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"houseofsaul":234e7sz6 wrote:
If one is of homosexual orientation, then one believes homosexuality is okay and permissable.[/quote:234e7sz6]
Not necessarily. There are many chaste homosexual people living good and holy lives within the Church.

"houseofsaul":234e7sz6 wrote:
How can one teach and preach the Word when ones basic morals are blurred.[/quote:234e7sz6]
The Catechism teaches this:
[quote:234e7sz6]Chastity and homosexuality

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.[/quote:234e7sz6]
So, even the magisterium agree that it is entirely possible for a homosexual person to “approach Christian perfection.” Never underestimate the power of God to work through any person he calls to be his messenger.