a waste of time.
@jonpol: I was just about to type the same thing., These hypocrites would be better off joining one of the world’s few gay friendly churches if they are so desperate to remain in that pointless superstition.
Good luck to them! Under the current Arch Homophobe of Rome I don’t think there is going to be any “understanding” from the Vatican towards LGBT people. If old Ratzy had his way, I am sure we would all be burnt at the Stake for “un-natural practices” After all he was the head of the INquisition and sadly it was rarely the “Comfey Chair”
They can help promote equality within the catholic cult by refusing to donate another penny to the vicious cult.
That is the only language understood by the paedophile protection ring (i.e the bishops and pope).
The strongest motivation for the formation of this group was the fact that American Catholics who who disagree with their addled and misguided bishops had no voice. Now they do. I do agree with the commenter who suggests withholding all funds. The currency of Rome is gold, not grace, so starving them out is the fastest way to bring about change. As a founding board member of the group, I am under no illusions about what success to expect, but to do nothing is to tacitly admit that we are sinful and that the homophobic childish bishops and pope are in the right.
Would it not be more sensible, Tony, to leave the church altogether. By your mere presence within it you are in practice endorsing the catholic cult’s backward bigotry not just on this issue but on all the illiberal social issues it espouses. There are plenty of pro-gay Christian churches out there – why not espouse one of them if you insist on having religion in your life.
Until you do that, every time you attend mass you are in practice endorsing the catholic church’s attitude to gays, and to all the other backward political causes it requires its followers to espouse.
the culture is the church, the church the culture. nobody lives in a religous bubble or a purely secular one. the fact that being homosexual is still considered a sin in the church shows that christendom has yet to fully embrace the principles of the new covenant of christ.
@feetxxl: you must be anAmerican. It is quite possible to live an entirely secular life and the overwhelming majority of Brits do just that. The amusing fairy tales of the Judaeo-Christian bible have some bearing on our art and literature but none on the acts, morals or day to day culture of the civilised majority. And almost all the homophobia we suffer from comes from religion. Gays should give it up, not try to do the impossible and reform it from within.
AND NOW; the latest Church cover up, A priest who was a terrorist and killed 8 innocent people with a bomb; guess what? They moved him to another area!!! The church seems to have its own laws which put them above civil rights and the law of the land; this is no longer the middle ages but old Ratzi would dearly love to drag us back there so he can preside over torture, brandings and burnings! Phew, Osama and he would get along great!!!!
Ratzinger is the Perfect Pope
By RICHARD DAWKINS – THE WASHINGTON POST
Added: Sunday, 28 March 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe?” Yes he should, and it’s going to escalate a lot further, as more and more victims break through the guilt of their childhood indoctrination and come forward.
“Should he be investigated for how cases of abuse were handled under his watch as archbishop of Munich or as the Vatican’s chief doctrinal enforcer?” Yes, of course he should. This former head of the Inquisition should be arrested the moment he dares to set foot outside his tinpot fiefdom of the Vatican, and he should be tried in an appropriate civil – not ecclesiastical – court. That’s what should happen. Sadly, we all know our faith-befuddled governments will be too craven to do it.
“Should the pope resign?” No. As the College of Cardinals must have recognized when they elected him, he is perfectly – ideally – qualified to lead the Roman Catholic Church. A leering old villain in a frock, who spent decades conspiring behind closed doors for the position he now holds; a man who believes he is infallible and acts the part; a man whose preaching of scientific falsehood is responsible for the deaths of countless AIDS victims in Africa; a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence: in short, exactly the right man for the job. He should not resign, moreover, because he is perfectly positioned to accelerate the downfall of the evil, corrupt organization whose character he fits like a glove, and of which he is the absolute and historically appropriate monarch.
No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice – the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution – while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears.
I applaud this new, energetic group. I have many, many Catholic friends who will welcome this new entity with open arms. At last you have an avenue in which to come together and start opening the eyes of the world and other like-minded Catholics. Blessings and best wishes,
Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain (Ret.)
Jolly good luck to them. They’ll need it.