Lady Gaga v. Papa Ratzi

Timothy Kincaid

September 24th, 2012

Joseph Ratzinger (you may know him as Pope Benedict XVI) was in France this weekend to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ lobby against the human rights of French gays. (Parisdespaches translated by Google)

“The family is threatened by a conception of human nature that is defective (…) defend the family and life in society is nothing but retrograde prophetic” Benedict XVI stated in particular at this meeting , before recalling that “marriage and family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is in fact caused injury to the society itself.”

You know, the usual “gay marriage will destroy society itself” routine.

Meanwhile just your little ol’ average Catholic girl, Stefani Germanotta (you may know her as Lady Gaga) was asked her opinion on the matter. (Pinknews)

Speaking slowly to allow a simultaneous translator to keep up with her, Lady Gaga today told Europe 1 radio: “I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must. We are not actually equal — humanity — if we are not allowed to freely love one another.”

After being asked on the Pope’s recent comments, Lady Gaga said: “What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope. … It is not a reflection of all religious people.”

That’s actually a pretty smart response. In a nation that is at least nominally Catholic, coming from someone raised Catholic, it’s a reminder that he may have a title but when it comes down to it, this is just some guy and his views only matter if you like or respect him or think he speaks for God.

F Young

September 24th, 2012

The Google translation is quite good, but has a few errors. The text below includes excerpts of the official English translation from the Vatican’s news release:

http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-to-french-bishops-be-prophetic-in-defence-of

The Church is called to defend the family and marriage from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature (…) “Defense of life and the family in society is not retrograde, but rather prophetic…” Benedict XVI stated notably at this meeting, before recalling that marriage and the family “are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is in fact injurious to human coexistence as such”.

DN

September 25th, 2012

I agree that it’s a pretty smart response, up until the point that the Vatican is recognized as a sovereign nation and is recognized with embassies. That’s where the line starts to blur between people who care about the pope and people who don’t.

Not to mention the billions upon billions of tax subsidies every person gives to every church, whether or not they support those churches’ missions.

typical

September 25th, 2012

OK,OK,OK…Timothy and I have completely different politics…religion to me is oppressive and exclusionary..Timothy’s “god” hates me and will send me to HELL simply because I exist…but COME ON!..PAPA RATZI…FUCKING HYSTERICAL(hysterical being a totaly misogynistic anti-feminist term)…but still

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