Pope Benedict XVI gave a warning to the world saying humanity will be wiped out because of gay marriage. This is ridiculous! What about all the women giving birth to not one, but several children out of wedlock? I am sure humanity will never be wiped out from the lack of procreation. Check out the details of exactly what Pope Benedict XVI said about gay marriage and its ‘threat’.
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Gay marriage is one of several threats to the traditional family unit that undermines ‘the future of humanity itself’, Pope Benedict XVI warned yesterday. He told diplomats from nearly 180 countries that the education of children needed proper ‘settings’ and that ‘pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman.’
The Pope made his comments, some of his strongest yet against gay marriage, during a new year address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican. During his speech, he touched on some economic and social issues facing the world today, including gay marriage. He said:
‘This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself. The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and states. Hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue.’
The Vatican and Catholic officials around the world have protested against moves to legalize gay marriage in Europe and other developed parts of the world.
One leading opponent of gay marriage in the U.S. is New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who the Pope will elevate to cardinal next month. Dolan fought against gay marriage before it became legal in New York state last June, and in September he sent a letter to President Barack Obama criticizing his administration’s decision not to support a federal ban on gay marriage.