Letters | Sunday, 14 December 2008

The Vatican’s hypocrisy

I would like to express my outright condemnation of the Vatican’s stance with respect to the European Union’s resolution at the United Nations calling for a world wide decriminalisation of homosexuality.
The Vatican’s excuse is totally grotesque and probably hides ulterior motives. This stance brings to mind the Nazi persecutions of the gay community, and is a far cry from the attitude expected from a church calling itself “universal”.
For the record, homosexuality is still punishable by death in some Fundamentalist Islamic countries, and the Vatican is seemingly condoning this abject violation of human rights. Is this what the Vatican really wants? Is this what being Christian is all about? Isn’t the Vatican contradicting its stance against the death penalty?
I wonder what the Holy See has in store for the future. Perhaps it will reinstate the Inquisition, resume the witch hunts and the burning of “heretics” at the stake.
With a Papacy as anachronistic as Josef Ratzinger’s … everything is possible.


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