Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pope Benedict welcomes back with open arms anti-Semite and Holocaust-denier

So the Pope lifted the excommunication of British Holocaust-denier Richard Williamson, an action he feels will heal a wound that has festered for 20 years.

Funny that. In this Pope's eyes gays are "objectively disordered" and "intrinsically evil", but this man who in a recent interview confirmed that he still holds the same views that got him excommunicated in the first place is not a problem for this Pope. Breathtaking:

"I believe there were no gas chambers... I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps but none of them by gas chambers," [Richard Williamson] told SVT television in an interview that was recorded in Germany last November. "There was not one Jew killed by the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies!"

Mr Williamson, 68, who is the rector of the Seminary of Our Lady Co-Redemptrix in La Reja, Argentina, is no stranger to controversy. He has endorsed "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", a notorious anti-Semitic forgery, and claimed that Jews are bent on world domination. He supports conspiracy theories on the assassination of President Kennedy and the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, and has accused the Vatican of being under the power of Satan.

So once again this Pope has reaffirmed my decision to walk away from the Catholic Church and never look back. I've been deeply ashamed of the Catholic Church for quite some time now. And this hideous decision to lift the excommunication of this Holocaust-denier only confirms for me how deeply misguided and wrong this Pope is on so many issues. Somehow, the sting of this Pope's homophobia and hate for my son doesn't hurt as much anymore. Why should it? This Pope wouldn't know evil if it looked him straight in the eye, and he proved it with this latest hideous decision.



Wormwood's Doxy said...

But the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia (not exactly the most liberal diocese in the nation...) approved a resolution this weekend acknowledging the holiness of faithful, committed same-sex relationships! My own diocese here in NC approved a similar resolution a year ago, and our bishop has given individual priests permission to do same-sex blessings.

Change is coming, SM---not all churches are hateful to GLBTs. I don't know if you have found another spiritual home, but, if you haven't, the Episcopal Church Welcomes You--and Your Son! :-)


elaygee said...

What do you expect from Pope Adolph I, the Hitler Jungend member? A man who wears a dress, a stylish chapeau and patent leather shoes telling you what's wrong with being gay. Not very believable.