Pope Benedict: Gay Marriage is Anarchy

Pope condemns gay marriages as fake and anarchic (Reuters)

Pope Benedict, in his first clear pronouncement on gay marriages since his election, on Monday condemned same-sex unions as fake and expressions of “anarchic freedom” that threatened the future of the family.

The Pope, who was elected in April, also condemned divorce, artificial birth control, trial marriages and free-style unions, saying all of these practices were dangerous for the family. “Today’s various forms of dissolution of marriage, free unions, trial marriages as well as the pseudo-matrimonies between people of the same sex are instead expressions of anarchic freedom which falsely tries to pass itself off as the true liberation of man,” he said.

Once again, the old question, “Is the pope Catholic?” has been answered in the affirmative.

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  1. pat says:

    good for the holy father about time someone stood up the family and all that is still good in society.this is an abomonation and to think people call it gay “rights”