If the Church truly cannot budge on its teachings on homosexual acts and unions what can it do? Hopefully most Catholics would acknowledge there is always more we can and should do to more intensely share the mission of the Church to all its members and the entire world. But, as I've searched for answers I have continuously found myself asking more questions. So, I really want to hear from those most affected by the Catholic Church's MEMBERS (Bishops, Priests, Lay, Religious, etc.) ignorance, distance, or sheer cluelessness on this matter. LGBTQ friends, help me, share with me, teach me as best as is possible, your experience, your ideas, your message. I believe it's important.
It may seem clinical putting this in a form but I'd like to share your responses with anyone who will value them and reflect upon them. Thank you in advance for your unique role in our Church. You are loved and important even if our members (myself included) are so terrible sometimes.
I include the teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church so I know we are starting on the same very basic understanding of what the Catholic Church objectively teaches, regardless of how well or poorly it is communicated, and whether or not you agree with it or not. I know this is understood differently by different people but that's what this survey is for. So, assuming the Church cannot change its teachings, let's start sharing.
Disclaimer: I am a Catholic School religion teacher and will always carefully teach what the Church teaches, but I think my convictions and communication of the Church's teachings can be strengthened by your stories. So, if there are people out there perhaps prudently worried that I am going to begin teaching things contradictory to the Church's teaching, please be assured I will not.
Take survey here. You can be anonymous or not: http://goo.gl/forms/o8o6jRgh28IQDNHq1