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Pope Warns 'Gay Marriage Is A Threat to Humanity'
Christian Post ^ | January 10, 2012 | Benge Nsenduluka , Christian Post Contributor

Posted on 12/16/2012 3:40:10 PM PST by SoFloFreeper

The Pope has again condemned same-sex marriage and on Monday warned that it is a threat to humanity.

Speaking directly to international diplomats at a New Year’s address, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged various economic and social factors that he says affect the world today.

"Policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself," The Pontiff said, according to Reuters.

"The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states," he said. "Pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman," he added.

While gay rights activists have been working to legalize same-sex marriages throughout Europe, the Vatican has been vocal in condemning the redefinition of marriage.

(Excerpt) Read more at global.christianpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; morality; perversion; religion; sodomy
The Pope began this year of 2012 warning against societal endorsement of sodomy!

He did it again as this year ends, when he lit a Christmas tree, warning the world against the evils of abortion and societal celebration of sodomy! Pope lights Christmas tree and says abortion, gay marriage are threats to peace

As the year ends, pro-sodomy activists are spewing anger at the Pope because he upholds biblical principles:Protesters target Vatican over gay marriage slight

By the way, these protestors, getting a lot of play in the media (it was one of the top stories on yahoo! today), is quite small. Look at this quote from the reuters feed:

The group of about 15 people held up signs...

So 15 pro-sodomy activists get all sorts of media coverage...I call that biased.

1 posted on 12/16/2012 3:40:22 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pope or not - I’m glad the guy has some balls. We need more and more of this. The queers wanna have their way, not that easy without someone firing back. It’s about damn time.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 3:43:20 PM PST by lesko
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To: SoFloFreeper

Only a few years ago the Pope’s comments wouldn’t have even caused a ripple.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 3:54:59 PM PST by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m not keen on gay weddings.

However, what is destroying America is heterosexual divorces, and people shacking up. About half the kids born today are outside of wedlock, and marriages inside the church fail at the same rate as those outside.

The church needs to focus on getting our people to live right.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 4:12:52 PM PST by AlbertWang
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To: AlbertWang

Amen!


5 posted on 12/16/2012 4:15:44 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Ranald S. MacKenzie

A Gay Lifestyle Is An Abomination to God. I don’t think these perverts care about humanity as they believe in abortion.

Sodom and Gomorrah didn’t even have the depths of evil to expect to marry but now we have leaders endorsing it and making it law.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 4:15:57 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: lesko

A Baptist backing up the Pope. You got it right! Keep backing up the Word of God!


7 posted on 12/16/2012 4:21:38 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: SoFloFreeper
Yeah Benedict, and your church keeps allowing communion to the pro-"gay", pro-abortion Democrat politicians.

Words are cheap, Benedict.

8 posted on 12/16/2012 4:28:09 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Only liberals believe that people can be made virtuous via legislative enactment.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Great words from a great man. Thank God for the Catholic Church!!


9 posted on 12/16/2012 4:35:49 PM PST by mtg
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To: AlbertWang

“However, what is destroying America is heterosexual divorces, and people shacking up. About half the kids born today are outside of wedlock, and marriages inside the church fail at the same rate as those outside.”

We obviously understand him differently. The destruction of Marriage and Family is what its all about and what the Pope is saying.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 4:48:39 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Pope is right.

People used to be able to map consequences in life and they valued human life, espeically well being of children. No more.

It’s as if Western people have abosorbed the death ideal of liberalism and it has eaten their brains and souls. Will they embrace the fascist government(s), too? Kill the Jooos? Kill the rich? Just kill? Anyone for labor camps? Canabalism?


11 posted on 12/16/2012 5:05:18 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Notary Sojac

At least the Catholic Church teaches that sodomy and abortion are wrong and intrinsic evils. Want me to name the protestant “churches” that permit abortion and have openly queer pastors?


12 posted on 12/16/2012 5:05:34 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
the protestant “churches” that permit abortion and have openly queer pastors

Those churches at least act in accordance with their beliefs, repellent as they may be.

13 posted on 12/16/2012 5:11:08 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Only liberals believe that people can be made virtuous via legislative enactment.)
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To: AlbertWang

I agree.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 6:04:38 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: jafojeffsurf

You don’t think heterosexual divorce, premarital sex, and kids born out of wedlock destroy the sanctity of Marriage and Family? I wish more of my fellow Freepers cared as much about the 51% divorce rate among heterosexuals as they did about the 1-4% of the population that’s homosexual.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 6:08:43 PM PST by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: Notary Sojac

Well they damn sure don’t believe in the Bible.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 6:19:33 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: SoCal SoCon

“You don’t think heterosexual divorce, premarital sex, and kids born out of wedlock destroy the sanctity of Marriage and Family? I wish more of my fellow Freepers cared as much about the 51% divorce rate among heterosexuals as they did about the 1-4% of the population that’s homosexual.”

You can care about both. Most Freepers can walk and chew gum at the same time.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 6:27:47 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

Gold star and a cookie for you, flaglady!


18 posted on 12/16/2012 6:31:16 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Let us commend ourselves, and one another, and our whole life, unto Christ Our God.)
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To: SoCal SoCon

“You don’t think heterosexual divorce, premarital sex, and kids born out of wedlock destroy the sanctity of Marriage and Family? I wish more of my fellow Freepers cared as much about the 51% divorce rate among heterosexuals as they did about the 1-4% of the population that’s homosexual.”

Excuse me did I say such? I said the Pope said the right things specific to the subject at point.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 6:44:27 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: SoFloFreeper

bookmark


20 posted on 12/16/2012 6:48:31 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: AlbertWang

>> Im not keen on gay weddings.

It ain’t about “gay weddings”. It’s about some BS concept referred to as “homosexual marriage”. Laws enacted to “protect” the BS are in reality devices to persecute those whom refuse to support homosexual behavior.

>> However, what is destroying America is heterosexual divorces, and people shacking up

Absentee fathers, unmarried parents, and broken homes no doubt contribute to the social decay we’re seeing and experiencing.

I’m curious about the role and responsibility of Adam Lanza’s “father”. Divorced 6 years ago. Adam was about 14 at the time.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 7:03:52 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Notary Sojac

>> Words are cheap, Benedict.

As illustrated by your criticism of a morally valid statement.

Do you disagree with the Pope’s assertion?


22 posted on 12/16/2012 7:10:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Now, since the family and human society at large spring from marriage, these men will on no account allow matrimony to be the subject of the jurisdiction of the Church. Nay, they endeavor to deprive it of all holiness, and so bring it within the contracted sphere of those rights which, having been instituted by man, are ruled and administered by the civil jurisprudence of the community. Wherefore it necessarily follows that they attribute all power over marriage to civil rulers, and allow none whatever to the Church; and, when the Church exercises any such power, they think that she acts either by favor of the civil authority or to its injury. Now is the time, they say, for the heads of the State to vindicate their rights unflinchingly, and to do their best to settle all that relates to marriage according as to them seems good.”

—Pope Leo XIII 130 years ago.

He saw the danger of the state defining the institution for its purposes, but if you would have described the concept of state accepted ‘gay marriage’ to him, his mitre would have shot off his head like a rocket. It makes you wonder what judges, pols, or 51% of the voting public might consider marriage in another 130 years. Maybe a polymorous arrangement with your own sex-changed clones and a few human brains in animal bodies.

Freegards


23 posted on 12/16/2012 7:29:08 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

Thanks great stuff! Found more here and I will read it.

http://www.dads.org/arcanum.asp


24 posted on 12/16/2012 8:07:29 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: SoCal SoCon

http://www.drheller.com/divorcemyths.html


25 posted on 12/16/2012 8:49:50 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: jafojeffsurf

Arcanum by Pope Leo XIII is one of the most prescient things I have come across, two other big ones are ‘That Hideous Strength” by CS Lewis, along with ‘Humanae Vitae” by Pope Paul VI. Here’s another link, from the Vatican.

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/leo_xiii/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_10021880_arcanum_en.html

In my opinion it is doubtful that so many would accept impossibilities like ‘gay marriage’ if they hadn’t been conditioned to believed that the state defines marriage in the first place. To many it is simply a contract consisting of strictures and benefits from the state between any parties the state deems to give little pieces of paper, and can be broken and resumed as long as the state gives its OK. So they will accept whatever judges, pols, or the thinks marriage can be at any one time pretty easily, at least in the modern era.

Freegards


26 posted on 12/16/2012 8:59:03 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Notary Sojac
>> Those churches at least act in accordance with their beliefs, repellent as they may be. <<

Are the protestant churches that teach abortion and gay marriage are intrinsically evil issuing decrees to deny communion to politicians in their denominations that promote such things? It seems this step has only been discussed in the Catholic Church. I don't see the President of the SBC calling on pastors to deny "the Lord's Supper" to pro-abortion and pro-gay Baptists.

27 posted on 12/16/2012 11:05:45 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: flaglady47

You are right on.


28 posted on 12/17/2012 6:14:47 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: flaglady47

After seeing the previews before a movie this weekend,
(I haven’t been to a theater in YEARS),
I nearly wept for our lost civilization.

Apocolypse, witchcraft, and outright evil.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 6:20:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lesko

Yeah it’s about time somebody opposed homosexual “marriage.”


30 posted on 12/17/2012 7:06:09 AM PST by Conservapony
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