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Aug 18 2012

Bishop Paglia blamed the pursuit of individual rights

Surprise surprise – the Vatican says French bishops are totally right to hate Teh Gayz.

The French Catholic Church is right to defend traditional family values, a top bishop told Vatican Radio yesterday, a day after rights groups criticised a prayer focused on families and children as homophobic.

The prayer, read out in French churches to mark the Assumption holiday, said children should “fully benefit from the love of a father and mother”, underscoring the Church’s opposition to a commitment by French President Francois Hollande to allow gay couples to marry and adopt children.

“French bishops are right to insist that children ‘grow up with a father and a mother’,” Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Vatican’s families committee, told Vatican Radio.

So that they will understand that one sex is inferior, and subordinate to the other. You can’t get that with same-sex parents. It’s seriously important.

Bishop Paglia blamed the pursuit of individual rights on a “cultural trend that idolises the rights of the individual”.

Because that interferes with the Vatican’s ability to tell everyone what to do.

 

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  1. 1
    kantalope

    HaHa – no one will expect the Vaticanish Inquisition! — you know except anyone who knows anything about history.

  2. 2
    'Tis Himself

    Bishop Paglia blamed the pursuit of individual rights on a “cultural trend that idolises the rights of the individual”.

    The authoritarian RCC has no use for the rights of the individual.

    The temptation to godwin this post is strong, but I’ll resist.

  3. 3
    crowepps

    “Majority of French children born to unwed mothers

    By Brian Rohan

    PARIS | Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:10am EST

    PARIS (Reuters) – More children were born out of wedlock in France than to married parents for the first time in 2006, census data showed on Tuesday, in a sign the traditionally Catholic country has moved further from older social mores.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/01/15/us-france-population-idUSL1406071420080115

    Seems to me the Bishop is missing the majority forest while he focuses on the minority tree.

  4. 4
    piegasm

    So he blames the pursuit of individual rights for a trend wherein individual rights are pursued? Good thing we have insightful people like Bishop Paglia around to clue us in to these kinds of things.

  5. 5
    Forbidden Snowflake

    It’s dangerous, you know. If gay marriage is legalized, absolutely nothing bad will come of it, and that might make France’s scarce Catholics wonder why they bother with this fuckery. The Church would rather avoid situations in which believers are forced to think.

  6. 6
    Smhll

    The GOP uses “family values” as a code phrase that means patriarchy.

  7. 7
    Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    Bishop Paglia

    …any relation?

  8. 8
    Arnaud

    I loved this :

    “In Italy, Bishop Paglia said strong family links and financial support from parents had saved young people affected by the economic crisis.”

    Because, you know, unmarried or gay parents toss their children on the scrapheap as soon as possible!

  9. 9
    Rempetis

    I doubt that they even believe that the bs that they’re saying are true. I bet they understand very well their role as stoppers of progressive change in society since that’s the main thing that they’ve been doing for quite a while now.

  10. 10
    sailor1031

    Yo montrealprotest: thanks for that link. The “checkmate” video was really funny – best Poe I’ve seen for a while. Quel sens d’humeur que vous avez.

  11. 11
    sailor1031

    @montrealprotest: oh noes! you took it seriously? Summer-the-little-stripey-cat says ‘quel dommage’……

  12. 12
    Ophelia Benson

    sailor – that’s David Mabus/Dennis Markuze. He’s been drive-by commenting a lot lately, on most FT blogs.

  13. 13
    sailor1031

    @OB. yeah I saw that. I won’t do it again – promise!

  14. 14
    Ophelia Benson

    Oh, it’s not a problem, sailor – as I said, he does drive by comments, widely spaced (so far) – I strongly doubt that he ever sees replies, and it wouldn’t make any difference anyway. He’s like a human bot.

  15. 15
    F [is for failure to emerge]

    “Insist”. Oh, yes, “insist”.

  16. 16
    Kels

    Bishop Paglia blamed the pursuit of individual rights on a “cultural trend that idolises the rights of the individual”.

    Wait, didn’t France already have one of them Revolution thingies in order to do just that?

  17. 17
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    “French bishops are right to insist that children ‘grow up with a father and a mother’,” Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Vatican’s families committee, told Vatican Radio.

    Unless, of course, the father is a catholic priest, in which case the appropriate action is to abandon mother and child and act as if they never happened.

    crowepps
    Uhm, unwed mothers doesn’t mean single mothers. Marriage isn’t that popular in socialist commie Europe as it is elsewhere ;)

  18. 18
    sailor1031

    I believe that in France the system of support payments is such as to actively dissuade couples from marrying. But not necessarily from “those activities reserved to the holy state of matrimony” as some bishop of somewhere once phrased it.

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