Friday, April 22, 2005

Good for Spain

Well, I was hoping to go for a little longer period without blogging about the new pope but this news really needs attention. The BBC reports that Pope Benedict XVI is meddling in the affairs of a secular government by condemning Spain's new law allowing gay marriage and adoption. Robert Piggott writes the article entitled, "New Pope condemns Spain gay bill". Here's an excerpt:

Pope Benedict XVI has responded firmly to the first challenge of his papacy by condemning a Spanish government bill allowing marriage between homosexuals.

The bill, passed by parliament's Socialist-dominated lower house, also allows gay couples to adopt.

A senior Vatican official described the bill - which is likely to become law within a few months - as iniquitous.

He said Roman Catholic officials should be prepared to lose their jobs rather than co-operate with the law.

I really feel sorry for Roman Catholics who are being put in an untenable position. And I'm horrified at the bigotry this represents.

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