Monday, May 5, 2014

Fletch 'The Third Way' - Homosexuality and the Catholic Church


The Third Way from Blackstone Films on Vimeo.


Blackstone films has just released their movie (that looks to be crowd funded) called The Third Way: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church, which tries to explain the Church's view of homosexuals and what the response of the Church is to homosexuality. Includes interviews with gays who have found acceptance in the Church (with some also saying that the Catholic Church is the one place they do feel that acceptance).

Obviously, the 'third way' itself is chastity, which I'm sure the secular world will not agree with.

Have a look (the film is around 38 minutes) and see what you think.
Film embedded above, but best to click on the first link to view it at a bigger size on Vimeo.

h/t Brendan Malone from The Leading Edge.


3 comment(s):

the conservative said...

Good video, Fletcher. A good message about chastity in there
but it’s a very hard one to convey to progressives.

What I found interesting was this: all of the people in the
video had environmental issues that influenced their homosexuality, for which
we never hear about from the homosexual community; we only hear about the
so-called gene. In respect to this, I came across this article today which you
may wish to read:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10637532/Being-homosexual-is-only-partly-due-to-gay-gene-research-finds.html

Fletch said...

Yeh, I'm not sure anyone really knows why some people feel SSA. Some may be environmental, some, other factors.

I know that a NZ researcher from Otago, Professor Elizabeth Wells did a study that included 13,000 face-to-face interviews with people about their sexuality. She found that those who identified as Homosexual, bisexual, or something other than straight, were three times more likely to have been abused as children.

New Zealanders who identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, or who have had a same-sex encounter or relationship, tend to come from more disturbed backgrounds, a University of Otago researcher has found.

Information extracted from 13,000 face-to-face interviews clearly showed those with same-sexual or bisexual orientation were more likely to have experienced negative events in childhood, Associate Prof Elisabeth Wells said yesterday.

People who had experienced sexual abuse as children were three times more likely to identity themselves as homosexual or bisexual than those who had not experienced abuse, she said. Also, the more adverse events someone experienced in childhood, the more likely they were to belong to one of the "non-exclusively heterosexual" groups.

Associations between adverse events and sexuality group were found for sexual assault, rape, violence to the child and for witnessing violence in the home.

Other adverse events, such as the sudden death of a loved one, serious childhood illness or accident, were only slightly associated with non-heterosexual identity or behaviour.

Prof Wells, a consultant statistician based in the department of public health and general practice at the university's Christchurch campus, further analysed answers to a series of questions about sexual orientation and home life asked as part of a major New Zealand mental health survey carried out in 2003 and 2004.

http://www.odt.co.nz/print/117336



Of course, this is only one example.

lolitasbrother said...

I don't understand anything any more. I got older and married a pretty young Thai wife;
Now I am no longer chased by women but am chaste .
I thought about it a lot, and I realised the companionship I have overtook the sexual requirement.
Every night I go to bed, she is already there, she says I love you husband,
I say yes and go to sleep, could be the booze I suppose, but it is a good marriage secular

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