For those of you who don’t know, the Ruth institute is a mouthpiece for the views of the Catholic Leadership and the Pope.
Normally there’s nothing special to be said, because the perspective and intolerance they show, but I think they show something that is wrong at the heart of Vatican led rule of the Catholic Church, and somehow in an almost zen way, this video pointed it out.
They reference various “Threats” to marriage, including the old chestnut of contraception, divorce, not getting married, and gay marriage… It keeps using the words of the Archbishop as new gospel, as if they are like the Mormon Prophets. Then they have found people who will twist facts to support the perspective of that Archbishop.
I know there are LGBTQA catholics out there, who have a very different view of catholicism, my fictional hero Josiah Bartlett was a devout catholic, and part of that belief was what helped craft a wise albiet fictional leader. The pope certainly was not the source of all wisdom to him, rather a forgotten figurehead.
You know that contraception is sensible and often lifesaving, you know that no matter how hard some people try some marriages do not work out and you should not make them suffer by preventing them from splitting. You remember the philosophy of not judging how other people live, and you know some people feel no need to get married, and above all be you ally, transgender, bisexual, lesbian or gay, you know there is nothing inherently sinful about accepting the person that God mad you inside. The pope is not a good catholic, he is stuck in a time long since past probably far happier when Vatican power was near absolute. You reading this, thinking for yourself and filled with the true nature of God are good catholic.
Maybe its time for the true catholics to take a page out of the conservative anglicans and divorce themselves from this twisted reflection of christianity that the Vatican espouses….I’m not catholic, i’m not even christian, and I find it difficult to understand that. I don’t want to insult your faith or disrespect your beliefs, but you cannot be silent within the catholic church while these travesties continue against LGBTQA people.