The American Catholic is a newspaper that forthrightly calls itself progressive. Its August-September 1999 issue carries an interview with Mary E. Hunt a Catholic and a forthright feminist liberation theologian about the Holy Sees silencing of Sr. Jeannine Gramick and Fr. Robert Nugent because of their gay-positive views.
Hunt is a lesbian, she tells us, who lives in a longterm monogamous committed relationship. She says that homosexual acts performed in such a context are morally good.
Hunt proceeds to absolutely, categorically condemn the Holy Sees silencing of Gramick and Nugent, saying that the Churchs worldview is outdated.
Hunt stresses that the Churchs opposition to homosexual acts is deeply connected to the Churchs opposition to priestesses: When you think about the [Churchs] position on ordination and why women cant be ordained, its predicated on the bride and bridegroom imagery. The Church is the bride, the priest is the bridegroom and God forbid we have two brides!
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