Skip to comments.German Bishop on Gay Couples: "Denying a Desired Blessing Is a Curse"
Posted on 02/15/2022 6:20:15 PM PST by marshmallow
Priests who resist blessing gay couples incur a curse, to heed Münster Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Dieter Geerlings, in a statement issued at a religious service in the queer community in Münster.
“Human rights are at stake when it comes to homophobia. A radical change is necessary so that the curse can finally become a blessing," Geerlings said, quoting theologian Hildegund Keul. Many queer people, he says, feel hurt by the way the Church treats them.
"The church must have the courage to welcome back those it has offended and still offends," Geerlings said. Only then can it become a sign of a human vision of the world that does not revolve only around itself.
Regarding the debate that followed the "#OutInChurch" campaign, Geerlings criticized church hiring regulations that discourage hiring openly gay employees, pontificating that the law should regulate working conditions, not people's lives. When more than 120 LGBTI employees came out of the closet in the church, Geerlings confesses that he was "very moved by how these people, also from our diocese, 'exposed themselves to the fire of discrimination in the church'". The bravery of these people also encouraged him to work for comprehensive legal change. All rules that discriminate against homosexual orientations and lifestyles must be removed from church labor law.
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“Woe be unto those who call evil, good and good, evil .... “
Gays are cursing themselves.
I’m reminded of a story about a group of Anglican Pilgrims to Rome who demanded a blessing from, I believe, Leo XIII, wo conceded, and began reciting (in Latin of course) the prayer of blessing given over the thurible when charging it with incense at Mass.
There was nothing ambiguous about God’s “blessing” of Sodom and Gomorrah; what hubris to second-guess our Creator.
Many clergy have no faith at all.
“The church must have the courage to welcome back those it has offended and still offends,” Geerlings said …Try telling that to Jesus, who was murdered by people like that who busied themselves with taking offense to the truth.
He gives new meaning to ass backwards 🤪
“Denying a Desired Blessing Is a Curse”
Talk about twisted logic. Yeesh.
WWI & WWII killed all the Alpha males.
Is that some kind of voodoo curse? God doesn’t curse someone for rejecting sin.
Pet my monkey…
Wow, I see they are not messing around with being just a little wrong. No sense in going to Hell piece by piece.
2000 years of Christian theology isn’t going to change because you want to get “thumb ups’ on twitter from a bunch of faggots.
“ 2000 years of Christian theology isn’t going to change because you want to get “thumb ups’ on twitter from a bunch of faggots.”
Sometimes, gems like this are worth the increasing nonsense on FR!
These aberrant church people should crack a bible once in awhile. Leviticus 18 covers the topic very well.
I’d rather have a German Soldier in front of me, than a German Priest behind me!
It would be nice if they’d start following the religion again instead of being commies.
The road to hell is paved with gay intentions.
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