The Vatican has released a draft report on family issues that will be presented to bishops for a vote. The report has caused some alarm among conservative bishops because it seems to contain some language that would lead people to believe that Roman Catholicism is now accepting homosexual behavior. This would be a drastic departure from Catholic doctrine, which has always held a Scriptural position on this issue.
When the English translation of the report was first made available, conservatives were enraged by the tone of acceptance toward homosexual behavior. Therefore, an effort has been made to come up with a translation that would not undermine long-held Catholic teachings on this hot-button issue.
It will be interesting to follow this story as it unfolds.
It’s good to know that there is no confusion about what the Bible says about homosexual behavior. Every translation that stays true to the original text clearly and consistently forbids such behavior.
In this rebellious world in which we live, we would do well to remember that.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”—2 Timothy 3:16-17.