By Jack Nichols
Perhaps Pope John Paul II should reconsider his anti-gay marriage stance. Think of all the money the Church can make on gay annulments
Vatican City—In theological shorthand Pope John Paul II signaled to a general
audience on Wednesday that a show of intolerance for same-sex love and affection is how he'd help save the whole of civilization.
While replying to questions about gay marriages, His Holiness ventured to call
homosexual unions one of several major forces threatening the institution of the
But there was something even worse, he cruelly intimated. The Institution of the
Family must be deemed the principal foundation stone of society itself, he insisted. "The crisis of the family becomes the cause of the crisis of society."
By extension, if homosexuals number among the topmost threats to the family, and thus to society,their approved presence would therefore wreak havoc, if not destroy the family and therefore the Pope's notion of an ideal Roman Catholic society.
The Roman Catholic Pontiff's publicly expressed concerns on Wednesday, therefore, are serving—by way of what he sees as a logical progression-- to paint "family-threatening" gay men and lesbians as Public Enemy Number One.
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