At the Vatican hosted conference attended by diplomats from over 180 nations, Pope Benedict XVI gave a small speech addressing the “threat” of gay marriage to humanity’s future and also a little tidbit on how discrimination against Christians, especially in certain parts of Nigeria and other desolate areas, should cease. It was an unsurprising statement from the head of Catholicism, considering the religion is based on a book that condones the stoning of homosexuals, and more than 1 billion Roman Catholics all over the world.
The Pope’s statements on the threat of gay marriage made the outdated, anti-homosexual stance of Church leaders and most of the other less “liberal” Christians all over the world even more clear.
The Pope specifically stated that gay marriage threatened the structure of the “traditional family” and emphasized the need to raise children in a so called “proper” environment meaning that a family actually needs to be centered around the union between a male and a female.
He called this “traditional” union the “fundamental cell of every society” and if threatened, can “undermine the family which threatens human dignity and the future of humanity itself.”
The Pope evidently forgot to read up on quite a bit of both ancient and international history or is just out of touch with the modern world.
Is it absolutely necessary for a “traditional” man-woman couple to raise children who can function in today’s society? Hell no!
Two lesbians brought up a child, and this is what they got:
If this fine, young man is the ‘demonic’ result of a homosexual union, then seriously, BRING ON THE GAY MARRIAGE!
But no, unfortunately Christian leaders everywhere condemn homosexuality as “sinful” and that homosexuality is an abomination, an unnatural perversity, while ignoring that homosexuality is completely natural and also occurs in other species.
It’s all just so silly how the more extremely religious crowds attempt to block inevitable progress (freaking Spain, a traditionally Catholic country, allows gay marriage) irrationally without anything to go on.
As George Carlin once pointed out, if Catholics or Christians are against abortion then shouldn’t homosexuals, who have essentially NO abortions, get along with them?
It’s been the same old thing with the Large Hadron Collider and other things such as stem cell research these past few years.
As for the continuing discrimination against Christians in the world, particularly against the Coptic Christians, any sane person would agree that religious tolerance be practiced and that the hate should stop.
Yet the Pope always stays silent on the discrimination of other groups, ironically carried out by Catholics/Christians most of the time, such as the Christian and religious repression of atheists, Muslims, homosexuals and others.
The recent passing of the anti-homosexual legislation in Nigeria comes to mind along with the fervent anti-gay attitudes held by leaders, real leaders I tell you, in Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa (does “corrective rape” sound okay?) and other locations in the world.
The Pope with this lamentable and hateful message has simply just worsened things for homosexuals and others. It would have been better if the Pope, like in recent months, stayed away from such subjects and actually brought the world’s attentions to horrifying atrocities that aren’t covered by the media.
(Cover Photo: REUTERS/Pier Paolo Cito/Pool)