I Debate My Friend, an Openly Gay Benedictine Monk, about the Catholic Church and its Views on Gays

Earlier today, I wrote posts about what it was like when my best friend from college came out to me and how his struggles with suicidal depression, exacerbated by his torment over being gay, played a pivotal role in leading me to become an atheist.

At the end of the latter post, I embedded our discussion from this morning about his personal history trying to reconcile his sexuality in the context of his faith. In the video at the top of this post, I start getting confrontational and raising numerous controversial issues for us to debate about. Towards the end, Bede also frankly discusses his clinical depression and how that too has interacted with this faith.

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