Pardon my French, but will someone kindly tell the Pope to go fuck himself?
Homosexual marriages are part of “a new ideology of evil” that is insidiously threatening society, Pope John Paul says in a new book published Tuesday.
…In one section about the role of lawmakers, the Pope takes another swipe at gay marriages when he refers to “pressures” on the European Parliament to allow them.
“It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man,” he writes
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not shocked at the Pope’s comments. I’m not even surprised. I’m just tired of it, specifically and in general. (I don’t have anything against Catholics either. I’m married to one, though he’s a “lapsed” Catholic if there ever was one.) See, I am a part of the human family. How can my very existance be against it? How is the love I have for my husband and my son part of an “ideology of evil”?
What’s disturbing about this kind of message is what uses people will make of it. Defining us, and our love, and our families as part of “the ideology of evil” puts gays and lesbians in a specific category; one that pretty much separates us from the rest of the human family. After all, one does not tolerate “evil.” One doesn’t make accomodations for it, or “agree to disagree.” You don’t grant equality under the law to “evil.” The only thing you do as far as “evil” is concerned is to fight it until it is defeated and destroyed.
Of course, the Pope doesn’t have much moral authority as far as I’m concerned. I think he’d do better to focus on doing something about the epidemic of child-rape going on in his church, on his watch. What worries me about his rhetoric are the people who do see him as a moral authority, and just what actions they might take based on his rhetoric, that might directly affect our families.
Maybe there’s a better way of fighting that rhetoric than the way I chose in the post. In fact I’m sure there is. I just don’t have it in me right now. I’m too isick and tired of it. So, my only response to the Pope is “piss off.”