September 25, 2009
Important note: No disrespect to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids are being hurt!!!
For nearly the past 29 years Benedict XVI and as Cardinal Ratzinger,
head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) from 1981-2005, the oldest office of the Vatican originally called the Holy Office of the Inquisition,
to oversee Catholic doctrine by combating or suppressing heresy that he has been the "chief inquisitor." It is this same office that condemned Galileo as a heretic for his acclaiming that the earth revolves around the sun, which the Inquisition stated was in opposition to the bible.
Pope described as …"so averse to anything intellectual that everyone has to play dense and ignorant to gain his favor"
The Trial of Galileo - Douglas O. Linder
Galileo was placed under house arrest, by the Inquisition, for nine years. The centuries of the horrors of the inhuman cruelties of the "Holy Office of the Inquisition" have been documented in a PBS miniseries called "Secret Files of the Inquisition."
This miniseries was made possible during the time of Pope John Paul II, "...when the Vatican opened its secret records of some six centuries of interrogations, tortures, and punishments throughout Europe, including in Italy, France, and Spain." The "...mini-series reveals how the most powerful church on earth created the Inquisition to attack its enemies and preserve the unquestioned authority of the Pope."
A PBS miniseries: Secret Files of the Inquisition, tells a story of epic proportions and powerful themes of Holy Wars and Crusades, of torture and terror, of the struggle for human rights and dignity. Based on previously unreleased secret documents from European Archives including the Vatican, Secret Files of the Inquisition unveils the incredible true story of the Catholic Church’s 500-year struggle to remain the world’s only true Christian religion. For over half a millennium a system of mass terror reigned. Thousands were subject to secret courts, torture and punishment.
The case against Vatican power
September 8, 2010
The atrocities of the Holy Office of the Inquisition predates Hitler’s.
Benedict XVI's life is most complex because of time and country in which he was born into, the time of Hitler. Truly it was not the best of times for anyone. Benedict XVI was a member of Hitler's youth, however, this was not by choice.
Though, it was a most horrific time for anyone to grow up in, it is not likely that anyone would knowingly repeat the abuse onto others as an adult. However, it is quite possible that someone could unconsciously repeat the abusive actions experienced in childhood as an adult. As an adult the person becomes the abuser and harms others. One safeguard that might be helpful to eliminate unconscious abusive treatment onto others is applying the words of Jesus about the plank and the speck.
"Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? ... Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. Luke 6:39, 41-42
This passage is meant for us all, no exceptions. This is most especially crucial whenever we are in any position of authority. As adults it is too easy to forget how threatening we can be to very young children. With the above being stated then it is quite possible for Benedict XVI to be able to draw from both the Holy Office of the Inquisition repeating the inhuman treatment in more sophisticated ways, by avoiding the watchful eye of the news media he is able to keep the populous in the dark while removing the undesirables who have been publicly voicing the truth about human sexuality, which can resemblance to the systematic method of extermination used by Hitler.
However, with the instant global communication of the Internet, the truth, about human sexuality is strongly emerging, practically bursting into the news media, and at the same time begin to reveal the kinds of atrocities committed by Benedict XVI for nearly the past 29 years. Benedict XVI and as Cardinal Ratzinger appears to have been highly obsess with attempting to silence any and all intelligent academic discussions regarding the research data about sexual orientation in the Catholic Church. Benedict XVI writes that there is to be no unjust discrimination anyone who is a homosexual, which means for Benedict that there are times that discrimination, is justified, no matter the severity. This is not Catholic doctrine, is however Benedict XVI’s personal thought and practice concerning his treatment of homosexuals void of any scientific input, which therefore goes against reason. He violates what Pope John Paul II warned should never be done, which is separating faith (religion) from science.
“Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.” http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/letters/1988/documents/hf_jp-ii_let_19880601_padre-coyne_en.html
Faith can never conflict with reason The 'Galileo case' teaches us that different branches of knowledge call for different methods, each of which brings out various aspects of reality. http://www.its.caltech.edu/~nmcenter/sci-cp/sci-9211.html
“There are no irreconcilable differences between science and faith” PopeJohn Paul II http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,921612-1,00.html
ENCYCLICAL LETTER FIDES ET RATIO OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAITH AND REASON – September 15, 1998
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves (cf. Ex 33:18; Ps 27:8-9; 63:2-3; Jn 14:8; 1 Jn 3:2).
1. In both East and West, we may trace a journey which has led humanity down the centuries to meet and engage truth more and more deeply. It is a journey which has unfolded—as it must—within the horizon of personal self-consciousness: the more human beings know reality and the world, the more they know themselves in their uniqueness, with the question of the meaning of things and of their very existence becoming ever more pressing. This is why all that is the object of our knowledge becomes a part of our life. The admonition Know yourself was carved on the temple portal at Delphi, as testimony to a basic truth to be adopted as a minimal norm by those who seek to set themselves apart from the rest of creation as “human beings”, that is as those who “know themselves”.
Moreover, a cursory glance at ancient history shows clearly how in different parts of the world, with their different cultures, there arise at the same time the fundamental questions which pervade human life: Who am I? Where have I come from and where am I going? Why is there evil? What is there after this life? These are the questions which we find in the sacred writings of Israel, as also in the Veda and the Avesta; we find them in the writings of Confucius and Lao-Tze, and in the preaching of Tirthankara and Buddha; they appear in the poetry of Homer and in the tragedies of Euripides and Sophocles, as they do in the philosophical writings of Plato and Aristotle. They are questions which have their common source in the quest for meaning which has always compelled the human heart. In fact, the answer given to these questions decides the direction which people seek to give to their lives…
(29) “[Galileo] declared explicitly that the two truths, of faith and of science, can never contradict each other, 'Sacred Scripture and the natural world proceeding equally from the divine Word, the first as dictated by the Holy Spirit, the second as a very faithful executor of the commands of God', as he wrote in his letter to Father Benedetto Castelli on 21 December 1613. The Second Vatican Council says the same thing, even adopting similar language in its teaching: 'Methodical research, in all realms of knowledge, if it respects... moral norms, will never be genuinely opposed to faith: the reality of the world and of faith have their origin in the same God' (Gaudium et Spes, 36). Galileo sensed in his scientific research the presence of the Creator who, stirring in the depths of his spirit, stimulated him, anticipating and assisting his intuitions”: John Paul II, Address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (10 November 1979): Insegnamenti, II, 2 (1979), 1111-1112.
Read complete Encyclical Letter: Fides Et Ratio Of The Supreme Pontiff John Paul II http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_15101998_fides-et-ratio_en.html
Investigations of Benedict XVI and his hierarchy, as with the decades of the global cover-ups of the child sexual abuse will show that those to be silenced will reveal threats of being made homeless unless they remain silent. Priests make considerably less in salary about ¼ of what the same priests would have been making being employed at a secular job, religious sisters make considerably even less. The above overall practice of silencing priests and sisters of religious orders about speaking the truth about human sexuality has been constant and done covertly. The unquestioning and willing collaborative effort on the part of the hierarchy, like with the child sexual abuse cover-ups all seem to be symptoms of groupthink with no feelings of remorse in harming another human being even children. http://www.stanford.edu/group/scie/Career/Wisdom/groupthink1.htm
"Groupthink is a psychological terminology used to describe the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence-seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive in-group that it tends to override realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action. It refers to deterioration in mental efficiency, reality testing and moral judgments as a result of group pressures.
The symptoms of groupthink arise when the members of decision-making groups become motivated to avoid being too harsh in their judgments of their leaders' or their colleagues' ideas. People would adopt a soft line of criticism and avoid conflict, even in their own thinking. At meetings, all members are amiable and seek complete concurrence, which is likely to be recognized erroneously as consensus, on every important issue."
Anyone seen as a threat to the complacency of the mind-set of the group made up of Benedict XVI and the hierarchy (including their respective staffs and supporters) is removed without any qualms of conscience of the in human treatment used against another fellow human being, like with Holy Office of the Inquisition. What allows this inhuman treatment to be maintained and to continue by Benedict XVI and the hierarchy is likely best explained by the Symptoms of Groupthink -
Self-censorship: Victims of groupthink avoid deviating from what appears to be group consensus. They keep silent about their misgivings and even minimize to themselves the importance of their doubts.
Rationale: Not only do victims of groupthink ignore warnings, but they collectively construct rationalizations in order to discount warnings and other forms of negative feedback that, taken seriously, might lead the group to reconsider their assumptions each time they recommit themselves to past decisions.
Stereotypes: Victims of groupthink hold stereotyped views of the leaders of "enemy groups," that "They are so evil that genuine attempts at negotiating differences with them are unwarranted," or that "They are too weak to too stupid to deal effectively with whatever attempts we make to defeat their purposes." Organizations where competing groups co-exist should be cautious about this symptom because the damage of inter-group attack and/or mis-communications can counteract the totality of productivity of all groups.
Mindguards: Lastly, victims of groupthink sometimes appoint themselves as mindguards to protect the leader and fellow members from adverse information that might break the complacency they shared about the effectiveness and morality of past decisions.
Read complete list: Symptoms of Groupthink
This severe inhuman tactic of the Benedict XVI and hierarchy is an effective procedure to see that the priest is silenced for good, which has been used extensively by Benedict XVI and supported by the hierarchy. This practice will be allowed to continue in the Catholic Church until there are in place civil laws to protect those priests, sisters and Catholic personnel, who would speak out to protect the lives of children who are defenseless to protect themselves.
Roman Catholic - hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests - WATERGATE?
The "silence" in the Catholic Church during 2009, is something to take notice. It is "absolute silence" in the Catholic Church in 2009, an authoritarian model of leadership, no questions permitted, no explanations given, very neat and orderly, however, highly dysfunctional and unsafe for children...
"Where seldom is heard a discouraging word"
even after the Episcopal Church
Lutheran gay clergy vote tests mainline churches – Huffington Post
two major Christian denominations that approved LGBT inclusiveness for ordained ministry. This gives some insight how powerful the Vatican is under the leadership of Benedict XVI, like the power of the Holy Office of the Inquisition
it is used to maintain absolute silence for decades regarding the cover-ups of the child sexual abuse cases. This is dangerous and more harmful to innocent human beings, especially children.
The Vatican thirst for power divides Christianity and damages Catholicism
By Fr. Hans Kung
October 27, 2009 – The Guardian
Photo - Should the Vatican pay for abuse? TIME
Prayers for Bobby 2009
Lutherans lift barrier on gay clergy
By Duke Helfand - August 21, 2009 – Los Angeles Times
It is not only the tragedies of silencing those who spoke up about the truth of human sexuality, but the innocent victims, adult and children, who suffered from not knowing the truth is enormous and this number continues to escalate.
Belief In A Just World - Separation of Church and State -
Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
A flashback far more severe than
in Brokeback Mountain
Benedict XVI along with the hierarchy seemly have been insulated from the public pulse, a condition of “groupthink,” a concept from the research of social psychology.
"The groupthink type of conformity tends to increase as group cohesiveness increases. Groupthink involves nondeliberate suppression of critical thoughts as a result of internalization of the group's norms. The more cohesive the group, the greater the inner compulsion on each individual to avoid creating disunity, which inclines him/her to believe in the soundness of whatever proposals are promoted by the leader or by a majority of the group's members.” Read more: Remedies for Groupthink
And because of this insulation, Benedict XVI made a major public blunder in his Christmas 2008 message
about homosexuals, transgendered people and the rainforest. Benedict XVI and the hierarchy are completely oblivious to immense harm caused to innocent children all over the world, by his hurtful unsubstantiated words against homosexuals and transgendered persons. Among the 8 symptoms that are related to groupthink the following three are especially pertinent.
Morality: Victims of groupthink believe unquestioningly in the inherent morality of their ingroup. To the extreme end, this belief could incline the members to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions.
Unanimity: Victims of groupthink share an illusion of unanimity within the group concerning almost all judgments expressed by members who speak in favor of the majority view. When a group of persons who respect each other's opinions arrives at a unanimous view, each member is likely to feel that the belief must be true. This reliance on consensual validation within the group tends to replace individual critical thinking and reality testing.
Invulnerability: Most or all of the members of the in-group share an illusion of invulnerability that provides for them some degree of reassurance about obvious dangers and leads them to become over-optimistic and willing to take extraordinary risks.
Read complete list: Symptoms of Groupthink http://www.stanford.edu/group/scie/Career/Wisdom/groupthink1.htm
These three symptoms of groupthink would likely have played a major part in cover-ups of the child sexual abuse cases by the Vatican, which exploded and caught them off guard by the reality of situation becoming globally public in the news media. The same is going to happen to Benedict XVI and the hierarchy regarding the harm they are causing to LGBT children by promulgation of their unsubstantiated antigay teachings. They cannot use the bible or science to back their antigay teachings, which was the same by their unsubstantiated statements made at the time of the Inquisition of Galileo. The symptoms of groupthink help them to remain blind to the reality of the situation, to the facts, documented research about human sexuality.
Galileo protest halts pope's [Benedict XVI] visit
January 15, 2008 - Cable News Network (CNN)
“…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
…“the Vatican has accepted no responsibility for its role in facilitating the sexual abuse of children,”
By ROBERT MACKEY
New York Times News
February 16, 2010
Italian Catholic scandal draws in Pope Benedict
By NICOLE WINFIELD
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
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
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.
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
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Condemns New Ways Ministry;
Gay Ministry Responds - America Magazine,
February 6, 2010
They need to focus on the remedies to groupthink. Their covert ability of silencing all Catholic personnel will not stop the truth about human sexuality from arising and judging their actions severely.
Ignorance of the harm caused to LGBT children and adults will not excuse Benedict XVI and the hierarchy, including their respective staffs, because of the offices that they hold, it is their responsibility to know about the harm caused. It is a crime against humanity. The reality is that all who support Benedict XVI will be responsible before God for the harm that is caused to the least among us, who are not able to protect themselves, children. Benedict XVI's hurtful words in his Christmas message 2008 were like sparks igniting the global support for LGBT people more prevalent than he had perceived, which was like kindling wood ready for a blazing fire of justice. This support was more than likely greatly increased by the ads both for and against Marriage Equality - regarding California's Proposition 8 (2008). The ads against Marriage Equality were not based on logic and facts, which causes these kinds of ads not to hold up over time. Their negativity against Marriage Equality show up as inhumane treatment of innocent people, most especially children, which then these ads become reasons to support Marriage Equality. There is a lot for us to learn from our sisters and brothers of other Christian denominations like most recently the Episcopal, and Lutheran Churches.
Marriage Equality -> Restores “Hope of Love” To Children In Early Childhood
Marriage Equality, like Galileo, is the truth about the facts of growing up gay. Marriage Equality will not become a reality until people learn that its most vital purpose is that it restores the “hope of love” to children in early childhood – essential to their development and well-being for life. Without Marriage Equality we teach children how to hate love and how to be mean and indifferent to people as adults. With all due respect, without Marriage Equality we would teach them in much the same way as has been shown by Benedict XVI and the hierarchy, especially in their lack of care and protection of children for decades. Read more:
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity of Benedict XVI and the Hierarchy - Dissociative Processes
Another major component contributing to this dilemma of groupthink is the individual sexual orientation and gender identity of Benedict XVI and of each member of the hierarchy. Because the population that makes up the group formed by Benedict XVI and hierarchy is extremely small and specific, this may likely include similarities regarding each person sexual orientation and gender identity to some degree. If this be true this would add significantly to the already established concurrence in the group. It would add a most salient element of dissociation.
Dissociative Processes - Harry Stack Sullivan “Clinical Studies on Psychiatry”
Especially revealing is Benedict XVI Christmas 2008 message are his spoken thoughts regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Briefly put dissociation is another defense of denial of reality. This dissociation would likely seem to be strengthened by the symptoms of groupthink creating something like an atomic dissociation factor, which one would think would be most deadly to innocent people, children, when not identified as such. Again, the severe harm of the blind leading the blind in such a high office that is responsible for a large portion of the world's population. Something is not right!
The above is meant to at least generate discussion for the protection and well-being of children. To raise a red flag and say let's watch out that we are not harming innocent children. It is extremely difficult to try to understand why Benedict XVI and the hierarchy are so oblivious to the well-being of children. There is plenty of research available that warns us to the kind of life threatening harm that children experience due to rejection because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth: The Critical Role of Family Support - November 16, 2009
The links below may help to explain in more detail the complex process of dissociation.
AUSCHWITZ * CHRISTMAS 2008 * A flashback far more severe than in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Perpetuation of Generational Violence to Children - Who Grow Up to Be Gay
Homosexuality: Coming out of the confusion - by Sidney H. Phillips, M.D. - Part 1
Homosexuality: Coming out of the confusion - by Sidney H. Phillips, M.D. - Part 2
Homosexuality: Coming out of the confusion - by Sidney H. Phillips, M.D. - Part 3
Homosexuality: Coming out of the confusion - by Sidney H. Phillips, M.D. - Part 4
Benedict XVI and the Hierarchy
IGNORING & DISCREDITING
Scientific Validation Regarding Sexual Orientation
The beginning of 2009 in January, the "Family Acceptance Project" headed by the Dr. Caitlin Ryan, for the first time, researchers have established a clear link between rejecting behaviors of families towards lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents and negative health outcomes in early adulthood.
The American Psychological Association at their Convention in Toronto, August 6-9, 2009, declared… its most comprehensive repudiation of "reparative therapy" — a concept espoused by a small but persistent group of therapists, often allied with religious conservatives, who maintain gays can change.
No solid evidence exists that such change is likely, …The APA said some research suggests that efforts to produce change could be harmful, inducing depression and suicidal tendencies. Read complete article: David Crary - The Associated Press (AP)
Read Entire Report: American Psychological Association TaskForce on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
Gay Marriage & Galileo: Pope described as …"so averse to anything intellectual that everyone has to play dense and ignorant to gain his favor"-- The Trial of Galileo - Douglas O. Linder
In the 1633 trial of Galileo Galilei, two worlds come into cosmic conflict. Galileo's world of science and humanism collides with the world of Scholasticism and absolutism that held power in the Catholic Church. The result is a tragedy that marks both the end of Galileo's liberty and the end of the Italian Renaissance.
The Achilles’ heel for Benedict XVI, the Hierarchy & the Vatican regarding
Sexual Orientation – Homosexuality – Gender Identity
The Achilles’ heel is the fact the sexual orientation begins very early in life either just before birth or shortly after and it remains resistant to change throughout a person’s lifetime. Like with Galileo the documentation is overwhelmingly supportive of this fact. This one fact alone totally destroys the very foundation of the Vatican’s teachings on homosexuality. Because an infant’s preference of attachment to another human being and that infant “acting on that preference” cannot be thought of as “intrinsically evil,” “intrinsically disordered,” or are such actions to be “condemned.” Nor is it even humanly possible to think that for the rest of that infant’s life, he, she is never to be held, to be embraced or to fall in love and to be one with another human being, ever! Nor to be told in some way, which is beyond all human comprehension, for life to “sublimate one’s sexuality,” which is a great risk to the psychological well-being of anyone. Clergy, ministers, church related personnel, who make such public unsubstantiated sexual statements, verbally and or in writings need to be held accountable and be prosecuted for the harm they inflict on very young children, for infecting the social environments of children, which is just as deadly as second hand cigarette smoke. This of course includes the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings.
Kids raised in social environments influenced by the Vatican’s antigay (unsubstantiated) teachings, as young as 4 or 5 know they're “different.” It is only as adults that they are able to identify that this feeling “different” was their experiencing their sexual orientation. However, as kids this feeling “different” their sexual orientation was experienced as highly unacceptable to the people they love and admire by their negative reactions. These kids, then at 4 and 5 years of age start to feel bad about themselves, because their “natural” expression of love for another human being is somehow terribly offensive to the important people in their lives. This type of rejection of a child at this young age, a significantly vulnerable time of expressing love can be traumatic for the child. Because for a child this rejection feels like abandonment.
These kids then tend to grow up with a pervasive sense of guilt, which sabotages their growth and motivation. The result is thousands of dollars are spent in individual psychotherapy sessions for them to learn to accept their natural sexual orientation.
Does the Vatican want to take on this cost of their psychotherapy sessions just like the tobacco industry had to take on cost of the damage it caused their consumers?
VATICAN like TOBACCO COMPANIES - Responsible For The Lifetime Harm They Caused Children and Continue to Cause by Their UNSUBSTANTIATED Antigay Teachings - By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Covering the cost of psychotherapy does not even begin compensate a person for a lifetime harmed by the Vatican’s antigay (unsubstantiated) teachings.
This is not taking into account the violence and harassment these kids are subjected to, because of the same social environmental influences of the Vatican’s antigay (unsubstantiated) teachings, which is also responsible for the high rate of LGBT youth suicides. We are talking about our kids and the safety and well-being of our kids. It boggles the mind that the Vatican, Benedict XVI, the hierarchy and their respective individual staff members do not see this harm to defenseless children as top priority to amend and protect the Kids!!! There is an overabundance of documentation to support this kind harm inflicted on Kids!
The above is about kids who get the psychological help they need, the question is what happens to the kids, who need help and do not get it? How much harm continues in their lives and how many other lives are harmed by them, because of their confusion about their sexual orientation? This would be quite similar to the constant actions taken by Benedict XVI, the hierarchy, their individual respective staff members and others of the early childhood psychological harm that they unknowingly perpetuate generation after generation onto our kids. Kids are being hurt !!!
Perpetuating Generation After Generation of Hate - Why???
If children, at the young ages of 4 and 5 years old are abused because these children have a homosexual orientation these children are being taught how not to love. These children as they show their natural fondness for persons of the same sex, will soon learn that it is not acceptable to the adults in their lives. This negative reaction by the major adult figures in their lives creates for these children major emotional confusion that can be traumatizing. These children out of fear of abandonment are being taught to go against their innate nature to love. They are being taught, as very young children that love “true love” does not exist for them.
Avoid Human Beings You Truly Love???
These children will painfully learn that it is acceptable by the adults in their lives to avoid the human beings that these children by the nature of their sexual orientation feel attracted to, want to be close to and in essence to be one with. This, however, is on a child’s level of psychological development, which is not the same as an adult. In ways that are likely more implicit it will be impressed on these children as young as 4 and 5 years of age that in some way their natural innocent child expressions of love for another human being of the same sex is somehow intrinsically evil and disordered and at times some of these children will be severely published for wanting to love and to be loved.
Taught to be Cold and Uncaring Towards Other Human Beings
Therefore, in fact, these children are being taught how to be cold and uncaring towards other human beings, to ignore any of their personal feelings of love and tenderness for others. The child is being taught to treat as evil and despicable any personal feelings of love for another and other human beings. Those basic natural human impulses of compassion and love for other human beings have been anesthetized for these children by the influence of the unsubstantiated antigay teachings of the Vatican in their early childhood psychological developmental years.
Major Emotional Confusion - Disruptive Throughout Children's Lives
What kind of people are we raising these children to be in the world? This kind of treatment causes not only major emotional confusion for children at a very young age, but it tends to remain disruptive for them throughout their adult lives on various levels of establishing relationships with others, with careers, etc. Are we teaching these children how to be insensitive to the cares and needs of others, including children? With all due respect is this the attitude that we have witnessed from Benedict XVI, the Vatican and the hierarchy concerning their negligence in the child sexual abuse cases that were cover-up and allowed to continue for decades, as well as, their continuation of promulgating their unsubstantiated antigay teachings. This same attitute can be found in the ads and the messages of the spokepeople against Marriage Equality. It is a meanness without end directed against fellow human beings not based on any concrete facts, likely for some coming from dissociated memories of fears from childhood.
These children with a homosexual orientation are not intending to commit some blatantly evil, or socially unacceptable act. Children at this age and younger, only want to love and be loved and not to harm anyone. Children at this age do not have the capacity for evil intent as adults have. However, these children who are raised in social environments influenced by antigay (unsubstantiated) social and or religious norms are being inhumanly taught to go against their very nature, their innate capacity to love and be loved by another. It is unconscionable that as a society and as practicing Catholic Christians that Benedict XVI, the hierarchy, and their individual respective staff members mandate this inhuman treatment of children as young as 4 and 5 years of age to continue indefinitely and no one cares to stop it.
Foot Binding - Collectively So Barbaric
It astounding that there is not some major immediate effort within the Catholic Church to stop this kind of abuse to children. It is equally surprising that there is not some huge public outcry to stop this inhuman treatment of children that happens all around the world. When did we become collectively so barbaric to allow such inhuman treatment of children to continue generation after generation? However, the magnitude of this inhuman treatment of children is socially acceptable, and is treated as something akin to foot binding. In essence, these children are being taught not to trust their natural feelings of love for another person that they are attracted to, because the person is of the same sex. These same children do not have the same natural feelings of attraction for persons of the opposite sex, so in essence these children are being taught to live a life in isolation and not to be emotionally attached to anyone, to never be in love with another human being. Is this a visual picture of what happened to Benedict XVI and all his hierarchy? Are their lives a product of the same kind of inhuman treatment that they grew up in as children themselves and that they are now inflicting onto millions of other children? Like these children, Benedict XVI and the hierarchy are never to love another human being, in the same way that heterosexual people are allowed to love another human being. Are they in fact perpetuating this continuous crime of inhumanity against children, as it was inflicted on to them as children? In any case it must not be allowed to continue.
Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - LOVE and RELIGION
“Love” Is A Constant
Every human being needs to love and to be loved. It is what makes us grow and survive as human beings. It must be stated here that “love” is a constant. This means that the principles of “love” do not change whether you are in a heterosexual relationship, a homosexual relationship, a transgendered relationship, or an intersex relationship. Love between human beings remains constant and unchangeable. The beauty of being a psychotherapist and a Catholic priest is witnessing this fact about love being the same in all relationships. Everyone struggles with fears of intimacy, with issues of trust, with the conflicts and the misunderstandings that separate couples and the pain of feeling all alone. It is truly the wonder of being human to understand the deep, satisfying and renewing feeling when two people experience moments of true intimacy that are as frightening as they are soothing merging with another human being and feeling as one. Love is not dependent on peoples’ gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual anatomy, love is dependent on how serious people are committed to loving each other and constantly willing to learn the depths of true love. We should be teaching people how to love and not teaching them how to stop loving each other.
There is speculation only, no facts, that Hitler was a homosexual and raised Catholic in his early childhood years and that he was a severely abused child. Having done qualitative research work on the Holocaust it is unbelievable how anyone could so systematically plan and execute the killing of millions of innocent human beings without any remorse, such inhuman atrocities of throwing live babies into bonfires. It boggles the mind how anyone and how others could join in committing such inhuman atrocities against fellow human beings including infants. Where does one learn to hate so strongly and to treat other human beings so inhumanly without any remorse? In addition, equally troubling is the silence of great numbers of people regarding this inhuman treatment of other human beings, which is a form of collusion, agreement of these inhuman atrocities being committed.
Hitler’s atrocities were visually explicit crimes against humanity. There are other implicit forms of similar inhuman atrocities. We see this type of insensitively and cruelty for other human beings with all due respect by Benedict XVI, the hierarchy and their respective individual staff members by their continual promulgation of their unsubstantiated antigay teachings, even when it has been proven to severely harm innocent children for life. This same insensitively and cruelty for other human beings is plainly obvious in the ads and the spokespeople against Marriage Equality; one can feel the hate towards fellow human beings and with absolutely no regard for the lifetime of harm they are causing to innocent children.
Where do we wrongly learn that it is socially acceptable to hate and to harm others, including innocent children? Where? How? This raises important questions for us to answer. The beginning of the remedy for such implicit human atrocities comes from Jesus for us Christians "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? ... Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Luke 6:39, 41-42. Including The Rich Man and Lazarus - Luke 16:19-31 - The sin of the rich man was not that he was rich, but that he was completely oblivious to the sufferings of Lazarus. Presently, it is innocent children who are suffering needlessly all around the world. Bad things continue when good people remain silent, at this time is about good Catholics remaining silent. The issues about human sexuality demand formal studying of the research facts and data of human sexuality by everyone. Avoid discussions on human sexuality that are void of any formal study of human sexuality. Because these discussions are void of any concrete facts regarding the complexities and wonder of human sexuality, they tend to be based on fears and ignorance, which only perpetuates the like and is extremely harmful to innocent children.
A Formal Study of Human Sexuality for Everyone
A formal study of the latest research regarding human sexuality will very quickly make clear to us that we can no longer use the erroneous social established norms regarding the limited constructs of what it means to be male and female. This is the same of what happened when people learned the truths and no longer relied on the social constructs of what it means to be a witch or the using of leeches to cure illnesses or how beneficial lobotomies are to people. What we will fine embarking on a serious formal study of human sexuality, at first can be a bit troubling. There is a need to be willing to face the truth about oneself, but to do so gently, with caution and seeking out reputable counsel when needed. However, as we all continue on our study of human sexuality, we will fine that our understanding of ourselves will begin to make more sense, relieve foolish fears and broaden our understanding of people and the world, as well as begin to expand our capacity to love and to be loved by others. It will expand our understanding of human beings, like coming upon a breathtaking view of mountains or a view from mountain tops or watching the setting of the sun out on the ocean. We will begin see the wonder in human sexuality as God created to be, more beautiful than we could ever possibly imagine it to be and how we are all truly united to each other and yet distinctly different at the same time. We will see how we have wrongly out fear and ignorance destroyed the beauty and wonder of God's most precious gift to us human beings our human sexuality. There is much more to say on this topic, at a later date and by many other wonderful authors.
As Benedict XVI knows, strategic Public Relations (PR) maneuvers will not save his soul or the souls of his PR staff members unless he stops the harm that he is implicitly inflicting onto children all around the world, generation after generation.
Destroying Human Potential
We must take into account the tremendous amount of human potential we are destroying to find cures for cancer and many other classified "incurable" diseases by allowing these inhuman atrocities to continue, especially in the name of Christianity. If it was a gay black person from Africa, who found the cure for cancer would we not use the cure for ourselves if we had cancer or someone we love had cancer. What would our feelings then be towards this gay person?
Gay Marriage - “SEPARATION of CHURCH and STATE” Does Not Give Churches Or Benedict XVI The Freedom To Abuse Children or Adults. July 2010 - By Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
Benedict XVI & Hierarchy
IGNORING & DISCREDITING
World Leaders Support for LGBT People 2009
Johanna Sigurdardottir - February 1, 2009 - named as Iceland's prime minister - first openly lesbian head of government in Europe, if not the world - at least in modern times.
Tony Blair - April 8, 2009 – Benedict XVI and Vatican should rethink entrenched" attitudes towards homosexuality, claiming its views on gay rights were out of step with those of ordinary Roman Catholics.
President Obama – April 24, 2009 - Condemns Homophobia at Holocaust Remembrance
House of Representatives (Washington DC) – April 29, 2009 - passed legislation - add sexual orientation and gender identity covered under federal hate crime law.
Nancy Pelosi: - April 29, 2009 - ‘Hate Crimes Have No Place in America’ Speaker of the House
President Barack Obama – June 1, 2009 - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION - LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State USA – June 1, 2009 - In Recognition of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month 2009 - Washington, DC
Ahmed Marcouch – July 1, 2009 - Muslim mayor flies flag for gays in Dutch suburb
Groundbreaking professorship in LGBT studies – June 3, 2009 - Harvard University Gazette Online
French President Nicolas Sarkozy – June 24, 2009 – Appoints Openly Gay Frederic Mitterrand as Minister Of Culture, a nephew of former Socialist President Francois Mitterrand
President Obama – June 23, 2009 - New Protections for Transgender Federal Workers by Jim Rutenberg - The New York Times
THE WHITE HOUSE – June 29, 2009 - PRESIDENT OBAMA WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AT LGBT PRIDE MONTH RECEPTION - East Room
Lawmakers Take Over Gay Pride Celebrations – June 29, 2009 - BY CARLOS SANTOSCOY
President and Mrs. Obama – June 29, 2009 - Commemorates Stonewall at White House Reception for LGBT leaders and activists.
NEW DELHI - July 2, 2009 - Indian Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban - The New York Times
Gordon Brown PM UK and his wife Sarah Brown - July 4, 2009 – Host Pride Breakfast Reception for Organizers of London Pride Parade 2009
Sarah Brown – July 4, 2009 - British PM's wife joins 1000s at London’s Gay Pride Parade 2009 Sarah Brown leading the LGBT parade in London was a most unexpected heartwarming surprise that echoed around the globe.
Dr. Jill Biden - June 2, 2009 married to Vice President Joe Biden - Speaks at GLSEN's Respect Awards - New York Gala
Dr. Jill Biden - June 2, 2009 - Committed to Safe Schools- Advocate.com
Fernando Grande-Marlaska – Madrid, Spain - July 6, 2009 – Coincidiendo con las celebraciones del Día del Orgullo Gay 2009 en Madrid, el juez instructor de la Audiencia Nacional, Fernando Grande-Marlaska publicó en el diario 'El Mundo' un artículo el pasado sábado 27 de junio.
Bajo el título 'Hay mucho camino por recorrer', Grande- Marlaska, que ha reconocido su homosexualidad, hace una importante defensa de la lucha por los derechos y la normalización de los gays. Foto (He acknowledged his homosexuality Fernando Grande-Marlaska, judge of the Audiencia Nacional.)
Mariela Castro Espín – Cuba – September 14, 2009, - daughter of President Raul Castro – uses familial clout to push for gay rights in a country - The New Cuban Revolución - By Michael Rowe – Advocate.com
God Save the Queen...With LGBT Police Guards September 22, 2009 by Michael A. Jones - The Queen of England is looking for a few good folks to join her squad of elite officers protecting Windsor Castle and Balmoral…including LGBT folks.
The Pope’s regular mailing address is:
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
00120 Via del Pellegrino
Citta del Vaticano
We need not have to wait for another 400 years before the Vatican apologizes to all the LGBT people for all the harm, violence, and deaths, we can begin today. It is all about keeping children safe.
Written by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
“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 !!!