POPE CONDEMNS MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN SPEECH TO U.S. BISHOPS
In a Friday Vatican address to visiting American bishops, Pope Benedict XVI condemned the growing push for marriage equality in the United States, AFP reports.
“Sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to the definition of marriage,” said Pope Benedict, who warned of “the powerful political and cultural currents seeking to alter the legal definition of marriage.”
The pope’s comments come one week after Maryland became the eighth state to approve marriage rights for same-sex couples, though the bill signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley does not go into effect until January and likely faces a voter referendum this fall.
In meeting with the group of bishops from three Midwestern states, the pope echoed American election-year rhetoric against the Obama administration, decrying “threats to freedom of conscience, religion, and worship which need to be addressed urgently so that all men and women of faith, and the institutions they inspire, can act in accordance with their deepest moral convictions.”
This is an unmarried, supposedly-chaste individual who pontificates on human relationships as early as 1988, terming same-sex relationships “intrinsically evil.” And he’s believed to be speaking for some invisible god, or at least some of the gullible and vulnerable think so. -HFS
[Image, poster style, left half is the Pope sitting on an ornate gold throne, the very image of wealth - right half is black children of African descent and indeterminate gender, both obviously extremely starved, the youngest child’s bones clearly visible. Text reads: “Go, sell everything you have… …and give it to the poor” (mark 10:21) I’m quite sure he could sell that golden throne at a very good price.]
this is just so so sad and breaks my heart. fucking Catholics have been raking in the cash and raising funds for supposed charitable causes since the dawn of time yet rarely do i ever see them actually taking those billions and applying them and using them as they say they will and using them to help these starving helpless people who so obviously need it… the only fucking thing i can see that they have done with the billions of dollars they take in is keep it all for themselves and buy ridiculously lavish and expensive things such as that ridiculous throne that fucking nazi in the picture is sitting his despicable ass on… who would have thought that people who take vows and are supposed to live a life of poverty would need such grand furnishings or expensive palaces. Catholicism is nothing more than a piece of shit racket and a convenient way for these pervert pedophile fucks to surround themselves with fresh children to fuck and control the masses and profit off the ignorance of misguided people stupid enough to buy into it. it’s fucking sick!!
Atheist Ex-Priest on Religion