Pope Benedict Denounces Gay Marriage Hypocrisy
By N Oji Mzilikazi
March 10, 2012
Yesterday, Pope Benedict went on a rant denouncing America’s gay marriage lobby, and called for the continued defence of the traditional marriage and family construct.
Considering the huge amount of documentary evidence in regards to child abuse and pedophilia in every corner of the world with a Catholic Church or a Catholic Order – and their cover-up, and that boys are overwhelmingly the victims of their sexual abuse; one must conclude that the Catholic Church has been doing this for centuries, the Church has been a breeding ground for pedophiles and homosexuality, and the Church has lost its moral high ground and the right to pontificate on marriage and the family.
Sexual abuse/pedophilia is a life sentence. It destroys the wholesomeness of the human spirit, the ability of a child to love and trust, and it fuels dysfunction.
Sexual abuse sends its victims along a trajectory of mental issues, depression, suicidal tendencies, drugs, alcohol abuse/addiction, promiscuity, prostitution, crime, sexual perversions, and to even replicate sexual abuse – factors that pretty much minimize the establishment and maintenance of stable and healthy families.
Huge numbers of popes were married, had been married, had illegitimate children prior to receiving “Holy Orders,” were sexually active after, produced children after, and had male lovers during their pontificate. (An internet search will verify those assertions.)
There is no scriptural justification for the celibacy of the priesthood. Leviticus 21: 13-14 instructs priests to “take a wife in her virginity.” Leviticus 21: 9 defines the punishment for the daughter of a priest whose career choice is that of a whore.
Pope Siricus introduced celibacy in 386. It is alleged he left his wife and children to become pope. The 9th Council of Toledo (655) declared priests that broke the vow of celibacy and their children would be enslaved. At the Synod of Melfi (1089), Pope Urban 11 added that the wives of priests would also be condemned into slavery.
That didn’t stop priests and popes from continuing to using their robes of power to extract sex from laity, rape and sexually abuse minors and have children.
Imagine the hands that raise and serve communion – the Holy Mystical Body of Christ and bless parishioners, will then turn around and pollute the sanctuary of the Church – do evil to little children; persons the same Church considers precious, innocent and need protecting.
And how did the Catholic Church deal with its pedophiles, sexual misconduct by priests and their fathering of children? It moved them to other parishes, dioceses or different countries. They would be accorded the respect given to men of the cloth, and since none knew their past, were free to prey on a new congregation of young boys in awe of priests and fearful of the devil.
The really bad serial offenders were sent to the church’s clinic that treats the sexual addiction of priests. It’s only within the past decade when the stink of pedophilia reached the high heavens from activism, did secular authorities – the law and order machinery get more deeply involved.
Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast, ergo blessing marriage. It was such a potent brew that the people commented to the host that he left the best wine for last. Marriage and sex was so honourable that Deuteronomy 24:5 instructs bosses to: “Give a man a year off from work to pleasure his new wife.”
Contrary to pronouncements from the likes of Paul, divorce and remarriage were always an option. Deuteronomy 24:1-2 “…write her a bill of divorcement…she may go and be another man’s wife.”
Paul’s response to the Corinthians on the question of if ‘it is good for a man not to touch a woman,” was “It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than burn.” Nevertheless, when Catholic priests cannot abide, they cannot marry.
Their doxy forbids that which God bless, but they have no qualms seeking relief in Leviticus 18: 22 “Thou shall not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is an abomination.” Isn’t the God of yesterday the same today and the same tomorrow – unchanging?
The path of Christian redemption is by definition narrow. You qualify if you faithfully observe various rules and regulations. Failure to do so meant a removal of grace and blessings from the individual as well as being cast out of the congregation. Leviticus 20: 23 “And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you.”
The Bible thus speaks to believers – God’s people. According to Biblical teachings, homosexuals are not under the blood of Jesus, so why is the Church forever excoriating them – and not taking out the plank that is in their eyes?
Wasn’t Jesus quoted saying, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto…” If you claim to be Christian, live up to your values and what is expected of you and let others be. Same-sex marriage is no skin off your back. Let them give unto Caesar or whoever. Just as you have your God they may have theirs.
For centuries the Catholic Church held a vice-grip around the throats of mankind. The Catholic Church is responsible for a great many evils in this world, for the divisions within Christianity – “compromising the unity of Christ” as voiced by Pope John Paul11.