Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ex-Gay Porn Star Escapes from Hell

Here is a very powerful witness to God's grace and to the evils of the pornography industry and the "gay lifestyle".  It is a difficult video to watch.  It's very well made and quite simple, but it's disturbing.  It points out the great lie-du-jour in a very effective way.




Joseph Sciambra on his website reveals that he's a solidly orthodox Catholic who does not buy in to any of the "gay Catholic" nonsense that's out there.  When you've paid the kind of price he's paid, you're in no mood to play along with the make-believe.

And, to the great shame of Catholic Media, Sciambra notes, "I have been doing this for several years, no Catholic television media outlets have wanted to work with me, but these good non-Catholic Christians did [the ones who produced this video] - and, I think that speaks a lot for them." 

Thanks to Joseph Sciambria for his witness and thanks be to God for his infinite mercy.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...


Sorry Kevin, but I think your approach to homosexuality is a perfect example of unreality in action.
I think there's a temptation for us loyal Catholics to take Sciambra's experience as definitive for all gay people because it tells us exactly we want to hear.
It would be difficult to deal with the gay issue if we had to acknowledge anything of value in the relationship of gay couples. Much easier to dismiss it all as lies, lust and demonic temptation.
The trouble with this is that it pretty obviously isn't true. Happy gay couples are not logical contradictions, and insisting that this is the case only makes us look like fools.
I think the Church's teaching with regard to gay people is perfectly clear - they must remain celibate. That may not be what many of them want to hear, true, but that's the deal if you want to be a faithful Catholic.
I don't see why, in addition to that, we also have to insist that homosexual people aren't REALLY gay, they must never use that word and they also need to subject themselves to crank psychologists in order to heal themselves of their sinful desires.
Read gay Catholics like Gabriel Blanchard, Melinda Selmys and Eve Tushnet - what makes their stories inauthentic? Did they not experience the REAL gay subculture, in the same way that because you or I have never attended a strip club, dabbled in swinging or picked up a prostitute we have never REALLY experienced straight culture?
I'm not criticizing Sciambra, who is a better Catholic than I'll probably ever be.
I just think that when it comes to the gay issue we should be blunt but also restrained - "You have to be celibate. Them's the rules." That's enough.

- Harry

Anonymous said...

Harry, Harry, Harry. Yes, Sciambra is a better Catholic than you (hopefully you will increase in Grace). So how about you shut your mouth next time, instead of posting your apology: 'Sorry Kevin...'?

bleusmon said...

Sorry, Harry, but the homosexual culture is a thoroughly evil culture in the exact same way that the "straight" fornicating culture is thoroughly evil.

Evil commonly masks reality by assuming a variety of "good" characteristics - even virtuous ones. The "gay" Catholics you cite are engaged in a minimalist game of adhering to celibacy while working for recognition of a "gay" Catholic culture which at its heart refuses to fully and humbly submit to the teachings of the Church. They and you hold out for a qualified version of Catholicism which still finds identity in a same-sex attraction culture.

There can be no legitimacy within Catholicism which seeks and promotes value in same-sex attraction - even in celibate form - and its trappings. Even referring to it as "culture" in a positive tone is obviously a case of "having your cake and eating it to," and is nothing less than a continuing occasion of sin for those struggling with SSA.

One of the most telling differences between those living with and acting upon SSA and the rest of the world is that those of us in the rest of the world don't openly define ourselves according to our sexuality. Our sexual attraction and behavior is NOT our identity.

Put another way, there is no actual "straight" culture and, in fact, there is no such thing as "heterosexual." The word was coined in contrast to "homosexual" which itself did not exist before 2 or 3 centuries ago.

The only legitimate identity one with SSA may have as Catholics is to know oneself and to be known to others as a child of God. Period.

The rest is not of God. What you call "gay culture" must be dismantled and rejected rather than embraced, and I pray it is done before the disease of finding identity in sexuality spreads its evil into the rest of the world which, frankly, seems primed to join in the same deadly embrace which crushes the spiritual life by replacing your identity as a child of God with this seductive and evil fruit from the garden of eden in which we live.