How a married gay Catholic couple lives their faith

Print More
Tom Molina-Duarte and husband Bryan Victor in their home. (Photo: Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press)

Tom Molina-Duarte and husband Bryan Victor in their home. (Photo: Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press)

Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.

DETROIT -- The Supreme Court ruling was a triumph, but gay Catholics still wrestle with their church’s condemnation of homosexuality as “disordered” and the church’s prohibition against same-sex marriage.

  • Pingback: How a married gay Catholic couple lives their faith | Christian News Agency()

  • Pingback: How a married gay Catholic couple lives their faith - mosaicversemosaicverse()

  • Normandy

    It’s so sad to see people self hate because of their religious brainwashing. The RCC is headed by self hating ashamed gay men who treat gays as less than. Its despicable, especially considering the thousands of innocent children that were molested and the pedophiles that were protected. Hopefully, as gays become more accepted, there will be less self hatred in the next generation. Religion is truly evil sometimes.

  • ben in oakland

    ““He treated them very lovingly, and he wants them under his roof,” Smith said, “but his words to them were that they should repent and sin no more.”

    And the words of Paul were that women in church were to keep silent, and not presume to have authority over men. Paul also said that there was only one true gospel: HIS. And yet here is a female theologian, telling MEN all about what god wants.

    It always amazes me– except that it never does– that when someone finds whatever their bible says to be inconvenient, they just assume that it must mean something else entirely.

    That this woman cannot see the similarities between her situation and that of these men speaks worlds about specks and beams.

  • ben in oakland

    Christians must stand up against the evil of “Other Faiths”, and offer Christ as the alternative,

    Christians must stand up against the evil of homobigotry masquerading as faith. and offer Christ– do as you would be done by– as the alternative.

    Christians must stand up against the evil of children starving while ever bigger cathedrals are built, political campaigns attacking their neighbors and costing millions are promulgated, theocrats masquerading as citizens while running for office, and waging wars in the name of peace…

    but they won’t.

  • Billysees

    Are churches worthy enough to follow anything and everything they proclaim?

    I’d rather consider and think about these things when it comes to my life and how I should live —

    …our [church] knowledge is partial and incomplete
    …we [churches] see things imperfectly…
    …All that I [any church] know is partial and incomplete…
    (1 Corinthians 13:9,12)

    All things are allowable, all things are lawful, all things are permissible…1 Corinthians 6:12…..1 Corinthians 10:23

    WORK OUT YOUR OWN salvation or understanding.

    Don’t let any one or any church stand in your way.

    You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing, so you can keep it between yourself and God if you want…
    …Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing or being something they have decided is best for themselves….Romans 14:22

    All of those are good and easy to follow.

  • Billysees

    Normandy,
    ” Hopefully, as gays become more accepted, there will be less self hatred in the next generation. Religion is truly evil sometimes. ”

    Very well said.

  • Pingback: The Subliminal Deception in Our Obsession With "Story" - Millennial EvangelicalMillennial Evangelical()

  • Larry

    Never understood the need for people to stay in a given church which has made it clear they are unwelcome. Its nothing more than sectarian tribalism at that point. The RCC has made it clear, under no uncertain terms will they treat gay people as human beings worthy of consideration or part of their church.

    For christians, there are so many different sects with varying notions of doctrine, especially when it comes to whether they are “affirming” or not. There is a wealth of choice for people who want to continue their belief without the attendant bigotry associated with a given church. Why bother with the headaches of trying to appease those who are using their faith as an excuse to treat one’s self badly?

  • Ben in oakland

    Why was docs comment removed? He called gay marriage an evil. So does a good portion of conservative Christianity.

    Now my comment makes no sense whatsoever.

    Censorship isn’t pretty.

  • Lets consider the followers of Christ, as I believe some where married, some
    where single, strange, Christ never seemed to have a problem with any of
    them. Not all of the early “religious” where single and the church did not
    seem to suffer from this. We have number of gay priest in our church, and I
    could not ask for any better. We have women priest and they functional just
    as well as males. I hope and pray that some day the Roman Catholic church
    with join the “Catholic churches” and then the “use” of Catholic will really
    live up to it’s definition of “Universal.” Until then I will always put Roman
    before Catholic.

  • Tom Snyder

    Like adultery, incest and child murder, homosexuality is evil and loathsome – God, Leviticus 18:1-30. It also is a leading cause of STDs, HIV and AIDS. Also, Jesus defines marriage as something that occurs between one man and one woman – Matthew 19:1-12.

  • Ben in oakland

    Well, dear Christian, if you are going to be quoting god, you really ought to quote him accurately. It seems he was very upset about heterosexuality in the passages you describe.

    Second, homosexuality doesn’t cause diseases, or earthquakes or floods. Enter the 19th century, and learn about microbes.

    Third, you obviously support the death penalty for gay men. Because that’s in there too.

    right, Christian?