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Vatican: Catholics Should Unite with Jews and Muslims to Form United Front Against Gays

The Pope's Nuncio in Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, suggested that Catholics unite with their anti-gay counterparts in the Jewish and Muslim faiths to oppose gays who want marriage, the Telegraph reports:

MenniniAddressing English and Welsh bishops at their plenary meeting in Leeds, Archbishop Mennini, warned them they faced a “lengthy and probably difficult campaign”.

“I wonder if we shouldn’t ask for and look for more support among other Christian confessions and indeed, persons of other faiths,” he said.

“It seems to me that, concerning the institution of marriage, and indeed the sanctity of human life, we have much in common with the position of the Jewish community, the Chief Rabbi and many of the more significant representatives of Islam.”

Speaking in London yesterday the second most senior active Catholic cleric in England and Wales, Archbishop Peter Smith, of Southwark, said there had been no “formal” contact with Jewish groups to form a united front on the subject of marriage. But he said: “We will work with anyone who agrees with us that to redefine marriage is not a good thing for society and will lead to more confusion.”

Last week, the Vatican launched a crackdown on American nuns for not advocating the church's anti-gay message forcefully enough.

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  1. Organized Religion is OVAH!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Apr 27, 2012 2:33:37 PM

  2. Ha

    1st off the only Jews that would agree on the gay issue would be ultra orthodox and they are the minority

    add in that both Jews & Muslims due to history will just see it as an attempt by the pope to wiggle in and try to convert Jews & Muslims so probably won't go very far

    linky = Mel Brook's Spanish Inquisition

    Posted by: say what | Apr 27, 2012 2:35:00 PM

  3. And whats the old closet case keeping hidden under his bejeweled frock...MAN BOOBS!

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Apr 27, 2012 2:42:49 PM

  4. PS

    ratzinger lest anyone forget pre becoming pope benedict was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which was formerly the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition

    Posted by: say what | Apr 27, 2012 2:44:29 PM

  5. Wouldn't it be more, I don't know, Christ-like, to focus on stopping the rape of little boys and girls by Catholic priests than to worry about my monogamous, faithful, true, loyal same sex marriage?
    Just asking.

    Posted by: enough already | Apr 27, 2012 2:47:53 PM

  6. Hahaha! Thoase sick fcuks will get theirs one day!

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 27, 2012 2:51:44 PM

  7. The catholic scum that predominate among the catholic hierarchy are desperate to take the onus away caused by the worldwide catholic pedophile scandals. This latest ploy won't work because the rank and file see through it and will oppose it.

    Posted by: My2cents | Apr 27, 2012 2:52:34 PM

  8. "Organized Religion is OVAH"

    Well, not quite, Dave! People have been anouncing the death of organized religion for a long time, and somehow it never dies. I heard that years ago there was written on a wall somewhere "God is dead, signed, Nietsche." Later on someone had written in response "Nietsche is dead, signed, God."

    Assume that religion is here to stay and that the religious community can learn to accept a world where gays are respected and treated equally. Either of these two groups trying to eliminate the other would be wrong. And what about gays who ARE religious? Should they have to choose? They have a foot in each world and could help you make religious people more gay-accepting, or at least less hostile.

    Posted by: mary | Apr 27, 2012 2:55:02 PM

  9. If there is an intolerant god I'd think it would be more offended by false religions being practiced legally than with gays marrying.

    Posted by: Shawn | Apr 27, 2012 2:55:33 PM

  10. WHOA! The Vatican really seems to think gays are the most dangerous thing in the world.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Apr 27, 2012 3:06:02 PM

  11. Gays should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for managing to unite three groups who would kill each other in a heartbeart if given the chance

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 27, 2012 3:06:41 PM

  12. This church is as dirty as it can be. All this will not help them. Catholic faith will suffer in future generations. Young people everywhere are of the live and let live mindset and wish to be free to make their own decisions and not follow religious doctrine.

    Posted by: Tim | Apr 27, 2012 3:10:21 PM

  13. The church is relying on the fact that the anti-Catholic groups also tend to be anti-gay. For this reason, perhaps we should do outreach to the anti-catholic groups (the ones which aren't muslim) to see if they can be see a common interest of Nationalism and a base for coalition.

    Posted by: David Hearn | Apr 27, 2012 3:19:51 PM

  14. This is an organization that admits that 25% of its priests are gay.

    I think they have lost their way.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Apr 27, 2012 3:21:01 PM

  15. Mary

    I semi agree with you that religion may never die

    BUT gods and religions do die so "God" one day will be replaced with something else to be worshiped and a religion springing up around such

    The judeo xtian religions will die one day as ALL religions have died and become relegated to myth sections of libraries.

    our descendants may replace the current god and religions with worshiping some octopus hermaphrodite diety that flings black holes as vs lightning bolts to smite the "heathens"

    Posted by: say what | Apr 27, 2012 3:29:59 PM

  16. WTF? They're the ones running around in
    It's time to wage war on religion. Enough is Enough!

    Posted by: Lasso1 | Apr 27, 2012 3:30:00 PM

  17. PS

    the judeo xtian religions are still relatively young as compared to other religions that came and went throughout human history

    a few thousand years is barely a blip in time

    Posted by: say what | Apr 27, 2012 3:31:15 PM

  18. The Roman Catholic Church, firmly stuck in the 12th century and is becoming more and more irrelevant. The hypocrisy is absolutely stifling. Gay men are the majority of the Catholic clergy at all levels.

    Posted by: John Simpson | Apr 27, 2012 3:38:00 PM

  19. TAX THE CHURCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: Mykelb | Apr 27, 2012 3:39:40 PM

  20. If uniting against gays would help them come to peace and promise to end murders and bloodshed with each other, then we gays should fully support that.

    Posted by: Malaysian Ho | Apr 27, 2012 3:40:43 PM

  21. The marriage debate is always about civil marriages which the Cathoilc Church does not recognize in the first place. One can be married and divorced civilly and then go on and marry a second person in a Roman Catholic ceremony with no diffiuculties about having been previously married/divorced (example the Crown Princess of Spain).
    None of the proposed legislations on same sex marriages propses forcing religious groups to perform same sex marriages. That is up to the individual faith communities to decide. The faith community should stay out of debate on civil marriage as it does not involve their participation at all, but you know the Roman Catholic Church is worried when it starts trying to become allies with the Jewish and Islamic communities since its is not as if Pope Benedict hasn't offended both groups during his papacy. Maybe its a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Apr 27, 2012 3:44:39 PM

  22. I will enjoy watching what's left of the pathetic Catholic religion whither away in America for the next few decades largely due to its own peddling of hatred...

    Posted by: Jake R | Apr 27, 2012 4:03:19 PM

  23. “We will work with anyone who agrees with us that to redefine marriage is not a good thing for society and will lead to more confusion.”

    Confusion about what and to whom? That statement makes about as much sense as the silly headpieces and gaudy robes these wackos parade around in.

    And as Swiminbuff so beautifully pointed out, it's about civil marriage, and therefore NONE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S BUSINESS. Those self-important moral hypocrites should just butt the hell out.

    Posted by: jim | Apr 27, 2012 4:04:06 PM

  24. 1sr off, its estimated between 60%-80% of the priesthood is gay, via Gene Robinson. I say let then unite with Islam then make the Islams give then a Peter meter test and allow Iran to execute them all.

    What f#cking bastards. The queen in the puck is the first one to go IMO. It's insane he is suggesting two religions that are mortal enemies unite in the hatred.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 27, 2012 4:44:00 PM

  25. That took longer than I expected.

    Posted by: chad | Apr 27, 2012 4:57:48 PM

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