike out at their intended target.

  4. Garry Cassell 29 Apr 2012, 9:00pm

    Rather funny that these homophobic priest(bishops) don’t have those same feeling when they are f***king the ass off 12 year old boys behind the altar…bloody pigs..

  5. Robin Evans 29 Apr 2012, 11:34pm

    The Catholics are so very afraid, they have spun their superstitious stories for eons now and the whole basis for their deceit is caving in all around them.

    I love it, I’m so glad they are finally running scared … Lets keep the pressure on…

  6. sorry – but are you really surprised by the reaction you got from the rc church? welcome to the real world – when will you all get the fact that all religion is solely about trying to control the masses- get opver it.

    1. It seems that the principal of the school is already fully supportive of Mr. Steahan-Stahl. It was the diocese that overruled him. And it doesn’t surprise me – demographically, U.S. Catholic adherents are on average disproportionately more socially progressive than their own church’s policies and its clergy.

  7. Catholics who are treated badly by the Church should officially leave it! The Catholic Church counts 1.1 billion people, but this number includes ALL people baptized in the Church, including the ones who have converted to other faiths and all other ex-Catholics. The official ‘1.1 billion Catholics’ number is used as power to threaten, bully, punish and coerce individuals and governments into submission.

  8. It is a deplorable incident, sure, but come now – it’s a Catholic school, what do you expect? It’s hardly as though they’re behaving uncharacteristically.

  9. As Dominic has done, it’s really important to speak out if you are being bullied.
    Bullies rely on their victims keeping quiet because it means they can continue to get away with their bullying without consequences … so expose the bullies, tell everyone and keep telling everyone until you are heard.

  10. darkmoonman 30 Apr 2012, 6:31pm

    Can’t you feel the Christ-like love emanating from the Diocese.?

  11. Merseymike 30 Apr 2012, 9:03pm

    The child abuse church has no shame

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