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Vatican-Allied Historian Compares Marriage Equality To Communism

CommunistposterThe Vatican really knows how to make good use of hyperbole, what with their constant warnings that LGBT equality will destroy society, devalues humanity and invites God's wrath.

The latest example of such histrionics can be found in the Vatican's semi-official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.

As the Washington Post points out, Vatican historian Lucetta Scaraffia penned a piece this week that claims those fighting for equality are simply charlatans who, like communists, want to dupe an adoring public into following them on a death march.

Historian Lucetta Scaraffia compared proponents of gay marriage, with their championing of “marriage equality,” to 20th-century communists who wooed millions with their promise of perfect social and economical equality.

In her L’Osservatore Romano article, Scaraffia echoed and developed Benedict’s argument [offends human truth]. To equate a traditional marriage between a man and a woman with a union between homosexuals amounts to a “negation of truth,” which would undermine “one of the basic structures of human society, family,” she wrote.

In the long run, she concluded, societies will end up paying "a very high price" for destroying family, "as it happened in the past with the attempts to create a complete social and economical equality."

Man, I never ever thought our opponents would figure out our plan, but there it is, in black and white. The jig is up...

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  1. a historian of the Catholic Church...

    I wonder how she interprets her god's reaction to pope who have secretly married or carried on affairs and fathered children with mistresses throughout the past two millenia? I thought the Popie was supposed to remain celebate, per Paul's instructions, in order to best lead the faithful. If marriage equality is an do you define the church's leadership in turning away from doctrine...and yet the church...and society...or still viable entities?

    Gloom and doom! Sit, stand, kneel, sit, stand, knee! Recite, recite, recite...all together now...on the beat! Wear your ashes on your forehead, carry your cross made out of palm fronds, clutch your rosie bead-thingies...all in direct conflict with your big book of myths that tells you to keep your faith to yourselves.

    Catholicism...what a joke! Clean your moral puddle before you start talking about how muddy other's waters are!

    Posted by: Jay | Dec 20, 2012 5:50:04 PM

  2. I wonder if she thinks women should have equality in the Catholic Church?

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 20, 2012 8:15:41 PM

  3. Maybe the Pope is so virulently anti-gay because he is afraid many of his acolytes might step out of the closet and ruin the whole game.

    At least half of the priests are gay. If they all came out the Roman Catholic Church would be the gayest religion of them all.

    He has to crack the whip to keep those 'mo's in line! Tough job.

    Posted by: ...and then there's Jesus | Dec 20, 2012 8:40:14 PM

  4. Oh, yeah, somebody's hot for Jack. Ah, yupp.

    Posted by: wanna get some Irish in you? | Dec 20, 2012 8:42:24 PM

  5. Would Jack or another of my fellow Celts please explain Yupp's obsession with us? He was ranting the other night about how the "mainstream" gay community excludes Irish guys.

    Posted by: Dan B | Dec 20, 2012 10:40:55 PM

  6. Ta nios mo na 36,000,000 Meiriceanaigh bhunadh na h'Eireann.

    Posted by: andrew | Dec 20, 2012 10:55:29 PM

  7. YUPP: we're all curious as to why you are here? All you do is spread your bitterness. Although now you showed us how creepy you are too.

    Posted by: DD | Dec 20, 2012 11:42:32 PM

  8. No, DD, what was done to this guy by the gay community (no apologies after he turned out innocent) was what was truly creepy. Do you know how that case concluded?

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 20, 2012 11:54:11 PM

  9. Aaaaaannnnnddd what's your point? How do these even relate? Connect the dots for us. Why are you so creepily interested in Jackfntwist's heritage? Lastly, how does it relate to your constant bitterness on here?

    Posted by: DD | Dec 21, 2012 12:22:21 AM

  10. DD : If you can't see how that makes it all clear, purposely want to dismiss the evidence. So forget it./////// Anyone else who just genuinely didn't know, I'll link you to more showing the Towleroadies involvement in the case.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 12:31:28 AM

  11. Wow! An entire TWO PEOPLE make racist comments about the Irish on an anonymous blog, most of their fellow readers call them out on it, and Yupp concludes from that all gays hate the Irish! Painting with a broad brush much, Yupp? And what "involvement," exactly, did Towleroad readers have in the case?

    Posted by: Dan B | Dec 21, 2012 1:04:33 AM

  12. Wow, Dan B, where do I start ? Firstly, how familiar are you with the case? Did you read any of the books on it? I'm not challenging you here, I just don't know how much you know already.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 1:07:14 AM

  13. And, explain, too...why you seem to be getting mad at ME ?! I'M not the one who tried to hurt innocent people in this story.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 1:10:30 AM

  14. I know nothing about the case and am not interested enough to delve into the details, but WTF does that have to do with Towleroad? Was someone from Towleroad brought in as an expert witness? Was text from Towleroad entered as evidence? TO REPEAT MY QUESTION, what "involvement," exactly, did Towleroad readers have in the case?

    Posted by: Dan B | Dec 21, 2012 1:16:44 AM

  15. Okay, it's a famous case in the U.S., and later affected Gay Marriage Laws in NC. Involvement was that Towleroad's Belonsky and Towle were part of the gay Manhattan clique (ferociously anti-Irish) who did what they could (even joining with North Carolina black homophobes) to assure (innocent) Finnerty's conviction, as well as the conviction of half-Jewish Seligmann (another defendent). The main book on the case (Until Proven Innocent) called it the Strange Bedfellows syndrome. There's the summation as best as I can put it, and if you research it on YouTube, Wikipedia, or anywhere else you'll see how really ugly the details get.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 1:26:22 AM

  16. I'll also admit, Dan B., that although I've stated anyone of Irish descent who'd spend time on this blog can't think much of himself, I know non-Irish me shouldn't either. And I don't intend to as we come to the new year. No one of good conscience should.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 1:32:41 AM

  17. More attacks on Finnerty. Of course the story was never updated (even when the shocking truth came to light) when it didn't go Towle's way.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 1:47:54 AM

  18. I'm not getting the connection between that case and gay marriage laws in NC or why the "the gay Manhattan clique" would have any interest in said case?

    Posted by: DD | Dec 21, 2012 1:57:03 AM

  19. DD : You could look at the footage of visiting gay Manhattanites right there in NC screaming for the crowd to "Burn the house down" (the lacrosse house) and you still won't "get" the connection because you'd...just rather turn a blind eye.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 2:01:03 AM

  20. Alrighty then....maybe you shouldn't wait until the new year to stop coming here. Take a break from your computer dude, or at least consider upping your dosage.

    Are you by any chance related to Funinsnow/Snowfun, your conspiracy theories sound familiar?

    Posted by: DD | Dec 21, 2012 2:08:14 AM

  21. No, I'm not related to snowfun. Because everything I'm saying can be verified by other sources. Sorry to disappoint ya.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 21, 2012 2:20:14 AM

  22. Sure. Yet another person coming on here with their "knowledge" and "truths" claiming they can prove their theories but never do.

    Posted by: DD | Dec 21, 2012 2:28:39 AM

  23. @ ANDREW :
    Sea, is brea an rud e go bhfuil 36,000,000 Meiricanaig bhunaig ins na hEireann.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 21, 2012 2:35:02 AM

  24. @ DAN B :
    i've never felt excluded by the mainstream gay community in the USA. Nor by Towleroad. And I'm not familiar with the case being discussed by YUPP and DD.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 21, 2012 2:37:39 AM


    Nor have I (at least not for being Irish). So there you go, Yupp; two Sons of the Emerald Isle who have never been exlcuded by gay "cliques." As for the supposed "involvement" of the two Andys in the case, I've tried Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia as Yupp suggested and can't find a thing.
    Yupp, if there really is any substance to your vague accusations, give us the links.

    Posted by: Dan B | Dec 21, 2012 2:53:45 AM

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