The average reader of the Catechism will see in this language the whole, sorry history of efforts to medicalize and "treat" those deemed "afflicted" with same-sex attractions. Being gay is not a choice but something innate and natural.
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Jesus offended all kinds of people. You don't get nailed to a cross unless you tick somebody off. And the charge against him was blasphemy -- essentially offensive speech.
By John Mederich
John is a senior at Mather High School. He’s a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland hig...
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