Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quote of the Day

[W]hat strikes me [most about Pope Benedict's recent statements about gay marriage being an "insidious threat" to the common good] is how clearly these remarks exemplify Mark Jordan’s demonstration of the weakness of the Vatican’s rhetoric against homoerotic relationships, because that is all it is – rhetoric. There is no rational argument, there is no evidence, no recognition of the Church’s own deeply homoerotic culture – and there is no history. This apparently implacable opposition is of recent origin, and can in principle vanish as quickly as it came.

- Terence Weldon
"Benedict, Gay Marriage, and the Real 'Insidious Threat'"
Queering the Church
May 14, 2010

Recommended Off-site Links:
Benedict and Gay Marriage: What Did He Say?
- Terence Weldon (Queering the Church, May 14, 2010).
Gay Marriage: An Insidious Threat to the Common Good, Or a Real Threat to the Celibate Priesthood?
- Colleen Kochivar-Baker (Enlightened Catholicism, May 14, 2010).
Pope Benedict XVI: Gay Marriage is "Insidious and Dangerous"
- Geoff Farrow (Father Geoff Farrow, May 13, 2010).
Pope Benedict XVI on Gay Marriage
- John McNeill (Spiritual Transformation, May 14, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Officially Homophobic, Intensely Homoerotic
Let's Face It: The Catholic Church is a Gay Institution
A Fact That Should Be Neither Surprising Nor Derogatory
Oh, Give It a Rest, Papa!
Ascertaining the Common Good
The Pope's "Scandalous" Stance on Homosexuality
Homosexuality and the Priesthood
Gay People and the Spiritual Life
Stop in the Name of Discriminatory Ideology
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace
What Is It That Ails You?

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