Have any of you chaps bothered to click through to the video Fr. John Peck linked to? Fr. Trenham delivered a beautiful homily on the importance of the dignity of the human person, every human person, quoting St. Symeon the New Theologian.
Now, I am not denying that Fr. Trenham also discussed homosexuality or that the left wing site misquoted him; actually I would very much like to see what Fr. Trenham had to say about homosexuality at that conference, in its entirety.
But whatever he said, it must be viewed in the context of his initial homility on the vital dignity of every human person, which so far I have seen no mention of in the extremely heated rhetoric of this thread. I would in particular stress that he did not in the speech linked to even mention homosexuality per se; he seemed more specifically focused on the violations of human dignity posed by abortion. Fr. Trenham (whose Latin is particularly beautiful) specifically rejected the idea of categories of humans who were inherently inferior to others; this was in the context of abortion, but I think we should keep in mind his speech on the Incarnation, human dignity and abortion when we read his remarks on homosexuality.
If someone could actually link us to a transcript of those remarks unedited and entire, or a video thereof, I for one should be much obliged, as I would actually like to hear what he said and then respond to that as such, as opposed engaging in an unproductive debate over mere soundbytes.
By the way, regardless of how any of you feel about Fr. Trenham, do watch the video Fr. Peck linked to, as it is a beautiful speech on the human person, which reminded me of many of the great orations delivered by my beloved Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on this same subject, albeit Fr. Trenham seems interested in exploring the the practical implications of this; I was quite moved and provoked by his beautiful observation that had we grown up in Bethlehem at the same time as our Lord we might well have played tag with him. So please, watch the video before rushing to condemn, and let us also have the full text of what he said that has proven controversial, because as most of you know, if you quote someone partially and out of context, you can adversely impact the interpretation of their statements.
Edit: here is the actual video, so I suppose I am rather obliged to myself for bothering to look kt up on YouTube, but not terribly since I gave everyone else mere seconds to find it: https://youtu.be/HNXe4P_6dhw
Be sure to watch this in the context of the video linked to by Fr. John Peck, from the OP, which as it turns out is from the same conference, held last year. I shall be watching what Fr. Trenham said this year presently, and then I may or may not have something to say in response to some of the posts.