Skip to comments.Anti-gay Vatican plays victim card, wants tolerance for homophobia
Posted on 03/28/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT by presidio9
The Vatican is upset, and feeling like a victim. The Vatican is angry that the world is no longer willing to tolerate the alleged homophobia of the Catholic Church. However, not everybody is sympathetic to the Vatican's claim of victimization.
Tuesday the Vatican condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution in support of gay rights. The resolution was sponsored by 85 countries including the United States. The Vatican objects to this resolution that simply and clearly states that human rights apply to everyone, no matter who they are or whom they love.
By Thursday, the Vatican's statement was being met with scorn and derision on social media sites across the web. Many are baffled at what appears to be a plea by the Catholic Church for the world to tolerate bigotry and intolerance towards the gay and lesbian community.
Apparently the U.N. resolution affirming that "gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights" is unacceptable to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, the Vatican's representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, explained the position of the Catholic Church:
People are being attacked for taking positions that do not support sexual behavior between people of the same sex. When they express their moral beliefs or beliefs about human nature they are stigmatised, and worse they are vilified, and prosecuted.
Adding insult to injury, Tomasi also likened being gay to pedophilia and incest:
"States can and must regulate behaviors, including various sexual behaviors. Certain kinds of sexual behaviors must be forbidden by law. Pedophilia and incest are two examples.
A sample of Thursday's Twitter stream concerning the Vatican's reaction to
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
homoPhiles on the march!
I like the Catholics stand on Homosexuals and Pedophilia, Now if they would place actions where their words are and dump Homosexual and Pedophile Priests we would be in complete agreement.
What part of “unnatural” and “disorderd” do they not get?
All any journalist has to do is a simple search on official Church documents, like the following, and then read, in order to get the Vatican’s stance on any of these matters.
On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons
Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
October 1, 1986
Some "human rights" council.
“...for the world to tolerate bigotry and intolerance towards the gay and lesbian community.”
Since when is a phobia bigotry? Intolerance, maybe, but not bigotry. If I have claustrophobia, I’m intolerant of closed places. If I have agoraphobia, I’m intolerant of open spaces. But bigotry? No.
I think the term “homophobia” as applied by those who oppose it is a bastardization of the concept of phobias and should not be used, but if they want to use it then they should treat it like other phobias.
The United Nations should do more to rid itself of perverts who exploit woman and children for sexual slavery.
THOSE are human rights being wronged.
no barf alert?
Love the lib use of the “phobia” appendage.
IMHO, I’m not phobic if I’m repulsed by the thought of fudge packing.
(Doesn’t stop me from knowing and liking homosexuals...but it’s still gross. Period.)
I’d think a number of religious groups would oppose the UN resolution inasmuch as it encroaches on that religion’s right to enforce standards of conduct on its adherents in order to remain in good standing. Where Are The Moose? These are about the only ones that answer homosexual relations with violence today. One would think this would bring about a brouhaha over Islam, but no! Instead churches, which are much laxer and forgiving, are being drubbed on.
When government constructs like the United Nations seeks to redefine what IS and IS NOT a sin, they are pushing their OWN religious view.
Screw the United Nations. They don’t speak for ME or my religious traditions that have lasted for THOUSANDS of years.
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In checking out the author of this piece it says: Michael Stone is a freethinker and freelance writer residing in beautiful Portland, Oregon. As the National Humanist Examiner, Michael's concern is the place where politics and religion intersect. The task is to promote civil rights and the separation of church and state; to explore and expose religious bigotry, oppression and discrimination; to promote reason and eschew superstition and dogma. You can contact Michael at email@example.com.
In other words Mr Stone believes that the only valid opinion is his. Too bad he's wrong.
To be fair, the mop-up has been underway for years now.
I want to see the U.N. take the Moose head on, then I’ll know they’re SERIOUS.
What do they have to complain about, the Holy Roman Catholic Church should be prosecuted in the RICO statues.
On behalf of sodomites?
"As the National Humanist Examiner. . ."
Is that an elected or appointed (or self-anointed) position? Whichever, its bearer certainly doesn't lack for pompous, solipsistic self-aggrandizement, does he?
The pope of unbelief? Surely it meant to say “At” rather than “As” but it could be a Freudian slip.