The keynote speaker at More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church, sponsored by Fordham, Yale, Fairfield, and Union Theological Seminary, broke new ground by arguing that homosexual relations are both moral and natural.
Defending the morally good quality of homosexual relations by claiming that homosexual couples are “open to the gift of life from God—just in a different way than heterosexual couples,” she effectively equates homosexual persons, in this sense, with pregnant women, postmenopausal women, and infertile men.
The sexual relations that can exist between all couples, regardless of their orientation, provide the physical satisfaction that can sustain any ‘kin-like’ tie and childrearing partnerships.
Before we have time to get bogged down wondering what a kin-like tie is, she continues by saying that homosexual activity is also naturally complimentary—“not as it is with opposite-sex couples’ sexual activity without artificial contraception, but as it is with opposite-sex couples who do practice artificial contraception.” Considering that she is trying to convince “the bishops” who are not open to “the truth of human sexuality,” the keynote may do well to dust off her copy of Humanae Vitae before arguing that homosexual relations are moral and natural because they resemble heterosexual couples’ who use contraception.
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