England’s Anti-Gay Catholic Leaders Need To Lay Off The Sci-Fi

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There’s some more dystopian doom and gloom about marriage equality coming from the Catholic Church in England. Days after Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols called conservative plans to legalize same-sex nuptials an “Orwellian plot,” Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham Bernard Longley is claiming that men marrying men and women marrying women will lead to unforeseen consequences because children of the future won’t have both a mom and a dad because the nuclear family will be obsolete and forgotten. Or something.

“Government policy cannot foresee the full consequences, for the children involved or for wider society, of being brought up by two mothers without a father’s influence or by two fathers without a mother’s influence,” he says in a letter to be read during Feast of the Holy Family services across Birmingham tomorrow.

“We first learn about diversity and acquire a respect for difference through the complementarity of our parents,” says the stressed out Archbishop, according to The Telegraph. “The complementary love of father and mother is a precious gift that we should wish for every child.”

Because in Longley and company’s vision of the future, gay marriage has become the norm and straight people are no longer raising children and up is down and black is white and aliens are running the world’s governments. It’s even crazier and more nightmarish than anything Orwell could dream up and, like Orwell’s work, complete fiction.

Comments

  1. MikeW says

    “The complementary love of father and mother is a precious gift that we should wish for every child.”

    That would be why the Catholic Church in Spain spent so many decades selling (supposedly deceased) infants of young single mothers to childless couples.

    The Catholic Church: so sure of what happened 2000 years ago, so forgetful of what it’s been up to last week.

  2. says

    “Govt can’t foresee the consequences……”

    NO, but we can all see the consequences of little kids being brought up in dysfunctional deprived homes, where the churches should be devoting their nosey interest and should be denouncing cutbacks in assistance.
    Instead the churches are still obsessed with sex, and with homo-sex in particular.
    The overriding interest of these churches is not the welfare of single sex families; they have no interest in families, hence their ignoring poverty damaged families.
    The churches are just obsessed with the same hang up over and over- homosexuals and what they do.
    This is not really surprising from a bunch of frightened repressed wankers. We only catch their true cowardice when we find them out child molesting and sexually abusing minors.

  3. castaway says

    When same gender marriage/relationships become accepted/commonplace/legal, it facilitates a more relaxed attitude about sex. Using fear, guilt and shame about sex is the most powerful tool the Catholic Church has in their arsenal to control their followers –well, that and the threat of burning in hell for all of eternity. When all these tools are rendered ineffective, so goes their power to control people and keep then handing over their $$$.

  4. anon says

    The Catholic Church has little political influence in England, so this is mostly sour grapes I suppose. Their policy has been for Catholic families to be as large as possible to increase the number of Catholics as quickly as possible. SSM would be a setback on that score, but it’s unlikely that these couples would be Catholic anyway. It’s also not clear from their statement how they have a solution. From their argument about children, they would seem to be fine if the gay couples were barred from having or adopting kids. However, I really doubt they would support gay marriage even with that stipulation, so their argument is a complete time waster.

  5. UFFDA says

    A white-haired, puffy-faced, celebate fat man in a fuscia gown with matching hat, a Catholic, espousing presumed rules of private comportment and Universal law has nothing to say to me.

  6. Brian says

    For the millionth time, the Catholic church violently objects to gay marriage by going on and on about same sex parenting, which is a totally different issue and has been legal for a very long time. And he makes it seem like foreseeing the consequences of same sex parenting is an impossibility, like predicting next week’s mega lottery numbers. Actually, it’s quite easy since we’ve had it for decades. Just look around you and you’ll see that life goes on exactly as before for the broader population, and of course much improved for those directly involved.

  7. Brian says

    For the millionth time, the Catholic church violently objects to gay marriage by going on and on about same sex parenting, which is a totally different issue and has been legal for a very long time. And he makes it seem like foreseeing the consequences of same sex parenting is an impossibility, like predicting next week’s mega lottery numbers. Actually, it’s quite easy since we’ve had it for decades. Just look around you and you’ll see that life goes on exactly as before for the broader population, and of course much improved for those directly involved.

  8. GaybyGod says

    As a Gay man, I think obscene amounts of money have been wasted trying to fight for/against obtaining the “word” marriage. Money that could have served the starving, homeless and jobless.

    I don’t need the word “marriage” it is for the religious. Nor do I NEED my commitment services to be sanctioned in a church. Many churches have slowly declined into condemning, discriminating, and crucifying institutions. I would not seek love and compassion there, nor want my commitment of love to be blessed by those who denied my existence.

    There are so many faiths who are trusting in God’s plan for creating Gay people. I will support them with my money and my life.

    W.hat one sows, so shall they reap

  9. Bart says

    See the little girl in the light gray sweater? See the look on her face? I’m thinking exactly what she’s thinking about this guy: Are you for real?

    A man who isn’t married, isn’t a father. A man who believes there was an Adam and an Eve in a garden with a talking snake. A man who believes Jonah lived in a whale’s belly for three days. A man who is part of an organization that covered up the greatest and most invasive sexual molestation ring in the world. A man who dresses like a recently divorced septuagenarian from Miami. A man who works for an organization that has so much dysfunctional hatred in it’s recent message.

    And they wonder why no one really listens.

    Congratulations, Catholic Church. You have met the enemy and it is you.

  10. jjose712 says

    MikeW; You are totally right, and the last cases are for the end of the 80’s beginning of the 90’s, practically yesterday.
    And they did it, totally for money, lying to the mothers and to the adoptive families.
    They have no shame

  11. walter says

    he is holding that cross in front of him like he is trying to scare off vampires. a man in apurple dress with matching hat how much more of a drag queen can you be.i thought england only had one queen see how wrong you can be

  12. Johnathon Abrielle says

    First of all, this is udder idiocy. But I suppose I might be more inclined to listen to this fool’s message were it not coming from an organization dedicated to the protection of child predators. The Catholic church has lost the high road on the “save the children” message.

  13. Evelyn Steward says

    Looks like a fat pantomine dame in that frock, an ugly sister perhaps? No you nasty Gay you will not marry your prince charming and live happily ever after…

  14. Diogenes Arktos says

    @MikeW: I love your last sentence. I’ll have to start using it myself.

    @Bart: Just a small correction: the RC church does not take the Bible literally. Moreover, they think people actually listen because they simply exist. They have yet to realize that they have to justify their existence, like anything else. That comes down from the Pope, who still lives in the 1950s.

  15. MikeW says

    @Diogenes: You’re welcome.

    While the RC church may not “officially” take the Bible literally, that does not stop even senior prelates from teaching the myths to children and congregations. Even the church’s acceptance of evolution comes at the cost of inserting its own theistic mechanisms into the process.

  16. Rich705 says

    In Canada for generations, the catholic church removed first nations children from their loving families to ‘civilize the natives’. The poor children were stripped of their culture, their language, their sense of any family and were abused repeatedly by nuns and priests.

    The catholic church has no moral authority to speak about what is good for children. They are simply control freaks who fear the loss of revenue and sheeple from their ranks.

    Equal marriage has been the norm in Canada and numerous other countries around the world for many years. None of the BS they espouse is true. Simply fear mongering.

  17. Diogenes Arktos says

    In spite of some of the earlier posts, I would rather not see this color associated with anything gay.

    @MikeW: I’ve used the argument, just not so concise a statement. I’m in a discussion elsewhere with someone who is certain about his one and only interpretaion of 1c CE practices – yet I point out that people (such as here on TR) can have great differences on contemporary nomenclature.

  18. B says

    Guess what? The nuclear family is already under threat. By whom? Not gay people. By the straight men and women having children out of wedlock by multiple fathers and mothers. The world is changing and ‘traditional marriage’ can’t cope with it.

  19. andrew says

    The anti-gay Catholic stories are frequent on this site. As a “fallen away” Catholic, I would ask for some balance in reporting. Catholics tend to be more suppoprtive of LGBT equality than Protestants in the USA. Some of the most supportive of LGBT Equality are the Governors of N,Y., Conn., Ill., Calif., and Maryland and the V.P. of the USA. Many of the “Catholic” countries of Europe and Latin America have moved to support Gay Rights.Don’t make the mistake of judging ordinary Catholics by the actioms of their closeted homosexual hierarchy.

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