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#1

This Former Nazi, Joe Ratzinger seems to think so...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/09/us-pope-gay-idUSTRE8081RM20120109

(Reuters) - Pope Benedict said 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 legalize 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 criticizing 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)


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rainbow kirby Moderator
#2

Idiots like Ratzinger are a bigger thread to humanity, tbh.

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brummytom Registered User
#3

Obviously. Because 'the gays' would definitely be reproducing if they weren't allowed to marry...

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#4

efb said:
Former Nazi,


Ridiculous

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Bannasidhe Registered User
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brummytom said:
Obviously. Because 'the gays' would definitely be reproducing if they weren't allowed to marry...


This gay reproduced and it really bloody hurt a lot so she is not doing that again.

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#6

What did you expect him to say?

They really believe this stuff. You'll always have nutters in life. The only outrageous thing about Ratzinger and the Princes of Catholicism is that they have so many followers.

Humanity isn't doomed because of gay marriage. I'm far more worried about humanity's fate in light of Ratzinger and the Roman Catholic church's cruelly immortal popularity.

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SomeFool Registered User
#7

Does anyone care what the church think about anything anymore. An irrelevant organisation to anyone living in the real world.

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#8

mikemac1 said:
Ridiculous


is he still a nazi?

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Rented Mule Registered User
#9

Over seven billion people on the planet. I'd say that we could do with a few more gay couples.

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#10

so thats why 'priests' in the catholic cult cant marry.

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Pride Fighter Moderator
#11

If people love each other they should be allowed to marry. Regardless of gender. Marriage is not a Catholic institution, it is a state institution (secular marriage in a registry office) as well as an institution in other religious faiths.


For someone who has never had sex he seems to be running his mouth when he has not got a clue about what he is talking about.

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Randomer. Registered User
#12

Once again Religion shows its worth.

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#13

SomeFool said:
Does anyone care what the church think about anything anymore. An irrelevant organisation to anyone living in the real world.


unfortunately a lot do, mostly the poor, strangely, giving all their money to keep princes in their gold palaces while their families starve, and like Hotel California, you can never leave...

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Bannasidhe Registered User
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efb said:
is he still a nazi?


Yup - he tried to leave via www.kountmeoutofzenaziparty.com but before he could send the form off didn't the sneaky feckers change the rules so now all he can do is have his interest in leaving noted in a wee book they keep next to the membership folio.

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#15

efb said:
is he still a nazi?


Forcing a young teenage boy to join Hitler Youth does not make someone a Nazi

Well unless you were expecting him to pick up a gun and join the resistance or skip the border to Switzerland

He was young, it's not something you can use decades later

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