Friday, December 26, 2008

The Pope and Homosexuality

At a time when peace on earth and good will to all was supposed to be top of the list it was sad to hear the Pope embark on a bit of unnecessary gay-bashing. I wanted to respond but found Giles Fraser's article in the Guardian put it better than I ever could, '...the Holy Father has the ability to put even a vicar like me in touch with their inner Polly Toynbee.'

'Those who take the Bible as if it were a reference book cannot mentally accommodate the idea that the story being told is about the developing consciousness of the people of Israel, of how they got it wrong and how they are led to a new understanding by God. For Christians escpecially this new understanding is that God is there for all; that, as St Paul is very keen to insist, you don't even need to be a Jew for God to be there for you.'

Read the full text of the article here.

1 comment:

Mr Gnome said...

Excellent commentary!

Mr Gnome has hopes of this pope: those red shoes with their hint-ette of a Wizard of Oz subtext....

But how disappointing to hear the same old scaremongering that continues to render gay people silent in many areas of the church.

Love casts out fear?

One wishes. One wishes.