Your Christian Vocation

YouTube Videos, Chapter 5: Why Does the Church Discriminate Against Gays?


Why Does the Church Discriminate Against Gays?


Film Focus: In this video, Christopher Stefanick answers the question, “Why does the church hate gay people?” He explains that the Church’s teaching is not concocted to hate or discriminate against a person but rather respects both Divine and Natural Laws. He explains how all persons are called to live out a full life by following Jesus Christ.


Text Focus: Pages 194-196


Discussion Questions:

  1. What is Divine Law? What is Natural Law? What differentiates them?
  2. How does the Church’s teaching in the area of sexuality apply equally to all people?
  3. According to Christopher Stefanick, does the Church’s teaching about sexuality call a person with a same-sex attraction to a life of loneliness? Why or why not?
  4. How does the Catechism of the Catholic Church say we should treat those with same-sex attractions? Discuss some concrete ways that you can encourage those around you to treat all people with dignity.

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