Pope slams gays during annual World Day of Peace 2013 address
Pope Benedict XVI said this week that gay marriage poses a threat to "justice and peace." The 85-year-old religious leader went on to suggest that same-sex marriage is "unnatural."
According to the Associated Press, the head of the Roman Catholic Church kicked off the Christmas season on Friday with the traditional lighting of the tree in Vatican City's St. Peter's Square. On the same day, the Holy See released the Pope's message for World Day of Peace 2013.
As Gay Star News reports, the Pope, in his annual address, said that same-sex marriage is "unnatural" and "against human nature."
"There is…a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different types of union," the Pope said, according to ANSA.
"Such attempts actually harm and help to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society. These principles are not truths of faith, nor are they simply a corollary of the right to religious freedom. They are inscribed in human nature itself, accessible to reason and thus common to all humanity," he continued.
The Pope went on to suggest that support of gay marriage "constitutes an offense against the truth of the human person, with serious harm to justice and peace."
According to AP, the Pope said abortion is also a threat to peace.
This is not the first time that Pope Benedict has vocally opposed same-sex marriage.
Earlier this year, the Associated Press reported that the religious leader had denounced gay marriage as being "insidious and dangerous." Previously, he had called same-sex unions "a threat to humanity."
I'm sorry, who cares what some 85yo man thinks? We've moved on.
[quote]Pope Benedict XVI said this week that gay marriage poses a threat to "justice and peace."
[quote]Earlier this year, the Associated Press reported that the religious leader had denounced gay marriage as being "insidious and dangerous." Previously, he had called same-sex unions "a threat to humanity."
What absurd nonsense. He just spouts off this garbage as if there is a shred of truth to it. Same-sex marriage has existed now for a number of years in many places. There is not a scintilla of evidence to demonstrate that those marriages have threatened either "justice and peace," are "insidious and dangerous," or are "a threat to humanity."
It a joke, see if he can incite the slaughter of fags somewhere. German kind of thing I guess.
[quote]I'm sorry, who cares what some 85yo man thinks? We've moved on.
The US government hasn't. Neither has the UN.
The actual position of the Catholic Church is that homosexual behavior itself is contrary to nature. Most opponents of gay marriage no longer accept that premise.
RAPING CHILDREN FOR CENTURIES AND COVERING IT UP IS UNNATURAL TOO, POPE NAZIBURGER.
Meanwhile, under his robe a weeping seven-year-old Roma boy was being forced to tongue his wizened hole.
[quote] As Gay Star News reports, the Pope, in his annual address, said that same-sex marriage is "unnatural" and "against human nature."
But an adherence to a belief system with ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism at its centre is perfectly natural.
The guy is an idiot, most Europeans (OK maybe people in Italy) don't give fuck what he thinks.
[quote]But an adherence to a belief system with ritual human sacrifice and cannibalism at its centre is perfectly natural.
Let's not forget celibacy. On what planet is this natural?
I don't wish anyone's death. I do think that were he get a lot closer to God soon, I would be happy for us all.
That's the Christmas spirit!
Fuck the pope and that ridiculous church.
Perhaps they should have a very good look at all the pedophilia they gleefully condone that takes place inside their churches via predator priests huh?
Oops not OP of this thread sorry.
Fuck the pope twice though...
He'll be actively campaigning for the "kill the gays" bill in Uganda before too long. I really think he's one of the most repulsive and dangerous public figures in the world today.
How can anyone be dumb enough to support Pope Rat & his bizarre corrupt criminal empire?
Unbelievable that the Catholic Church is still in business...
[quote]Unbelievable that the Catholic Church is still in business...
Nothing seems to stick.
Not so long ago, though, Catholics were slimed even when innocent.
He's against condoms too, so futility doesn't bother him. His cult also got Galileo wrong. Remarkable that he expects to be taken seriously.
Nobody's listening, Pope: you've lost. Gay marriage is happening, and I hope you live to see it establish and flourish.
I'm sure I remember him promising at his election that his pontificate would be very, very short. That must be 7-8 years ago now. When will God call him home and replace him with a probably even more reactionary pope?
He's a hypocrite, too; last week I saw this Nazi Youth pope personally sucking Jesus' cock at a bathhouse I visited. Jesus, in the throes of passion, cried out, "EAT my flesh in remembrance of me." True story.
They hired a documented, Nazi Pope, what else would people expect him to do?
Catholics keep funding the this hate group, so the Pope continues to spew hate.
Ratzinger is still a Nazi at heart.
Does anyone still listen to the Pope's "edicts" anymore? Does the church have any credibility with anyone at this point?
[quote]The guy is an idiot, most Europeans (OK maybe people in Italy) don't give fuck what he thinks.
France is a Catholic country.
The US government cares, as does the UN. He represents Vatican City. He has a seat at the table everywhere.
Germans care what he thinks. That is why they still treat Gay Germans as second class citizens.
How many closet Catholic queens are sucking each other off in the rectum er I mean rectory.Roman Catholicism is so gay and more than half of the priests are gay so the illusion is a farce.
Pope Ratzinger is the single biggest perpetrator of anti-gay bigotry on the planet today.
Others hate gays just as much, but they speak with smaller microphones.
I'm so sick of hearing what this closeted homo-closeted-Nazi-one-leg-in-the-grave asshole has to say about anything.
He was a Nazi. The Catholics made a NAZI the Pope. Nuff said.
r4 Why are you even bothering to get into that argument as if there's any legitimacy to it?
This rotten ass's opinions are completely irrelevant when it comes to STRAIGHT MARRIAGE so who cares what he thinks about gay marriage?
Most straights don't follow them when it comes to marriage, abortions, sex, contraceptives or any other issue. Why should gays?
[quote]Roman Catholicism is so gay and more than half of the priests are gay so the illusion is a farce.
Gay priests are the most vile people on the planet. How they can stand themselves is a mystery. It's like being a jewish nazi. Grow a pair and get a real job that helps people instead of hurts them.
There are no Gay Priests.
The only people who care what this guy thinks are uneducated old people who are dying off. Females with not a shred of self respect and third world peoples. The Vatican is holding a lot of great art they refuse to share with the world. The art belongs to the world and should be seized.
Peace is for heterosexuals only.
Fuck the Pope and fuck the Catholic Church. I have absolutely no interest in what any of them have to say.
The Pope is the Ultimate Attention Whore.
The Catholic Church elected a Nazi to be in charge.
The biggest places that still listen to the pope are Africa and Latin America. They can'r recruit many new priests and nuns in the US and Europe.
He is a big part of the problem with the anti-gay laws sprouting up in Africa and the AIDS problem there. Worst of all is the fact that he is packing the Cardinal and Bishop spots with antigay bigots too so after he dies nothing will change.
American Catholics need to speak up. Half of them are liberals but they either just leave the church or stay quite when they disagree. I grew up Catholic and it's part of our tradition to just ignore not follow what we don't agree with.
The old nuns and a few good priests are the only ones doing good work and standing up the these guys but they are dying off and the old Liberal/ serve the less fortunate/Kennedy traditions are dying too. It pisses me off.
Eight U.S. Catholic dioceses have filed for bankruptcy to avoid paying damages for kiddie diddling.
Guess it's easier to attack others than to pay for his church's crimes.
The Catholic Church would have been shut down if they didn't have so many politicians in their pocket.
Time to go after their politicians personally.
DETROIT December 15, 2012 (AP)
The founder of Domino's Pizza is suing the federal government over mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law.
Tom Monaghan, a devout Roman Catholic, says contraception isn't health care but a "gravely immoral" practice.
He filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court. It also lists as a plaintiff Domino's Farms, a Michigan office park complex that Monaghan owns.
Monaghan offers health insurance that excludes contraception and abortion for employees. The new federal law requires employers to offer insurance including contraception coverage or risk fines.
Monaghan says the law violates his rights, and is asking a judge to strike down the mandate. There are similar lawsuits pending nationwide.
A message left Saturday for Monaghan's attorney, Richard Thompson, was not immediately returned.
The government says the contraception mandate benefits women.
R28 and R29 you guys have not idea what Europeans are like.
Yes, because Razzi would prefer to get it from children under the guise of celibacy.
The Catholic Church has phenomenal power over the CDU in Germany today. In the England, they control the UKip.
R46, I think you need to make a distinction between Europeans on the one hand and democratic institutions and political parties in Europe on the other. I think there's no doubt that there's a majority of Spaniards, Portuguese, French, Italians and Germans (limiting myself to democratic continental European countries with very strong catholic traditions) who are fully behind the idea of recognising gay couples (whether they go as far as marriage in all cases is another matter). There's equally no doubt, though, that institutionalised power (which is surprisingly conservative if not reactionary in most of these countries) and the political parties (and therefore politicians) who aspire to occupy those institutions, are very aware that the Catholic Church (which doesn't have to answer, democratically speaking, to anyone or anything other than itself) affects how far reform can go in almost all morally dictated areas (marriage, contraception, education, abortion, euthanasia...). In almost all of these countries, the church has ways of influencing institutions and political parties' policy in many matters because it has ways of influencing people's votes, and not just via Sunday mass (in the 1990s and 00s, Catholic Church pulpits in Italy were used to push votes for Berlusconi, for example), but also thanks to a complex network of "extrapolitical" organisations, including youth movements, leisure clubs, trade unions, newspapers, radio and television stations and charitable organisations. The stronger and more capillary this network (as in Italy and parts of southern Germany), the more kowtowing to official church doctrine you'll find. Again, sometimes despite what the majority of the population might want (see Germany and especially Italy). Countries like Spain and Portugal, ironically enough, are much more progressive on social issues because their relatively recent exit from totalitarian regimes (1970s) also implied a more radical break with the church, which was perceived to have connived with the regime and whose network of power was severely compromised with the fall of the regime.
R40 You may get your knowledge regarding the catholic church and European countries from magazine, but honestly the way you describe things is not what's going on in reality. Churches are empty, nobody except elderly folks in Italy, Austria or Spain go to church services regularly. Nobody cares what Razinger has to say.
Europe is not a place where 20% of people believe in creationism or are new born christians like in the US. No politician can get away with saying a marriage is between a woman and a man like Bush. Mormon weirdos like Romney wouldn't have a chance in hell in most European countries.
i'm going to make a citizen's arrest of this bizarre wacko freak if he dares to set foot in the U.S.A. ever again.
Pope Rat - i suggest you bring your toothbrush!
Satan's Little Helper
Yes, I'm sure many European "recognize" gays exists but don't feel they deserve the same equality as everyone else R46, including the Nazi Pope. That is the point of these threads.
Catholicism is very powerful in Poland - and I have never met a single Pole who wasn't a greedy, conniving scumbag...
Worked in Warsaw for two years...
R18 is spot on in using the word 'business' becasue that's exactly what the church is. A corrupt, perverted, vastly wealthy business. If you go to the Vatican all you see are priests running around with briefcases. Least spiritual place I've ever been.
Tax this hate group.
He hasn't an enemy in the world, yet all his friends hate him.
I would think that all ex-Nazis have many, many enemies in this world.