Pope Ratz is right out of the gate slamming gays
The Pope’s family policy buttboy Cardinal Trujillo says the possibility of gay marriage in Spain is “profoundly iniquitous.” For those Freepi and trolls out there, the word means “wicked because it is believed to be a sin.” (Pope Ratz photo illustration by “evilgenius” Doug at Reality Stick).
Friends and colleagues said the world had yet to see the warmer side of a man who has been dubbed in the Italian press as the “panzer cardinal” and “God’s Rottweiler.” “You will see that his personality will surprise many, a great many people. It will surprise them because of this slightly caricature-like image that people have of the cardinal he was.”
— Spanish Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo
Just as the Vatican was spinning to the world that we would see his soft side, out comes this hotheaded gay-bashing commentary from Ratz’s lackey, following Spain’s move to legalize gay marriage. (BBC):
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.
The head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, denounced the legislation as profoundly iniquitous.
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. The cardinal insisted that just because something was made law it did not make it right.
Let’s see, might some of the following be described as iniquitous? A church that:
* covered up for pedophiles in the priesthood
* has a former member of the Hitler Youth as a Pope
* has a record of past coziness with Nazis — Ratzinger’s spiritual mentor, Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber dined with the F?hrer at Hitler’s mountain retreat
* facilitates the death of millions in Africa from AIDS because of it cannot reconcile its stand against condom use with public health.
* thinks women have no place in the leadership of the church
And the list goes on and on. His words ring hollow.
Thanks to House Blender Paul for the pointer.