A parish in Boston is holding a Mass in celebration of Boston’s Pride month. I’m not kidding.
Homosexual acts are a sin and pride is one of the seven deadly sins. So one parish in Boston decided to put the two together! What could go wrong?!
I’m quoting from the bulletin of St. Cecilia’s:
The Rainbow Ministry of Saint Cecilia Parish invites all friends and supporters of the LGBT community to a Mass in celebration of Boston’s Pride Month. The liturgy will take place on Sunday evening, June 19, at six o’clock, with a reception following. The theme of the liturgy, “All Are Welcome,” honors Christ’s message of hope and salvation to all people. We will also celebrate the diverse community that finds its home at Saint Cecilia and acknowledge, in a special way, the generous and warm welcome extended to the members of the Jesuit Urban Center in 2007. The Mass will be celebrated by Father John Unni and concelebrated by several of the priests who faithfully ministered at the Jesuit Urban Center for many years. Please plan to attend this special liturgy and support the diversity that makes Saint Cecilia such a special place.
Something tells me the homily won’t be quoting much from the Catechism unless there’s a serious misreading of “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF”.
But what’s next, a “friends with benefits” Mass? How about a “Masturbator” Mass. (Although the sign of peace might be a little weird, huh?) Seriously. Why not just have Mass celebrating all sorts of sins.
I don’t want a religion that accepts me for who I am. I know who I am and am unimpressed. I want a religion that calls me to be better than I am even as I resist it.
I understand that many people struggle with homosexual urges. Look, we all watch “Fight Club” for different reasons but having the Church push sinners to take pride in a sin just seems a bit like a bad idea, doesn’t it? Convincing people that they’re not sinners, they’re just diverse is damaging to the Church and it’s damaging to the people buying this pc hogwash.
And just in case you think that’s an aberration, the bulletin also invites everyone to “A June evening with the Boston gay men’s chorus. The Saint Cecilia Rainbow Ministry is purchasing a block of tickets for the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus concert to be held at John Hancock Hall on Thursday, June 9th at 8 p.m.” In case you’re interested, they’ll be doing a Beatles Medley. I guess the Judy Garland medley is a little too 90’s.