Friday, May 14, 2010

The Pope is Wrong: Against Equal Rights for Marriage

There are times that the Pope comes out and says dangerous things. As he tries to take the world's mind off of the sexual abuse scandals of the Church--which are ongoing--he attacks abortion, divorce, and "same sex marriage." Why? Well, why not?

The Pope's argument:

Benedict told the gathering of lay Catholics that he appreciated their efforts fighting abortion and promoting the family based on the "indissoluble marriage between a man and woman" – the Vatican's way of expressing its opposition to divorce and same-sex unions.

Such initiatives "help respond to some of the most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good today," he said. "Alongside numerous other forms of commitment, such initiatives represent essential elements in the building of the civilization of love."

We who prefer to wed would also ask that the Catholic Church focus on the problems within its house, like sexual abuse. And if you are going to focus on us and same sex marriage, then realize we are truly seeking to build a "civilization of love" too.

Oh, and while you are at it, Pope Benedict: ordain women to the priesthood, and allow your priests to marry--outwardly and not in secret or strange arrangement with disaffected Anglicans.




manxxman said...

Face it what other option does this or any other Pope have......they've painted themselves into a corner with no escape plan. They are hardly ever to start softening their stance of queers......after all god hates them doesn't he.

Brett Webb-Mitchell said...

it is painful to watch their tortured logic at work.