Bishop Soto Ruins Gay and Lesbian Gathering

Bishop Jaime Soto

HT St. John’s Valdosta blog – Bishop Jaime Soto, Coadjutor for the Diocese of Sacramento, addressed the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Ministries (at their invitation). Several members, expecting the liberal affirmation they were used to, walked out when Bishop Soto surprised them by speaking the TRUTH of the faith, including this statement:

“Sexual intercourse, outside of the marriage covenant between a man and a woman, can be alluring and intoxicating but it will not lead to that liberating journey of true self-discovery and an authentic discovery of God. For that reason, it is sinful. Sexual relations between people of the same sex can be alluring for homosexuals but it deviates from the true meaning of the act and distracts them from the true nature of love to which God has called us all. For this reason, it is sinful.”

Which is more surprising the invitation or the Bishop’s quote?

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38 comments to Bishop Soto Ruins Gay and Lesbian Gathering

  • Kate Herman

    Thank you , Bishop Soto. My husband grew up with you and was very happy to hear you are standing strong in the faith. God bless you!

  • Melissa

    Thanks for doing your job by speaking the gospel truth. Engaging in homosexuality IS sinful and contrary to God’s design of men and women. The world may change, but God’s laws do not. If people are engaging in sexual sin, they need to be warned. It’s our Christian duty to do so or else we have blood on our hands.

  • Evelyn Buenafe

    We pray for more priests like you. May the gays and lesbians realize how important it is to prepare for the next and just live in sin.

  • cheryl lopez

    Bless you Bishop Soto for speaking the truth. Will pray for you and for more clergy to join you in upholding the teachings of our faith.

  • mimi

    Oh…i just read the summary—-yes…me too. Some people are NOT intended for productive relations—and i am one of them. I am not asexual, but i am not gay, and just as equally, not intended to be married in the terms of Christ–to a man. I posted previously—looking for a way to support this clear issue on fb. love, mimi.

  • mimi

    We who are borne NOT to be married by the standards of Christ—are both heterosexual and homosexual. The difficulty is that we cannot have relations whether man and woman or same sex—if we are not in convening with Christ. I buried 2 husbands. I was never intended to be married—but I didn’t know that. I was genetically heterosexual, but NEVER INTENDED FOR SEXUAL RELATIONS. So that is that… from one who gets it. This is not about preference; it is about the Ordinances of Natural Law as a reflection of God’s Divine Nature—and desire to go the way of the Lord.

  • Larry Wolfe (Kelly)

    Thank God for real Priests!!! It’s about time someone stepped up to the plate and spoke the truth. Enough is enough of all this mess. No matter how much they hoop and hollar.. gay sex, gay marriage, sex outside of marriage with heterosexuals as well is NOT OF GOD.. PERIOD… This world needs a good shake up by the hand of God. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired of hearing all their ranting and raving and trying to slam dunk sodomy down our throats. There is no sodomy and no gay marriage and no gay sex in Heaven.. Get over it people… Grow up.. spiritually that is.

  • erniemary

    “Just imagine what Family Pride day would be like with thousands of Mothers and Fathers (Parents together) joined with their children parading thru the cities of America.”

  • Nydia Spencer

    I believe that our society is worse than Sodom and Gomorrah and our priest need to speak THE TRUTH from the pulpit as often as they can. Our young people think that it is okay to live together. They do not think that it is sinful and immoral. What is going on in our world now? Anything goes. Some people go to church almost naked. What happened to decency, innocence and purity anymore? I always told my son that his body was a temple of the Holy Spirit and so is the bodies of other people. I am so happy and proud to tell you that our son waited until he received the Sacrament of Matrimony. Our local Catholic newspaper The Criterion from Indianapolis, had a big article in the front page about Jennifer López as an example of a “good Catholic” Can you believe that? Have they not seen the way she dresses? She might be a good financial contributor and I guess that is what make her a “good Catholic” according to the newspaper. I am very disgusted with so much corruption in our society and even in our own church. God can not be happy with all of this, I know I am not. Thank you. Nydia Spencer from Saint Bartholomew Parish in Columbus, Indiana.

  • Ann Couper-Johnston

    Hurrah for Truth! Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

    Hope he also told them of Courage, which supports people with such inclinations to live according to the teaching of the Church. We ALL need help to live right!

  • Diterine

    My dear Bishop, thanks a lot for standing up firm and representing Christ and the Church. May God Bestow upon you the Graces you need to stand firm in the faith and continue this good work you have started for all of us whose voices can’t be heard.
    God Bless you.

  • Luz Mina

    Bravo!!! We are with you Bishop Soto, thank you for your courage. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!
    May our dear Mother protect you always, you are her beloved son.

  • I have to wonder what was going through their heads when they asked the Bishop to speak? Maybe they’re unaccustomed to being around people who don’t compromise or violate their principles for the sake of being polite or politically correct?

    Thank you, Bishop Soto, for being a courageous voice for the faith.

    The Church is not a buffeteria. Too many are under the impression that the Church is morally compelled to make itself into what we want it to be. Actually, it’s not. We’re not supposed to change church. Church is supposed to change us.

  • Paul Arend

    GOD BLESS YOU !!! Please convert your peers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • father joe colletti

    shocked tolearn of invitation given and rec’d; BUT extremely happy and supportive to Bishop Soto in his words of TRUTH, for he truly spoke the WORD OF GOD which is TRUTH, for God alone is THE TRUTH.

  • catalina rattagan

    Esta es la enseñanza eterna de Cristo a todos los hijos de Dios: nos pide que se lo enseñemos a todos
    Sus hijos para poder vivir en gracia de Dios y no
    complicarnos la vida con ficciones y medias verdades

  • Judy

    Surprising that the Bishop was invited.
    Good that he spoke truth. We must speak the truth
    Because if may make people think. Some people really
    Do not think they are doing anything wrong!

  • Delia Nye

    Oh well said Bishop!!!! If only all Bishops and priests preached the same!! I’ll pray for you Bishop!!! You are a TRUE MAN OF GOD!!! You are speaking God’s truth!!! If only they would listen!!! Amen

  • A very good remark and stabbing from the good Bishop Jaime Soto! May God be with you, Bishop!

  • Mike & Mary

    Thank you Bishop Soto for speaking what you believe because it is the teaching of the Church. We appreciate your being frank with those who need leadership. May God bless you in your ministry.

  • Doris

    Thank you God for Bishop Soto! He tells us the truth and is not afraid to call sin a sin. Our Blessed Mother said that souls fall into hell like leaves from a tree in the Fall. If everyone would read Sister Faustina’s account of the vision of hell that she was shown, it would terrify people into repentance. They would realize that God is all loving but He is also a God of justice. Eternity is for real and you won’t believe in hell until you get there and then it will be too late.

  • Connie Scozzare

    Thank you Bishop Soto for following our leader, Jesus Christ, who spoke the Truth in and out of season. It’s not easy to do, but you did it! And we Catholics who are faithful to the True Catholic Faith really appreciate it! May Our Lord and Our Lady bless you.

  • Diana J

    Hurray! Bishop Soto for giving the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Ministries the truth; that their lifestyle is sinful.

  • Fr. John Rizzo

    God bless Bishop Soto! What a breath of fresh air in a world STINKING in sin! The truth sets us free, especially from such a godless lifestyle that brings ruin to society.

  • Jeanette Murray

    Bravo…like Daniel going into the lions den. Where are more pastors like this? We need them so. Love the sinner, condemn the sin and call it like it is. Thank you Bishop Soto.

  • Diane

    Dear Bishop Soto,
    Thank you for speaking God’s Truth and His Will! You have not only honored God for His Wisdon but also the thousands of married people who are doing God’s Will! Marriage is between one woman and one man and God blesses them with children. Pray for those children who are adopted by gays and lesbians.

  • Marlene Willis

    Thank you Bishop Soto. I run into priests who are afraid to come out and take a stand.
    Just remember sinners belong in church. We should never descrinate against anyone.
    Sinners which we all are should pray for one another.

  • William Atkinson

    Its so wonderful to see a Bishop speak out, so many magisterium are defiantly quiet these day, the silent majority as Nixon always alluded to. Maybe things would be very different in America if examples of good morals were evident in the public forum and society, but alas these great goods are never seen, only the different social views and scenes are dramatized in public. Just imagine what Family Pride day would be like with thousands of Mothers and Fathers (Parents together) joined with their children parading thru the cities of America.

  • Georgeann

    Praise God for yet another Bishop who does NOT cave to secularism values (or lack thereof), but rather speaks the TRUTH of God’s word.

  • Chris

    Thank You your Excellency!! May The Lord Bless You!

  • P.M. M.

    It is good to see and hear that someone is willing to tell the truth. I am sure that they were surprised! In all that is said, we are called to love them and not support them or their issues. Way to go!

  • veronica oconnor

    Sincerest appreciation and God Bless you Bishop. Hope the issue comes up at your Meeting next week.

  • Marietta

    So proud of my Bishop! God bless him.

  • Theresa E Murphy

    What a blessing to have a Bishop that speaks the word of God and did not dilute it to appease a popular political position. Being faithful takes one that beleives eternal salvation is real and the truth never changes. God be with you.

  • Theresa Sherrin

    God bless you!! Theresa

  • Denise Maxwell

    Thank you, thank you Bishop Soto. The Church would not be in such turmoil if ALL shepherds spoke the True teachings of Christ and Church as you do.
    Sincerely in Christ

  • Tom Watson

    This is an issue that few in the Christian community want to address. It’s is too uncomfortable and too politically incorrect for them, so they avoid it or ignore it. In the meantime, gay rights groups, parades, demonstrations, Hollywood movies and the bias media support and perpetuate it, as “open minded contemporary intellectual thinking”. Thank you Bishop Soto for expressing your views and supporting it with Roman Catholic values and biblical based understanding.

    May God Bless you and other Christian leaders, that they will not avoid speaking out on this matter.

  • Greg Governale

    Thank you Bishop Soto for speaking the word of our Lord and reminding people that are having a hard time seeing clearly in our world today.

    God Bless You

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