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Homosexual Unions are “Immoral”

 

The Holy See's document published on July 31, 2003 says that all laws that seek the legal recognition of homosexual unions are a "gravely immoral" act and cannot be supported by Catholic politicians.

"Faced with the legal recognition of homosexual unions, or the legal equating of these to matrimony with access to rights proper to it, it is necessary to be opposed in a clear and incisive way," the text reads written by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The 10-page "doctrinal document," entitled "Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons," is signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, and by Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect and secretary, respectively, of the said Vatican Congregation.

"There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God's plan for marriage and family. Marriage is holy, while homosexual acts go against the natural moral law," the document states. "Homosexual acts close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved," it clarifies.

However, the same document states that nonetheless, according to the teaching of the Church, men and women with homosexual tendencies must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity."

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