TV News LIES

Sunday, Feb 01st

Last update09:46:15 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Vatican would rather gay people were executed than married

Vatican would rather gay people were executed than married

E-mail Print PDF

The full extent of the regressive nature of the Vatican under Ratzinger was made clear this week when it was revealed that the Vatican had opposed two United Nations resolutions aimed at protecting gay and disabled people from discrimination and death.

When France proposed a resolution seeking all nations to decriminalise homosexuality, the Vatican immediately said it would oppose the resolution. This is despite the fact that up to 70 nations still have legal punishments for gay people including, in some instances, the death penalty. In a number of Islamic countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen, homosexual acts are still a capital offence.

A strongly worded editorial in Italy's mainstream La Stampa newspaper said the Vatican’s reasoning was “grotesque”.

Franco Grillini, founder and honorary president of Arcigay, Italy’s leading gay rights group, said the Vatican’s reasoning smacked of “total idiocy and madness”. Mr Grillini said the resolution had nothing to do with gay marriage, but was aimed at stopping the execution of gay people in Islamic countries.

An editorial in Rome’s left-leaning La Repubblica newspaper said the Vatican’s position “leaves one dumbstruck”. Margherita Boniver, a leading member of Italy’s leftist Democratic Party, called it “alarmingly anachronistic”.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


More than 2M vehicles a 2nd time for faulty air bags

faulty air bagsMore than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix...

In U.S. academia, fields that cherish sheer genius shun women

Women shunned certain areasFor academic fields whose members revere a "spark of genius" above all other qualities, there is...

J Street U Takes Sharp Aim at US Jewish Community's 'Hypocrisy' on Israel Occupation

J streetJ Street U will no longer make do with “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” activities on U.S. campuses and...

Free climbers reach El Capitan peak, make history

El Capitan climbers make historyTwo US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling the sheer face of El...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!