Thursday, January 04, 2007

Pope derides same-sex marriage as "ruinous"

Man o man, this guy just doesn’t have a clue does he?

Pope Benedict XVI has renewed his attack on gays and lesbians, using an end-of-year speech to deride same-sex marriage as "ruinous". The ultra-conservative pontiff said gay marriage was a threat to human identity and decried laws recognising de facto couples.

I know I have ranted over and over about this guy, but I just cannot stand to give him a pass when he starts lecturing us about what kind of behavior is ruinous. I guess he feels he’s an expert on “ruinous” behavior and on that I will give him a pass because he damn well should be since he certainly practiced a good bit of it himself. After decades of protecting and shuffling around pedophile priests at the expense of the Church’s most vulnerable, Pope Moral Authority actually had to ask President Bush for immunity from liability in a lawsuit that accuses him of conspiring to cover up the molestation of three boys by a seminarian in TX. (Sorry about linking to a blog, but the actual articles are now archived.)

I guess I’ve got to give the guy credit for balls because that is what it takes to get up on his morality high horse and tell us what kind of behavior is ruinous. But I draw the line at giving him any credit for this:

"Joining a man and a woman … two people of the same sex becomes the same," he said.

"With that, the ominous theories that deny any relevance to the human person's masculinity and femininity are tacitly confirmed."

Did you take a look at the picture above? How can he possibly think he can wax poetically about “a person’s masculinity or femininity”?

And I suppose the final straw in this article was how it ended --- reminding us that:

Pope Benedict has been a strident opponent of gay rights since taking power in 2005.

As Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, he was also the author of a notorious 1986 Vatican text that called homosexuality an "intrinsic moral evil".

“Intrinsic moral evil”? He really truly has no room to talk.


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1 comment:

pisco sours said...

SM, thank you so much for this courageous blog. Would that more parents had the courage and heart to stand up for their child as you have done! God bless you each and every day.