Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pope Makes Preemptive Attack on Marriage Equality before Trip to U.K.

     In a prelude to his trip to the United Kingdom, Pope Benedict has once again condemned equal civil marriage rights for same sex couples.  (For those of you in the U.K., there are some protests of the Pope being planned.  Join up here.)

     Benedict, speaking before paying a historic visit to the U.K. later this week, said the Roman Catholic Church “cannot approve of legal initiatives that imply a re-evaluation of the life of the couple and the family.”  The pope, in a reference to legalized marriage among homosexuals, said such laws “contribute to the weakening of the principles of natural law” and to “confusion about society’s values.”  He made his remarks today while receiving Germany’s new envoy to the Holy See at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.
 Image from Mario Piperni

2 comments:

Doorman-Priest said...

I suppose we are naive to hope for anything else, but he now has the whiff of the dinosaur about him.

jordan said...

Love this site. This website is the soundtrack of "why I left Catholicism". Tridentine fundamentalist for 15 years and survived!

I wonder if Pope Benedict has ever loved another man. (Catholic fundie: CALUMNY!1!!1! Me: Whatever. So obvious.) This love isn't just sex -- anyone can get a pickup at a bar. I'm talking a self-sacrificing, self-emptying love that is in constant sync with the need of your spouse.

Has Pope Benedict ever experienced the spark of first interest? The excitement of discovering someone that eventually mellows into unspoken trust?

Probably not. He's been mentally and emotionally annihilated like so many gay men put through the wringer that is the sexual disorder of the clerical sexual psychosis (as well as the laity that have been victimized by these clergy.) There can be an end if Benedict steps up to help ease the suffering. Until then, he's just another abuser to me.