Hi Chase. Here are your verses. ... Corinthians 6:9-11, "Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the Kingdom of God
"Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body, but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body" I Corinthians 6:18.
Lust is a sin too because it leads to that. Jesus said that if you have thought about it like had a fantasy ect about a sin then you have done it in your heart and are culpable. Its like I might have a passing thought about wanting to crunch someones skull in and step on it a hundred times but that is where thoughts like that and other fucked up thoughts should as a Catholic I know for sure just end. We are called to control ourself and self sacrifice. Its not easy to do what you know is right for you and say fuck society. Its not easy to do the right thing when you know its wrong. We are all sinners and we are taught to pray for our biggest sinners for they are the one that Need our help.
There are your verses right there and the reason we dont masterbate or fornicate is because when you commit a grave Catholic sin with full knowledge that it is a sin then you are bringing yourself ---further away from God--- You can indeed ask for and receive forgiveness for nay sin great or small its what God is all about and its wonderful. Howeva....If you knowingly sin and then ask forgiveness but do it again purposefully you are bringing yourself further and further away from God. Your own personal relationship with God has nothing to do with anybody else. Society or otherwise. Your gay teacher has his own relationship and so does that retarded girl in my third grade class who made me say "Fuck this shit!! there is NOTHING so cruel as to make someone like that. Sorry "God" you can trick someone else. But, However. God has a relationship with them both and if you get closer to him he might tell you what it is or why. You will understand if you do. If you get closer to God and follow his rules then you get to know some interesting stuff. Your gay teacher knows what his relationship is and why he is the way he is. At least God knows. Look at your idol Tu Pac. You think he had some strong convictions? So did your teachers and soccer coach guy. On a side note. What kind of devout Catholic girl asks you for sex two weeks before marriage and Chase, my friend. The reason Catholics date and should ONLY marry other Catholics is because it is the way we share out convictions about dozens of other things beside premarital sex! We bring great people into this world or try to. Thats what were all about.