Franciscan University Criticized Over Class Description

Apparently a former student at Franciscan University who is openly gay is offended over a recent description of a class that is being offered by the university.

Read the article here:

I would like to point out that homosexuality (the attraction to and sexual uniting with a member of one's own sex) was listed by the American Psychiatric Association as an aberrant condition. In 1973, it was removed the the list-- read more
     The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association yielded suddenly and completely to political pressure when in 1973 it removed homosexuality as a treatable aberrant condition. A political firestorm had been created by gay activists within psychiatry, with intense opposition to normalizing homosexuality coming from a few outspoken psychiatrists who were demonized and even threatened, rather than scientifically refuted. Psychiatry's House of Delegates sidestepped the conflict by putting the matter to a vote of the membership, marking the first time in the history of healthcare that a diagnosis or lack of diagnosis was decided by popular vote rather than scientific evidence (p. 9).
The truth that no one seems to want to talk about is that everyone has certain disorders in their sexuality. All of us are wounded in our masculinity and feminity. The call to holiness and happiness is allowing Christ to come and re-integrate us and heal our woundedness. When we open our wounds to His light, either directly or through people whose intent is to help us along our journey toward Jesus, He comes to heal us and restore us. It is a long journey for all of us but it's worth the trip.
Telling people that a behavior and inclination which goes against the natural law and divine law is normal and that the only problem with the inclination is the other people who dont believe such a thing is right doesn't help anyone. Someone who struggles with pornography or adultry isnt helped when they are told it's a normal behavior that should be embraced and lived out. Pornography and adultry go against the very definition of what it means to be a human person.
We long for more than disorder and a mere satisfaction of our base desires. We long to behold and to live out all that is good, true and beautiful. Every single person on the face of the earth has immeasurable dignity and deserves compassion in their humanity. However, trying to normalize disorder doesn't help the person who is afflicted. It doesn't help anyone.
To read more by a person who is far more intelligent than I on this matter, click here:


Unknown said…
Thanks for bringing this story out in the open, Sister:+) The truth about the roots and fruits of homosexual behavior need to be proclaimed for the benefit of those who are struggling with same sex attraction. Being politically correct i.e. cowardly will not lead souls to heaven. I saw that the practicing homosexual who brought this to light, himself an alum of FUS, mocked the school for being in a bubble...far from it...FUS is more like an island of sanity in this lost world. I hope more Catholic universities begin to stand up for the truth so as to help those with SSA heal and live truly free lives in Christ. God bless!

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