Pope: Gay Marriage Insidious and Dangerous

leekohler

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And in other news...the pope just can't stop inserting himself into politics. Thanks a lot for making us out to be the "enemy" once again. :mad:

It was no secret that Pope Benedict XVI is no fan of gays or same-sex marriage, but he launched an extreme salvo against gay nuptials while in Portugal on Thursday.

Speaking to Catholic service groups, Benedict called for quashing Portugal's same-sex marriage bill — which is expected to be signed into law soon — saying protections should be made for "the family based on the indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, help to respond to some of today’s most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good."

The New York Times reports that the pope also came out strongly against abortion, which Portugal legalized in 2008.
http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/05/13/Pope_Gay_Marriage_Insidious_and_Dangerous/
 

Hmac

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That's not politics. That's a major tenet of the religion he is elected to represent. He gets to express his opinion on behalf of his religion too - it's his job. I suspect the majority of his followers agree with him.
 

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The Pope has lost nearly all credibility and should be an embarassment to his religion. How can he moralize about how "dangerous and insidious" gay marriage is when he took an active role in shielding pedophile priests? He's the worst kind of hypocrite and definitely not a representative of God, nor even a decent person. The Catholic church is going to be completely irrelevant in the lives of modern people if there isn't a more progressive Pope next time.
 

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The Protector of Pedophiles should shut his ****ing pie hole.


That's not politics. That's a major tenet of the religion he is elected to represent. He gets to express his opinion on behalf of his religion too - it's his job. I suspect the majority of his followers agree with him.

Talk about insidious and dangerous.
 

leekohler

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That's not politics. That's a major tenet of the religion he is elected to represent. He gets to express his opinion on behalf of his religion too - it's his job. I suspect the majority of his followers agree with him.
He can instruct his followers not to get married to someone of the same sex. He has absolutely no right to try to get a law overturned that affects everyone, even non-Catholics. Sorry, that is not his job to make laws.
 

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That's terrible that he would say that. The vatican needs to check itself look at it's history the vatican is drenched in blood pretty much going back to the days of the inqustition and some would say Mob involvement as well.
 

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That's terrible that he would say that. The vatican needs to check itself look at it's history the vatican is drenched in blood pretty much going back to the days of the inqustition and some would say Mob involvement as well.
Not to mention all of the child ****ing that goes on in the Catholic Church. I guess gay sex is OK as long as it's with a 10 year old :rolleyes:
 

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While I don't think it'll change anyone's opinion, I don't think he's calling gay marriage "dangerous and insidious." If you read the full quote, he's promoting the family based on marriage with one man and one woman, and that building a society on that type of family will help to quash "some of today’s most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good." He never specifies what those threats are. Of course he's speaking against gay marriage, though.

Not that I can read Portuguese myself, but I'd be interested as to how this quotation reads in Portuguese.
 

Dmac77

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That's not politics. That's a major tenet of the religion he is elected to represent. He gets to express his opinion on behalf of his religion too - it's his job. I suspect the majority of his followers agree with him.
That isn't at all true. Being a bigot is not a major tenet of catholicism, I would know, I have been raised Catholic. My entire family is Irish-Catholic, and the majority attends mass every Sunday. I'm one of the few in my family who doesn't practice. Also, I should mention that I'm gay and my entire family knows and for the most part supports me (with the exception of two of my aunts) and gay rights. I don't know anyone in my family who actually likes Benedict, in fact most think he's a nut and is way too involved in politics.

Don't try to say every Catholic supports the Pope and his wackjob statements, it's not like we have a say in what happens during conclave.

Don
 

Hmac

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That isn't at all true. Being a bigot is not a major tenet of catholicism, I would know, I have been raised Catholic. My entire family is Irish-Catholic, and the majority attends mass every Sunday. I'm one of the few in my family who doesn't practice. Also, I should mention that I'm gay and my entire family knows and for the most part supports me (with the exception of two of my aunts) and gay rights. I don't know anyone in my family who actually likes Benedict, in fact most think he's a nut and is way too involved in politics.

Don't try to say every Catholic supports the Pope and his wackjob statements, it's not like we have a say in what happens during conclave.

Don

It's completely true, of course. And the label "being a bigot" is only one way of looking at it. The other is "keeping the traditional values of the Catholic Church". And this is hardly a unique position for a religious organization, is it?

And I didn't say "every Catholic supports the pope" did I? Seriously, go back and re-read. I'll wait right here...




Thank you. No, I said the majority, and you know perfectly well that that is a fact.
 

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Not to mention all of the child ****ing that goes on in the Catholic Church. I guess gay sex is OK as long as it's with a 10 year old :rolleyes:
Actually the church did pride themselves on being okay with a "Non-Practicing homosexual" as a Priest. I'm not quite sure what that is. But with the latest statement on gay marriage. They must not want gays as priests now?

But then again this is the church that denied the world was round and locked up galileo because of it.
 

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Don't try to say every Catholic supports the Pope and his wackjob statements, it's not like we have a say in what happens during conclave.
An organisation that gives so much power to a man like this pope (or like any other pope before him) needs to be disbanded, even if most of its members don't approve of their leader's action. Because guess what, if you get rid of this pope for what he's doing to our people, there will be another pope just like him popping out of the ground only seconds later.
 

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Well the catholic church seems to be showing quite clearly it wants to fail. I think they thought when they connected homosexuality to pedophillia in Chile they'd get away with it - unfortunately for them Chile isn't like that anymore - while Sundays are quiet, its not as if life doesn't continue.