Would you consider joining a GSA youth group in a Catholic church?

Yes
13% (7 votes)
No
29% (16 votes)
Maybe, if I had more info on the group.
41% (23 votes)
I would make my decision after going to one meeting.
18% (10 votes)
Total votes: 56

Comments

goatchunx's picture

Maybe...

I put "maybe" given that I wouldn't join it if it was affiliated with the church as I am an atheist. However, if the GSA meetings were simply hosted by the church there would be no problem.

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Daisy's picture

I said no...

But only because I'm Jewish.

As the other poster said, if the meetings were just hosted by the chruch, and not religious, i might go.

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Dim's picture

Hey

Could I ask you a question?

What is the general Jewish veiw on gay people?

Just wonderin'

- Dim

Daisy's picture

Reform Judaism (which I think is the most common flavor, at this point) is accepting of homosexuality and recognizes same-sex marriages.

Conservative Jews don't, and of course there are always individual people who don't, but in general both the religion and the community are very accepting.

:)

Did they love you or what?

milee13's picture

Not unless it had no affiliat

Not unless it had no affiliation with the church. I'm not religious and so I prefer not to get involved with groups that have definitive religous princples, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, etc. I don't have anything against people who are religious, and it's mostly out of respect to them that I don't push myself into their programs that aren't directly religion classes, afterschool programs and things like that. But even if it wasn't affiliated with the church I don't think that I would be able to meet with a GSA in a catholic church, i wouldn't feel comfortable in the setting.

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Sesshoumaru s male lover's picture

Why would any self repsecting

Why would any self repsecting person join a GSA a the Catholic church the first peole to really condom homosexuality&even safe sex. Come on guys why join the bad guys?

the happy Bisexual

Daisy's picture

Do lets be respectful...

Despite the chruch's official posititon, I know quite a few Catholics who are %100 percent accepting and supportive of homosexuals.

I'm not trying to shoot you down or anything, but I'd prefer we didn't write off any specific group people. Why should they give us their respect when we don't offer ours?

:)

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somedays dreamer's picture

Okay, the Catholics take as a

Okay, the Catholics take as approved by the whole church is that it is okay for people of the same gender to love each other, but it is not okay to have sex that is it. Simply becase sex is suppose to create new life, no two people of the same gender can get together to have a child together, they can raise a child but they can have a child together. So that is why the Catholic church does not condon sex between homosexuals. Heh that is something they try to hammer into the hyper-conservative girls at my school.

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somedays dreamer's picture

Well to be precise we would b

Well to be precise we would be meeting in the church's side hall and it would be a peer-to-peer youth group not taught by any priest or nuns but it would be more of sharing experiences we have in life and also campaigning and participate in anti-homophobia movements. But occasionally we may have a priest come over to talk; but he is the cooridinator of Day of Dialouge, which is a retreat that happens every year in which LBGT people and their families come and learn about the Catholic stance on Homosexuality and how to battle and deal with homophobia. So yeah that was my plan.

I love Integra Wingates Hellsing!...Heh I am so sad, I am in love with a fictional character. Wait I can lie to my self, I have been doing that for the past 16 years.