Friday, April 22, 2005


Pope Benedict XVI does the reach...around (not out)

A classic example of why separation between church and state is warranted.

With the ink barely dry on Pope Benedict's commitment to reach out to other faiths, he has decided to weigh in on the gay marriage (adoption) issue in Spain. The Pope has responded firmly, to the first challenge of his papacy, by condemning a Spanish government bill allowing marriage between homosexuals.

This is just one of many frustrating issues (women can't be priests, the see no evil, report no evil mentality, etc...) that I have with Catholic leadership. On the one hand, I don't expect the church to change beliefs and except gay marriage. It is their right not to change beliefs - their idea of change is to make sure they rotate alter boys from time to time. I do, however, expect Roman Catholic officials to obey the law. The Vatican has sent word that officials should be prepared to lose their jobs rather than co-operate with the law. This is just plain wrong.

The law of the land is the law of the land. I don't agree with many laws, but in the end I am bound to obey them OR seek office to change them. Not the Catholic Church. Simply send word that Catholics need not obey this one. Maybe next one.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home