In my analogy to antisemitism, I finished with the line: "I'm making an analogy to express my point that ideological commitment is not a virtue in and of itself."
On the same subject, you ended with the quote, "To sum up: One's conviction and willingness to stand by their own ideologies is not inherently wrong. It's the ideology that's wrong.
So as far as that goes, we're in agreement.
Yes, so it does. And for that, I am certainly glad.
But you still expressed admiration that the Church was willing to stick by their commitment, and I'm approaching it from the angle that if a person's beliefs result in demonstrable harm to another person, I don't give them any bonus points for sticking to them. Especially not in this case, as the people being harmed by the Church's commitment to its beliefs are desperately needful children.
You are correct in that the RCC's decision to do this are resulting in almost-certain harm to persons - children or the employees. But IMO, that's not a result of their adherence, that's a result of having a flawed ideology. I know it might not sound different, but it is to me. In a way, it's similar to Voltaire's "I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
Thank you for the history and theology lesson. I don't really want to go down that path, since it's a tangent to the original post, so we can either pick it up in a new thread or in messages if you want to hear my response.
Yes, that was a bit of a tangent from the original question, which is about the Catholic Church's adoption program and homosexuals. If I want to pick it up again, you'll hear from me.