The Sin Of Homophobia
Yves Daoudal writes about the views of the dean of the College of Catholic Theology in Strasbourg:
Professor Michel Deneken, dean of the College of Catholic Theology in Strasbourg, representing the Archbishop of Strasbourg, Monsignor Jean-Pierre Grallet, has declared that "homophobia is a sin", and he has also stated, "I have friends who are homosexual priests. I don't know if they are less good as priests or better priests than I, but I know that in Alsace the homosexuality of priests is not a problem."
This occurred at the 25th conference of the European Forum of Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transsexuals, held from May 16 to 20 by the so-called Christian gay group David and Jonathan.
Instead of repeating the teachings of the Church on homosexuality and denouncing the ignominy of the name "David and Jonathan" (as if King David could have been a homosexual...), the dean of the Catholic College affirmed that the homosexuality of priests poses no problem, and that homophobia is a sin.
He did not say if the epistles of Saint Paul, and the Bible in its ensemble, ought to be expurgated of their openly "homophobic" passages. Nor did he specify how we should qualify the sin of God, who pushed homophobia so far as to destroy Sodom.
Nor did he specify whether agoraphobia, claustrophobia and arachnaphobia are also sins.
And there is still uncertainty about Islamophobia, although we can probably guess the dean's position on the subject.
The picture of the facade of the University is from its website.
There is an interview (in French) on the topic of Christian theology with Professor Deneken, for those interested, at the Pacariane website.