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To: Jyotishi
Can gays be celibate? To me it is an oxymoron.
3 posted on 07/29/2013 10:29:58 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yea, to me gay is a verb.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 10:31:43 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Cowboy Bob

Priests face terrible temptations. Celibacy is a challenge for both gay and straight priests.

Priests who break their vows are not spending enough time with Christ in humble prayer. When we cease to pray, we lose the ability to resist our temptations. Holds true for the ordained and the laity.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 10:33:29 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Cowboy Bob

He did not state that priests should enter the clergy. In fact the Church states that they should not do so, as temptation is there


11 posted on 07/29/2013 10:38:10 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Cowboy Bob

I don’t think it’s an oxymoron, because the question, “Can heterosexuals be celibate?” is also a valid question.

There are plenty of heterosexuals who have made the personal decision to remain celibate for a higher personal goal.


28 posted on 07/29/2013 11:08:51 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Well, it’s not like the church has ever had any problems with gay priests before...

/sarc


31 posted on 07/29/2013 11:12:11 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Cowboy Bob
Can gays be celibate? To me it is an oxymoron.

I agree. The "gays" have been very successful in making the discussion about the fact that they are gay and people hate them just because they are gay, rather than the behavior that goes along with the "gay" lifestyle.

56 posted on 07/29/2013 12:52:50 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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