The paragraphs below are revised versions of a Facebook post. I was hoping to start a discussions, but failed to do so. There are three things I think it may bring out. First, the opposition to homosexuality in the RC Church is not an innocent implication of a venerable doctrine. It is the product of a highly selective concentration on sex. Secondly, people who think it is properly philosophical to label same-sex coupling as disordered, sick, etc, should ask if they are happy to say the same of the overweight. Thirdly, it would be delicious to know what the average weight of the gay-shaming philosophers is.
Sex is only one of the areas in which natural law theorists think (or should think) about in terms of faculties, natural ends and well ordered desires. As I remember Elizabeth Anscombe pointing out years ago, consumption of food is another area. And here the spread of disordered desires is on open display throughout many countries.
Should we thank Trump for drawing our attention to the situation? Perhaps now we can all take some action.
Many people may protest that it is impossible to lose a substantial amount of weight and keep it off. That should not mean we should continue to leave heavier than average people at the mercy of their disorder desires.
Foods with fake attractions (artificial sweeteners) are surely like sex toys. Do we really want children to see such things on shelves in stores we frequent?
The recent tendency of designers to add larger sizes is clearly making big people more comfortable.
It is time to stop the growing obesity in our populations.