Oh, there was lots to hate in my post from last week, "Gay Man Denied Last Rites?" Some people hated the idea that homosexual behavior is sinful; some people hated the idea of homosexual people calling themselves "gay" (why? It's just descriptive). A few people pretty clearly just hated homosexual people, period. And several readers really hated two specific lines I wrote:
The Church is just taking its first steps in developing a compassionate, humane approach to serve gay people. The Church's history in this matter isn't pretty.
This comment sums up readers' objection to those lines:
There is an effective pastoral approach. it is called confession. Just like the rest of humanity....READ MORE