The Church teaches that respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behaviour or to legal recognition of homosexual unions. The common good requires that laws recognize, promote and protect marriage as the basis of the family, the primary unit of society.
President Bush says Americans should respect homosexuals, but he wants to make sure marriage is defined strictly as a union between a man and a woman. Government lawyers are exploring measures to enshrine that definition in the law, the president said Wednesday. ``I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or the other,'' he said.
We should not respect sodomites, any more than we should respect someone who beats his wife or spends his life high on drugs.
The Church has always taught that the sin of sodomy is one of the four sins crying out to Heaven for vengeance (along with willful murder, oppression of the poor and defrauding the laborer of his wages).
We should feel pity for these creatures, but recognize that no one who commits such sins can ever be close to God or deserve the regard of their fellow men unless they renounce them.
These people do evil on purpose, are intent on destroying Christian civilization to satisfy their lusts, and prey on children. I will never show them an ounce of respect.