So, I've mentioned before that the most popular post on this blog was not written by me, but was written by my friend Joseph Prever (pseudonymously, Steve Gershom). Almost three years later, that post, "Gay, Catholic, and Doing Fine", still gets several hundred hits a week, and rightly so. It has helped and inspired so many who are struggling with same-sex attraction, and it also has educated those on both sides of the gay rights issue.
Today, I am beyond thrilled to introduce a most amazing (and much-anticipated!) video that prominently includes Joseph Prever and his experiences and struggles as a man with same-sex attraction. Just as I was, you will be riveted listening to his story and those of several other wonderful men and women who pour out their hearts and their pain -- which we need to understand -- and who ultimately tell of the hope, dignity, healing, and love they found in Christ's teachings and in His Church.
The culture seems to insist that there are only two ways to look at homosexuality and those who are same-sex attracted: 1) Disgust, disdain, and rejection of gay people, or 2) celebration and promotion of homosexuality and same sex "marriage".
But there is a Third Way, the best way, that isn't talked about.
No matter where you stand in the debate, you will be changed by watching this video, and after you do, I encourage you to share it on your blogs, post it to your facebook pages (I know one friend who has posted it twice just to make sure no one missed it), and email it to your friends -- even your friends who are gay or who support the gay rights movement.
Say a prayer for an open heart, and hit the play button:
The Third Way from Blackstone Films on Vimeo.
Of course I am most interested in hearing your thoughts once you've watched the whole thing. I welcome a substantive, respectful discussion about what you heard and saw. This is so incredibly important for all of us.
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