Because some bright twit has appointed it the 'International Day against Homophobia'
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I regret having to repeat what, for us Catholics has now become a mantra - 'it's the sin not the sinner' but it's true.
Then, of course, there are those that get upset over use of the 'sin' word.
And, certainly, we are not phobic (scared) of homosexuals, they are sinners just as we heterosexuals are sinners and those who follow a life of celibacy have both my prayers and admiration.
The real problem is that homosexual acts are different in format, from robbing a bank or mugging an old lady.
Evil as those crimes may be, they do not disgust us in the same manner as homosexual acts.
And I trust that we all know why and that I need go no further on this point.
The great Lisa Graas has an excellent post on the subject HERE.
I believe that the explosion of the acceptance of homosexuality by society poses the greatest threat to Christianity in the world.
Our schools are under pressure to incorporate 'John and Jim' type teaching into an already unacceptable programme of sex education.
Parents, many of them, are afraid to stick their heads above the parapet for fear of being cast as 'homophobes' or, worse, arrested.
Our adoption agencies have all but vanished in the face of same sex couples adopting poor, innocent children.
And our priests will soon be arraigned in court for refusing to officiate at same sex "weddings".
Above all, however, there is now a fear about speaking out against homosexuality, even in the Catholic world.
"Who am I to judge" has caused enormous damage to our moral authority.
We are not a baying mob picking up stones.
We are not hypocritical Pharisees blind to God's commands.
But we are parents, grandparents, priests, teachers, aunts and uncles who do not wish to see those in our care subjected to immoral blackmail and intimidation.
So, on Saturday 17th May, go down on your knees and say the rosary and remember Lourdes and Fatima (especially).
Pray for sinners, pray for the world - and do penance!