also tells conference society is ‘pedophile,’ paper reports
Archbishop Dadeus Grings — a conservative priest who has made controversial statements in the past — told the O Globo newspaper at a Brazilian bishops conference that society's woes are being reflected in the sex abuse scandal enveloping the Roman Catholic Church.
"Society today is pedophile, that is the problem. So, people easily fall into it. And the fact it is denounced is a good sign," Grings told O Globo.
The comments come as the church is under fire for a sex abuse scandal touching all corners of the globe — and three weeks after Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the No. 2 official at the Vatican, said at a news conference in Chile that the sex scandals were linked to homosexuality and not celibacy among priests.
Reports of abuse
There have been several cases of priests allegedly abusing children that have surfaced in Brazil in recent months…
Grings also said the acceptance of homosexuality in society could pave the way for the acceptance of pedophilia…
…In 2003, he argued that only 1 million Jews died in the Holocaust, though a few years later he recanted. Experts say 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust…http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36975957/
falsely accused gay priests - WATERGATE?
Vatican Cardinal [Cardinal Barragan] on Gays and Transsexuals: 'No Heaven for You!'
David Gibson – Politics Daily – 2010
Belief In A Just World - Separation of Church and State -
Wrongly Condemning Homosexuals
What is Propaganda?
Propaganda techniques - Propagandists use a variety of propaganda techniques to influence opinions and to avoid the truth. Often these techniques rely on some element of censorship or manipulation, either omitting significant information or distorting it.
fear - "Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants. A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished."
glittering generalities - Glittering generalities are words that have different positive meaning for individual subjects, but are linked to highly valued concepts. When these words are used, they demand approval without thinking, simply because such an important concept is involved.
name-calling - is a form of ad hominem attack that draws a vague equivalence between a concept and a person, group or idea. By linking the person or idea being attacked to a negative symbol, the propagandist hopes that the audience will reject the person or the idea on the basis of the symbol, instead of looking at the available evidence.
How Does Propaganda Work?
Modern propaganda draws upon techniques and strategies used in advertising, public relations, communications, and mass psychology. It simplifies complicated issues or ideology for popular consumption, is always biased, and is geared to achieving a particular end.
In contrast to the ideal of an educator, who aims to foster independent judgment and thinking, the practitioner of propaganda does not aim to encourage deliberation by presenting a variety of viewpoints and leaving it up to the audience to determine which perspective is correct. The propagandist transmits only information geared to strengthen his or her case, and consciously omits detrimental information.http://www.ushmm.org/propaganda/resources/
How to safeguard Marriage Equality
LGBTQ&I Human and Civil Rights Globally -> Education
Cardinal Barragan go unchallenged. Not by any name calling or stooping to a lower level, but strictly by challenging the inaccuracies of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy with the plain honest facts of human sexuality and offering possible links where people can learn more on their own. It is important to show that all the facts about human sexuality are documented. This alone will show the difference between substantiated and unsubstantiated facts. Social psychology has shown us that people are motivated to pay attention to facts and they are most persuaded to change their attitudes by presented facts that are logically sound.
If all that Catholic and Christians in general hear are these blatant inaccuracies about human sexuality from church leaders, they have little to nothing to help them see and understand the broader accurate picture of reality. Again, we must remember that around 90% of the human population has some degree a homosexual orientation. When we are thinking of LGBTQ&I people from research we know that this group is much larger than the general population are afraid to admit.
From my personal experience “coming out” to a Roman Catholic parish as a gay priest I found that the people almost become calmer instantly when they are given the honest facts about human sexuality. I truly believe to achieve Marriage Equality and LGBTQ&I Human and Civil Rights Globally is by Education. To achieve any lasting attitudinal change only comes through education.
Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.
“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.”
Kids are being hurt!!!
by Hatim Salih – April 8, 2007 –
The Washington Post
American Academy of Pediatrics
The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union, and Domestic Partnership Laws on
the Health and Well-being of Children
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
MEXICO - “Decaf versus deCath?”
Vatican’s Unsubstantiated Antigay Propaganda – Why???
[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
Gay Marriage -> Restores
“Hope of Love”
To Children In Early Childhood
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
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
Gay Rights Timeline – Time World
Gay relationships were recognized, if not legal, as far back as 7th Century BC Greece. But the history of gay rights activism really heated up in the 20th Century.
ARGENTINA became Latin America's first country to approve gay marriage
by Juan Forero – September 8, 2010
National Public Radio (NPR)
Defying Church, Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage
By Uki Goñi / Buenos Aires Thursday, Jul. 15, 2010 – TIME
400 gay marriages registered in Mexico
September 7, 2010 - The Times of India