Catholic Cruelty: Cardinal Raymond Burke, responding to recent reports that Pope Francis approves of civil unions for gay people, argues that, according to God, gays have no right to “form families.”
The despicable pronouncement from Burke is yet further proof of the moral and intellectual poverty of the Catholic church.
In a press release concerning the civil unions for gays, Burke said:
The particular and sometimes deep-seated tendencies of persons, men and women, in the homosexual condition, which are for them a trial, although they may not in themselves constitute a sin, represent nonetheless an objectively disordered inclination.
The faithful, and, in particular, Catholic politicians are held to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions. The right to form a family is not a private right to vindicate but must correspond to the plan of the Creator who has willed the human being in sexual difference, “male and female He created them.”
To speak of a homosexual union, in the same sense as the conjugal union of the married, is, in fact, profoundly misleading, because there can be no such union between persons of the same sex.
In short, according to Cardinal Burke, those suffering from the “homosexual condition” are “objectively disordered” and do not have “the right to form a family” because gays do not “correspond to the plan of the Creator.”
What a pig. What a despicable human being. And, as usual, the moral coward hides his self-loathing and anti-gay bigotry behind an imaginary god.
Previously Burke argued that parents should reject and shun their gay children. Burke, responding to a question by an Australian family as to whether or not their gay son should be invited to the family’s Christmas celebration, said the family should shun and isolate their gay son.
Family members or not, Burke said, people who “suffer from same-sex attraction” are “inherently disordered” and their relationships are “always and everywhere wrong, evil.”
Cardinal Burke may be a mean and ugly bigot, but his bigotry is church doctrine. Despite the fact that Pope Francis may have suggested that gays should be entitled to civil unions, Francis has never argued for, nor suggested changing the Roman Catholic teaching that homosexuality is “objectively disordered.”
Bottom line: Cardinal Raymond Burke, responding to recent reports that Pope Francis approves of civil unions for gay people, argues that, according to God, gays have no right to “form families.”