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Homosexual Activists Sue Spanish Cardinal Over Homily
EWTN ^ | 1/8/04

Posted on 01/09/2004 8:04:23 AM PST by marshmallow

Madrid, Jan. 8 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - The Spanish homosexual activist group Popular Gay Platform has launched a lawsuit against Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid for a homily he gave in his cathedral on the Sunday after Christmas-- the feast of the Holy Family.

In his homily the cardinal explained that to provide the benefits of marriage to "all types of unions, including those by nature unable to have children, will result in the systematic destruction of the social security system." He said social security is best served by "the fecund love of the Christian family."

The cardinal asked, "How many large families have experienced criticism from the very same people who will depend in their time of sickness and old age on the generous contributions of the children of these families to the social security system?"

The president of the homosexual activist group claimed the cardinal's remarks constitute "slander and an incitement to discrimination" on the basis of sexual orientation.

Spain is in the midst of a low birth-rate crisis with one of the lowest birth rates in the world at 1.2 children per woman. Even conservative estimates by the United Nations show that Spain's population will decrease 9.4 million by 2050 and will have a massive burden of elderly to support without a sufficient base of workers. Projections see the over-65 age group in Spain rising to 35 percent in the next 50 years.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiclist; cultureofdeath; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; homosexualvice; marriage; militanthomosexuals; persecution; prisoners; spain; vicenotvirtue

1 posted on 01/09/2004 8:04:24 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
I'm not Catholic but homosexuality is wrong and so is molestation of children. This NEEDS to be shunned and punished.
2 posted on 01/09/2004 8:07:09 AM PST by nmh
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3 posted on 01/09/2004 8:08:13 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: marshmallow
The only problem he sees is that of SS? Aside from the fact that there's no freedom of religion in Spain. Which I guess, we're not far behind.
4 posted on 01/09/2004 8:14:44 AM PST by stevio
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To: marshmallow
It will be interesting to watch what the homosexual lobby does as Muslims become more powerful in Spain. If they sue a Muslim leader they may find their offices car bombed.
5 posted on 01/09/2004 8:19:33 AM PST by 2banana
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To: NYer; *Catholic_list
persecution ping
6 posted on 01/09/2004 8:27:45 AM PST by Land of the Free 04
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To: NYer; *Catholic_list
persecution ping
7 posted on 01/09/2004 8:28:13 AM PST by Land of the Free 04
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To: marshmallow
I guess even the Inquisition had its positive points. They could use it here - just for a few months to scour out the homosexual scum, then dissolve it automatically when the last sodmoite is rooted out. On the other hand, they could contract out with other governments to free them from the rise in three dollar bills.
8 posted on 01/09/2004 8:36:12 AM PST by ZULU (Remember the Alamo!!!!!)
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To: stevio
The only problem he sees is that of SS?

No kidding.

It's an inane argument anyways. The queers would recieve SS if they weren't married anyways, would they not?

FMCDH

9 posted on 01/09/2004 8:38:29 AM PST by nothingnew (The pendulum is swinging and the Rats are in the pit!)
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To: marshmallow
Washington Post article in reference to this posted here.
10 posted on 01/09/2004 8:49:28 AM PST by tuesday afternoon
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To: marshmallow; american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; Polycarp; narses; ...
In his homily the cardinal explained that to provide the benefits of marriage to "all types of unions, including those by nature unable to have children, will result in the systematic destruction of the social security system."

This is rapidly becoming a major concern all over Europe, as families shrink. In various countries, local governments are creatively seeking to grow the birthrate.

Italian town offers $11,900 per baby

11 posted on 01/09/2004 9:06:25 AM PST by NYer
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To: little jeremiah
Ping!
12 posted on 01/09/2004 9:06:47 AM PST by NYer
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To: marshmallow
For this the guy is sued?

THE WORLD IS NUTS!
13 posted on 01/09/2004 9:10:34 AM PST by ladyinred (W/04)
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping...

If you want on or off this list, ping me.

Here comes "hatespeech" - to a theater near you. Remember how some of the SCOTUS justices said they have to refer to the laws and cultures of other countries when figuring out the Constitution?

If people think the "gay" agenda won't get that extreme here, their heads are in the sand.
14 posted on 01/09/2004 9:19:45 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: stevio
OTOH, the cardinal put it in terms everyone understand and most would respond to..... money.
15 posted on 01/09/2004 9:21:49 AM PST by Jaded (Personally, I think they should bring back flogging and burning at the stake. /so)
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To: Jaded
It would be interesting to get a summary of the entire homily.
16 posted on 01/09/2004 9:27:20 AM PST by little jeremiah
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To: stevio
No, it was not the only problem - Rouco Varela is extremely orthodox, and gave a very good homily on the subject. But what the gay group is suing him for specifically are his remarks about social security and state benefits.

BTW, what do you mean when you say there's no religious freedom in Spain? There certainly was when I was there two weeks ago...
17 posted on 01/09/2004 9:46:07 AM PST by livius
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To: livius
In Canada, along with Spain, you can be prosecuted for preaching the Bible as in this case. I guess it can also be described as lack of free speech too. In New Jersey I believe, similar actions are possible if you preach the Truth when it comes to homosexuality.
18 posted on 01/09/2004 10:31:11 AM PST by stevio
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To: NYer
This is rapidly becoming a major concern all over Europe, as families shrink.

Cover story in this week's Der Spiegel is Der letzte Deutsche - Auf dem Weg zur Greisen-Republik [The Last German: On the Way to a Republic of Old People].

19 posted on 01/09/2004 11:24:08 AM PST by aristeides
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To: nmh
ditto, nmh. How can they possibly get anywhere with this suit?
20 posted on 01/10/2004 5:36:12 PM PST by Terriergal (Psalm 11: 3 "When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?")
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To: stevio
In Canada, along with Spain, you can be prosecuted for preaching the Bible as in this case.
i live in Spain and i'm not aware of this. Please explain. As far as there not being freddom of religion here, i disagree with you. I am unaware of any case of someone being denied the right to pracitce their religion.
Also, (a little off topic now...) just finishing the long Christmas holidays, i'd like to add that public displays of Christianity do not cause an outcry and are seen everywhere. It's also OK to wish people a merry Christmas
21 posted on 01/11/2004 3:19:22 AM PST by freedom moose (mooses like beer)
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To: freedom moose
I am unaware of any case of someone being denied the right to pracitce their religion.

Well the way I read this article, the priest is being sued for making statements against homosexuality. The Bible clearly states that it is an abomination. From this article, all this priest said he was worried about social security and he gets sued. What would happen if he said what God has said about it?

22 posted on 01/12/2004 6:16:27 AM PST by stevio
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