Pope Benedict condemns gay marriage in Christmas speech on family values
Homosexuals 'choose' their orientation and defy nature
Speaking to the Vatican bureaucracy the pope added that rejecting nature is at the root of the 'choice' to become gay. To embrace being gay is to reject one's true nature. 'Man and woman as created realities, as the nature of the human being, no longer exist. Man calls his own nature into question. From now on he is merely spirit and will.'
The Vatican's heightened offensive on international gay equality has won few new hearers, however. In addition to the recent historic U.S. election gains, the Constitutional Court in predominantly Catholic Spain upheld the law legalizing gay marriage last month.
Earlier this month, the conservative British government announced plans to introduce a bill next year legalizing gay marriage, though it would ban the Church of England from conducting same-sex ceremonies.
In France, President Francois Hollande has said he would enact his 'marriage for everyone' plan within a year of taking office last May. The text will go to parliament next month.
Meanwhile last week the pope met with and blessed Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament who has promised to pass the draconian 'Kill The Gays' bill as a 'Christmas gift' to Uganda’s Christians.
The bill, which has prompted an international outcry, proposes the death penalty whenever HIV is knowingly or unknowingly spread from one to another consenting adult; it proposes a seven-year prison sentence for consenting adults who have gay sex, life sentences for people in same-sex marriages and jail terms for anyone who doesn't immediately report a gay or lesbian person to the authorities.
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