Two More Catholic Countries Bow to the Homosexual LobbyItaly and Columbia are not Catholic Countries any more than we are a Christian nation. They are countries that happen to be majority Catholic. There is a difference and it is time for the Church and its most ardent adherents to realize that we are not in the middle ages. The Church does not get a say in public policy.
May 13 (C-Fam) Italy joined the list of countries that provide special protections to same-sex relations this week., through a controversial act of its national legislature.
On the other side of the world, Colombia was added to this list by judicial decree. Colombia’s Constitutional Court declared that individuals in a same-sex relationship have a right to “marriage,” without “discrimination.”
Colombia’s Court relied in part on the false claim by homosexual activists and some international bodies that international law obliges nations to provide individuals in same-sex relationships with the special protections that international law reserves for the family, and that to treat them differently would be a prohibited form of discrimination.
The Vatican disapproves of gay people. We get that. That should not serve to license Orlandi and, by extension, Austin Ruse to demonize sexual minorities. The only answer that the Church has is for us to be celibate. That is easy for guys who choose to be eunuchs to espouse. However most of us choose to be in relationships for the same reasons that heterosexual couples unite.
It took a few centuries for the Church to abandon geocentrism. Perhaps some day they will realize that gay people aren't tools of the Devil. Meanwhile is it too much to ask of adherents that they should employ some critical thinking?