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World Gay Marriage A Threat To Humanity's Future: Pope

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  1. Archived_Member16

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    Jan 7, 2005
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    Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope

    By Philip Pullella | Reuters – 20 hours ago.. .

    Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed during an audience with the diplomatic corps at the …

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said Monday that gay marriage was one of several threats to the traditional family that undermined "the future of humanity itself."

    The pope made some of his strongest comments against gay marriage in a new year address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican in which he touched on some economic and social issues facing the world today.

    He told diplomats from nearly 180 countries that the education of children needed proper "settings" and that "pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman."

    "This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself," he said.

    The Vatican and Catholic officials around the world have protested against moves to legalize gay marriage in Europe and other developed parts of the world.

    One leading opponent of gay marriage in the United States is New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, whom the pope will elevate to cardinal next month.

    Dolan fought against gay marriage before it became legal in New York state last June, and in September he sent a letter to President Barack Obama criticizing his administration's decision not to support a federal ban on gay marriage.

    In that letter Dolan, who holds the powerful post of president of the U.S. Bishops Conference, said such a policy could "precipitate a national conflict between church and state of enormous proportions."

    The Roman Catholic Church, which has some 1.3 billion members worldwide, teaches that while homosexual tendencies are not sinful, homosexual acts are, and that children should grow up in a traditional family with a mother and a father.

    "The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue," Benedict told the diplomats.

    Gay marriage is legal in a number of European countries, including Spain and the Netherlands.

    Some Churches that have allowed gay marriage, women priests, gay clergy and gay bishops have been losing members to Catholicism, and the Vatican has taken steps to facilitate their conversion.

    In 2009, Benedict decreed that Anglicans who leave their Church, many because they feel it has become too liberal, can find a home in Catholicism in a parallel hierarchy that allows them to keep some of their traditions.

    The Vatican has since set up "ordinariates," structures similar to dioceses, in Britain and the United States to oversee ex-Anglicans who have converted and be a point of contact for those wishing to do so.

    (Reporting By Philip Pullella; editing by Tim Pearce)

    source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/gay-marriage-threat-humanitys-future-pope-184113291.html
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    Aug 8, 2011
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    Basically the pope is saying that since homosexuality is a crime in Christianity, hence gay marriages are a threat to humanity.
    I have seen enough people from Islam and some from Christianity who treat homosexuality as a deadly disease which can spread from one person to another.
    These people give various examples from their scripture about quotes that were proven to be correct scientifically later. But reject science on topics like these which goes against their belief.
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  4. BaljinderS

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    Dec 29, 2011
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    This is somewhat funny! How many gay people are there to be a threat to humanity?

    Don't worry there are enough people in India and China for it be threat to humanity :mundaviolin:
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  5. Joginder Singh Foley

    Joginder Singh Foley United Kingdom
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    Jan 26, 2008
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    And people wonder why this Irishman abandoned the roman catholic church at such an early age [roundabout the age of 11 or 12 years] and was so happy to find Sikhi Just me and Guruji [and all my brillo Sikh bros and sistas that i have had the great pleasure to deal with on my path of Sikhi] No popes, priests, bishops etc

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