Friday, April 22, 2005

"David Horowitz" came to mind,

and that never happens in a nice way. It seems that the former "liberal" turned "rabid conservative" pope is, out of the chute, not changing his colors. Via Atrios, the BBC tells us:

Pope Benedict XVI has responded firmly to the first challenge of his papacy by condemning a Spanish government bill allowing marriage between homosexuals.
The bill, passed by parliament's Socialist-dominated lower house, also allows gay couples to adopt...

Interviewed in the Italian newspaper, Corriere de la Serra, Cardinal Lopez Trujillo said the Church was making an urgent call for freedom of conscience for Roman Catholics and appealing to them to resist the law.

He said every profession linked with implementing homosexual marriages should oppose it, even if it meant losing their jobs.

At least George "Eggs" Benedict is not spewing this feces himself.

And make no mistake about it: feces it is.

We certainly know enough about these things to know that at best the argument between gay rights folks and gay-repression folks (funny how the "pro-life" movement never figured out a clever moniker to oppose gay rights) to know that it comes down to, at best, religious issues (on the part of the repressors) and psychological issues (on the part of the repressors). Yeah, yeah, yeah "they spread diseases," but so do crazed Baptists in the military on shore leave. In fact, often, they're one in the same, but I digress...

Given that the differences are over religion and psychology, really, with psychological and religious deficiences on the part of the Christians over negatively sanctioning gays in society (must not write "Benedict is objectively disordered!" must not write...) and given that if Benny of the 7 Hills says this about gays, he could be saying it about Buddhists or Jews, it is the duty of every good thinking person to oppose him.

I heard Thom Hartman say that the earliest institutions of marriage, in the US, were legal, not religious. I have to check that angle out...

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