Philip Pullella, Reuters – Updated January 10, 2012, 5:35 am VATICAN CITY (Reuters) –

Pope Benedict said Monday that gay marriage was one of several threats to the traditional family that undermined “the future of humanity itself.” The pope made some of his strongest comments against gay marriage in a new year address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican in which he touched on some economic and social issues facing the world today. He told diplomats from nearly 180 countries that the education of children needed proper “settings” and that “pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman.” “This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself,” he said. The Vatican and Catholic officials around the world have protested against moves to legalize gay marriage in Europe and other developed parts of the world.

No doubt about it when God is on your team you can say shit that makes no sense and still expect to be taken seriously

Who would have expected anything less psychotic from a bunch of medieval theologists! I was going to say ‘witch doctors’ instead of ‘theologists’ but then I realised witch doctors are actually accountable and can be removed from office if they fail in their duty to their constituency.

Let me get this right: the church and its cronies facilitate child-abuse by protecting priests who do it, and its gays who are a threat to civilisation? I love the phrase ‘proper setting’. It’s okay if dad and mum are violent drunks who beat you, but somehow, through some weird Catholic-mind control, being in a loving environment where both parents are of the same sex is a threat.

No wonder the church hates reason when faith justifies such brain-scrambling nonsense.

Why don’t we give kids a vote on the issue of what kind of family they prefer? Especially as adults seem so easily influenced. Raise your hands if you want to be in a ‘proper setting’ with mum and dad beating you or each other up! Raise your hand if you want to be in one where your parents love you and are genuinely concerned for your well-being!

A Catholic coloring book uses a comic format to warn children against the dangers of child abuse. One of its advices is avoiding being alone in a room with an adult. Even if that adult is a priest. I’m not sure that was the message they’re trying to send…

Thanks to Dolly Tartan for the link to Tim Minchin’s ‘The Pope Song’:


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