Someone better head to confessional.
The Times Online is reporting that the Vatican has come out strongly against a United Nations declaration formally condemning anti-LGBT discrimination, saying that the declaration would lead to the decriminalization of same-sex unions. The nonbinding resolution, created by France, condemns "discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity."
Well, the Vatican is having none of it. The Vatican's permanent observer at the UN said that while the Catholic Church forbids "unjust discrimination" against homosexuals, outlawing discrimination by means of a UN declaration would pressure states that did not recognize same-sex unions to do so.
I guess the churches stance is simply "just" discrimination...
According to the Times:
Over 80 countries in the world currently outlaw same-sex relations, with punishments range from short prison sentences to life imprisonment and even death by execution. The UN declaration will not be binding, but gay rights movements hope it will lead to a UN resolution.
So the church would rather stand against same-sex unions and allow death sentences for LGBT people?
Franco Grillini, founder and honorary president of Arcigay, Italy's leading gay rights group, told Rueters that the Vatican's reasoning smacked of "total idiocy and madness."
The French resolution, which is supported by all 27 members of the European Union, has nothing to do with gay marriage. It is about stopping jail and the death penalty for homosexuals.
So the Catholic Church is so afraid of same-sex unions that they are willing to allow the continued abuse and murder of the LGBT community in nations around the world.