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A senior Vatican official has attacked the legalisation of gay marriage in Ireland. The referendum that overwhelmingly backed marriage equality last weekend was a "defeat for humanity", he claimed.

"I was deeply saddened by the result," Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state, said at a conference in Rome on Tuesday night. "The church must take account of this reality, but in the sense that it must strengthen its commitment to evangelisation. I think that you cannot just talk of a defeat for Christian principles, but of a defeat for humanity."

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed May 27th, 2015 at 07:45:10 AM EST
Maybe he should have lain down on the train tracks to stop it. Or am I thinking of another pope?

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -- Dr Johnson
by melvin (melvingladys at or near yahoo.com) on Wed May 27th, 2015 at 08:42:52 AM EST
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You're thinking of the one that called the Nazis taking over a "defeat for humanity". Or am I imagining things?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed May 27th, 2015 at 10:12:00 AM EST
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Just trying to think when humanity - or Ireland - has faced a more dire threat than Panti Bliss.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -- Dr Johnson
by melvin (melvingladys at or near yahoo.com) on Wed May 27th, 2015 at 12:36:15 PM EST
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Yes, gay sex probably seems too much like pederasty to him, and that's supposed to be a special sinecure of the clergy.
by rifek on Thu May 28th, 2015 at 08:04:18 PM EST
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The Vatican's outrage was entirely predictable. But what is notable is that this church official placed "humanity" above Christian principles.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Jun 6th, 2015 at 02:42:14 AM EST
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The R.C. Church used to decry "humanism" as a secular and even atheistic doctrine, but now seem to be trying to claim ownership of the term - given its close association with humanitarianism and human rights. it still takes some chutzpah for the RC Church to claim to speak on behalf of humanity, though...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Jun 6th, 2015 at 07:04:59 AM EST
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