Hey, Pope, Come Have Dinner with Her Two Moms!

During the Pope’s Christmas address, he used his time to criticize gay people for… being gay:

In one of his most important speeches of the year, the Pope stressed that a person’s gender identity is God-given and unchangeable. As a result, he sees gay marriage as a “manipulation of nature.”

“People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given to them by their bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being,” he said at the Vatican on Friday. “They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves.”

As Pope, Benedict sets both tone and theology for the Catholic Church. Officially, the church still considers homosexuality an “intrinsically disordered” act.

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine has a message for His Holy Popeness: Come have dinner with my two moms:

You should come over. You should come over and meet my moms. You’ll love my dog. We’ll make you polenta. My boyfriend cooks, so you won’t be the only boy. And, at the end of the night, I’ll drive you back to the Vatican, and while you’re being celibate… with yourself… you can maybe think about all the children who could be adopted into loving families like mine, with two moms or two dads… and then maybe next year, at Christmas, you’ll make a speech that’s a little bit less damaging to the whole of the human race.

(via @MaraWritesStuff)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Alex


  • Dave Johnson

    hemant mehta = babbling little idiot

    Hi All,


    We really enjoy when comfortable bourgeois atheists talk about the apocalypse…


    Unfinished business

    Are these claims “falsifiable? Millions will see this.

    we’re not KIDDING




    get to the article on the APOCALYPSE – pg. 22

    no, 99% have failed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001627228091 Alexander Ryan

    Implying anyone would be interested in clicking on what you’re advertising after you call the person whose blog we’re almost certainly reading actively a babbling little idiot.

  • kev_s

    This was great. Best response to the Christmas hate messages I’ve seen.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

    “while you’re being celibate, with yourself”

    lol. altho he’s probably being “celibate” with little boys.

  • http://twitter.com/PirateFroglet Cathy McGrath

    I like the little P.S. at the end; “By the way, the dog is gay too!”

  • http://www.flickr.com/groups/invisiblepinkunicorn Anna

    Good for her! I like how the video is snarky, yet not overtly hostile.

    Sadly, it won’t make any difference to the Catholic hierarchy. They have their dogma and they’re sticking to it. They don’t care about the actual experiences of children of gay parents or the loving, stable relationships between same-sex partners. If it goes against their belief system, they will oppose it, no matter how normal, happy, functional, etc. the people involved are.

  • Atros

    After linking to this article, I received a complaint about bloggers citing their sources. Has there been any thought towards linking to the original full text of the speech, not just a huffpost article that highlights the same parts of the speech? Thanks!

  • TheodoreSeeber

    Where is the genetic evidence that she has two biological moms? Or did you just lie?

  • Robin

    Great response from Ms. Tattenbaum-Fine!