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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. That's rich, an ex-Nazi "pontificating" on morality.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Dec 14, 2012 12:58:27 PM

  2. Since man woman marriage should be promoted, where is his wife? He may have a lot of choir boys as his concubines.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 14, 2012 12:59:12 PM

  3. I hear also that "Gay Marriage" may also increase your sense of humanity.

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Dec 14, 2012 1:01:27 PM

  4. The interesting thing is that he's claiming that there are doctrines that are "larger" and more important than Catholic theology. I would not have expected the Pope to say that.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 14, 2012 1:04:37 PM

  5. It is funny a man who never married and knows nothing about what marriage really is made some highly nonsensical statements about marriage. He must be informed by his God. Otherwise how can he knows anything about it.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 14, 2012 1:05:24 PM

  6. His Church is shrinking. Now he is scraping the bottom to attract some ignorant bigots.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 14, 2012 1:09:49 PM

  7. No, The POPE offends human truth.

    Posted by: Jesse | Dec 14, 2012 1:10:42 PM

  8. Ha ha ha Mr.Pope we will hardly take instruction from an ex Hitler Youth on truth and justice.

    It's pathetic.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 14, 2012 1:25:41 PM

  9. the Pope also prefers "baby jesus" to "adult jesus" because he finds "baby jesus" sexier.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 14, 2012 1:33:20 PM

  10. Wow, can he just die already?

    Posted by: Michael | Dec 14, 2012 1:37:28 PM

  11. just what the world needs a nazis hate spewing youth speaking hate as a senile old bigot. shows some people don't change with age.

    Posted by: walter | Dec 14, 2012 1:49:50 PM

  12. Pope Rat takes another dump in his silk panties for World Peace Day. Well past the time this senile, hateful old turd was put in an extended care facility. Promote peace and justice by denying human rights and justice to an oppressed minority? TIme to say 'night night' Ratty.

    Posted by: Hamish | Dec 14, 2012 2:30:13 PM

  13. Frank talk from a former Hitler youth.

    Posted by: dcinsider | Dec 14, 2012 2:39:42 PM

  14. absolute idiot moron. absolutely terrifying and dangerous words.

    Posted by: Darrin | Dec 14, 2012 4:50:00 PM

  15. Offends Human Truth, Threatens Justice and Peace?
    Hhhhmmm, that's exactly what I'd say about organized religion.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Dec 14, 2012 5:18:19 PM

  16. The pope himself is gay.

    Posted by: FMB | Dec 14, 2012 5:18:52 PM

  17. Well he offends me and doesn't represent me

    Posted by: David | Dec 14, 2012 6:49:23 PM

  18. Gay marriage doesn't threaten justice and peace. Young, disgruntled men with guns threaten justice and peace.

    Posted by: Dback | Dec 14, 2012 7:37:12 PM

  19. This man has NO credibility.

    Posted by: HUH | Dec 14, 2012 8:05:34 PM

  20. I might be surprised if he wasn't a FORMER HITLER YOUTH!

    Posted by: fanboi | Dec 14, 2012 8:10:45 PM

  21. Il papa's full of caca.

    Posted by: john patrick | Dec 14, 2012 8:12:53 PM

  22. @hadenoughbs Where do you get the idea that the American catholics don't follow this old fool? Take a look at Santorum, Ryan and Scalia! Raging homophobes all. We also have to note that the so-called church has donated Millions of dollars to Prop 8 in California and to every other anti-equality campaign. My problem is they are trying to shove their hateful, homophobic, mysoginist, non Christ like, so called religion down my throat!!!!

    Posted by: Honest Abe | Dec 14, 2012 10:12:51 PM

  23. When you incite disruption of peace by professing hate, you really have to look in the mirror, buddy. What a sick human being. Disrupt the Vatican, tax the Church!

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Dec 14, 2012 10:30:14 PM

  24. Gee, I guess it's between the Pope, The Supreme Court or Jon Stewart. The Pope and Supremes don't need ratings.

    Posted by: Gary | Dec 14, 2012 10:53:59 PM

  25. @anon: The RCC does believe that something can be "above" its theology: natural law. Natural law is supposed to be what *all* people are able to derive from nature via logic. (Implicitly, everyone will reach the same conclusions.) Pope Benny is trying to be broadminded and reach non-RC people by arguing from natural law. As you can see, however, natural law in practice is somewhat dictated by theology.

    @Honest Abe: HadEnoughBS is basically right. Many American RC in the pew and not, routinely give the finger to the hierarchy. The most classic example is contraception. Look at the polls for issues opposed by Rome, like women's ordination. Look at the support for Obama in the past election, in spite of the hierarchy's threats of hellfire and damnation.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Dec 15, 2012 12:36:26 AM

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