Skip to comments.Pope Calls Gay Marriage Part of 'Ideology of Evil'
Posted on 02/22/2005 12:46:48 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
ROME (Reuters) - Homosexual marriages are part of "a new ideology of evil" that is insidiously threatening society, Pope John Paul says in a new book published Tuesday.
In "Memory and Identity," the Pope also calls abortion a "legal extermination" comparable to attempts to wipe out Jews and other groups in the 20th century.
He also reveals that he is convinced the Turkish gunman who shot him in 1981 did not act alone and suggests that the former Communist Bloc may have been behind the plot to kill him.
The 84-year-old Pontiff's book, a highly philosophical and intricate work on the nature of good and evil, is based on conversations with philosopher friends in 1993 and later with some of his aides.
In one section about the role of lawmakers, the Pope takes another swipe at gay marriages when he refers to "pressures" on the European Parliament to allow them.
"It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man," he writes.
The Pope's fifth book for mass circulation, issued by Italian publisher Rizzoli, sparked controversy in Germany and elsewhere after Jewish groups protested against leaked excerpts comparing the Holocaust to abortion.
In at least two sections of the book, the Pope talks about the Nazi attempt to exterminate Jews and the wholesale slaughter of political opponents by Communist regimes after World War II.
In following paragraphs he says that legally elected parliaments in formerly totalitarian countries were today allowing what he called new forms of evil and new exterminations.
"There is still, however a legal extermination of human beings who have been conceived but not yet born," he writes.
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He will be missed when he departs.
The Poep is nailing it on these issues. God bless him for doing so.
John Paul rocks!
In "Memory and Identity," the Pope also calls abortion a "legal extermination" comparable to attempts to wipe out Jews and other groups in the 20th century
This will spin the libs into a frenzy.
Right on. God Bless the Pope!
What's with the Dean Scream?
Call in the boys, the Pope's on a roll!
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The Pope is correct
That'll get the libs all up in arms.
"Homosexual marriages are part of "a new ideology of evil"
***after Jewish groups protested against leaked excerpts comparing the Holocaust to abortion.***
The Holocaust's numbers pale in comparison to those of Abortion.
Hehehe...Liberalism is evil.
The Pope has said and done many great things, but the comment on gays is not one of them. Gay marriage is evil?
Well, he's right about that.
Courage: it's a beautiful thing.
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