The Ten Sins of Gay Surrogacy

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Dave Rubin, famed conservative network pundit BlazeTVrecently announcement that he and his “husband”, David Janet, were using surrogacy to get two children. When I saw that even some faithful Christians were celebrating this news, I knew it was time to take stock. Let’s put faith and reason on the table and see how many deadly sins are committed when “married” gay men rent the wombs of surrogate mothers to procure babies.

I count at least ten.

  1. Active homosexuality. Sodomy is part of the four sins who, according to Scripture and the Church, “cry to heaven for vengeance”. Homosexual acts invert, subvert and pervert the natural order of human sexuality as designed by God. These are “acts of gross depravity” that contradict natural law and can never be sanctioned (CCC 2357).
  2. “Gay marriage.” This legal fiction further obscures the truth and meaning of human sexuality, undermining the purpose and understanding of true marriage, a primordial institution that God ordained even before the Fall. Marriage is not just a religious thing either; it is a question of natural law inscribed in the hearts of all men. Even in pagan times and in atheistic regimes, a the bridemarried has always presupposed a the bride. The very etymology of “marriage/marriage” derives from watch and means “to make a mother” – something impossible for homosexuals. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith directed this “clear and categorical opposition [to same-sex ‘marriage’] is a duty” and that the laws which allow it are “grossly unjust”.
  3. Surrogate mother. Surrogacy, or the hiring out of a woman’s body to grow a child, is nothing less than human reproductive trafficking – the utilitarian objectification and exploitation of a woman who is used as a means to come to an end. The woman, who may bear her own biological child or that of another woman (via purchased eggs), is subject to the financial, health and performance requirements of a legal contract, of which she may be found in breach or in breach. breach. CDF taught that surrogacy “represents an objective breach of the obligations of maternal love, marital fidelity and responsible motherhood; it violates the dignity and the right of the child to be conceived… and brought up by his own parents; it establishes, to the detriment of families, a division between the physical, psychological and moral elements which constitute these families.
  4. Masturbation/self-abuse. In order to procure his sperm for the procedure, the man commits the “intrinsically and gravely disordered action” of masturbation. The very conception of our bodies as men and women testifies to the proper use of human sexuality. In fact, our bodies are meaningless without the existence of the opposite sex, and the reproductive system itself is not complete in either male or female. It is complete only in the union both. Having sex “alone” is absurd and selfish. “The deliberate use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose” (CCC 2352). Using our body contrary to our nature is contrary to love itself and always inherently sinful.
  5. Pornography. In fertility clinics, masturbation and semen collection are routinely facilitated through the use of pornographic videos and images in the “collection room”. Most people never think about this side of things when they see the smiling images of “dads” holding the possible ultrasound image. But, as a clinic explains, “Inside the collection room, we have all the essentials to collect a sperm specimen: a vinyl loveseat, a magazine rack with a variety of classic adult magazines, a TV and DVD player with multiple adult movie options.” In other words, lots and lots of porn. So at this point in the process, the sin of masturbation is aided by a massive and lucrative porn industry that exploits women (and men) on screen in the most depraved and destructive ways..
  6. Third parties directly involved in the conception of a child. What God has designed and reserved for the most intimate moments between husband and wife – the sacred creation of a new soul – becomes a public event, with strangers invited to facilitate and trigger conception. Technicians, nurses and doctors are the direct agents of the conception of the child, which violates the right of every child to be the product of the sexual union of its married parents. Generally, according to the American bishops: “Procedures which add a ‘third party’ to the act of conception, or which substitute a laboratory procedure for intercourse, are not acceptable.”
  7. Willful killing of human embryos. Another word for it is murder. Human embryos are individual human persons, created by God in his image. With surrogacy and IVF, it is common to create “excess” embryos to achieve the desired sex, discard them for the disease/defect, and prepare for multiple IVF attempts if previous cycles fail. Countless human embryos (people) are hung in freezers, used as research material and/or deliberately destroyed; it’s common and embedded in the industry’s business plan. In a discussion of bioethics, IVF and embryo rights, the church is clear: “The human being must be respected and treated as a person from his conception; and therefore, from that moment, his rights as a person must be recognized, among which, in the first place, the inviolable right of every innocent human being to life.
  8. The commodification of children. We bought the lie that children are a “right” for adults who want them. This is a deep deception, because only children have rights in this area, not adults: “A child is not something you owe, but it is a gift. The “supreme gift of marriage” is a human person. A child cannot be considered a good, an idea to which a so-called “right to a child” would lead. In this area, only the child has real rights: the right “to be the fruit of the specific act of conjugal love of his parents” and “the right to be respected as a person from his conception ” “(CCC 2378).
  9. Deliberately depriving a child of its mother. The child born of the surrogacy of a homosexual couple is motherless intentionally. It has nothing to do with a child born in a tragedy where his mother died or is unable to care for him. Rather, they are seemingly rational adults making a conscious decision, long before the child exists, to manufacture a child who will never have a mother. By nature, God gave each of us a mother, and each of us is entitled to his mother. We used to mourn a motherless child (and lament a fatherless child); but today we endorse it with a smile and even warm public congratulations. Which brings us to…
  10. The celebration of mortal sin is itself a mortal sin. Catholics: You know that the nine sins above are serious sins, and if you didn’t know that a few minutes ago, you know that now. We are all guilty of what we know (and our willful ignorance). If we knowingly celebrate mortal sin, then that celebration is itself mortal sin.

Although I have listed ten deadly sins committed when gay male couples use surrogates to have babies, you have probably realized that the majority of these sins are also committed by heterosexual couples who procure children in the same way immoral. So many deadly sins celebrated, and yet a single deadly sin can rob us of Heaven forever. We should tremble, not rejoice, at such baby announcements! Why do so many professed Christians support (and engage in) these acts which afflict the heart of God and endanger their immortal souls?

Because we have forgotten who we are and who God is.

Sin is above all an offense to God, to goodness itself. The saints chose death over sin, wanting never to hurt the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the slightest way, and we should wish the same. Even though we all inevitably sin because of our weakness (thank God for confession!), the disposition of our hearts should be centered on God. We should desire (or at least desire to desire!) only the will of God because we love Him more than ourselves or the respect of our neighbor. Instead, we Christians have become comfortable and man-centered, wanting people to love us, forgetting that the wages of sin is death. The above sins – and all sins – should repel us. If we excuse, justify, or embrace even one of the sins listed above, can we dare to claim to be followers of Christ?

Now I will surely be accused of being “mean”, “unloving” and “uncompassionate” for writing this list. But take a good look. I never said we should denounce or hate any of the people involved in the sins described. We are all sinners in need of God’s mercy; I know it too well. But we cannot love both God and sin. And we cannot claim to hate sin if we applaud it and find joy in it.

Christians, it takes courage to oppose the spirit of the times. It hurts to be mocked and shamed for speaking the unpopular truth. But this is nothing new. Let us turn now and ask God’s forgiveness for the mess we have made of his created order and the tragedy we have created for his babies. Let’s vow never to be a part of those sins again.

“Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and wide is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter it. How narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way that leads to life. And those who find it are few. (Matthew 7:13-14)

[Photo Credit: Dave Rubin Twitter account]

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