The are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life.
The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out.” Accepting myself as I truly am requires that I reject a belief that I have a sexual identity other than being a man made for women.
In this way, and in no other, is true human freedom fulfilled.
Why would I call myself a gay man, then, simply because I find men sexually attractive?
“The Christian man,” tells us, is “conformed to the likeness of that Son Who is the firstborn of many brothers.” Christ “fully reveals man to man himself and makes his supreme calling clear” and is “Himself the perfect man.” His life is man’s paradigm and the virtues are the template for how Christ, the perfect man, lived.
The commandments are not arbitrary “does and don’ts.” Rather, they are the way man would naturally live—if man knew who he truly was.
And honestly, I don’t even know if I knew at that time why I took that stance. I was dating other girls and I started having sex, and I would feel extremely guilty afterwards.