After reading the recent letter from Dominic Signorotti to Voice of the People, I felt compelled to respond. I know Dominic and am not upset with him as I know the rough road he has traveled these past few years.
I too listened to the homily given to St. Mary's congregation by its priest, but I did not walk away with the same conclusions as Dominic. Rather, St. Mary's priest's, Monsignor Vidra, point was to encourage his parishioners to take a stand for God's laws. He was not advocating hate and malice. Rather, he was advocating that we stand up for God's laws with our voices, letters and finances. He did not attack the person, but rather the activity, which according to the Bible is SIN. Dominic, God loves the sinner, but hates the sin.
First, we Christians believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. Yes, Dominic, nowhere in the New Testament (in the four Gospels), does Jesus ever say homosexuality is wrong. But again, neither did He ever say it was right. Silence on the subject does not necessarily equate to acceptance. Further, John 21:25 (one of four Gospels written to reflect Jesus' time and activities on Earth) states, "and there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen."