"Having become almost as much a referendum on what it means to be Catholic as on the legal status of relationships, the controversy over Bill 185 may seem to have already been dialed right up to eleven, but last week, the local Archdiocese took it up another notch when they distributed a three-page statement titled 'On High Stakes of Bill 185' to the press. The most controversial part of the letter condemned homosexuality as part of what Pope John Paul II called 'the culture of death,' and implicitly praised the moral standards of Islamic fundamentalist suicide bombers:
The culture of homosexuality is a culture of self-absorption because it does not value self-sacrifice. It is a glaring example of what John Paul II has called the culture of death. Islamic fundamentalists clearly understand the damage that homosexual behavior inflicts on a culture. That is why they repress such behavior by death. Their culture is anything but one of self-absorption. It may be brutal at times, but any culture that is able to produce wave after wave of suicide bombers (women as well as men) is a culture that at least knows how to value self-sacrifice."
Terrorists are helping fight the culture of death by killing themselves and others who are guilty of love. Gee Archbishop, you must be the pride and joy of your Seminary. Was your entire K-12/post secondary education online?
The Catholic Church's hierarchy has largely come to represent hate and bigotry, when it once represented love and generosity. We're back to the Renaissance when the Church's backwards beliefs and traditions drove people away in... well... droves. These bankrupt bishops (I use the term both financially and morally) have shown time and time again that their thin grip on reality is largely lost and that its best if they go back to trying to solve Social Justice issues, rather than try to get involved in moral debates. Shame on this Bishop who would do himself a LOT of good if he resigned and disappeared, because he's pretty much got NO moral authority ANYMORE after these statements.