Tuesday 23 December 2008

Also, one billion people are starving. But hey, you gotta focus on the real problems, right?

"The Pontiff said humanity needed to listen to the "language of creation" to understand the intended roles of man and woman and that behaviour beyond traditional heterosexual relations was a "destruction of God's work". He called on the Church to protect man from the "destruction of himself" saying that tropical rainforests deserved protection but man as a creature "does not deserve any less".

The Independent: Gay Christians denounce Pope's comments, December 23, 2008
Like seriously, I can't really think about anything to say but "douchebag". Probably I'll have a more elaborate insult available once Christmas is over.
But indicating that gays and lesbians are destroying god's work and not HIV, hunger, greed, global warming, the financial crisis, genocide in Darfur and a couple of totalitarian regimes is so incredibly ignorant, irresponsible and stupid that ... and saying that only two days before Christmas? Classy.

Guardian: Pope urges defence of heterosexuality, December 23, 2008


? said...

Sometimes our religious leaders may be misunderstood as unintentionally extolling the religious texts above merits... Then the subject has a history to it where the religious texts in themselves are to an extent ambiguous and rather unclear. But I can appreciate this being a terribly controversial issue...although one thing is clear, I think we could focus on the real problems. Yes!

flame gun for the cute ones said...

In this case,I disagree:I see why the Pope disagrees with gay marriage, although I would feel far more comfortable if religious leaders stayed several miles away from the policy making process. But saying that BEING gay poses a threat to humanity and even suggesting that in order to protect humanity, there has to be something "done" about homosexuality, first of all scares me . If a Muslim leader in Austria had said something similar, he would be critisized from all sides of the political spectrum for not adapting to Western culture and values. I just don't see why the Pope should get away with it. And this has nothing to do with religious tolerance. (and being gay per se is not controversial at all. Just as slavery is simply wrong and wearing two different kinds of fabric at the same time shouldn't be punished by death).
And I am an atheist, so I have t rely on the separation of church and state, which is not quite clear in Austria and even less in the US.