(A)ccording to Sister Helen Prejean, author of the best-selling book Dead Man Walking, and internationally-renowned advocate against the death penalty, it is the Church’s doctrine on homosexuality that is sinful, as it fails to recognize “the full dignity of all human beings.”
Speaking on Sunday at the close of the symposium, Prejean noted that the first steps in denying and “removing” a human being is to declare them somehow “not quite human, not like how we are . . . to say that they’re ‘disordered’” – a reference to the language of the Vatican to describe the orientation of gay people. Such terminology, she said, fails to recognize the full dignity of all human beings and is the “greatest form of disrespect.”
Accordingly, “to not stand with LGBT people would be a sin,” declared Prejean to thunderous applause.
Prejean said that she is hopeful as she’s convinced that “people are waking and rising,” and that this will “change the Church.”
“When dialogue starts, the bread starts rising,” she said. “The yeast, the Holy Spirit, is in our hearts.”
|Jester Hat Tip:||Gerald Augustinus|
I have been disappointed with Sister Helen Prejean ever since I found out that Dead Men Walking was not a Zombie flick. It is interesting though how progressives could rise to the call on what Pope John Paul II wrote in the Gospel of Life towards the death penalty and yet still be totally deaf to what the Church teaches on just about everything else. I agree with the Church when she agrees with me. When the Church fails to act a a mirror they then try to reflect themselves back onto it. Homosexual acts being intrinsically evil as confirmed by scripture and Apostolic Tradition is the old paradigm. We believe in a Holy Spirit that teaches one thing one day and another thing another day. So what if God lives in the internal now – we will add progress as an attribute for God.
“The yeast, the Holy Spirit, is in our hearts.” Sorry I think it is just a yeast infection that will only be cured by humility and obedience.
Gerald ends his post with this zinger.
I’d google directions for the nearest Episcopal church.