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tangawizi
post Jan 10 2012, 08:11 AM
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Pope Benedict XVI: Gay Marriage A Threat To 'Future Of Humanity'


VATICAN CITY, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Monday that gay marriage was one of several threats to the traditional family that undermined "the future of humanity itself".

The pope made some of his strongest comments against gay marriage in a new year address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican in which he touched on some economic and social issues facing the world today.

He told diplomats from nearly 180 countries that the education of children needed proper "settings" and that "pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman."

"This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself," he said.

The Vatican and Catholic officials around the world have protested against moves to legalise gay marriage in Europe and other developed parts of the world.

One leading opponent of gay marriage in the United States is New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, whom the pope will elevate to cardinal next month.

Dolan fought against gay marriage before it became legal in New York state last June, and in September he sent a letter to President Barack Obama criticising his administration's decision not to support a federal ban on gay marriage.

In that letter Dolan, who holds the powerful post of president of the U.S. Bishops Conference, said such a policy could "precipitate a national conflict between church and state of enormous proportions."

The Roman Catholic Church, which has some 1.3 billion members worldwide, teaches that while homosexual tendencies are not sinful, homosexual acts are, and that children should grow up in a traditional family with a mother and a father.

"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," Benedict told the diplomats.

Gay marriage is legal in a number of European countries, including Spain and the Netherlands.

Some Churches that have allowed gay marriage, women priests, gay clergy and gay bishops have been losing members to Catholicism, and the Vatican has taken steps to facilitate their conversion.

In 2009, Benedict decreed that Anglicans who leave their Church, many because they feel it has become too liberal, can find a home in Catholicism in a parallel hierarchy that allows them to keep some of their traditions.

The Vatican has since set up "ordinariates," structures similar to dioceses, in Britain and the United States to oversee ex-Anglicans who have converted and be a point of contact for those wishing to do so. (Reporting By Philip Pullella; editing by Tim Pearce)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/09/p..._n_1194515.html


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My question: why do we listen to a (presumably) celibate c@ck in a frock on something he clearly doesn't know much about?

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Sisi
post Jan 16 2012, 03:59 AM
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Marriage is suppose to be for Holy Matramony.
Now the only problem I see with gay couples wanting to marry is if one is sick and the other wants legal rights as a husband to be there for his gay half partner, but its the legal system,,, I personally think any close friend, should have rights to be there for eachother if something happened to them , so it should have nothing to do with marriage, so I dont believe gays should be allowed to marry.Its disrespect to the christian faith.

Also if gays want love and romance, then they can still have that , its their choice, but they shouldnt be messing with christianity foundation of Holy Matramony of marriage!


P.s. And Jesus loves Gays too, only excepting his love can help them and being in his presence on a regular basis.
Im talking about a spiritual love that we all need, not a physical love "carnal".

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post Jan 17 2012, 08:54 AM
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QUOTE (Sisi @ Jan 16 2012, 03:59 AM) *
Marriage is suppose to be for Holy Matramony.
Now the only problem I see with gay couples wanting to marry is if one is sick and the other wants legal rights as a husband to be there for his gay half partner, but its the legal system,,, I personally think any close friend, should have rights to be there for eachother if something happened to them , so it should have nothing to do with marriage, so I dont believe gays should be allowed to marry.Its disrespect to the christian faith.

Also if gays want love and romance, then they can still have that , its their choice, but they shouldnt be messing with christianity foundation of Holy Matramony of marriage!


P.s. And Jesus loves Gays too, only excepting his love can help them and being in his presence on a regular basis.
Im talking about a spiritual love that we all need, not a physical love "carnal".

Sisi. I couldn't agree more, the concept of Holy Matrimony is a Christian concept. It is a union between a man and a woman. As gay 'marriage' can not possibly be in that category, it will never be accepted by the Church.

For Tangawizi to attack Pope Benedict XVI is not only unreasonable, but it is also dishonest, and outright pathetic! She shows her true ignorance when it comes to Christianity. And to accuse the Pope of proselytizing at the expense of the Protestants without even a thread of evidence is just plain nasty. Apart from a section of Anglicanism, which Protestant sect supports gay marriage? But then Tangawizi is well known for being a big fat liar, a twat in a frock!.
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