Wednesday, June 6, 2012

God. Help. Us.

And I mean that literally. In yesterday’s New York Times story about the Vatican’s censure of Sister Margaret A. Farley for her book about human sexuality there is a quote about the Catholic Church’s view of masturbation. Masturbation, self-pleasure, sanity-making, stress-relieving, coping mechanism. The act that may keep teens from having sex too early and that may keep marriages intact and that may keep adults of all ages sane and healthy (Dr. Oz please weigh in here.) No.

Regarding masturbation The Vatican said, “The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose.”

How in God’s name can this help anyone? And what does the Catholic Church say to couples in CancerLand who have lost part of the “sexual faculty”. It’s time to vote with our checkbooks. Or go immediately to your local Episcopal Church and sign up.

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