Tuesday, September 7, 2010

“…Benedict XVI’s battle against science, Islam and cultural pluralism, threatens to turn the European clock back to a pre-Enlightenment era…” by Hatim Salih – April 8, 2007 – The Washington Post

Europa & the Galileo Myth: The Pope Delusion
by Hatim Salih – April 8, 2007
The Washington Post

As Europe celebrates the half-century of the Treaty of Rome, the founding document of the EU, Pope Benedict XVI’s battle against science, Islam and cultural pluralism, threatens to turn the European clock back to a pre-Enlightenment era…

On the centenary of Einstein’s birth, an impassioned John Paul II expressed his hope before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Rome that the Church will revisit the infamous Galileo case...

…Remarkably, in a speech delivered at Parma, Italy, in March 1990, the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, went so far as to state that "At the time of Galileo the Church remained much more faithful to reason than Galileo himself. The process against Galileo was reasonable and just."

A critique of a critique

In 1616, the Galileo-supported heliocentric model of the universe was rejected by the Church on the grounds that Galileo was unable to produce conclusive evidence that the Earth orbited around the Sun. At the same time, he was prohibited from conducting any further research to seek such evidence. While the aim of the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 was to force the Muslims and Jews of Spain to abandon their religious convictions, the aim of the Roman Inquisition in 1633 was to force Galileo to abandon his scientific convictions. Galileo, who remained a sincere Christian, was subsequently sentenced to house arrest for life, and his books were banned.

“Not to act in accordance with reason is contrary to God's nature.” This is the decisive statement in the alleged argument of Emperor Manuel II against violent conversion, as pointed out by Pope Benedict XVI in his much-publicised Regensburg speech. Given his apparent approval of Galileo’s persecution, we are compelled to question the Pope’s very notion of “reason,” not to mention that of “justice.”

Vatican Science Panel Told By Pope [John Paul II]: Galileo Was Right
November 1, 1992 – The New York Times

Galileo Condemned As A Heretic - Misinterpretations Of The Bible - Homosexuality? Natural Law? Benedict XVI? Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

VATICAN like TOBACCO COMPANIES -Responsible For The Lifetime Harm They Caused To Children and Continue to Cause by Their Unsubstantiated Antigay Teachings 
By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Galileo protest halts pope's [Benedict XVI] visit
January 15, 2008
Cable News Network (CNN)

AUSCHWITZ -- CHRISTMAS 2008 -- A flashback far more severe than in --- BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – December 26, 2008 – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being - Attachment Theory - LOVE & RELIGION - Gay Marriage

Hate Crime Bill vs Attacks But NO FACTS -> Fear And Ignorance Of
The Blind Leading The Blind
October 27, 2009 – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Prayers For Bobby

Dr. Caitlin Ryan - Family Acceptance Project™

"Anybody and Everybody"
by Susan Polis Schutz 
Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival

The Vatican thirst for power 
divides Christianity and damages Catholicism
Hans Kung - guardian.co.uk – November 4, 2009

Roman Catholic - hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges -
 falsely accused gay priests - WATERGATE?

“Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! 
(Sequential Order of Reactions)” *** Homeless in Canton *** Holocaust Similarities - Child Sexual Abuse Kept Secret For Decades Out Of Public View

Pope condemns gay equality laws ahead of first UK visit
Riazat Butt - guardian.co.uk, 
February 1, 2010

Pope Blasts U.K. Anti-Discrimination Laws CBS NEWS
In Speech, Benedict Raises Fears that Vatican Could Be Prosecuted for Stances Against Gays – February 2, 2010

USCCB Condemns New Ways Ministry;
Gay Ministry Responds - America Magazine, 
February 6, 2010

…“the Vatican has accepted no responsibility for its role in facilitating the sexual abuse of children,”
New York Times News 
February 16, 2010

Italian Catholic scandal draws in Pope Benedict
AP – abc NEWS/International 
February 9, 2010

Pope hits out at 'unjust and offensive' accusations over Boffo resignation
Richard Owen in Rome - Times Online 
February 9, 2010

Commentary: what lies behind 
Vatican's denial of involvement in Boffo affair?

Priest says he was pressurised into taking blame for pope
by Paddy Agnew, Derek Scally and Patsy McGarry
The Irish Times

Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal
The Local 
Germany’s News 

Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out with a pitchfork,
she will still find her way back.

Hurricane Katrina - Nancy Pelosi - Washington, DC – 2005
Accountability Benedict XVI Child Sexual Abuse

Who Can Mock This Church?
By Nicholas D. Kristof – The New York Times

Gay Marriage -> Restores - “Hope of Love”  
To Children In Early Childhood

Gay Marriage - “SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE” Does Not Give Churches Or Benedict XVI 
The Freedom To Abuse Children or Adults.
July 2010 - By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

- Judge Vaughn Walker Ruling - California Prop 8. August 4, 2010
Related Links:

[Unsubstantiated] --- RELIGIOUS BELIEFS that gay and lesbian relationships are SINFUL or INFERIOR to heterosexual relationships 
HARM gays and lesbians.
Judge Vaughn Walker Ruling - California Prop 8. August 4, 2010

 in social and legal disadvantages for gays and lesbians. 
 Judge Vaughn Walker Ruling - California Prop 8. August 4, 2010

California - Prop 8 judgment, August 4, 2010 - Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

On Prop 8, it's the evidence, stupid
By Lisa Bloom - CNN.com
and related links:

The Lucifer Effect: 
Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
By Philip Zimbardo - Stanford University

Belief In A Just World - - - Separation of Church and State - - - Wrongly Condemning Homosexuals

American Academy of Pediatrics
The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws on
the Health and Well-being of Children – 2006

American Medical Association 
Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation
GLBT Advisory Committee

Children with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Calls Proposition 8 Decision
“A Great Day in the Struggle for Human Rights” 
August 11, 2010

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
Support of Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Civil Marriage 

Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Marriage - Research Summary
American Psychological Association 

Psychologist testifies on 'remarkable similarities' of
gay and straight couples
By Maura Dolan - January 14, 2010
Los Angeles Times

"No sensible person can imagine that the
sexes differ in matters of love
as they do in matters of clothing.
The intelligent lover of beauty will be attracted to beauty in whichever
gender he finds it."

“Someday, maybe, there will exist
a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction
that the most deadly of all possible sins
is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.”
Erik Erikson

…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:6

Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children.
Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

Jack Drescher, M.D.


The Psychology of the Closet:
Governor McGreevey's New Clothes
by Jack Drescher, M.D. – August 27, 2004

Vatican Asking For Male Prostitutes
“Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.”
Though you drive Nature out
with a pitchfork,
she will still find her way back.

Is It Possible to Be Against Same-Sex Marriage
Without Being Homophobic?
Carlos A. Ball
Professor of Law at Rutgers University
August 24, 2010 – Huffington Post


The Closet: Psychological Issues of Being In and Coming Out
By Jack Drescher, M.D. 
October 1, 2004

The Pope Is Not Gay
Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Dish
The Atlantic


The Psychology of the Closeted Individual and Coming Out – 2007
by Jack Drescher, M.D.

The Significance of Brokeback Mountain
by Ralph Roughton
Self Psychology News – Fall 2007

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
A flashback far more severe than
in Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Homophobia- American Psychoanalytic Foundation Public Forum
Ralph Roughton, M.D. 1999

Campaigns Against “Gay Marriage” Have Been A Vehicle To Convey Certain People Into Political Office - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Karl Rove… "had been working with Republicans to make sure that anti-gay initiatives and referenda would appear on November ballots in 2004 and 2006 to help Republicans." 
Ken Mehlman
August 25, 2010
The Atlantic
Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman:
I'm Gay – by Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic


Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law,
Washington, DC
hunter of justice

Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone
law professor at the University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune

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