Thursday, January 3, 2008
Pope starts 2008 with new attack on gays, blames SSM for war
Dinosaur Pope Benedict reminded us all why many hate the Catholic Church and other organized religions a couple days ago when he said any deviation from the traditional family unit undermines world peace.
On Sunday addressing a crowd in St Peter's Square from his apartment window at the Vatican, he said that support for anything less than the traditional family unit was disrupting society.
"I wanted to shed light on the direct relationship that exists between the family and peace in the world," the Pope said.
"The family is the primary agent of peace and the negation or even the restriction of rights of the family ... threatens the very foundations of peace."
The Pope's comments, in both Italian and Spanish, were carried by satellite and telecast to a rally in a public square in Madrid where thousands of Catholics were protesting against Spain's two year old gay marriage law.
Appropriately, Spain's government has criticized the Catholic Church's latest political intervention.
But perhaps the Pope is on to something? One need only look at the list of countries that have accepted full equality for LGBT citizens and supported same sex marriage (SSM) to find proof how such actions undermine world peace:
- The Netherlands
- South Africa
Wow, big destabilizers of world peace there. Countries that continue to attack gay rights and fight equality for LGBT citizens:
- United States
- Saudi Arabia
- countless others, you get the drift...
Man, whatever would we do without these and other countries to help protect world peace?