A homosexual bully in the UK is sticking his manicured claws into the burgeoning popularity of a required iPhone application, “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” because one of the questions in the review of conscience is “Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?” and the application just jumped to the 26th most popular in the UK.
Wayne Bensen, professional homosexual bully, Founding Executive Director of Truth Wins Out (TWO) and author of “Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth” (Haworth, 2003) is quoted in the Guardian as saying:
“This is cyber spiritual abuse that promotes backward ideas in a modern package. Gay Catholics don’t need to confess, they need to come out of the closet and challenge anti-gay dogma. The false idea that being gay is something to be ashamed of has destroyed too many lives. This iPhone app is facilitating and furthering the harm.”
Mr. Bensen apparently wishes elevate himself to Pope and provide leadership to Catholics and Christians the world over. To proclaim that any Catholic should or should not review with reverence and deep contrition one’s personal sins in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is to place oneself above the Church as well as God. To further specify that only “Gay Catholics” are excused from confession or from seeking reconciliation is testament to Mr. Bensen’s ignorance of the faith. Confession and preparation applies to all Catholics, not just the beautiful people or the weak in faith. It is an essential part of keeping oneself in the state of Grace and worthy of receiving Communion.
TWO is also unaware of some of the application’s unpublicized features which include:
- Facial recognition software for determining level of contrition and homosexuality
- Upload of homosexuality questionnaire results to central database at iGod
- GPS for locating the nearest Church
- Lie detection software that measures body temperature and heartrate
- Remote lockout feature for those that confess homosexuality too frequently
For those in the Church, who are not homosexual, they are called to express compassion and lend aid to those on their journey of faith.
“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.”
Truth Wins Out (TWO) is a group that plans and conducts ineffective culture wars against Christians on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people. A recent evangelical target has been the American Family Association in the United States. TWO assumed the dandy duties of HR manager in this case and called for the resignation of a Family Association employee. While Mr. Bensen is not an American, nor employed with AFA, he feels empowered to make employment decisions for American companies because of bigotry towards Americans.
In summary, Catholic Christians are pretty ensconced with the idea of homosexuality as sin and are obliged to respect those with the tendencies. LGBT people seem to be rooted in starting fights over anything dealing with Christians, even when it makes sense or not. If iTunes could maybe charge a fee for this application, and the free market was allowed to determine if a consumer wanted or needed it – viola! LGBT people would not be required to use the iConfess or have it on their iPhone.
Everyone should write an email to Steve Jobs requesting this change immediately.