So, if we disagree with them, we’re phobic?
Associating mental diseases with a difference of opinion is what Stalin did.
I agree that clerics should not discriminate against anyone -- this is Biblical. But the Bible also gives rules for dealing with someone who is in the congregation and refuses to live as they should. HOWEVER, the cleric still has the responsibility to preach what is taught in the Bible, regardless of how it is received.
Not a fear, just disdain.
HomoPhobic? Not even close.
The Anglican Church is losing members at a record pace. Many in England are converting to Catholicism and joining the new ordinate.
One, I have never met or even heard of anyone who had a fear of homos. Not one, ever. Disgust, yes, but that's hardly the same as fear.
Two, parsing that word literally means a "fear of sameness". Does this imply then, that those who insist on 'diversity' must then be 'homophobic'?
Satan is claiming victories he has not won, through his mouthpiece, the newspaper. The juxtaposition of unrelated paragraphs creates a false context, making it seem like the report is saying something it is not saying.
Paragraph 22 does NOT establish that disapproval of homosexuality is a form of child abuse, theological, emotional or otherwise.
Paragraph 29, which suggests that “homophobic attitudes” may be a form of “emotional abuse” refers to bullying by others. The role of the priest as a role model, divorced from Paragraph 22, appears related to his role in correcting the abuse of others. Properly read, then, Paragraph 29 calls for proper intercession by the priest to prevent bullying and emotional abuse among children, such as homophobic bullying. It does NOT establish that recognizing the sinfulness of fornication, such as homosexual sex, constitutes homophobia.