On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI decried equality in marriage for same-sex couples, saying such marriages threaten “the future of humanity itself,” according to Reuters.
“This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society,” Benedict said of the family at a gathering of some 180 diplomats. “Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself.
He added, “The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue.”
But, you see, Benedict isn’t really hateful and bigoted. He loves gay people. His simple concern is for the future survival of the human race. Next on Benedict’s plans is a complete change in theology and doctrine. Goodbye to celibacy for Catholic priests. He’s going to let them get married to make up for the deficit in child bearing caused by all of these gay couples.
Oh, wait… the world is already teetering on over-population.
Yeah… back to square one: Sorry, gays, the pope just hates you.
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What happens when you take one of the most powerful, most influential world-wide “governments” with unfettered access to all the accumulated knowledge of Western Civilization and allow them to speak on the environment, nature’s “law,” sexual orientation and gender?
They ignore it, trash it, squander it — and sound like they’ve never taken a serious look at human biology in their entire 2,000 year existence.
Recently, Pope Benedict XVI said, “[The church] must defend not only the earth, water and air as gifts of creation that belong to all. It must also defend the human person against its own destruction. What’s needed is something like a ‘human ecology,’ understood in the right sense. It’s not simply an outdated metaphysics if the church speaks of the nature of the human person as man and woman, and asks that this order of creation be respected.”