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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Catholics And Gay Boys

"Think of the fate of the young Catholic boy who, early in adolescence, begins to figure out his sexuality and discovers, to his dismay, that he is totally oriented towards other boys and men. His church tells him over and over again that he is intrinsically morally disordered and that it is a mortal sin to engage in anything other than marital heterosexual sex. The church commands a life of celibacy and physical isolation for him..."

Art Leonard blogging about the movie "Doubt" nicely sums up the way I was brought up in a good Catholic household, and taught that I was not normal and a sinner. It took me many years to overcome the damage done by the Catholics. It bred in me a genuine hatred of all religion.

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