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November 14, 2006

Who Saw This Coming?

Wow, let's congratulate the Catholic Church for finally seeking to be consistent in its teachings:

U.S. Catholic bishops said on Tuesday that sterile men and infertile women should be welcomed in the church but that those who engage in sexual activity should not receive Communion.

"Because such heterosexual acts cannot fulfill the natural end of human sexuality they are never morally acceptable," said Bishop Arthur Serratelli, who headed the committee that crafted the guidelines. "Such acts furthermore do not lead to true human happiness."

OK, ok, just kidding. The Church is actually putting forward yet another asinine attempt at explaining why homosexuality is a bad, bad thing (because apparently that bit in Leviticus about killing them didn't get Yahweh's message across).

Here's the original text:

U.S. Catholic bishops said on Tuesday that gay men and women should be welcomed in the church but that those who engage in same-sex activity should not receive Communion.

"Because homosexual acts cannot fulfill the natural end of human sexuality they are never morally acceptable," said Bishop Arthur Serratelli, who headed the committee that crafted the guidelines. "Such acts furthermore do not lead to true human happiness."

How, exactly, a bunch of old, supposedly virginal, supposedly heterosexual men in funny costumes can see fit to tell gay people about the joy of gay sex is beyond me. Things that make you go "hmmm," indeed.

As for whether or not it makes you happy, I suppose if you've been raised to think that God finds you an abomination, well, it might put a bit o'a damper on following your bliss - as if Catholics don't have enough guilt as it is!

The Catholic Church is to human sexuality what a rainy day is to Disneyworld. Except that it's been raining for centuries. And Mickey wears a pointy hat. And a bunch of the cartoon mascots like to touch little boys. And who the hell wants to buy "Unleavened Bread on a Stick?"

Posted by Andy at 08:31 PM





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