Vatican's new anti-gay movement
So have I mentioned latey that the Vatican is going nuts?
Vatican Considering Barring Gay-Friendly Politicians From Sacrament:
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero who legalized same-sex marriage in their countries, and about a dozen American politicians who support gay marriage - including San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom who issued marriage licenses last year to same-sex couples - could be refused the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church under a proposal being considered by the Vatican.
Catholic bishops meeting in Vatican City at the first synod led by newly anointed Pope Benedict XVI are expected to consider refusing communion to politicians who pass laws that violate church doctrine.
The synod gets underway today.
I guess they're trying to regain the control they once had. I've never seen an institution so against change.
I feel bad for gay Catholics. I really do. I don't want to sound ... patronizing? I suppose patronizing is the right word. Anyway, it'd be tough to live in a Church that is so incredibly hateful. I left the Lutheran Church for refusing to be more open - they didn't come out against gays per se. But they weren't open enough, so I left.
The Catholic Church is on a mission, it seems.