High-ranking Scottish Bishop Joseph Devine lashed out at gay adoption in a letter to Scotland’s First Minister Jack McConnell:
“I am only too well aware, of course, that the conventional family unit is in decline and society is paying the price. But where the traditional family unit does exist, it should for the sake of the children be deemed a far more appropriate refuge for them than exposure to a homosexual or lesbian way of life. No doubt for refusing to pander to the idea that homosexual and lesbian relationships are equal to heterosexual partnerships, particularly those blessed in the sight of God, I shall be termed a bigot by the politically correct hardcore in the Scottish Parliament.
[The Catholic Church has] watched with mounting disquiet the forces of political correctness corrupt our moral, political and social order. Now their insidious influence threatens our innocent and vulnerable children. What started as a tolerance and compassion for gays had developed into the suppression of the majority heterosexual lifestyle. Traditional family values are in the dock and the judge and jury are composed of politically correct extremists.”
And his prediction comes true: a bigot he is.
Over in Quebec, opposing feelings are stirring. A group of 19 Roman Catholic priests have sent a letter to the church questioning its policies on same-sex marriage and gays serving in the priesthood. Asks the letter: “[Does the church] have the last word on the mysteries of political, social, family and sexual life? In these matters, the official teaching of the Church has shown itself more than once to be wrong.”