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Thursday, 29 January 2009

The malevolence of Catholic prelates

Catholic bigots are at it again. Not happy with claiming condoms have holes in them that can let AIDS through (as some goon in the Vatican has claimed) and saying that gays are “aligning themselves with minority groups to present themselves as people under persecution” (I’ll come to that in a mo), gays are now told they're a threat to longevity.

Pink News tells us that the Roman Catholic church in Scotland has launched another attack on gay and lesbian people.

This evil organisation’s spokesman, Peter Kearney, is quoted as saying, "There is an overwhelming body of evidence showing that same-sex relationships are inherently unstable and reduce the life expectancy of those involved."

We’re not told what the overwhelming body of evidence is, but there are a lot of ancient poofs who are happily inhabiting this side of the grave. Or perhaps he means AIDS. Yes, of course: only gay people get AIDS. Perhaps it’s not that, but something else. God’s wrath, perhaps.

Anyway, he leaps to his conclusion from talking about a couple of kids who have been adopted by a same-sex couple after the children’s grandparents were deemed to old to adopt.

Kearney is quoted as having told the Daily Mail, “This is a devastating decision which will have a serious impact on the welfare of the children involved.

"With this in mind, the social work department has deliberately ignored evidence which undermines their decision and opted for politically correct posturing rather than providing stability and protection.

"It is impossible to see how this decision is in the best interests of the children."

I’m reminded of the lunatic Cardinal Joseph Devine, a leading light (and leading bigot) in the Catholic Church in Scotland, and here’s where I come to the quote in the intro. Last year he accused gays of aligning themselves with minority groups to present themselves as people under persecution, citing their attendance at Holocaust memorials. It's really hard to see how anyone could sink lower than this.

So I’m pleased to say I allowed my anger to get the better of me when I blogged something about this gobshite and his malicious claims in August last year. And I’m glad I did. The more I read about these revolting, disgusting, sickening and evil people, the angrier I get – and so should we all.

Devine also implied last year that, because Oscar Wilde had served two years’ hard labour for his conduct with a few young men, the likes of the gay actor and campaigner Ian McKellen should, too. The post last August noted how McKellen had had a go at this excuse for a human being for his intemperate claims.

And of course these religious nutters lie. They simply lie.

Perhaps they ought to read Exodus 20:16, the ninth Commandment. Something about bearing false witness, if memory serves.


1 comment:

Stuart Hartill said...

Well said Andy.
But let us not forget, Scottish Catholicism is so ridiculously out of touch with the real world that, in all seriousness, one of their 'spokesmen' tried to ban football fans singing the Hokey Cokey at an 'Old Firm' game over Christmas on the paranoid grounds that it's a jokey reference to Catholic ritual.
Tell you what, I can no longer see a priest on the street or telly without the urge to dance and sing!