They are not perceived as impositions that deny us pleasure, but as safeguards against harming ourselves and others. Despite what most people might think, the virtue of chastity, like all other virtues, isn’t so much concerned with what we do or don’t do.
Eve Tushnet and I talked about the topic on the Al Kresta Show.) The core reason I reject the term “gay” however, is out of humility to my creator.
In the second reading from last Sunday’s Mass, we heard St.
The commandments are not arbitrary “does and don’ts.” Rather, they are the way man would naturally live—if man knew who he truly was.
Those who have virtue will spontaneously live in accord with the commandments.
Why would I call myself a gay man, then, simply because I find men sexually attractive?