Greg Gutfeld should Open Up Gay Bars Next to Catholic Churches, too.


Greg Gutfeld, a self-described libertarian who works for fox news and writes at his personal blog, , believes that the best way to usher in religious tolerance is to increase intolerance. Here is his idea, as he describes it:

I’m announcing tonight, that I am planning to build and open the first gay bar that caters not only to the west, but also Islamic gay men. To best express my sincere desire for dialogue, the bar will be situated next to the mosque Park51, in an available commercial space.

As you know, the Muslim faith doesn’t look kindly upon homosexuality, which is why I’m building this bar. It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.

He should have wrote: “To express my utterly insincere desire to be a snarky pundit, I would like open up a gay bar by a mosque to bait a religious community into saying something that bolsters my general disdain for the Muslim community.”

For those of you who have been fortunate enough to avoid the recurring theme of our species’ intolerance, some individuals had an idea to open up a mosque near ground zero. Then, others said something like the following: “Emm, you Muslims are terrorists, how dare you open up a place of worship near where you attacked us”.

I take the way out already provided for by the U.S. constitution. But Mr. Gutfeld decided he would single out a group of people, the TLGB community, and exploitatively mold them into a self-promoting story to be eaten up by excitable U.S. public. But, in the extremely rare possibility that Gutfeld really did want to promote tolerance of the TLGB community, I have some advice for him: Build a gay bar in the Vatican.

It Begins and Ends With Religion

The Catholic Church, by teaching that intimate relations should only take place between a Man and a Woman, gives societies worldwide carte blanche to carry out mass persecution of the TLGB community. Even with an irrefutable body of evidence of the disastrous effects of their teachings, the Catholic Church persists in their deleterious teaching.

A catholic Catechism on homosexuality tries to do what is impossible: be intolerant but ask for tolerance:

its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained

tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”141 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved…(emphasis added)

Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.

The Catholic Church has a guilty conscience: they know that their teachings on homosexuality has and will cause other humans to commit great sins against other humans. Yet, as said before, they refuse to budge from the root cause of the caution they give. Which is irreconcilable and condemnable. It can and must change.

Note that the catechism admits that homosexuality is unexplained. Yet the Chursh insists on making a firm conclusion in the presence of ignorance. In essence, the Church has failed a test of God. In the books of God, there is much on how important it is to love thy neighbor. A faithful interpretation of such language would signify that one should love thy neighbor.

The Church, in its unrelenting interpretation that heterosexuality is the exclusive vehicle of human life, directly contradicts–in an incredible fashion by contributing to persecution–the notion of loving one’s neighbor.  If there was a God, I would fully expect It to test whether Its creation was faithful. Most religious establishments have failed, and failed big. The Catholic Church is one of them. The Muslim faith is another. There are no doubt others as well.

Full Attack On Intolerance

The Muslim world is incredibly intolerant of the TLGB community. But not by virtue of it being the Muslim world. Like the Catholic and Christian world, the persecutors do not discriminate.  What accounts for persecution in some places and the absence(lesser degree) thereof in others is beyond the scope of this post, but as an attempt at explanation:  the degree is often determined by several other societal factors, such as wealth, poverty, etc, or even the presence of exceptional individuals in that nation. But religion, as it is taught by the inherently corrupt human,  is the beginning, and it is the end, be it Islam, Christianity, or Judaism, etc.

Mr. Gutfeld, or anyone for that matter, should address the  World’s intolerance of the TLGB community. But he is doing no such thing; he is simply stirring up controversy for controversy’s sake. If he was, indeed, serious about creating tolerance for the TLGB community, he should address that intolerance wherever it may be–not just in the Muslim world–starting with the biggest target of them all: The Catholic Church.


One Response to “Greg Gutfeld should Open Up Gay Bars Next to Catholic Churches, too.”

  1. cletus Says:

    I know for sure the catholic church is not intolerant of the gay community. My argument is that the catholic church does not in its teaching condemn homosexuality on its own. It only addresses homosexcuality in relation to the propagation of life. The church only talks about homosexuality in relation to God’s plan and intention in propagating life and so they will argue what is obvious that the only way to regenerate is through hecterosexual union. Know this and be clear with this logic. The catholic church is not forign to homosexual. They can and have the knowledge to teach you about this phenomonon.

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