In a prior post, I offered six things to do when your child reveals to you she is “gay.”
The third on the list was “Remind her that God loves her.”
The culture has widely promoted the idea that Christianity, and more specifically the Catholic Church, is responsible for the oppression and persecution of “gay” folk. Pressure from her peers will make it seem important and inevitable for your child to give up her faith.
That is why it is critical that you reinforce with your child that she is a baptized child of God, that God loves her and wants the best for her, and that it is important to stay connected to God through his Church here on earth.
It will help the discussion to reiterate with your child that the Catholic Church demands of Catholics the utmost respect for every human, including people who feel same sex attraction. Here is a quote from the catechism.
“They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” CCC2358
Does this sound like hate to you?