Looking through all the different headlines on the Church’s new document.
Vatican fights gay marriages
Vatican orders lawmakers to oppose same-sex marriage
Vatican issues edict against gay marriage
Vatican launches drive against gay marriage laws
Vatican battle cry: Fight gay marriages
Catholicism’s latest awful hypocrisy
POPE AND BUSH ATTACK GAY MARRIAGES
Pope’s Assault on Gay Unions
Harsh Reaction to Vatican Salvo
Impact of Vatican Attack Uncertain
Vatican tells lawmakers to prohibit gay marriage
The language used like assault, battle, attack, launch would make you think that the Vatican Army, Airforce, and Navy were about to start a major invasion against the secular culture. That the Swiss Guard were suited up at MOP level four and being dropped into the secular combat zones.
The words like order, demand, tell to describe the document in relation to Catholic politicians is also telling and mistaken. The truth is more inline with the saying “The Church proposes, not imposes.”
These headlines are the same type of headlines we always see every time the Vatican/Pope affirm Catholic teaching.
Breaking News.. The Catholic Church is still Catholic. In other news 2+2 still equals 4.
This attitude is really no surprise. If you believe that the Catholic Church is just a human institution guided only by the whims of it’s modern day hierarchy then it really is a surprise that it’s teachings don’t change in relation to the society. Society should be shocked and amazed that not only has the Church existed for 2000 years but that it has retained it’s constant teaching. Yes are understanding of truth and theology has grown but it has never taken a U-turn. To admit that the Catholic Church’s teaching will never change is to admit too much for people outside of the Church (and unfortunately also for some in it).
One of the main arguments I have read is because of the sexual abuse scandal that the Church has no right to speak out on this topic. So since there are also some in the secular gay community who have abused others I guess they also have no right to criticize the Vatican or to speak out for gay unions. It is ironic that the abuse scandal that has mainly consisted of homosexual acts would be used to silence the Church on this topic.