Homosexuality is as great a threat as rainforest destruction, says Pope

@ronaldinu (12454)
Malta
December 23, 2008 11:18am CST
[i]The Pope has declared that saving the world from homosexual behaviour is as important as saving the rainforests. In a Christmas message, Benedict XVI stressed the importance of traditional marriage and condemned gay acts as against God's will. He also attacked transsexuals, saying: 'It is not man who decides who is a man or woman but God.'[/i] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1100422/Homosexuality-great-threat-rainforest-destruction-says-Pope.html I am not contrary to the Catholic Church's teaching. I do think that the Pope has every right to underline the Church's teaching. However I do find it ill times, in a moment of peace and unity. The Church should have been more sensible to tackle other more important subjects that is hurting our families such as the credit crunch. What do you think about the Pope's latest statement.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
24 Dec 08
What a load of nonsense. We are in danger of overpopulation so homosexuality is not a threat in any way. This is such arrogant nonsense and he is hoping that the faithful will believe him. Maybe he wants them to hunt down homosexuals as they once hunted down and killed protestant Christians and anyone else they did not approve of. As for God deciding if a person is a man or a woman no he does not. That is decided by the chromosomes etc and that depends on how the baby is formed from the egg and sperm joining. God does not sit there for every fertilisation going that's ones boy that ones a girl. I really wish these religious people would stop making such nonsensical statements. They might get the blind faithful to believe any lie they tell but the educated people know it is arrogant nonsense.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
24 Dec 08
They have been suppressing women for centuries telling all sorts of lies and it comes not from God or Jesus, who actually respected women and had women ministers, but from the men who seized control of the church and the council of trent. That is where a bunch of women hating men got together and decided to oppress half the human race. Not all men are like this but some think just because they are men that they are superior and it is the most arrogant nonsense. These men not only hate women but they are terrified of homosexuality. You are correct. These people have been abusing children for centuries as well. IN the old days they used to castrate the little boys to stop their voices dropping so that they could have sopranos in the choir. They would rather castrate poor little boys than allow girls to participate. That is sick and they claim to be the worlds moral conscience. That is a pathetic joke. They just want power at all costs.
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@Zalvor (728)
• Turkey
24 Dec 08
I absolutely agree with you. Well spoken!
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• India
24 Dec 08
Wonderful answer sharra1. Keep it up.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
Hi ronaldinu, No one can deny the Pope the right to say what he thinks or his right to speak on behalf of Roman Catholics because the church elected him to that position. I believe however, that he would do better to speak out for world peace and call for the elimination of hunger and homelessness in the world. I think that his statement will only cause more hatred of homosexuials which is very sad. We need to recognize the rights of all to live their lives in peace and harmony and realize that we are not all born alike. I am sure that many Roman Catholics will not appreciate this statement by by Benedict. Blessings.
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
28 Dec 08
I do agree that there are other urgent matters that need to be tackles such as famine and justice and peace....
23 Dec 08
Hi ronaldinu, I wish the pop would do what he does best and just pray, I can't believe he is saying that sort of things if he is saying a man who decides who is a man or woman but God, what of the men who have to go against nature and not marry but it is ok to molest kids, he should stop waying things and concentrate on parying for the third world. Tamara
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• United States
24 Dec 08
That is just typical of him to said that. Today world is not the same as yesterday or the day before it. People have more freedom and choices now. More religions, more routes to take, more ideas.. etc... Homosexual might be a minority idealogy now, but soon... more and more people will become used to and accept the fact that NOT every one is the same. People have the right to choose who they are or what they become.
• United States
24 Dec 08
I think the POPE is gay. :D
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
17 May 10
Hi ronaldinu, with all that is going on in the world right now it's foolish for the pope to even think of making such a statement. In fact, all that is going on within the church right now, you would think that homosexuality would not even be a bleep on his radar screen. oh I see this is an old conversation. Even a year ago, things were not all that different.
@urbandekay (18314)
7 May 10
Insane all the best urban
@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
13 Jan 09
Well I am catholic, however I disagree on many things that the church or the pope says. It is not fair to treat homosexual that way and then say that God loves everyone, it is not that fault that they are homosexual. Sometimes I cannot understand the way the church make thing and I disagree with lots of things. I believe in God but I don't agree with the church behaviour and ways of tackling things.
• India
13 Jan 09
I as a Christian and a Catholic, standby the Papale statement. Homosexuality is the, spiritually and theologically, an offence of the greatest degree. As this infulences even the healthy to peek into this zone of adultery and blasphemy to God's creation...........i suggest isolating these genetic freaks to their own kind so that healthy families are not damaged for people without any moral nature.
@Latrivia (2890)
• United States
29 Dec 08
The Pope - like many religious bigots - is just chasing a scapegoat. Divorce, and marrying for the wrong reasons is the biggest threat to marriage. I would rather see a happy lesbian couple that has been together for years get married, then a couple fresh out of high school who got married just because it felt right at the time.
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Boldness never comes at an appropriate moment.
@Zalvor (728)
• Turkey
24 Dec 08
The pope is evoking hatred. We should remain calm and not be tricked into provocation. Nobody gains from hatred.
@sixclix (677)
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
As a catholic, I don't agree with what the pope is saying. Heterosexuals are just as great a threat as homosexuals if they constantly engage in debauchery. While it is true that it is not man who decides who is man or woman but God, it is also true that it is not for man to judge if all homosexuals should be condemned. If Jesus who had no sin did not cast the first stone against the adulteress, surely a man like the Pope should not cast the first stone for he is not sinless himself. As long as one, whether homosexual or heterosexual, gives everybody else as well as himself their due respect, no one not even the Pope has the right to condemn them and that's what Christ has been preaching all along.
@pandapig8 (362)
• Philippines
24 Dec 08
My opinion on this is that if the Pope says that only God can decide who becomes man and who becomes woman then why is he deciding who should be Man,Woman or Neither? The Church in so many wys, contradict what they teach. They teach us not to judge people solely by how they are as we see them in a worldly view but rather learn to be as one and do the best to glorify the lord.The pope sees something wrong with being a homosexual person but he does not see something wrong with condemning them? Jesus Christ did not condemn lepers and criminals, what right then does the Pope have to condemn these people who do nothing wrong. He who does not see the goodness in all kinds of people does not see full the glor of God. I think it is right that he address global issues but not attacking people in a personal level as if he has spent time with every individual he judges.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Dec 08
haha.. Pope is contradicting himself by saying, It's not man who decides who is a man or woman but god.. A transexual is what he is, is what god makes them to be.. lol =D It's all natural.. And so when things happen by natural, isn't it god's will?? lol =D So in the end, is pope trying to blame god for that?? MAybe he should know that, all things happen for a reason, and with transexuals, how will the others be able to know what's right and what's wrong.. lol
• India
24 Dec 08
I would say that the Pope is as great a threat as rainforest destruction. Cheers and happy Mylotting
@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Maybe we need to save the world from a Pope who obviously does not know an all-loving, all-forgiving God as well as he thinks that he does. Just because the church teaches it does not mean that is what God meant or wants. That is why I am no longer a practicing Catholic. There is too much hypocrisy in the church.
@kerriannc (4282)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 08
This Pope is a joker. It is under his religion that the most homosexual exist. I wonder if he knows that there are crisis in the world. There are chlorea killing off citizens in Zimbabwe where Mugabe don't want to step down. There are a world crisis of poverty on the Loom. Apparently he is not readily received like Pope John the one he succeeded and so he comes with this. He is looking a hype and this is the only way to received it. tsk tsk
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
He is just saying what God says that homosexuality is wrong, it is a sin against one's body, just as adultery and fornication is. It is wrong for a man who is attracted to another man to have s*xual relations as it is wrong for a woman to cheat on her husband or a boy and a girl to have s*x before marriage. It is also wrong for a country to decide that if a marriage commissioner or justice of the peace will not marry a same gender couple, he cannot marry a man to a woman. Oh and there is that saying, "Two wrongs cannot make a right," so you cannot say homosexuality is okay because there are too many people and if more were homosexuals, and they would be accepted, it would be all peace and love. So you want men to have s*x with men and maybe infect their wives or girl friends and think that people using credit wisely is more important. Tell that to the women whose husbands were bis*xual and infected them. They would think that their lives more important then being in debt.
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
24 Dec 08
well we can,t sugar code god teaching he just quoting what god teaching on homosexuality is. now we may are may not like what he has to say but it.s a fact and facts are fact.just like we can,t serve two masters we end up hating at least one.homosexuality is fore told in the bible men who sleep with men ,and woman with woman.that don,t make it right.i have no doubt there could be a imperfection at birth but it becomes a sin when you act on your inperfection much like a pan that has a dent and everything you cook in that pain will have this dent in it same way with imperfection.