O Catecismo da Igreja Católica (parágrafo 1867) aponta que Sodomia (prática do sexo homossexual) é um dos quatro pecados que "clamam a Deus por vingança", junto com assassinato, a opressão ao pobre e as injustiças ao trabalhador.
Steve Skojec começou lembrando isso ao escrever sobre como os santos trataram o pecado da sodomia. Ele menciona São Pedro Damião, São Pedro Canísio, Santa Catarina de Siena e São Bernardino de Siena.
Eu já mostrei aqui a condenação a sodomia nas passagens da Bíblia. Mas também é muito importante que os católicos leiam o que disseram estes santos para que parem de apoiar políticas pecaminosas que "clamam por vingança divina".
São Pedro Damião disse que o pecado da sodomia supera todos os outros pecados pois destrói tanto o corpo quanto à alma. Vejamos o relato de Skojec:
São Pedro Canísio lembrou que a sodomia vem junto com outros pecados:
As the Sacred Scripture says, the Sodomites were wicked and exceedingly sinful. Saint Peter and Saint Paul condemn this nefarious and depraved sin. In fact, the Scripture denounces this enormous indecency thus: ‘The scandal of Sodomites and Gomorrhans has multiplied and their sins have become grave beyond measure.’ So the angels said to just Lot, who totally abhorred the depravity of the Sodomites: ‘Let us leave this city….’ Holy Scripture does not fail to mention the causes that led the Sodomites, and can also lead others, to this most grievous sin. In fact, in Ezechiel we read: ‘Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and the poor. And they were lifted up, and committed abominations before me; and I took them away as thou hast seen’ (Ezech. 16: 49-50). Those unashamed of violating divine and natural law are slaves of this never sufficiently execrated depravity.” (Emphasis added)
Santa Catarina de Siena escreveu como o próprio Deus ver o pecado da sodomia:
But they act in a contrary way, for they come full of impurity to this mystery, and not only of that impurity to which, through the fragility of your weak nature, you are all naturally inclined (although reason, when free will permits, can quiet the rebellion of nature), but these wretches not only do not bridle this fragility, but do worse, committing that accursed sin against nature, and as blind and fools, with the light of their intellect darkened, they do not know the stench and misery in which they are. It is not only that this sin stinks before me, who am the Supreme and Eternal Truth, it does indeed displease me so much and I hold it in such abomination that for it alone I buried five cities by a divine judgment, my divine justice being no longer able to endure it. This sin not only displeases me as I have said, but also the devils whom these wretches have made their masters. Not that the evil displeases them because they like anything good, but because their nature was originally angelic, and their angelic nature causes them to loathe the sight of the actual commission of this enormous sin.
São Bernardino de Siena escreveu que sodomitas sofrem mais do que os outros no inferno:
“Just as people participate in the glory of God in different degrees, so also in hell some suffer more than others. He who lived with this vice of sodomy suffers more than another, for this is the greatest sin.”
(Agradeço o artigo de Skojec ao site Big Pulpit)