Double Negatives anyone?

Posted: March 25, 2011 in Religion

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi is at it again.  Recently in Geneva he complained to the U. N. Human Rights Commission that :

“People are being attacked for taking positions that do not support sexual behavior between people of the same sex.  When they express their moral beliefs or beliefs about human nature . . . they are stigmatised, and worse — they are vilified, and prosecuted.  These attacks are violations of fundamental human rights and cannot be justified under any circumstances,”

The translation, I think comes out something like, “People who persecute other people shouldn’t be persecuted.”   Or, subtracting the double negative, “We support people who persecute other people.”

His justification for this opinion is that governments have no trouble condemning things like incest and pedophilia because they have certain moral standards.  This justifies the moral standards of the Catholic Church.  I hope Tomasi is not a Jesuit, as he is tarnishing that order’s reputation as having good reasoning and logic skills.  Once again Tomasi is choosing to equate sexual preference among adults with pedophilia and incest.

That shouldn’t be a surprise, though, as this is the same Archbishop who, several years ago showed a cold disregard for Catholic responsibility in sex abuse case:

He quoted statistics from the Christian Scientist Monitor newspaper to show that most US churches being hit by child sex abuse allegations were Protestant and that sexual abuse within Jewish communities was common.

He added that sexual abuse was far more likely to be committed by family members, babysitters, friends, relatives or neighbours, and male children were quite often guilty of sexual molestation of other children.

Translation:  “Everybody’s doin’ it!  Why are you giving us a hard time?”


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