Pope Benedict Dreams of Recapturing His Childhood Aspirations (Pink Triangle - Never Again) 12/26/2008

Pope Benedict Dreams of Recapturing His Childhood Aspirations
(Pink Triangle - Never Again)

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Some evidence of the Benedict lead Catholic Church's desire to "cleanse" the planet of homosexuality:

The Independent
"...gifts of creation which belong to all. It must also protect man against destruction by himself. It is necessary for there to be something like an ecology of man... it is not an outdated metaphysics, if the Church speaks of the nature of the human being as man and woman and asks that this order of creation be respected." To show disrespect for "the language of creation," he said, would mean "the self-destruction of man and thus the destruction of the work of God itself".

He added: "The tropical forest deserves our protection, but no less so than does man as creation." Man's nature, he said, is "a message that does not signify the contradiction of our freedom, but its condition".

Peter Tatchell, the co-founder of OutRage!, said: "By choosing to highlight homosexuality instead of hunger, war and homelessness, the Pope has lost his moral bearings and sense of priorities. Free-market capitalism, and its culture of greed and consumerism, is a far greater threat to the ecological survival of our planet than homosexuality and trans-sexuality."

Time
"Benedict's envoy to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, has announced that the Vatican will oppose a proposed U.N. declaration calling for an end to discrimination against homosexuals."

Der Speigel
The official Catholic Church position is that homosexuality in and of itself is not a sin, but homosexual acts are.

Slate
For decades, while moderate clerics defended celibate gay priests, Ratzinger pressed for a purge of homosexuality not merely as an act or a lifestyle but as an orientation. Now he's in charge, and he's got ambitions beyond the church. He wants to cleanse us all, inside and out.

Washington Blade
From banning gay priests to publicly lobbying against legal recognition for gay couples in Spain and Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has aggressively lobbied against gay rights across the globe.

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