Re: Papal War on Gay Unions
(Rome) Pope Benedict warned Italy’s new
left-of-center government on Thursday that the Vatican
will use all of its power to thwart any move to recognize
same-sex couples. Speaking at a Vatican conference on
marriage and the family, Benedict condemned gay unions -
especially marriage - noting that marriage must be a union
between a man and a woman and must be open to procreation.
“Only the rock of total and irrevocable love between a
man and a woman is capable of being the foundation of
building a society that becomes a home for all mankind,”
the Pope told the conference.
I doubt that Pope John Paul II would have ever taken such a
strong stand against homosexual people. He tried to being
people together, he would not have threatened people. (No,
I’m not saying that he fully supported homosexual people.)
This is a characteristic of the new Pope Benedict XVI,
and not of the Catholic people. I think that is how the
Catholic people will see it, because there is an obvious
divide between many (probably most) Catholic people and
the Vatican hierarchy. Surely the right-wing will agree
with the Pope, the left-wing won’t, and the left-wing will
feel guilty for not agreeing.
I think that homosexual, and bisexual deserve full civil
rights, if they want to get married let them marry, society
will probably be better for it. Let them adopt children,
visit their partners and decide for their partners in the
hospital, when appropriate. All the rest, too.
Rock of love? Yeah right! That marriage for love, and
love will keep us together for life idea has worked out
real well in recent decades, sarcastically speaking.