Skip to comments.Paul VI versus Playboy
Posted on 07/29/2008 6:32:10 PM PDT by Publius804
Paul VI versus Playboy
By Donald DeMarco
In 1986, Brother Don Fleischhacker of the University of Notre Dame wrote a letter to Playboy protesting that magazine's fragmented view of human sexuality.
Citing "Humanae Vitae," this intrepid Holy Cross religious reasoned that once "the contraceptive mentality is accepted, there can be no coherent objective ground for opposition to homosexual activity." If the unitive aspect of sex becomes an end in itself, he went on to explain, "There is no essential reason why sex should be restricted to couples of different sexes."
Recent events have proven that Brother Don was as prophetic as was Pope Paul VI when he penned "Humane Vitae" back in 1968. For Playboy, however, the letter was treated as an object of ridicule and its content irreverently dismissed: "Brother, you sound like St. Thomas' lawyer," wrote the Playboy editor, who went on to bless "both kinds" of sexual relations.
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(From the John Allen article)
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The other thread is inactive, so the duplicate is ok.
The connection between contraception and homosexuality is clear. Homosexual sex is wrong because it is inherently sterile, because its focus is the pleasure of the individual or individuals involved. Humanae Vitae is basically a condemnation of this sort of sex. Gays are right to protest that logically it is unfair to deny them the right to practice homosexual sex if a man-woman couple is allowed to do it.
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