Sodomy or “Homosexuality”

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by: Paul A. Byrne, M.D. and The Rev. George M. Rinkowski

Introduction

Physicians, clergy and everyone ought to uphold basic principles to do good and avoid evil, not to harm and not to kill. A physician and a Catholic priest offer the following statement to medical personnel and
clergy in an effort to inform others about the serious matters of sodomy and “homosexuality.”

The Declaration of Independence states that people “assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitles them.” The truths declared in this Declaration does not provide a basis for sodomy and “homosexuality.”

There is no “innate instinct,” rather there is a will that can be the cause of evil actions. After Original Sin God gave man the gift of mastery of desires. The first effect of this mastery of desires is the right of liberty, which is the ability to do good and avoid evil. Liberty includes the right to safeguard life and forecast happiness. “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men to guard Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The Science of Medicine is to guard the life of persons. Civil Government is to guard liberty and justice so that every citizen can pursue happiness here and hereafter. The Science of Medicine has goals to aid, to heal, not to harm and not to kill. This can be stated philosophically to protect, preserve, and prolong life and to postpone death. The province of medicine is not justice and rights, rather it is to treat and care for the life and health of persons.

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