A few weeks ago, a friend of mine told me about the Gay Christian Network. He is aware that faith is an important part of my life and said that he is a member of this group. He thought it might be something I may be interested in joining. I decided to check out their website as he suggested and see if this organization was right for me.
The site is well laid out. One thing that I found interesting was that this site seems to encompass a wide range of views that I was not expecting. I came across postings on their site where the founder and another guy that works for the Gay Christian Network discussed whether or not it is alright to engage in gay sexual acts. Usually when you go to a site that expresses their opinion on this topic, it’s either one way or the other. One group, person, or organization will express why they feel it’s alright to have gay sex. Another will explain why it’s a sin to have sex if you are gay. This site tries to explain both sides of the argument and leaves it up to the person reading the posting to decide for themselves. I really do think they did a great job at covering this topic.
As I mentioned above, the reason I went to this site was because a friend told me he was a member of the Gay Christian Network and thought I may be interested in joining it. I decided not to join. I don’t know if anyone else has this problem or not, but I have a hard time joining a religious group or organization that isn’t Catholic based. I have a hard time attending a Church that isn’t Catholic. Even for things like funerals, I just don’t get the same feeling as I do when I am at a Catholic Church.
Maybe it has something to do with comfort. I was raised Catholic and I know what to expected at a Catholic Mass. Maybe there is more to it than that. Maybe it has to do with the Catholic faith being the right faith for me. The feeling was I’m talking about is like one that you get when you go back home to your parent’s house. There is just a sense of love and caring that just is in the air. It’s a place where one feels welcome and safe. At least that’s the way it is for me. The Catholic Church just feels safe and always seems like a welcoming place for me.
As I have mentioned in past postings, I do feel that the Catholic faith is the right faith for me. I’m not sure if this is true for everyone, but I do know it is for me. I am sure the Gay Christian Network is doing a lot of good for many people around the world; I just didn’t feel that is was the right place for me. I do know that God reaches people in many different ways and I can’t really say that another faith that believes in God is right or wrong. I don’t feel that I am in a position to tell anyone that they should or shouldn’t be Catholic. I just know that I believe that the Catholic Church teaches the closes thing to the truth about what God expects from us and about what will happen to us once we leave this world.
I just want to end this posting by thanking the Gay Christian Network for expressing both sides of that issue on their website. I do think it is very important to do so because really at the heart of whether homosexuality is a sin or not is about sex. It isn’t about whom one loves. It isn’t about whom you live with. It isn’t about health insurance. It’s really about whether or not one will go to hell or heaven if one engages in homosexual sexual acts.