Adoption rights for gays is tantamount to ‘child abuse’, says the Catholic Church

While on Twitter today I was sent a link by @Denyreligion to this site. It made me angry and here’s why.

As you may be aware, the Catholic Church has been ordered to pay millions of pounds in settlement for the crimes it committed in abusing children in Ireland. Since this information has become public the Catholic Church is yet to apologise. The closest it has come is saying that and this is not a direct quote but something very close to it: “Child abuse is bad but there are x thousand abortions happening every year and that is much worse since those children die”.

And that’s it. No sorry, no we will reform our ways simply justifying what they have done by saying that there are worse things (I refuse to use the word crime when speaking about abortion) happening in the world.

Given this rationale, I think I might just visit my local Aston Martin dealer and steal a DBS because we all know that there are people being murdered out there.

Furthermore, no one has been charged with anything. So the perpetrayors of all the abuse that took place seem to have gotten away scott free. That disgusts me.

In this article, it is clear and no attempt has been made to hide the discriminatory nature of the Vatican. The Vatican issued a directive saying that children should not be adopted out to homosexual couples. They claim that this is tantamount to child abuse. Given the record of the Catholic Church in relation to looking after children, that disgusts me as well.

When the San Francisco board claimed this to be: “An insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great City’s existing and established customs and traditions such as the right of same-sex couples to adopt and care for children in need.” The resolution viewed a claim from the Vatican that, “allowing children to be adopted by persons living in [homosexual] unions would actually mean doing violence to these children” as defamatory in nature and “absolutely unacceptable to the citizenry of San Francisco.”. The Board said such defamatory language was: Insulting and callous, and shows a level of insensitivity and ignorance which has seldom been encountered by this Board of Supervisors.

I applaud the San Francisco board in this action.

But not to be outdone, the Catholic Church has hit back saying that this: “The policy of San Francisco is one of totalitarian intolerance of Christians of all denominations who oppose homosexual conduct. My concern is that if this ruling is allowed to stand, it will further embolden anti-Christian attacks.”

They then went on to say that “Our constitution plainly forbids hostility toward any religion, including the Catholic faith. In total disregard for the Constitution, homosexual activists in positions of authority in San Francisco have abused their authority as government officials and misused the instruments of the government to attack the Catholic Church. Their egregious abuse of power now has the backing of a federal circuit court. This decision must be reversed …”

The Law society continued that: The Anti-Catholic resolution sends a clear message to plaintiffs and others who are faithful adherents to the Catholic faith that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and an accompanying message that those who oppose Catholic religious beliefs, particularly with regard to homosexual unions and adoptions by homosexual partners, are insiders, favored members of the political community.”

I for one, am actually very against the Catholic church or any religion for that matter having any role in politics. If someone speaks to an imaginary being, then they are simply not fit for public office. End of story.

The sad truth is that in this day and age the Catholic church can issue a brazenly discriminatory order and then claim that by no following it their rights are being violated. I stand utterly amazed that there are supposedly so many “intelligent” people who actually do not speak out against it.

It leaves me feeling both disgusted andthat much more passionate about speaking out against religion and the evil that it fosters.