I was not. I was condemning them.
But I was not and would never condemn the people involved. The state of their souls is a matter between them and Almighty God.
The cry so often goes up from the Catholic Gay community "Accept us, accept us".
And my point was that the Church should itself issue a decree of "Bring them home".
So if the homosexual lobby wish for full integration with mainstream Church, they have to observe the niceties of Catholic life.
Here, for a start, is the suggested dress and behaviour code:
1. If you do not wish to be noticed - don't wear OTT flowery dresses. In fact, unless you were born a Scottish male, do not wear dresses at all.
2. Avoid the colour pink. Catholics should not use the Mass as a canvas for their political statements.
3. Similarly, no rainbows to be on display (or AIDS ribbons for that matter, we are concerned with the spiritual here, not the secular).
4. Do not gather en masse at the entrance to the Church before or after Mass. It is impolite to block the way for others.
5. If females are to enter the sanctuary area, please cover your head, arms and ensure that your skirt is modest in length.
6. Similarly, males should not wear hats, shorts or short sleeved shirts.
7. Appear as your birth gender demands - this is not the place to parade gender preferences.
8. Pray for all, not just for those with the same sexual issues as yourself.
9. Remember that there are children in the congregation and that they should not be subject to influence of the morally wrong kind.
10. As with all Catholics, the reception of Holy Communion requires that the individual is in a state of grace and free from mortal sin. The Church teaches, infallibly, that to commit a homosexual act is a mortal sin. Failure to observe this when receiving Holy Communion, is, in itself, a most grave sin.
And if you would like a number 11 then please do not show public signs of your "ishoos" outside the Church. By that I mean, no overtly sexual hugging and kissing or dating.
I hope that this post does not upset anyone, probably a fond hope.
All I can say in my defence is, that, it applies to us all, not just homosexuals.
Now how inclusive is that?