Fuck the Motherfucking Pope
Welcome to 2012, and to start it off on the right foot the stupid pope opened his bigoted mouth and said that gay marriage is a threat to humanity itself.
He told diplomats from nearly 180 countries that the education of children needed proper "settings" and that "pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman."No one, not one person from the organization that is the catholic church (no, I won't capitalize it) has any right to talk about what is "proper" with respect to the education of children, let alone the institution of marriage, in which they do not participate (aside from officiating at ceremonies...in a dress).
This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself..."Policies which undermine the family"...hmmm...sort of like the "policy" that says condoms are worse than AIDS? That one idea has caused many thousands of deaths, unlike gay marriage which has caused approximately zero deaths.
New York Archbishop (soon to be a red bird) Tim Dolan also has his panties in a bunch about them gays marrying. He wrote a letter to President Obama threatening a, "national conflict between church and state of enormous proportions" because of Obama's not supporting a national ban on gay marriage. As Dr. Evil once said, "Oooooooo...I'm shaking in my little space booties."
Ratz continued by saying:
"The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue..."I'd like to know what evidence Ratz has for gay marriage being bad in any way. Where are the countries that have collapsed because of legalized gay marriage? Hell, I live in Canada and we've had legalized gay marriage since 2005 - where is the societal downfall? What about the Netherlands? They've had it since 2001 and they seem to be doing just fine. All of your arguments drop dead in the face of contrary evidence.
If I may steal a bit of Hitch, please see below.
And now, the song that gave the title to this post, curtesy of the great Tim Minchin: