Just in time for Portugal’s lawmakers approving same-sex marriage, and today’s launch of the federal trial that puts on trial the ban on California’s gay marriage, comes new words from Pope Benedict XVI — who’s campaigned to make failed Nazi intervenor Pope Pius XII a saint — about how gay marriage is an attack on creation. Somebody needs to put these words to music.
In his annual diplomatic address on the state of world events (because popes deliver States of the Worlds, while presidents deliver State of the Unions), Benedict decried: “To carry our reflection further, we must remember that the problem of the environment is complex; one might compare it to a multifaceted prism. Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we know from daily experience. One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes. I am thinking, for example, of certain countries in Europe or North and South America. … Yet freedom cannot be absolute, since man is not God, but the image of God, God’s creation. For man, the path to be taken cannot be determined by caprice or willfulness, but must rather correspond to the structure willed by the Creator.”
Entirely predictable? Certainly. But c’mon everyone, don’t you know what a difficult position the pope is in? He’s got to keep balanced the delicate power struggle between man, who wants to destroy the earth, and God, who created it — or we’re all doomed. So far, man is winning, yahoo!