Father Claude (Dusty) Burns takes on the controversial issues of same-sex attraction and same-sex marriage.
The rapping pastor known as Pontifex explains the Catholic Church’s teaching and extends a welcome to people who identify as gay.
The Church defends the dignity and respect of all and does not tolerate “gay-bashing.” Fr. Burns notes the importance of recognizing the difference between an orientation and an action, and questions what we mean by “gay.”
A message from Spirit Juice Studios who uploaded the 'Yes to You' video:
"For all those who watch this video please understand that the lasting message of "Yes To You" is to let you know that right where you are, with all of your questions, challenges and struggles that the Church indeed says yes to you. You are welcomed and you are loved. We are all in this together."
Excerpts from the lyrics:
Somewhere between awkward silence and gay bashing in the name of Jesus
And in the middle stands truth, a truth that can set us free
A God that calls us out of darkness to embrace our true identity
In a culture that glorifies sex and puts pleasure before all else
Is God the source of your identity or is it your sexual self?
And how do we identify and not accept a lie
Because sexual desire is just one piece of the pie
Identity is a choice a lifestyle is something you embrace
Same sex Attraction doesn't define you and can be set in place.
A movement with semantics aimed to change and sway
There needs to be clarification when using the word gay
Does it mean one has attractions or that they choose to act them out?
Truth says there is a difference in the two that must be brought about
God loves you the way you are and the truth can set you free
There is a difference between unchosen sexual attraction and chosen identity
In marriage two become one flesh, open to life for propagation
Two of the same in union can't reach this fulfillment of God's creation
Nature or Nurture you didn't choose this struggle
The Church understands and will walk with you in times of trouble
The same Church that says no when we fail to keep our sexual selves in check
Is the same Church that says no when others try to take your respect
You never are alone and the Church offers you a home as it stand for what is true.
Although the Church says no to gay marriage it still says Yes to you.
For more information on same-sex attraction, check out Courage.