NOW TEH GAYS THREATEN CREATION ITSELF

From REUTERS:

Pope Benedict on Tuesday linked the Church's opposition to gay marriage to concern about the environment, suggesting that laws undermining "the differences between the sexes" were threats to creation. The pope made his comments in an address to diplomats in his yearly assessment of world events. The main theme of the address was the environment and the protection of creation.

"To carry our reflection further, we must remember that the problem of the environment is complex; one might compare it to a multifaceted prism. Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we know from daily experience. One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes. I am thinking, for example, of certain countries in Europe or North and South America. Yet freedom cannot be absolute, since man is not God, but the image of God, God's creation. For man, the path to be taken cannot be determined by caprice or willfulness, but must rather correspond to the structure willed by the Creator," he said.
COMMENT: The violence of this bloke is incredible. To be honest, he might as well pop down to Uganda and put the noose round the neck of the first gay to be sentenced to death, himself. Because his bigoted, unscientific, magical thinking will be lapped up by the animist death merchants of that vile land and used to endorse their evil and superstitious legislation.

It makes me sick. A parish priest in England suggests that people without any money should shoplift rather than starve and he is lampooned and critisised throughout the world. Benedict's lies kill millions in Africa and sentence millions of gays to a future of homophobic bullying and the world's diplomats politely sit there and say nothing.

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NOW TEH GAYS THREATEN CREATION ITSELF — 23 Comments

  1. Nevermind my question to (Popoid) Mrs Campbell, below. I should take it “straight” to the “top” (Top of the RCC, that is. In the other sense of the term, only Joe and Georg know for sure!)

  2. Yet freedom cannot be absolute, since man is not God, but the image of God, God’s creation.

    Wimmen? Screw ’em.

    And the huddled masses do so.

  3. What disappoints me is that secular society is much more likely to see this as pure bigotry than the church. And why? Because of seven verses that can’t possibly mean anything about homosexuality? Or some extremely dodgy ethics based on natural law? I am genuinely mystified and ashamed by the church’s stance.

  4. “Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we know from daily experience.”

    O.K. So how come he doesn’t get it?

  5. For man, the path to be taken cannot be determined by caprice or willfulness, but must rather correspond to the structure willed by the Creator

    It is very tiresome that the conservative elements in the church go on pretending that the liberal take on God is tarnished by “feelings” and “perceptions” and “bias” and “self-will” and the conservative take is magically pure and free of all that.

  6. …laws undermining “the differences between the sexes” were threats to creation.

    Well, he clearly doesn’t understand gays and lesbians – like we can’t tell the differences between the sexes? Hello! I am on the penis team! Erika is on the vagina team!

    It’s those darn bi-sexuals that muddy the water, right, MP?

    In all seriousness though – he ignores the very strong possibility that we ARE part of the “biological basis” of the species. There are theories that the species has progressed in part because a designated portion were “programmed” away from breeding and child rearing. “God’s plan” if you will might have included us to ensure that there would be a healthier proportion of adults to children – allowing for lots of important things to get done.

  7. Every once in a while, Benny opens his mouth and I realized that as stupid as I thought he was, I was being kind.

    FWIW
    jimB

  8. “One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes.”

    What?

  9. I never had much use for Ratsfinger and have always held him to be extremely dangerous. I might add evil, because his prejudices are coupled with way too many people ascribing power and authority to him.

  10. He’s just an asshat. The problem is, he and a bunch of others believe he is an asshat who is infallible.

    And why is it that popes needed infallibility? See the above statements…can’t have blatant asshattery challenged by the masses, now can we?

  11. It must be Opposite Day because on planet Earth, overpopulation stemming in part from the prohibition on artificial birth control threatens creation itself, not gay marriage. In fact, it probably will lead to the collapse of modern civilization.

  12. I’m with KJ. This makes no sense at all. COMPLETE non-sequitur. My fave theology prof in seminary, when asked about the “natural law” basis for condemnation of homosexuality, answered, “It is so stupid I cannot bear to respond. Ask a biologist.”

  13. I think some of our transgender/transexual friends might be able to help Benny understand biology a little bit better.

    The fallacy of the male/female dichotomy is easily disprovable at the genetic level and rather more common than supposed. And how does he reconcile the species than can change gender at will according to reproductive needs? Or those that simply self-procreate?

    What a sad thing that the RC church is still about 500 years behind the rest of the world in scientific understanding!

  14. The problem Wade, is most pew sitting RCs don’t understand that little fact, and when speaking for the college of cardinals, he wields an awfully big stick.