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Malta: Catholic bishop slams homophobic letter that denounces the idea of same-sex love

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  1. Good for him but I am sooooo pissed of with all this homophobia.
    Why can’t these nutters just keep their mouths shut. After all we now know that most homophobia is the result of repressed same sex feelings.

  2. I know from personal experience that the letter writer is wrong. I’m sure many others do to.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Feb 2013, 4:48pm

    What would the roman cult know about love and relationships? Chaste (celibate) clergy, what a load of bollocks that is,is the reason why there is so much sexual repression exhibited in paedophilia against boys and girls. No thanks, Scicluna, delusional fool, as delusional as the zealot Zammit.

  4. So: we’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t; but, you know, I don’t give a damn about the views of these silly Papists and not should any if us.

    1. Typos: “…and nor should any of us.”

  5. Pavlos Prince of Greece 18 Feb 2013, 5:05pm

    I suspect, when Parliament of Malta will discuss Civil Partnership bill later this year, this ‘gay friendly’ Bishop will repeat the very same arguments of Mr. Zammit against same-sex unions.

  6. Far be it for me to contradict a Catholic priest on the church’s view of gay people, but I have to say “which church is this guy talking about?” The Pontiff made use of last year’s peace day address to single out gay people for condemnation. The Vatican has, in the past few years, referred to gay people as “an intrinsic moral evil” and “a greather threat to humanity than global warming and deforestation”. It seems to me that far from Zammit not understnading the church’s teachings on gay relationships, he’s 100% on track. Whilst I suppose it should be comforting to hear someone from the Catholic church defending gay people, I’m afraid it isn’t. It’s just another example of their duplicity. In spite of any protestations of love, compassion or inclusiveness from Catholics, the Vatican is 100% clear on that church’s hostility towards same sex attraction and gender identity issues. To quote the wonderful Judge Judy, “don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”

  7. It never ceases to amaze me how certain heterosexuals set themselves up as ‘experts’ on the LGBT Community. Pontificating their self rightious idiology and judgements trying to prove and justify themselves as knowing everything about Gays. Whereas all they are doing is exposing their extreme ignorance and hatred.

  8. That There Other David 19 Feb 2013, 8:22am

    Whilst in this case the Bishop’s comment are really just a milder form of ignorance than Mr Zammit’s it’s interesting how many non-extremist religious people are suddenly speaking out after the marriage votes earlier this month. It’s almost as if the penny has dropped that if they don’t start countering the hateful rhetoric their entire religious group could be swept aside. The pro-equality members appear emboldened.

    It’ll be interesting to see what effect this internal vocal support has on Church policies going forward. In wider society it only needed a few brave souls to start the ball rolling.

  9. What I don’t get is why the media gives so much print and air time to these minority interest hobbyists. I’m totally not interested in what model aeroplane makers have to say about my sexuality … why do these people think I care what THEY think? Have your ‘god believers’ clubs if you want, but for F**ks sake – stop trying to ram your beliefs down my throat (pun intended). And the media should stop pandering to what is rapidly becoming a total irrelevance in the modern world.

  10. Funny, it all sounds so good until you get to the whole Chaste bullsh*t.

    And the whole, not called to marriage nonsense.

    While I will give a few minor points to Mr Auxiliary Bishop for trying to stand up to hate, I give him more minus points for the whole tired chaste crap.

    I got married this past Friday, legally, in the country I reside in.

    My love is not chaste.
    My love is as pure and as blessed as anyone’s who is as fortunate.

    And no one is qualified to tell me otherwise.

    Not even Jesus (Not that he would, naturally, as if God cares? Poppycock.) coming down from heaven would compel me to deny my love, or somehow magically change my sexuality.

    I am what I am and the only people who have problems with me are others. Not me.

  11. All well and good …. but if it wasn’t for organised religion spreading anti-gay hatred in the first place, people like Zammit wouldn’t be so abusive. The church has a LOT to answer for and the sooner we see it fade into the mists of history, the better. They only have themselves to blame ….for failing to take heed of the public mood.

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