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I haven't heard anyone make that argument and I suspect the Irish church (at episcopal level) will not be making any pronouncements on sexuality, gay or otherwise, for a very long time.  

There are, in fact, very few references to homosexuality within the bible; all are open to other interpretations as there may not have been any such culturally constructed concept as "homosexuality" within ancient Judea; and some even suggest a tolerant anttitude by Christ as in the Roman Centurion and his "servant".

The proddy cleric quoted below has suggested, on the radio, that one of the reasons why there may have been such a prevalence of paedophilia in the RC Church is that celibacy, authoritarianism, and the sexual repression of the priestly formation process all combined to attract paedophiles to the priesthood and exacerbated any sexually deviant tendencies any others may have had.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 30th, 2009 at 04:07:05 PM EST
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There are, in fact, very few references to homosexuality within the bible; all are open to other interpretations as there may not have been any such culturally constructed concept as "homosexuality" within ancient Judea; and some even suggest a tolerant anttitude by Christ as in the Roman Centurion and his "servant".

Except for the abundant mentions of sodomy in the Old Testament, that is.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Nov 30th, 2009 at 04:17:55 PM EST
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Where the term is often confused with many other things: # SODOMY
# ADULTERY » See SODOMY
# BESTIALITY » See SODOMY
# COPULATION » See SODOMY
# LASCIVIOUSNESS » See SODOMY
# LUST » See SODOMY
# SENSUALITY » See SODOMY


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 30th, 2009 at 04:28:39 PM EST
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