A homosexual atheist has joined a long list of people expressing gratitude to Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala, Spain for creating a new online outreach to those struggling with homosexuality.
“I am an atheist and I greatly admire your courage for having created this new page to help spread the truth about the issue of homosexuality,” wrote a Venezuelan atheist named Jesus.
The bishop has been under attack by gay activists and some media outlets after he inaugurated a new section on the diocesan website, titled “Homosexuality and Hope.”
The site can be accessed at http://www.obispadoalcala.org/homosexualidad.html
However, Bishop Pla has received praise for the outreach from numerous groups, including the organization Hope is Possible. The group encouraged its members to send in messages expressing their solidarity with the Spanish bishop.
The issue of homosexuality has been “manipulated by the media, by organizations, governments and businesses in search of economic and political benefits and to the detriment of the truth,” the man wrote in his message.
He went on to note that children and young people are jeopardized by sexual-identity problems as a result of pro-homosexual propaganda. “They are dragged in by this wave of widespread ignorance even when deep down most of them do not really want to live the gay lifestyle,” he added.
“For this reason any kind of outreach like this is welcome, especially if it comes from the Church, since its ability to bring people together means it can reach more people. The only thing left is to stay on the path of the truth, which reminds me of the words of Jesus (I’m not a believer but I do study the texts), ‘And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free’ (Jn. 8:32),” the Venezuelan man said.
“Those who oppose the obvious scientific and empirical truth and prefer instead to condemn with the veil of ignorance will have to deal with their own consciences,” he continued.
“The truth has come out, and the more that it is made known and spread, the closer we will come to the time in which it will no longer be hidden and all of society will recognize that it is possible to change.”
“It is easier to deny it than to accept that one can change, especially because it requires a strong conscience and great will power, which most unfortunately do not have,” Jesus concluded.