Not that you needed it, but what the hell–I mean heck–let’s run through them all at once, just so we can digest, flush, and then move on.
Thanks to datalounge for posting some of Pope (Arlene) Francis’s immortal viewpoints that aim to spread love and peace–I mean hate and oppression.
1. A Senate vote on gay marriage is a destructive pretension against the plan of God.
From a letter to the Carmelite Sisters of Buenos Aires on the perils of marriage equality:
“Let’s not be naïve, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
2. Gay marriage will destroy the family.
“The Argentine people will face a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family… At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother, and children.”
3. Gay parenting is a rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.
“At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.” His comment about this being discrimination against children resulted in a public rebuke from Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who said that Francis’ remarks suggested “medieval times and the Inquisition.”
4. The political struggle against marriage equality is war.
“The bill will be discussed in the Senate after July 13. Look at San Jose, Maria, Child and ask them [to] fervently defend Argentina’s family at this time. [Be reminded] what God told his people in a time of great anguish: ‘This war is not yours but God’s.’ May they succor, defend, and join God in this war.”
There are more icky comments, but let’s end it right there, if you don’t mind. My fingers are getting tired, and I need them to carry on, doing OPENLY GAY THINGS!