Pope Benedict speaks out

A friend sent me this news regarding the Pope:

Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 7:40 AM
To: Sabrina Taraboletti
Subject: Pope Benedict speaks out against homosexuality and ‘Gender Theory’

Pope Benedict XVI says saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.

The pope used his traditional end-of-year speech to say a few words about what he considers the important issues of the day. In a world where the practices of greedy bankers and corrupt financiers have forced the global economy into recession, and the insane policies of evil African dictator Robert Mugabe have caused the outbreak of a cholera epidemic and driven his own people to the brink of starvation, the 81 year old pontiff felt an attack on homosexuality and transgenderism was the best way to make use of his end-of-year address to senior Vatican staff.

My thoughts on the Pope:

President Bush feels the same way, but I did not stop being an American.
Being Catholic is a commitment to following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
If it was a commitment to following the Pope we would continue to think the world was flat. The Pope’s opinions, no matter what you may be told otherwise, are “his” opinions. That does not make it law or Catholic doctrine. For example, most U.S. Catholics use birth control even though the Pope is against it. What is more important is for LBGT Christains to stay focused on their faith, and not let organizations make them feel less than worthy to worship in the church of their choice. The Christian Community needs for every queer Christian to stay strong and outspoken within our faith and religion. If not, if we all simply leave and not fight, the catholic church and many other churches will eventually become a force we cannot deal with and something we truly need to fear.

2 Responses to “Pope Benedict speaks out”

  1. arthur (New York) Says:

    Hi Sabrina,

    Pope are always confusing. It’s Arthur from New York. Please try to email me at aarsen9022@aol.com. I have lost all contact info somehow. Hope all is well.


  2. kelli Busey Says:

    I am not a Catholic. I have dear friends who are transgender/questioning and are trying to reconcile themselves with this pope’s message. As was pointed out we pray and love Jesus Christ. He is my saviour. The pope is a man who is wearing a Hat. I also wear hats which I am continually reminded to take off when I voice opinions. I do not pray to the pope. As a former Episcopal I have prayed for this pope’s predecessors well being. I will continue to do so, but I will be more aware of the potential for harm from the Catholic Church. I will never pray to a man. Only God.

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