Pope Benedict XVI today delivered a speech to Bishops from the United States and in it demanded their commitment in fighting same-sex marriage in the U.S. This attack on the legal unions of same-sex couples has become a regular event for the Pope. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict said that same-sex marriage undermines “the future of humanity itself.â€
Benedict, speaking to the American Bishops, quoted his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, saying,Â â€œthe good that the Church and society as a whole expect from marriage and from the family founded on marriage is so great as to call for full pastoral commitment to this particular area. Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is injurious to society itself.â€
Pope Benedict on Friday denounced the “powerful political and cultural currents” seeking to legalise gay marriage in the United States, where Maryland has just become the eighth state to allow it.
The pope’s latest comments in opposition to homosexual marriage came in an address to bishops from several Midwestern states on a regular visit to the Vatican.
“Sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to the definition of marriage,” he said.
He added that the traditional family and marriage had to be “defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature” because, he said, whatever injured families injured society.
“In this regard, particular mention must be made of the powerful political and cultural currents seeking to alter the legal definition of marriage (in the United States),” he added in a clear reference to gay marriage.
And theÂ AFP adds:
He also said bishops could not overlook “the serious pastoral problem presented by the widespread practice of cohabitation”.
“The contemporary crisis of marriage and the family… has led to grave societal problems bearing an immense human and economic cost,” he added.
Benedict XVI has frequently warned against liberal family values in veiled references to homosexual marriage and adoptions by gay couples, and the Catholic Church often condemns countries that recognise gay rights.
The pope’s fears that the traditional family is at risk are likely to be the focal point of the World Meeting of Families 2012 in Italy in June.
Last September,Â Pope Benedict XVI was accused of â€œcrimes against humanityâ€ by sex abuse victims in a complaint filed at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
And in August last year,Â Pope Benedict XVI attacked same-sex marriage as he spoke to a reported one to 1.5 million people at World Youth Day events in Spain.
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Watch: America, We Just Got Our First Openly-Gay Active NFL Player
America, meet your first openly-gay, active NFL player.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib, 28, in an Instagram video announced he is gay, HuffPost reports.
“What’s up people, I’m Carl Nassib. I’m at my house in West Chester, Pennsylvania,” Nassib says. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, but, I finally feel comfortable now to get it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.”
He also says he’s donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project, which works to help young LGBTQ youth in crisis or feeling suicidal.
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“I’m a pretty private person so I hope you guys know that I’m not doing this for attention,” Nassib adds. “I just think that representation and visibility are so important. I actually hope that one day, videos like this and the whole coming out process are not necessary, but until then I will do my best and my part to cultivate a culture that’s accepting and compassionate and I’m going to start by donating $100,000 to the Trevor Project. They’re an incredible organization, they’re the number one suicide-prevention service for LGBTQ youth in America, and they’re truly doing incredible things, and I’m very excited to be a part of it, to help in any way that I can and I’m really pumped to see what the future holds.”
In one of the several text images on that post Nassib explains why this is so important:
‘Living Refutation of Manly Virtue’: Ted Cruz Mocked for Claiming ‘Nobody Is Banning’ Critical Race Theory
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is being mocked and chastised after claiming on Monday that “nobody is banning” critical race theory, the now-highly contentious school of study used to examine societal issues and institutions that propagate and perpetuate systemic racism. Conservatives like Cruz have decided that any anti-racism instruction should be called “critical race theory,” with Fox News using the term 1300 times in under four months.
“Trump Derangement Syndrome is astonishing,” Cruz tweeted, inexplicably bringing the disgraced former president in to the conversation to attack anti-Trump conservative Charlie Sykes, “who used to be conservative, Cruz claimed, and “is now defending critical race theory.”
“He proffers a series of straw men, eg, don’t ‘ban’ it. Nobody is banning it; but we don’t have to allow schools to teach our kids to hate each other based on race.”
In fact, as NBC News reported, as of last week 21 states across the country are in the process of (16 states) or already have (5 states) banned the teaching of critical race theory in classrooms.
Critical race theory does not “teach kids to hate each other based on race,” or based on anything else.
Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt unleashed his anger onto the Republican Senator from Texas.
“This is what racial demagoguery looks like in 2021,” Schmidt, a student of history, declared. Senator Cruz “is coloring in his part of the toxic mosaic, speaking in a code that when assembled completely says, militant black people who hate you and want to take your pocessions [sic] away are trying to brain wash your kids into hating you.”
Ted Cruz “is doing what he has always done,” Schmidt continued. “He is lying and trying to scare dim witted and vulnerable people into maintaining his political power by conning them into believing they need protection from something that in fact doesn’t exist in primary and secondary educational curriculum. It’s not real.”
educational curriculum. It’s not real. @tedcruz is a vandal. He has been from the moment he arrived in Washington. From the nonsensical government shutdowns and brazen displays of cowardice, around even defending his wife and dad, Cruz is a living refutation of manly virtue. 3
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 21, 2021
Schmidt was far from the only one to go after Cruz.
Florida just banned it
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) June 21, 2021
The problem here, Rafael, is that “kids” aren’t being taught this. CRT is taught in some college courses and you know this very well but you coninue to lie about.
Oh, yeah. Lyin’ Ted. I forgot for a second. Carry on then, Rafa.
— Scapper 💙 (@realscapper) June 21, 2021
Not allowing something in schools is literally banning that thing from schools
— Jason (@Jason_MF_Miller) June 21, 2021
Literally banned in Florida. https://t.co/TIEe6YNYuI
— M.D. Lafrance (@MD_Lafrance) June 21, 2021
By the way, Sykes replied. Twice.
Shorter Cruz: Let’s ban it. And say we didn’t. https://t.co/KuK1laLB3g
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) June 21, 2021
Cruz: “Nobody is banning it.”
Florida: Hold our beer — > https://t.co/4KkKCrvB5d
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) June 21, 2021
Meteorologist Is Latest Local Newscaster to Announce On-Air She Is Teaming Up With Right Wing Project Veritas
A Detroit weekend weather anchor is the latest local reporter to announce on-air she is teaming up with the far right wing deception activists Project Veritas to attack their employer.
On Sunday April Moss, smack in the middle of her weather forecast, snuck in an announcement about the “discrimination” going of at her local CBS affiliated station.
“All good things must come to an end,” Moss told viewers as she announced “showers moving in around 8 AM.”
“Speaking of a brand new week I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing upon its employees.”
CBS62 Detroit Meteorologist April Moss says on-air she will expose ‘discrimination’ at her station with Project Veritas.
This after FOX26 reporter Ivory Hecker pulled a similar stunt last week, saying she was told not to pursue stories on HCQ.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 21, 2021
Project Veritas is the group that has been repeatedly discredited for deceptively-edited videos created to attack the left.
And speaking of a brand new week, it appears that Moss may be planning on leaving the station – or getting fired. She’s worked for 9 years for CBS, but on Saturday created a new Instagram account without her “CBS” affiliation in the name.
Last week Fox 26 Houston reporter Ivory Hecker announced live, on-air “that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers.”
She said just hours after she was fired.
What was that information that was so important for her to risk her job for?
Pushing hydroxychloroquine, which has been discredited as a cure for COVID-19.
No word yet on what “discrimination” Moss faces.
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