Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Pope of Christian Unity - Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI walks under an umbrella held ...

From Nick Squires at The Telegraph via an Anglican Blog Virtue Online:
Pope says gay marriage is 'insidious and dangerous'

The Pope condemned same sex marriage as a "dangerous and insidious" challenge to society in an address to half a million Catholic faithful.

by Nick Squires in Fatima
May 13, 2010

In a strongly worded attack, Benedict XVI insisted that marriage should be founded on the "indissoluble" marriage between a man and a woman.

Addressing a huge crowd at the shrine of Fatima at the climax of his four day visit to Portugal, the 83-year-old Pope said that same sex marriage and abortion were among the "most insidious and dangerous challenges that today confront the common good."

He expressed his "profound appreciation" for anti-abortion campaigners, who he praised for defending the right to life and the "recovery of people wounded by the drama of abortion".

The Vatican regards being homosexual as a "deviation" and an "irregularity" and the act of homosexual sex as a sin.

In December a leading Roman Catholic cardinal reinforced the message, saying that homosexuality was an "insult to God" and that homosexuals and transsexuals will never go to heaven.

In remarks which outraged gay rights groups, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, 76, claimed that people were not born homosexual, but chose to embrace homosexuality of their own free will....  (more)
Anglican Commenters:
"He's RIGHT!"

 "His Holiness has his ducks in a row. The sooner the collective Anglican communion can get the gay issue behind them, the better. TEC is a lost cause, so just let them pursue their weirdness and let the rest of us get back to business."

"I really like this Pope.
AND, he is usual!"

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