Washington D.C., Jun 7, 2018 / 16:08 pm
While the month of June is marked by LGBT pride events, some Catholic critics have voiced wariness and concern that the events draw people away from God's plan for humankind.
"Pride Month fills me with sadness, for gay pride parades are events that ultimately show how much man has forgotten God and how much he loves us, as a loving Father who created us in his image, solely as male and female," Daniel Mattson, author of the book "Why I Don't Call Myself Gay," told CNA.
"Gay Pride Parades are masquerades that obscure man's dignity, rather than honor it," he said.
Mattson voiced gratitude for the opening words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church's section on Life in Christ, a passage from a sermon of St. Leo the Great, which says "Christian, recognize your dignity." Mattson also voiced gratitude that the Church "points the path away from pride in what are ultimately socially constructed identities to the truth of our nature."