Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pope Benedict And The Would Be Murderess Of Uganda: His Godly War On Gays

In what may seem like a page from the inquisition, Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Catholic Church on December 12th gave his blessing to Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament. Kadaga received the blessing of the Pope (Gods representation on Earth according to Catholics) at Saint Peter’s Basilica. Ms. Kadaga has promised to get the Ugandan “ Kill The Gays Bill" as a Christmas presents to Christians. How godly of her and the Pope both.

It seems the Pope has done his own rendition of “evolving” on the bill, as witnessed by his actions. Or rather devolving. Three years ago the Pope was silent when he met with the hierarchy of Uganda at the Vatican. It seems that this is his answer to the recent marriage equality victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington. In the Catholic Church’s attempt to stem what the Pope knows is a vastly changing attitude towards gays and lesbians being able to legally marry, the Pope said on Friday:
  Gay marriage poses a threat to justice and peace.

Also adding that same-sex marriage ( Marriage Equality) is "unnatural" and :

Constitutes an offense against the truth of the human person, with serious harm to justice and peace.

This is what God’s love to man means according to the so called “Holy See”? This comes just as the head of the Catholic Church prepares for World Peace Day on January 1st. So, to bring in the New Year with peace for all means blessing those who wish death or life imprisonment for LGBT people? What could say ‘Peace on Earth” more resoundingly than that?  As far as peace goes, the Pope recently stated on his YouTube channel, here (yes, YouTube) that:

If... in history there have been or are forms of violence carried out in the name of God, these are not to be attributed to monotheism, but historical causes, mainly the result of human errors.

So that we’re clear on this, violence as a consequence of human error, such as The HEAD of the most powerful Religious Organization giving a blessing (from God?) to a would be murderer of gays and lesbians. Unless the Popes thinks he is without error. Which you can bet your rosary beads he does.  How can anyone think God, in this day and age by means of a bunch of 80 something year old, unmarried men, can speak for God to the point of endorsing murder. Leave no doubt, that by his own antiquated theology and rhetoric, he is doing exactly that. This is not to say that I am against religion. It can be a wonderful and beneficial thing for many. There are many changing views in religious institutions, as changes in society keep embracing common sense and the right to live one’s life according to not only biblical but civil pursuit. To this end, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken out publicly against this atrocious and inhuman law. The Archbishop profoundly stated:

I am opposed to discrimination, that is unfair discrimination, and would that I could persuade legislators in Uganda to drop their draft legislation, because I think it is totally unjust

This is what makes me have respect for those that while, not of the same faith as myself, know enough of “ love thy neighbor”. Not bless those who would kill.

It seems unbelievable to me that the leader of any religious institution has so much disregard as to carry on in such a manner in the name of God. If that is what the Catholic faith is about, I am happy that I no longer attend mass. My faith in my creator is however, always in tact. As for my soul, I’ll let my God judge me, when and if  he so chooses. I hold no man’s word or actions above God’s. Perhaps, a lesson to be learned by Pope Benedict  XVI who said in his video:

Christmas trees reflect God's light in world

He should forget about Christmas trees, that will be thrown away, after December 25th, and focus instead on what really constitutes God’s light in the world:

  1). Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength;
  2). Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Please do what you can. Start by signing this petition and or this one.

Is not too late. It was reported yesterday that the bill has stalled, due to worldwide outcry. Lets not let any more of the LGBT die because of ignorance and fear. It seems that while the Pope and Catholic Church are choosing which part of the 21st century they want to bring the Church into. It seems fine to embrace changing times by having, YouTube, and Twitter for the Pope, but apparently not for changing old outdated books written by man.


2 comments:

  1. The pope and his views won't win the war! His ideologies are outdated and many know this. Thank you for keeping us informed Stone! The community appreciates your activism and leadership. Thanks!

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  2. Thank you so much for the encouragement! I appreciate it! Please don't forget to sign the petition! A world of thanks to you!

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