Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Europarliament: Religious Leaders Homophobic

If you look at my previous post, I predicted this next article, though I did see the article before writing the post, so don't hail me as a prophet.
Church officials criticized a European Parliament resolution that condemns "discriminatory comments" made by political and religious leaders against homosexuals.

The resolution, which passed 325-124, with 150 abstentions, condemns the "discriminatory comments formulated by politicians and religious leaders about homosexuals, as fermenting hatred and violence -- even if they were later withdrawn -- and it asks that the hierarchies of the respective organizations condemn them as well."

The European Parliament did refuse to include the proposal of three Italians to publicly condemn Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco for his statements against homosexuals, which were falsely interpreted by the press and then later clarified.

And, so now, even leaders of religious groups are no longer to say things that could be considered discriminatory. Next will be the resolution condemning all religious thought because it purports to be correct, and so discriminates against all other religions. I wonder what the Europarliament would say about the Catechism (2357):
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Probably hate speech. Of course, they won't read the next paragraph.
They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.
But, this is the way Europe goes.


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