During a Christmas address at the Vatican, the Pope has praised an essay by France’s Chief Rabbi, who described equal marriage as a “Trojan horse”, which would “undermine” straight marriage.
Pope Benedict XVI said he found an essay, written by Rabbi Gilles Bernheim “profoundly moving”, during his speech in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Friday, reported Reuters.
In the essay, published in October by Rabbi Bernheim, titled “Gay Marriage, Parenthood and Adoption: What We Often Forget To Say,” he says that marriage equality was being brought in just for the sake of political correctness, and for “the exclusive profit of a tiny minority”.
Rabbi Bernheim went on to say that marriage equality advocates “will use gay marriage as a Trojan horse” in a campaign to “deny sexual identity and erase sexual differences” and “undermine the heterosexual fundamentals of our society.”
During his Christmas speech, the Pope also said that gay people were manipulating their sexual orientation to alter god-given nature, and that they “deny their nature”, which is “given to them by their bodily identity.”
In January, the Pope warned that introducing equal marriage would risk the future of humanity itself.