July 27, 2005
A few weeks ago, I wrote about this Canadian, crackpot Catholic Cardinal.
Well, he's now sending the little children to fry in the depths of hell, according to his Church's teachings.
The wee-ones have gay parents.
It's just like Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me..."
Organized gay and lesbian Catholics in the United States and Canada deplore Cardinal Marc Ouellet’s statement to the Canadian Senate that the church will refuse to baptize the children of gay and lesbian parents. “We cannot accept the signatures of two fathers or two mothers as parents of an infant,” said the Cardinal. Ouellet went on to explain that for an infant to be baptized according to Canon Law, it is required that there be a well-founded hope that the child will be brought up in the Catholic religion, but a married homosexual couple is demonstrating a public, persistent contempt for fundamental Catholic teaching by their relationship.Umm....DUHHH!!!!
Catholics believe that baptism cleanses babies of "original sin" and endows them with sanctifying grace, necessary for salvation. Until the 1960's Catholics were taught that stillborns and infants who died without baptism would never see God, and some old Catholic cemeteries have separate fenced off sections of unconsecrated ground for such unfortunate babies.
“The same church leaders who claim same-sex parents ‘do violence to their children’ now wish to prevent our children coming to Christ through the gift of holy baptism,” said Norman Prince, president of Dignity Canada Dignité. “Cardinal Ouellet couldn’t be clearer in his message that gay and lesbian families are not welcome in the Canadian Catholic Church.”
It's clear that Cardinal Ouellet hates homos. My question is do these gay folks feel the need to raise their children in this particular church in the first place?
I understand the value of tradition and all, but is the Catholic Church really worth fighting for, folks? Especially if that tradition involves pedophile-protecting, Nazi-collaborating, genocide-absolving, women-hating assholes.
There's some Unitarians or some Quakers that will take your gay ass and your children any day.
You are, of course, also welcome at The United Church of Bitchitude and Latter Day Drunks. As long as you leave your children at home, where they belong -- with a babysitter or alone (pick your Dateline horror story) watching television, reading books or whatever mess the kids get up to these days.