Monday, April 26, 2010

No gay marriage in least for now

After heavy pressure from the Vatican, Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva (right, with Pope Benedict)  has announced that he will veto a same-sex marriage bill passed by the legislature.  And guess what?  He's going to do it during the Pope's visit to Portugal.  How convenient.

The president tried to hand the denial of marriage rights on to the country's Constitutional Court, but the court ruled that the bill was, in fact, constitutional.

This intrusion of the church is getting very, very, very old.  The Pope has done such a terrible job running his own church, why on earth are we letting him run the world?  Stick to your flock, Pope Benedict, but leave me alone.  I left your flock decades ago and have no desire to return.  And I'd like to ask you this: would you ever return to an organization that is responsible for the sexual abuse of thousands of children?  That closes its eyes to immorality? That is run off the backs of working men and women so that the elite of the church can live in total elegance?

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