Time to rethink what is ‘evil’

Time to rethink what is 'evil' Re: Catholic school's same-sex policy raises parents' ire (the News, Feb 27): Human sexuality is profoundly complex and wherever in that complexity we each find ourselves, we can, to use a Christian expression of being all

Re: Catholic school’s same-sex policy raises parents’ ire (the News, Feb 27):

Human sexuality is profoundly complex and wherever in that complexity we each find ourselves, we can, to use a Christian expression of being all God’s children, accept that where we landed in that sexual complexity is as natural as any other and good in God’s view.

It is profoundly disturbing that a bishop of the Catholic Church can seek to impose on a publicly funded school the ideology that even unexpressed same-sex urges are a disorder and a strong tendency toward an intrinsic moral evil.

For a real moral evil, look at the residential schools in which several Protestant churches and the Catholic Church allowed pedophiles free run in the dormitories and the constant coverups of child sexual abuse by priests.

If this situation is not corrected I will be seeking a refund of my share of the taxes going to support Vanier Catholic Secondary School.

And let me make clear – I am not anti-Catholic. Several special people in my immediate family are Catholic.

In the long history of humankind, people have sought a path to a supreme being and found different ways to worship in a myriad of different religions.

I respect every religion and the people who adhere to it, but I have no tolerance for those who use their position in a clerical bureaucracy to impose an unnatural and irrational form of behaviour on others.

To force gay people to behave as heterosexuals is unnatural and irrational and to make them feel badly in the process is an intrinsic moral evil.

Alan Fry

Whitehorse