The Church and the Homosexual

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The Church and the Homosexual is a book published in 1976 by theologian John J. McNeill.

Goal of the book[edit]

The goal of the book was to fully examine and challenge the Catholic Church's official traditional attitudes toward homosexuality. It also sought to establish the notion that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. The book is notable in the field of moral theology in that it was among the first of such books to argue from this point of view.

CDF reaction[edit]

According to Charles Curran, when the CDF first attempted to silence authors dissenting from Church teachings on homosexuality, it specifically highlighted the errors contained in McNeill's The Church and the Homosexual.[citation needed]

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