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Pope Says Gay Marriage Offends Human Truth, Threatens Justice and Peace

Pope Benedict attacked gays in his message for World Day of Peace 2013 today.

Ipad_popeSaid the Pope in his message, via Ansa.IT:

"There is also a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different types of union...Such attempts actually harm and help to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society. These principles are not truths of faith, nor are they simply a corollary of the right to religious freedom. They are inscribed in human nature itself, accessible to reason and thus common to all humanity. The Church's efforts to promote them are not therefore confessional in character, but addressed to all people, whatever their religious affiliation. Efforts of this kind are all the more necessary the more these principles are denied or misunderstood, since this constitutes an offence against the truth of the human person, with serious harm to justice and peace."

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  1. Or in other words, "Look over there while I rape this alter boy."

    Posted by: Trev | Dec 14, 2012 11:39:00 AM

  2. So he spreads hate on World Peace Day. No surprise. Here's to hoping he dies a slow and painful death for all the misery he has inflicted on the world.

    Posted by: Ted | Dec 14, 2012 11:42:09 AM

  3. Hey Pope - GFY, rather than an alter Boy!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Dec 14, 2012 11:42:13 AM

  4. Funny, the pope talking about reason.

    Posted by: Syrax | Dec 14, 2012 11:44:46 AM

  5. Boy, is he OUT of it.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 14, 2012 11:45:06 AM

  6. The Pope and his Vatican City brethern have no shame nor common decency when it comes to milliions of GLBT human beings on this planet. These Papists are a particularly disgusting bunch of know-nothings. Thank God most American Catholics don't abide by this crap from Rome.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Dec 14, 2012 11:46:42 AM

  7. The Pope and his Vatican City brethern have no shame nor common decency when it comes to milliions of GLBT human beings on this planet. These Papists are a particularly disgusting bunch of know-nothings. Thank God most American Catholics don't abide by this crap from Rome.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Dec 14, 2012 11:46:43 AM

  8. The Pope offends humanity. The Pope is a hate monger, espouses hate every time he speaks for with his hatred of all things gay. Catholicism should be outlawed and outright banned from the United States. No place for such a hateful bigoted religion.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Dec 14, 2012 11:56:58 AM

  9. Did you know that the age of consent in Vatican State is 12?

    Posted by: calcifer | Dec 14, 2012 11:57:30 AM

  10. I do not understand why we are hated so much?

    What homosexual has done something so heinous that it has damaged us so much?

    There are so many other things going on in this world that are doing real damage, the majority of which is caused by heterosexuals, that are better served with this time and money.

    Posted by: Blake | Dec 14, 2012 12:00:32 PM

  11. os2guy : Just ban Catholicism? Or..?

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 14, 2012 12:02:51 PM

  12. this person is an ofense to the human race

    Posted by: buzz | Dec 14, 2012 12:06:36 PM

  13. Pope is again an expert on marriage, gay issues etc.?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Dec 14, 2012 12:06:50 PM

  14. STFU Mr. Ratzinger

    Posted by: nick | Dec 14, 2012 12:09:41 PM

  15. The truth is the Pope and the Catholics have pedophile priest and criminals in the Catholic Church.
    The Pope and the Catholics keep justice from being done by hiding these criminals and their information in the Catholic Church.
    There will be no peace until justice is done by giving up all the names of criminal Catholics and all of their information to the public and law enforcement, that means they give the names of these criminal and all of the information they have on them if full about the criminals who are in the Catholic Church.

    Posted by: Paul | Dec 14, 2012 12:10:42 PM

  16. This is coming from a person who believes Mary was a virgin and Jesus walked on water. Human truth? lol.

    What could be truer than love.

    Posted by: N | Dec 14, 2012 12:12:29 PM

  17. Well if the article was about my reaction, it would be headlined: "GAY Says POPE Offends Human Truth, Threatens Justice and Peace".... yup that's about right.

    Posted by: Joseph L. | Dec 14, 2012 12:16:58 PM

  18. Argh! I want to respond in a reasonable way to Ratzinger's statement, but response it futile.

    Posted by: Jonathan Oz | Dec 14, 2012 12:21:22 PM

  19. It threatens justice??? Does he mean gays invite bashers to attack and therefore the victim is responsible for what the predator does??? When have we heard this before?

    Posted by: Phil | Dec 14, 2012 12:26:57 PM

  20. How MAD he can be?

    Posted by: exoticboy | Dec 14, 2012 12:33:10 PM

  21. Crazy old white dude in a dress yelling at the gays to get off his lawn.
    He has no influence even on his own people at this point. What a useless waste of fetid breath.

    Posted by: StillMarriedinCA | Dec 14, 2012 12:37:22 PM

  22. Two people pledging unconditional mutual support for each other and any children they may have is a threat to peace and justice?
    I'm not as well read in philosophy, gospel and canon law as Prof. Ratzenberger, but it seems to me that getting people into stable relationships strengthens society.

    Homophobia is war against humanity and reason. It is a business the church is expert at. In fanatic defense of her self-appointed right to define morality, she has been warring against equality, democracy and rational thought for the last 300 years.

    Posted by: eric | Dec 14, 2012 12:38:00 PM

  23. Rome eventually fell...isn't it about Vatican City's turn?

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Dec 14, 2012 12:40:12 PM

  24. So the former Hitler Youth who just blessed Rebecca Kagada, the vocal leader of a campaign of genocide against gay people, says GAYS threaten truth, justice, and peace?

    Considering the causes of truth, justice, and peace in this world would instantly be improved if Vatican City was wiped out by a natural disaster I don't think the Pope is really an authority on the matter.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 14, 2012 12:44:43 PM

  25. Old homophobe makes inane statement based on outdated notions of natural law and transcendental existentialism. For an encore, water is wet.

    Posted by: Kevin | Dec 14, 2012 12:44:51 PM

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