Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Catholic Church backs Anti-gay Episcopal Congregations - with a new 'Pseudo Catholic" status

Well well - the Diocese of Bridgeport's unofficial homophobia gets a backhanded endorsement from Rome....  Now  they can go right on denigrating and campaigning against gay rights and marriage in Connecticut with the Pope's blessing ....   Oh wait, I think they already had that.....

The Episcopal Church in the U.S - half of which is somewhat gay friendly, is STILL at war with itself over the installation of gay bishops. I guess Rome is hoping to lure some of the homophobes and the breakaway congregations over to the Catholic camp by blessing certain parts of the Anglican liturgy to ease the transition and encourage conversions.

According to the New York Times, Cardinal William Levanda, who they cite as the Vatican's "chief doctrinal official" presented the plan at a news conference earlier today.

Of course I offer a remedy: Give up this anachronistic paternalistic god, along with all these man-made doctrines and leave the life and love commitments of the populace alone.

Here's a link to the New York Times article by Rachel Donadio
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/21/world/europe/21pope.html?hp