I understand that Bishop Gary Gordon insists on maintaining in Vanier the ideology that same-sex urges are a disorder and a strong tendency toward an intrinsic moral evil.
I also gather from Christian theology that God is all powerful, all loving and that he created us – not just humankind in general, but each one of us.
Some of us are born heterosexual, some are born gay and some bisexual. It’s not a matter over which we have any power of decision – that is the way God made us and that is the way God loves us.
Who are we to question God’s work?
The policy of the Yukon Department of Education is that people of whatever sexual orientation will be treated with respect and helped to feel accepted in the school environment.
No moral evil is to be attached to any sexual orientation.
Now the Government of Yukon – read all us taxpayers – has paid all the bills for building, maintaining and operating the Catholic schools and I have never objected to that until this impasse.
I have a suggestion to break the impasse. The Catholic Church now should pay all the bills for building, maintaining and operating the Catholic schools and the bishop can make the gay students feel bad as much as he likes. As he has said, they don’t have to go to his Catholic school.
My message to the Government of Yukon: for God’s sake take a stand.