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Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Fact checkers, please?

The New Zealand Herald, after a generally even-handed piece of straight reporting on the lifeline the Vatican has extended to disappointed and distraught Anglicans, and the common ground that exists between Catholicism and the Anglican communion at large, unfortunately then goes on to present a table of "where the two churches differ."
Pope Benedict XVI has called homosexuality "a moral evil". The Anglican stance is that those who enter into homosexual relationships should be respected.

The "quote", despite the use of quotation marks is nothing of the sort -- what the Pope actually said was, "Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered to an intrinsic moral evil, and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder."

Got that? a tendency to evil, (which we all have summat of, in this post-lapsarian world. My particular tendencies to evil? well, first would be jumping to conclusions that people that write such dishonesty do so out of malice, when it is probably ignorance.)

But worse, by far is the statement that a difference from Catholicism is that Anglicans think gay people "should be respected."
It is a wicked lie to say that Catholicism teaches disrespect to any person, whether for their deviant sexual orientation or any other reason.


rightwingprof said...

God gives us our crosses to bear. If we pick them up and carry them as He did, that is our decision -- to our sin or sanctification. A person with homosexual tendencies who picks up that cross and bears it as Christ did is following God. I think the Anglicans (and many others) confuse respect with affirmation.

Scelata said...

Thanks for stopping by, RightWingProf, well said.
We have an entire society that can't tell the difference between genuine love and enabling.

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