Last Christmas, Pope Benedict used his World Day of Peace address to denounce equal marriage rights as “unnatural” and “against human nature,” saying they “harm and help to destabilize marriage.” Later in the speech he added that support of equal marriage “constitutes an offense against the truth of the human person, with serious harm to justice and peace.”
Take note: Not only are loving gay couples a threat to world peace, but so is anyone who supports them!
This is not new from the Pope. In previous speeches he has called gay marriages “insidious and dangerous,” and “a threat to humanity.”
Most Catholics are not listening. Two of Europe’s traditionally Catholic nations, Spain and Portugal, have had equal marriage rights for several years. The tide is turning in the US, the British House of Commons just voted for equal marriage, so did the French Assembly, and the list goes on. Strangely, humanity has not been damaged, and the only threats to world peace are emanating from the intolerant nations, not the ones with full civic rights. Benedict’s messages of intolerance, rejection and panic are falling on deaf ears.
The most enjoyable proof yet of Benedict’s irrelevance on this topic can be found on E! Entertainment Television’s web site, E! Online. This internationally popular site just ran a contest for TV’s Top Couple, starting with 64 couples from shows such as “Bones,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Vampire Diaries,” and many others. After readers weighed in with their votes, the field was winnowed to 32, then 16, then 8. In the semifinal round, three of the four couples were gay: Brittany and Santana from “Glee,” Bo and Lauren from “Lost Girl,” and Kurt and Blaine from “Glee.” (The lonely straight couple was Ziva and Tony from “NCIS.”)
The voting ended on Valentine’s Day, and the winners were…Bo and Lauren from “Lost Girl.”
Bo and Lauren, a threat to world peace.
The readers — and voters — of E! Online are not radical leftists. They’re average TV viewers who like to read about their favorite shows, and apparently, a whole lot of them enjoy the chemistry and storylines of both gay and straight couples. Because what it’s really about is love, and that is not limited to a specific gender combination.
The world is moving on without you, Benedict. Time to resign. And for the rest of us: happy Valentine’s Day.