Saturday, September 29, 2012

Vatican Crackdown - 1983 of Archbishop Hunthausen of Seattle, Washington for Supporting gays and lesbians 1970’s – by Ratzinger(Benedict XVI)

Catholic Archbishop of Seattle Hunthausen issues a letter
against homosexual discrimination 
July 1, 1977
          On July 1, 1977, the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, the Most Reverend Raymond G. Hunthausen, publicly defends the rights of gays and lesbians. The letter is reprinted in the Seattle Gay News. Photo
          Archbishop Hunthausen had many disagreements with the Vatican over gay rights, women’s rights, and other social issues.
          The letter from Archbishop of Seattle Most Reverend Raymond G. Hunthausen made public July 1, 1977, is here reprinted along with the brief introduction to it that appeared in the Seattle Gay News... Read more:


Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen of Seattle, Washington
– Support for gays and lesbians 1970’s
&
 Ratzinger/Benedict XVI

These excerpts, from Chapter Sixteen, “On Catholic Hill,” chronicle the courage of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen in his attempt to create a home for gays and lesbians within the Seattle archdiocese in the late 1970s and 1980s. His efforts prompted a Vatican investigation of the Seattle archdiocese for its openness to gay and lesbian ministry and an unprecedented intervention ordered in the 1980s by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI

In fall 1985, the Vatican finally acted again.

          The first news the public heard was overwhelmingly positive for Hunthausen. A church heavyweight, Rome’s ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Pio Laghi, sent a letter in November that bluntly attacked the “exaggerated and mean-spirited criticism” that Hunthausen’s opponents had been making, and warmly praised the archbishop’s “clear evidence of loyalty to the church.” However, there were “areas of concern,” Laghi noted, where Hunthausen needed to show “greater vigilance in upholding the church’s teaching.”   One was the ministry to homosexuals. In the letter released to the public, Laghi said no more than that. It seemed the gentlest possible of criticisms.
          But what was not publicly known at the time was that six weeks earlier, at the end of September, another powerful Vatican bureaucrat, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, had sent a  confidential and far blunter letter. He headed the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the successor to the church’s Inquisition office. In that letter, Ratzinger said, “The Archdiocese should withdraw all support from any group which does not unequivocally accept the teaching of the Magesterium concerning the intrinsic evil of homosexual activity. The ill-advised welcome of a pro-homosexual group to your cathedral . . . served to make the Church’s position appear to be ambiguous on this delicate but important point. A compassionate ministry to homosexual persons must be developed that has as its clear goal the promotion of a chaste lifestyle . . . ”…
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Hunthausen & Ratzinger

Vatican CANON LAW does NOT recognize - USA concepts of DUE PROCESS Photo


Hunthausen Case

…The most extreme intervention in a U.S. archdiocese by the Vatican was in Seattle, where an auxiliary was appointed who was supposed to have final authority over important areas of diocesan life including the tribunal, liturgy, former priests, priestly formation, medical ethics and ministry to homosexuals…
          …The Hunthausen case is worth examining because it shows what concerns Rome has about the American church. In addition, it shows how Roman procedures and American concepts of due process come into conflict.
          It all began in May 1983 when Archbishop Laghi approached Archbishop Hunthausen at a meeting of the American bishops in Chicago and told him that the Vatican wanted to have a visitation of Seattle. Hunthausen, not having the slightest idea what a visitation was, said, "Fine, we have all sorts of wonderful things going on in Seattle." Archbishop Hickey of Washington, DC, was appointed visitor.
          Later, Hunthausen began to question the visitation when it became clear that its purpose was to evaluate criticisms about his ministry as archbishop. He objected that he was never given any specifics about what was to be investigated so that he could defend himself. In addition, the Vatican wanted the visitation to be secret, but he argued that was impossible. When the fact of the visitation became known, Seattle officials insisted that the leak occurred in Washington, DC.
          In November 1983, Archbishop Hickey spent a week in Seattle conferring with the archbishop and over seventy priests, religious, and laypersons, many of whom were suggested by the archbishop. He also examined documents issued by the archbishop or the archdiocese. Hunthausen was never given a copy of the report sent by Archbishop Hickey to the Vatican. The Vatican argued that those interviewed were promised anonymity, and therefore he could not see it.
          In September 1985, the archbishop received a letter from Cardinal Ratzinger concluding the visitation and outlining its findings. The letter is important because it shows what things worry the Vatican, not only in Seattle, but in other dioceses in the United States…
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1986 - Warnings to Vatican inquisitor – valuing rigidity of doctrine over people

Archbishop Asks Rome To Ease Up - September 28, 1986
          MILWAUKEE — Rembert George Weakland… forthrightly told the Vatican to…soften its drive to coerce doctrinal uniformity by punishing dissenters.
          He asserted that Draconian measures used throughout Christian history to silence those who challenge traditional church teaching have resulted in
``much cruelty, suppression of theological creativity and lack of growth.`` Photo
          Archbishop Weakland…is the first American Catholic leader of wide repute and influence to publicly raise alarm over the perceived crackdown by Rome on prominent and liberal U.S. Catholic thinkers who question Vatican stands on sexual morality and other issues…
          They involved a Catholic University of America theologian, Rev. Charles Curran, whose teaching credentials have been removed, and Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, whose administrative authority in several areas of ministry were stripped and given to an auxiliary bishop…         
          …The liberal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton of Detroit predicted that the ``cruel (and) demeaning`` treatment of Archbishop Hunthausen would effectively ``intimidate`` his fellow prelates.
          The moderate Archbishop Francis T. Hurley of Anchorage…petitioning Rome to offer a more detailed rationale for its ``drastic reprimand`` of Archbishop Hunthausen, who has withheld a portion of his income tax in protest of U.S. military policies and who has permitted a national convention of gay and lesbian Catholics to use the Seattle cathedral church.
          ``Would itemization of specific (charges) reveal some fundamental flaws…or would they appear trivial and therefore provide feeble basis . . . for such action?`` Archbishop Hurley wondered aloud in his column.
          The more philosophical and historically grounded warnings raised by Archbishop Weakland…in his columns, titled ``The Price of Orthodoxy,`` …appeared to be directing his remarks to Vatican inquisitors
          …He contended that previous efforts to monitor and safeguard Catholic doctrine have been undertaken in an atmosphere where ``amateurs-turned-theologians easily became headhunters and leaders were picked (on the basis of) the rigidity of their doctrine, so that often second-rate and repressive minds, riding on the waves of fear, took over.
          ``Religion under such circumstances then can become an ideology that tolerates no obstacle and that values ideas more than people,`` he wrote…
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Ratzinger & the persecution of Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen


Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger…
efforts to prevent the
evolution in church teaching
toward acceptance of
homosexuals -
a timeline beginning 1984 -
Milestones in campaign to hold the doctrinal line - National Catholic Reporter, July 30, 1999

 




GAY MARRIAGE - Benedict XVI Dismisses Science Reason – NATURAL LAW | Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely | PART 1

Excerpts:

Benedict XVI and the hierarchy public statements promoting marriage have been subtle systematic increments of often-disguised antigay propaganda void of any supporting factual evidence.  Unsuspecting innocent people are unknowingly being in a way seduced into colluding with such kind of people in power, Benedict XVI, by remaining silent. This is a gradual process of falsely devaluing a whole group of people in order to ignite public hostility against an innocent group of people. This is a dangerous procedure because if those who are in power are able to succeed at it then who is next – no one is safe.

"First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."

Benedict XVI’s unsubstantiated antigay statements – even those that are disguised – such as; “gay marriage threatens family and society” are truly statements about him.  Benedict XVI threatens family and society – not gay marriage. There is overwhelming evidence, over 30 years of child sexual abuse cover-ups and the ongoing Vatileaks & Vatican Bank scandals that support this statement that - Benedict XVI threatens family and society.  Benedict XVI has absolutely no factual evidence to support any of his statements made against gay people.  In fact, every antigay statement that Benedict XVI has made can be easily turned around to accurately describe Benedict XVI own personal behavior. Jesus warned us how we can avoid this kind of self-deception from happening to us – when he said:

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 6:40-42

There are different perspectives of how Natural Law is viewed by others - then Benedict XVI’s elitist attitude his inordinate importance he seems to place on his use of the Natural Law concept, which is over and beyond that of the Gospels and scientific research.

Benedict XVI - Demeaning Accusations of Gay People -
Lacking Evidence / Reason – Corruption of Natural Law

All human life is sacred. Human life is never to be devalued or demeaned in any way by anyone. To deliberately devalue anyone or any group of human beings while others remain silent is what will destroy humanity as a whole – not gay marriage -
Pope: Gay marriage threatens humanity’s future, Jan. 9, 2012.

NATURAL LAW - "NONSENSE UPON STILTS"

"NATURAL LAW" AND LAWS OF NATURE
In the history of human thought few words have created as much confusion as the words "nature" and "law". They can assume very different meanings, and these meanings are not always made sufficiently clear. Indeed, when people use the words in an argument, they often switch from one meaning to another without becoming aware of it and thus trap themselves in logical fallacies.
NATURAL LAW is AMBIGUOUS
The term “natural law” is ambiguous. It refers to a type of moral theory, as well as to a type of legal theory, but the core claims of the two kinds of theory are logically independent. It does not refer to the laws of nature, the laws that science aims to describe. According to natural law moral theory, the moral standards that govern human behavior are, in some sense, objectively derived from the nature of human beings and the nature of the world. While being logically independent of natural law legal theory, the two theories intersect.
LAWS OF NATURE
Laws of Nature are to be distinguished both from Scientific Laws and from Natural Laws.
NATURAL LAW - "NONSENSE UPON STILTS"
Jeremy Bentham (15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law…
His position included arguments in favour of individual and economic freedom, usury, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts. He argued for the abolition of slavery and the death penalty and for the abolition of physical punishment, including that of children. Although strongly in favour of the extension of individual legal rights, he opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts."

HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT UNNATURAL
Read more:
France - Pour Benoit XVI le mariage gay menace la famille – 21 September 2012 | “Could it be that Benedict XVI is unconsciously repeating Hitler's crime against humanity?” UNSUBSTANTIATED ANTIGAY Propaganda – 9/22/12
 
 Related links: 

Vatican’s Antigay Teachings are UNSUBSTANTIATED - life-threatening to very young children globally - Vatican needs to immediately RENOUNCE all their antigay teachings, because they are NOT based on truth -- Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – 9/07/12 Photo
FRENCH President Hollande - UN to DECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY - Benedict XVI’s tenacious attacks Unprecedented – impetuousness, HUBRIS SYNDROME??? * Hunthausen Case 1983

As SCIENCE moves forward on Research & Understanding Homosexuality -- RATZINGER/BENEDICT XVI Ignoring Science - Sanctions Ignorance & Silence Promoting discrimination of Homosexuality – A Timeline

Benedict XVI Ongoing - Crackdown 2012 on GAY MARRIAGE Supporters – LCWR USA Nuns - “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics” - Statement by Mercy Sister Margaret A. Farley – 6/4/12 Photo

VATICAN CRACKDOWN - Gay Catholic Priest 1997 - Fr. Marty Kurylowicz “Coming Out” for “Protection of Children from Antigay Social & Religious Norms”- to be Permanently Remove & Silence of Gay Priest | Vatican Ordered REPARATIVE THERAPY

US Nuns, Rebuked by Vatican, Plan Road Trip to Spotlight SOCIAL JUSTICE Issues - To Highlight Their Work With The Nation’s Poor And Disenfranchised – 6/5/12

Gay Marriage & Benedict XVI Mirroring – “Hitler Youth” supporting Nazis Brutal RE-EDUCATION of Homosexuals |1997 Orders RE-EDUCATION for Gay Priest, Fr. Marty Kurylowicz’s Public “Coming Out” for Protection of Gay Children |No USA Civil Laws to Protect Gay Catholic Priest or Children

Could it be that Benedict XVI is unconsciously repeating Hitler's crime against humanity? Fierce relentless promulgation of UNSUBSTANTIATED ANTIGAY statements

Minnesota's Anti-Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment – The Rachel Maddow Show – 5/23/11 - STATE REP. STEVE SIMON (D), STATE REP. JOHN KRIESEL (R), JEFF and LORI WILFAHRT, the parents of CORPORAL ANDREW WILFAHRT, who was killed on February 27th in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Minnesota – USA Catholics Supporting All People & NOT Nienstedt Anti-Catholic Global Papal Mandate Disguising Discrimination of Gay People - DOUBLE-SPEAK Deception

Obama Gay Marriage Endorsement Is 'Political Bravery'- RACHEL MADDOW (VIDEO) & Obama Lets Go Of Fear – “…I think of all the GAY KIDS out there who now know they have their president on their side…” By ANDREW SULLIVAN - NPR – May 9 & 10, 2012

Michelle Obama – “Kids who now feel like, for the FIRST TIME, if they're gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, that they feel like they have a place.” 9/26/12

Benedict XVI & Bush 2003 against GAY MARRIAGE - Help Wins USA Presidential Election 2004 - A Well-informed Conscience - protects RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and NOT Tyranny in Religion
As Support for Gay Marriage Increases - Benedict XVI & USA Bishops Panic of Exposure Increases - Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups Accountability - VATICAN RENOUNCES ALL ANTI-GAY TEACHINGS – 11/30/11


GAY MARRIAGE – Propaganda Tactics|B16’s Naturalistic fallacy & Homosexuality - Dehumanizing, Depriving Civil Rights, Silencing Gays - Covering Up B16 Crimes Against Children 30+yrs? |PART 5

'Less Than Human'
by David Livingstone Smith 2011

Excerpts:
Dehumanizing Homosexuals

Depriving Civil Rights – Human Rights  

…We dehumanize our fellow human beings when we convince ourselves (or allow ourselves to be convinced) that they are less than human and come to believe that, although these people appear to be human beings like us, this is merely a façade. Beneath the surface they are really subhuman creatures, fit to be hunted down and destroyed. The immense destructive power of dehumanization lies in the fact that it excludes its victims from the universe of moral obligation, so killing them is of no greater consequence swatting a mosquito, or poisoning a rat. If dehumanization is a key factor in war and genocide, we ought to be working very hard to prevent it.
Read more:
Psychology of Violence - David Livingstone Smith 2010

The way that Benedict XVI and the hierarchy are able to maintain this false notion about homosexuals is by publically dehumanizing homosexuals. It is their relentless condemnation of homosexuals using anti-gay propaganda trying to convince the public that homosexuals are less than human, are subhuman and therefore, homosexuals can be “excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together ('Less Than Human' - by David Livingstone Smith 2011).”

What is it that enables one group of human beings to treat another group as though they were subhuman creatures?
…A rough answer isn't hard to come by. Thinking sets the agenda for action, and thinking of humans as less than human paves the way for atrocity. The Nazis were explicit about the status of their victims. They were Untermenschen — subhumans — and as such were excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together. It's wrong to kill a person, but permissible to exterminate a rat. To the Nazis, all the Jews, Gypsies and others were rats: dangerous, disease-carrying rats…
Dehumanizing the enemy allowed German soldiers and officers to agree with the Nazis' new vision of warfare, and to fight without granting the Soviets any mercy or quarter."
…The Holocaust is the most thoroughly documented example of the ravages of dehumanization. Its hideousness strains the limits of imagination. And yet, focusing on it can be strangely comforting. It's all too easy to imagine that the Third Reich was a bizarre aberration, a kind of mass insanity instigated by a small group of deranged ideologues who conspired to seize political power and bend a nation to their will. Alternatively, it's tempting to imagine that the Germans were (or are) a uniquely cruel and bloodthirsty people. But these diagnoses are dangerously wrong. What's most disturbing about the Nazi phenomenon is not that the Nazis were madmen or monsters. It's that they were ordinary human beings
NPR book review:
'Less Than Human': The Psychology Of Cruelty

Benedict XVI Fights Against Homosexuals Civil Rights
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Friday, September 28, 2012

FRENCH President Hollande - UN to DECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY - Benedict XVI’s tenacious attacks Unprecedented – impetuousness, HUBRIS SYNDROME??? * Hunthausen Case 1983

This posting was sent out as a US group mailing prior to posting here on the Thalamus Center. 


FRENCH President François Hollande - called on UN to DECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY worldwide

Being gay isn't a crime, says French prez to UN – 9/26/12
          …Hollande spoke before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday and told the group that his country intended to be the leader in the global fight for "universal human freedoms": Photo
France will continue to engage in all these struggles: for the abolition of the death penalty, for women's rights to equality and dignity, for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality, which should not be recognised as a crime but, on the contrary, recognized as a [sexual] orientation.
Hollande's speech touched on an issue rarely discussed among the U.N., and Hollande's appeal marks the first time a head of state has spoken out about homosexuality at the General Assembly. In many areas of the world, homosexuality is still considered illegal, with punishments ranging from prison to death… Read more & view video:


Hollande plaide pour dépénaliser l'homosexualité - 25 septembre 2012
          NEW YORK (Reuters) - François Hollande a plaidé mardi devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies pour la dépénalisation de l'homosexualité au niveau mondial, un sujet rarement abordé par un chef d'Etat dans un tel contexte.
          Le président français a promis un texte autorisant le mariage aux personnes de même sexe pour 2013, une proposition qui semble emporter l'adhésion d'une majorité de Français mais désapprouvée par certains élus conservateurs ou responsables religieux…

France to pass gay marriage, adoption law – 6/29/12
President Francois Hollande, who took office last month, had pledged to legalize gay marriage and adoption during his election campaign but had given no time frame…
…"The government has made it an objective for the next few months to work on implementing its campaign commitments on the fight against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity," Ayrault's office said in a statement...  Read more:

ONU : François Hollande plaide pour dépénaliser l'homosexualité – 25/9/2012
François Hollande a plaidé mardi devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies pour la dépénalisation de l'homosexualité au niveau mondial, un sujet rarement abordé par un chef d'Etat dans un tel contexte. La France entend être « exemplaire pour porter les libertés fondamentales : c'est son combat, c'est aussi son honneur », a déclaré François Hollande dans son premier discours devant l'assemblée plénière des Nations unies. « C'est la raison pour laquelle la France continuera de mener tous ces combats : pour l'abolition de la peine de mort, pour les droits des femmes à l'égalité et à la dignité, pour la dépénalisation universelle de l'homosexualité, qui ne peut pas être reconnue comme un crime mais au contraire comme une reconnaissance d'une orientation », a-t-il ajouté…

Benedict XVI’s tenacious attacks Unprecedented
– Impetuousness, HUBRIS SYNDROME???


France - Pour Benoit XVI le mariage gay menace la famille – 21 September 2012 | “Could it be that Benedict XVI is unconsciously repeating Hitler's crime against humanity?” UNSUBSTANTIATED ANTIGAY Propaganda – 9/22/12

Pour Benoit XVI le mariage gay menace la famille – 21 September 2012
…"La famille est menacée par une conception de la nature humaine qui s'avère défectueuse (...) défendre la famille et la vie dans la société n'est en rien rétrograde mais plutôt prophétique" a notamment déclaré Benoit XVI lors de cette rencontre, avant de rappeler que "mariage et famille sont des institutions qui doivent être promues et garanties de toute équivoque possible quant à leur vérité, parce que tout dommage qui leur est causé constitue de fait une blessure pour la convivialité humaine comme telle"…


Pope says France gay marriage threatens family and society – 9/22/12
The Pope called upon French Catholics to challenge the planned introduction of gay marriage dubbing it as a ‘threat’ to the family and society in France
          The head of the Catholic church, Pope Benedict XVI, told a group of French bishops visiting Castel Gandolfo that the introduction of gay marriage will threaten society and the family in France…
          …The Pope thus raised three points: Firstly saying that marriage between man and woman is a ‘fact’ of nature and ‘threatened’ by other forms of marriage which are ‘proven’ to be ‘defective’…
          …This attack by the Pope is unprecedented in its tenacity and its direct call to interfere in the affairs of a government. His previous attack on the introduction of same-sex marriage in Spain was much more subdued and less strongly worded…

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HUBRIS SYNDROME
  
Intoxication of Power & Hubris Syndrome

Intoxication of Power & HUBRIS Syndrome - extreme pride or arrogance - a loss of contact with reality… Read More:

Hubris syndrome - Owen D.
Clin Med. 2008 Aug;8(4):428-32
Abstract
Hubris syndrome is associated with power, more likely to manifest itself the longer the person exercises power and the greater the power they exercise. A syndrome not to be applied to anyone with existing mental illness or brain damage. Usually symptoms abate when the person no longer exercises power. It is less likely to develop in people who retain a personal modesty, remain open to criticism, have a degree of cynicism or well developed sense of humour…


Hubris syndrome: An acquired personality disorder? A study of US Presidents and UK Prime Ministers over the last 100 years
By David Owen and Jonathan Davidson – January  5, 2009
Oxford Journals – Medicine - Brain - Volume 132, Issue 5Pp. 1396-1406.

The history of madness is the history of power. Because it imagines power, madness is both impotence and omnipotence. It requires power to control it. Threatening the normal structures of authority, insanity is engaged in an endless dialogue—a monomaniacal monologue sometimes—about power’.
Roy Porter - A Social History of Madness: Stories of the Insane, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987 p. 39

Introduction
Charisma, charm, the ability to inspire, persuasiveness, breadth of vision, willingness to take risks, grandiose aspirations and bold self-confidence—these qualities are often associated with successful leadership. Yet there is another side to this profile, for these very same qualities can be marked by impetuosity, a refusal to listen to or take advice and a particular form of incompetence when impulsivity, recklessness and frequent inattention to detail predominate. This can result in disastrous leadership and cause damage on a large scale. The attendant loss of capacity to make rational decisions is perceived by the general public to be more than ‘just making a mistake’. While they may use discarded medical or colloquial terms, such as ‘madness’ or ‘he's lost it’, to describe such behaviour, they instinctively sense a change of behaviour although their words do not adequately capture its essence… Read complete research:


The intoxication of power: From neurosciences to hubris in healthcare and public life - Tuesday 9 October 2012
          A meeting in association with the Daedalus Trust
          The evolution of increasingly complex public life, healthcare, financial and social systems demands highly performing leadership by clinicians, managers, executives, public servants and others. This conference will explore aspects of the pathology of leadership and decision making: how it may be understood and what may be done about it.
          The concept of the Hubris Syndrome postulated by Lord David Owen in 2007 compels us to study the evolving dynamics of personality and leadership in public life. An innovative perspective in this study is the inclusion of the dynamics of the nervous system including neurotransmitters and motivational systems. Exciting developments in cognitive, affective and social neuroscience and constantly evolving systems of commissioning, business and governance in healthcare, together with relentlessly changing cultures in society make this a timely, even essential conference.
          Sir Michael Rawlins, President Royal Society of Medicine will open the conference.
          The aim of the conference will be to integrate emerging knowledge from neuroscience, social sciences and organisational governance to nourish benevolent leadership and create effective constraints to hubris and related conditions.
          How can we contain hubris and nourish benevolent leadership?
          How can we prevent collusion with hubris in groups and develop effective governance constraints?
          How can we create cultures of cooperation, accountability, creativity and effectiveness in diverse institutions in society?

Hubris syndrome: An acquired personality disorder? A study of US Presidents and UK Prime Ministers over the last 100 years
By David Owen  and Jonathan Davidson – January  5, 2009
Oxford Journals – Medicine - Brain - Volume 132, Issue 5Pp. 1396-1406.

The history of madness is the history of power. Because it imagines power, madness is both impotence and omnipotence. It requires power to control it. Threatening the normal structures of authority, insanity is engaged in an endless dialogue—a monomaniacal monologue sometimes—about power’.
Roy Porter - A Social History of Madness: Stories of the Insane, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987 p. 39
Introduction
Charisma, charm, the ability to inspire, persuasiveness, breadth of vision, willingness to take risks, grandiose aspirations and bold self-confidence—these qualities are often associated with successful leadership. Yet there is another side to this profile, for these very same qualities can be marked by impetuosity, a refusal to listen to or take advice and a particular form of incompetence when impulsivity, recklessness and frequent inattention to detail predominate. This can result in disastrous leadership and cause damage on a large scale. The attendant loss of capacity to make rational decisions is perceived by the general public to be more than ‘just making a mistake’. While they may use discarded medical or colloquial terms, such as ‘madness’ or ‘he's lost it’, to describe such behaviour, they instinctively sense a change of behaviour although their words do not adequately capture its essence… Read complete research:




The intensity of Benedict XVI’s obsessive tenacious attacks on Gay Marriage globally – sharp increases - Unprecedented Levels – impetuousness,
Hubris Syndrome???
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

Benedict XVI’s tenacious attacks on Gay Marriage supporters, such as, the USA nuns, monks, priests, theologians and many others have been for the past 30 years his obsessive attempt to permanently remove and silence any and all questioning, requests to dialogue or discussions on the topic of sexual orientation. What he demands instead is strict silence and blind obedience to the formation that is mostly of his design, on the topic of sexual orientation – regardless of the overwhelming amount of authoritative knowledge to the contrary.   Benedict XVI is making the exact same mistake that the Vatican made with Galileo – the bible clearly stating numerous times that the earth does not move.  However, in 1992, Pope John Paul II vindicated Galileo stating that Galileo was right and the Vatican was wrong.   Photo

Unlike the people in Galileo’s time – today people around the world are light-years better educated than in the 1600’s. Global communication through the Internet is a quantum leap from the communication abilities in Galileo’s times, though seemly akin to his discoveries of the universe. It would seem that Benedict XVI must be beyond being exasperated unable to control what people think and know, today 2012. 

What Benedict XVI, in the early 1980’s as Cardinal Ratzinger, the grand inquisitor (of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – 1981 – 2005) and his accomplices (many young ambitious rising clerics with aspirations of being elevated to a member of the hierarchy) were able to get away with silencing and removing any and all opposition (sisters, priests, bishops e.g. Hunthausen - Archbishop of Seattle) in as covert manner as possible far away from the news media – this is not true today. Though today Benedict XVI employs the same hostile and deceptive antics without any oversight and he is able to hide beyond his cloak of Diplomatic Immunity from any civil prosecution, however, the world is more aware than ever of his questionable criminal activity e.g. 30 years of child sexual abuse cover-ups, including his obsessive attempts to shift the blame on gay priests.  Benedict XVI disregard for safety and well-being of children’s’ lives is unconscionable not only with his 30 some years of cover-ups of the child sexual abuse, but also with global lifetime harm caused to children in early childhood psychological developmental years growing-up who are   subjected to social environments influenced by the Vatican’s unsubstantiated antigay teachings.  Photo

The truth, the decades of authoritative evidence regarding sexual orientation as a natural part of human development that begins at birth the same as heterosexual ordination is undisputed, the same as Galileo’s assertions about the sun and the earth.  This knowledge makes the issue of gay marriage inevitable, because it is about the true love of God – meaning it is sacred and holy. Benedict XVI is unable to discredit these authoritative facts globally regarding nature human development of sexual orientation created by God like the sun and earth – though continues to attempt to do so.  Why???

And presently 2012 - the more fiercely Benedict XVI attempts to do so by threatening and attacking - USA nuns, priests, politicians, and world leaders - including myself (among others charges listed against me - the Thalamus Center blog as one of the main charges) - the more credibility he and the hierarchy continue to lose. However, given the realization that this overwhelming authoritative evidence regarding sexual orientation that is known globally - these obsessive tenacious attacks of Benedict XVI on gay marriage supporters globally have increased drastically in intensity that have now been reported to have reached unprecedented levels.  This behavior does not appear to make sense - what does Benedict XVI expect to achieve?  The truth is known and has been established regarding sexual orientation and the harm to children globally by antigay social influence. Benedict XVI’s behavior seems to be questionable – is it extreme impetuousness or something like the Hubris Syndrome???

Fr. Marty Kurylowicz

Gay Catholic Priest “Fr. Marty Kurylowicz” 1997 “Coming Out” for “Protection of Children From Antigay Social & Religious Norms” – Vatican Ordered REPARATIVE THERAPY… August 2012


Catholic Archbishop of Seattle Hunthausen issues a letter
against homosexual discrimination 
July 1, 1977
          On July 1, 1977, the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle, the Most Reverend Raymond G. Hunthausen, publicly defends the rights of gays and lesbians. The letter is reprinted in the Seattle Gay News.
          Archbishop Hunthausen had many disagreements with the Vatican over gay rights, women’s rights, and other social issues.
          The letter from Archbishop of Seattle Most Reverend Raymond G. Hunthausen made public July 1, 1977, is here reprinted along with the brief introduction to it that appeared in the Seattle Gay News... Read more:
Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen of Seattle, Washington
– Support for gays and lesbians 1970’s
&
 Ratzinger/Benedict XVI

These excerpts, from Chapter Sixteen, “On Catholic Hill,” chronicle the courage of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen in his attempt to create a home for gays and lesbians within the Seattle archdiocese in the late 1970s and 1980s. His efforts prompted a Vatican investigation of the Seattle archdiocese for its openness to gay and lesbian ministry and an unprecedented intervention ordered in the 1980s by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI

In fall 1985, the Vatican finally acted again.

          The first news the public heard was overwhelmingly positive for Hunthausen. A church heavyweight, Rome’s ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Pio Laghi, sent a letter in November that bluntly attacked the “exaggerated and mean-spirited criticism” that Hunthausen’s opponents had been making, and warmly praised the archbishop’s “clear evidence of loyalty to the church.” However, there were “areas of concern,” Laghi noted, where Hunthausen needed to show “greater vigilance in upholding the church’s teaching.”   One was the ministry to homosexuals. In the letter released to the public, Laghi said no more than that. It seemed the gentlest possible of criticisms.
          But what was not publicly known at the time was that six weeks earlier, at the end of September, another powerful Vatican bureaucrat, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, had sent a  confidential and far blunter letter. He headed the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the successor to the church’s Inquisition office. In that letter, Ratzinger said, “The Archdiocese should withdraw all support from any group which does not unequivocally accept the teaching of the Magesterium concerning the intrinsic evil of homosexual activity. The ill-advised welcome of a pro-homosexual group to your cathedral . . . served to make the Church’s position appear to be ambiguous on this delicate but important point. A compassionate ministry to homosexual persons must be developed that has as its clear goal the promotion of a chaste lifestyle . . . ”…
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Hunthausen & Ratzinger

Vatican CANON LAW does NOT recognize - USA concepts of DUE PROCESS


Hunthausen Case

…The most extreme intervention in a U.S. archdiocese by the Vatican was in Seattle, where an auxiliary was appointed who was supposed to have final authority over important areas of diocesan life including the tribunal, liturgy, former priests, priestly formation, medical ethics and ministry to homosexuals…
          …The Hunthausen case is worth examining because it shows what concerns Rome has about the American church. In addition, it shows how Roman procedures and American concepts of due process come into conflict.
          It all began in May 1983 when Archbishop Laghi approached Archbishop Hunthausen at a meeting of the American bishops in Chicago and told him that the Vatican wanted to have a visitation of Seattle. Hunthausen, not having the slightest idea what a visitation was, said, "Fine, we have all sorts of wonderful things going on in Seattle." Archbishop Hickey of Washington, DC, was appointed visitor.
          Later, Hunthausen began to question the visitation when it became clear that its purpose was to evaluate criticisms about his ministry as archbishop. He objected that he was never given any specifics about what was to be investigated so that he could defend himself. In addition, the Vatican wanted the visitation to be secret, but he argued that was impossible. When the fact of the visitation became known, Seattle officials insisted that the leak occurred in Washington, DC.
          In November 1983, Archbishop Hickey spent a week in Seattle conferring with the archbishop and over seventy priests, religious, and laypersons, many of whom were suggested by the archbishop. He also examined documents issued by the archbishop or the archdiocese. Hunthausen was never given a copy of the report sent by Archbishop Hickey to the Vatican. The Vatican argued that those interviewed were promised anonymity, and therefore he could not see it.
          In September 1985, the archbishop received a letter from Cardinal Ratzinger concluding the visitation and outlining its findings. The letter is important because it shows what things worry the Vatican, not only in Seattle, but in other dioceses in the United States…
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1986 - Warnings to Vatican inquisitor – valuing rigidity of doctrine over people

Archbishop Asks Rome To Ease Up - September 28, 1986
          MILWAUKEE — Rembert George Weakland… forthrightly told the Vatican to…soften its drive to coerce doctrinal uniformity by punishing dissenters.
          He asserted that Draconian measures used throughout Christian history to silence those who challenge traditional church teaching have resulted in
``much cruelty, suppression of theological creativity and lack of growth.``
          Archbishop Weakland…is the first American Catholic leader of wide repute and influence to publicly raise alarm over the perceived crackdown by Rome on prominent and liberal U.S. Catholic thinkers who question Vatican stands on sexual morality and other issues…
          They involved a Catholic University of America theologian, Rev. Charles Curran, whose teaching credentials have been removed, and Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, whose administrative authority in several areas of ministry were stripped and given to an auxiliary bishop…         
          …The liberal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton of Detroit predicted that the ``cruel (and) demeaning`` treatment of Archbishop Hunthausen would effectively ``intimidate`` his fellow prelates.
          The moderate Archbishop Francis T. Hurley of Anchorage…petitioning Rome to offer a more detailed rationale for its ``drastic reprimand`` of Archbishop Hunthausen, who has withheld a portion of his income tax in protest of U.S. military policies and who has permitted a national convention of gay and lesbian Catholics to use the Seattle cathedral church.
          ``Would itemization of specific (charges) reveal some fundamental flaws…or would they appear trivial and therefore provide feeble basis . . . for such action?`` Archbishop Hurley wondered aloud in his column.
          The more philosophical and historically grounded warnings raised by Archbishop Weakland…in his columns, titled ``The Price of Orthodoxy,`` …appeared to be directing his remarks to Vatican inquisitors
          …He contended that previous efforts to monitor and safeguard Catholic doctrine have been undertaken in an atmosphere where ``amateurs-turned-theologians easily became headhunters and leaders were picked (on the basis of) the rigidity of their doctrine, so that often second-rate and repressive minds, riding on the waves of fear, took over.
          ``Religion under such circumstances then can become an ideology that tolerates no obstacle and that values ideas more than people,`` he wrote…
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Ratzinger & the persecution of Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen




GAY MARRIAGE - Benedict XVI Dismisses Science Reason – NATURAL LAW | Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely | PART 1

Excerpts:

Benedict XVI and the hierarchy public statements promoting marriage have been subtle systematic increments of often-disguised antigay propaganda void of any supporting factual evidence.  Unsuspecting innocent people are unknowingly being in a way seduced into colluding with such kind of people in power, Benedict XVI, by remaining silent. This is a gradual process of falsely devaluing a whole group of people in order to ignite public hostility against an innocent group of people. This is a dangerous procedure because if those who are in power are able to succeed at it then who is next – no one is safe.

"First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."

Benedict XVI’s unsubstantiated antigay statements – even those that are disguised – such as; “gay marriage threatens family and society” are truly statements about him.  Benedict XVI threatens family and society – not gay marriage. There is overwhelming evidence, over 30 years of child sexual abuse cover-ups and the ongoing Vatileaks & Vatican Bank scandals that support this statement that - Benedict XVI threatens family and society.  Benedict XVI has absolutely no factual evidence to support any of his statements made against gay people.  In fact, every antigay statement that Benedict XVI has made can be easily turned around to accurately describe Benedict XVI own personal behavior. Jesus warned us how we can avoid this kind of self-deception from happening to us – when he said:

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 6:40-42

There are different perspectives of how Natural Law is viewed by others - then Benedict XVI’s elitist attitude his inordinate importance he seems to place on his use of the Natural Law concept, which is over and beyond that of the Gospels and scientific research.

Benedict XVI - Demeaning Accusations of Gay People -
Lacking Evidence / Reason – Corruption of Natural Law

All human life is sacred. Human life is never to be devalued or demeaned in any way by anyone. To deliberately devalue anyone or any group of human beings while others remain silent is what will destroy humanity as a whole – not gay marriage -
Pope: Gay marriage threatens humanity’s future, Jan. 9, 2012.

NATURAL LAW - "NONSENSE UPON STILTS"

"NATURAL LAW" AND LAWS OF NATURE
In the history of human thought few words have created as much confusion as the words "nature" and "law". They can assume very different meanings, and these meanings are not always made sufficiently clear. Indeed, when people use the words in an argument, they often switch from one meaning to another without becoming aware of it and thus trap themselves in logical fallacies.
NATURAL LAW is AMBIGUOUS
The term “natural law” is ambiguous. It refers to a type of moral theory, as well as to a type of legal theory, but the core claims of the two kinds of theory are logically independent. It does not refer to the laws of nature, the laws that science aims to describe. According to natural law moral theory, the moral standards that govern human behavior are, in some sense, objectively derived from the nature of human beings and the nature of the world. While being logically independent of natural law legal theory, the two theories intersect.
LAWS OF NATURE
Laws of Nature are to be distinguished both from Scientific Laws and from Natural Laws.
NATURAL LAW - "NONSENSE UPON STILTS"
Jeremy Bentham (15 February 1748 – 6 June 1832) was an English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law…
His position included arguments in favour of individual and economic freedom, usury, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts. He argued for the abolition of slavery and the death penalty and for the abolition of physical punishment, including that of children. Although strongly in favour of the extension of individual legal rights, he opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts."

HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT UNNATURAL
Read more:
France - Pour Benoit XVI le mariage gay menace la famille – 21 September 2012 | “Could it be that Benedict XVI is unconsciously repeating Hitler's crime against humanity?” UNSUBSTANTIATED ANTIGAY Propaganda – 9/22/12
 
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Vatican’s Antigay Teachings are UNSUBSTANTIATED - life-threatening to very young children globally - Vatican needs to immediately RENOUNCE all their antigay teachings, because they are NOT based on truth -- Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – 9/07/12 Photo

Gay Catholic Priest “Fr. Marty Kurylowicz” 1997 “Coming Out” for “Protection of Children From Antigay Social & Religious Norms” – Vatican Ordered REPARATIVE THERAPY – World Health Organization 2012 Calls REPARATIVE THERAPY Serious Threat to Health &Life - Denounces as Illicit, Unethical, Violate Human Rights | VATICAN CRACKDOWN 2012 on GAY MARRIAGE Supporters: (LCWR Nuns) – Seeks Permanent Removal & Silence of Gay Priest - Has No Recourse - 8/17/12

US Nuns, Rebuked by Vatican, Plan Road Trip to Spotlight SOCIAL JUSTICE Issues - To Highlight Their Work With The Nation’s Poor And Disenfranchised – 6/5/12

As Support for Gay Marriage Increases - Benedict XVI & USA Bishops Panic of Exposure Increases - Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups Accountability - VATICAN RENOUNCES ALL ANTI-GAY TEACHINGS – 11/30/11


GAY MARRIAGE – Propaganda Tactics|B16’s Naturalistic fallacy & Homosexuality - Dehumanizing, Depriving Civil Rights, Silencing Gays - Covering Up B16 Crimes Against Children 30+yrs? |PART 5
'Less Than Human'
by David Livingstone Smith 2011

Excerpts:
Dehumanizing Homosexuals

Depriving Civil Rights – Human Rights  

…We dehumanize our fellow human beings when we convince ourselves (or allow ourselves to be convinced) that they are less than human and come to believe that, although these people appear to be human beings like us, this is merely a façade. Beneath the surface they are really subhuman creatures, fit to be hunted down and destroyed. The immense destructive power of dehumanization lies in the fact that it excludes its victims from the universe of moral obligation, so killing them is of no greater consequence swatting a mosquito, or poisoning a rat. If dehumanization is a key factor in war and genocide, we ought to be working very hard to prevent it.
Read more:
Psychology of Violence - David Livingstone Smith 2010

The way that Benedict XVI and the hierarchy are able to maintain this false notion about homosexuals is by publically dehumanizing homosexuals. It is their relentless condemnation of homosexuals using anti-gay propaganda trying to convince the public that homosexuals are less than human, are subhuman and therefore, homosexuals can be “excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together ('Less Than Human' - by David Livingstone Smith 2011).”

What is it that enables one group of human beings to treat another group as though they were subhuman creatures?
…A rough answer isn't hard to come by. Thinking sets the agenda for action, and thinking of humans as less than human paves the way for atrocity. The Nazis were explicit about the status of their victims. They were Untermenschen — subhumans — and as such were excluded from the system of moral rights and obligations that bind humankind together. It's wrong to kill a person, but permissible to exterminate a rat. To the Nazis, all the Jews, Gypsies and others were rats: dangerous, disease-carrying rats…
Dehumanizing the enemy allowed German soldiers and officers to agree with the Nazis' new vision of warfare, and to fight without granting the Soviets any mercy or quarter."
…The Holocaust is the most thoroughly documented example of the ravages of dehumanization. Its hideousness strains the limits of imagination. And yet, focusing on it can be strangely comforting. It's all too easy to imagine that the Third Reich was a bizarre aberration, a kind of mass insanity instigated by a small group of deranged ideologues who conspired to seize political power and bend a nation to their will. Alternatively, it's tempting to imagine that the Germans were (or are) a uniquely cruel and bloodthirsty people. But these diagnoses are dangerously wrong. What's most disturbing about the Nazi phenomenon is not that the Nazis were madmen or monsters. It's that they were ordinary human beings
NPR book review:
'Less Than Human': The Psychology Of Cruelty

Benedict XVI Fights Against Homosexuals Civil Rights

In this way, homosexuals can continually be deprived of their civil rights and therefore remain unable to defend themselves against the false accusations made by Benedict XVI and the hierarchy. 
Reference link:
June 1992 – First time U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - Addresses the child sexual abuse cover-ups - "Five Principles to Follow in Dealing with Accusations of Child Abuse"
VATICAN: GAY DISCRIMINATION Document Released - July 24, 1992 “…that said homosexuals could legitimately be discriminated against in employment, housing and the adoption of children.”
Vatican attacked for opposing gay decriminalization  - December 2, 2008
Vatican OPPOSES UN Declaration on DECRIMINALISATION of HOMOSEXUALITY – December 12, 2008
In a First, Gay Rights Are Pressed at the U.N. – December 18, 2008 - “How can we tolerate the fact that people are stoned, hanged, decapitated and tortured only because of their sexual orientation?”
Pope likens "saving" gays to saving the rainforest – December 22, 2008 “…Benedict said on Monday that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behavior was just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.”
Pope attacks blurring of gender – December 23, 2008 “…the need to save mankind from a destructive blurring of gender roles is as important as saving the rainforests.”
AUSCHWITZ -- CHRISTMAS 2008 - A flashback far more severe than in --- BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - December 26, 2008 – Fr. Marty Kurylowicz
…I think in truth on a much deeper level I was frightened, really frightened, to hear Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas remarks against homosexuals and transgendered human beings and even more frightened by the silence from the larger global community of human beings. What is so frightening is, even if there is agreement that one person does not matter or is not important, in truth then no one matters…
Tony Blair says Pope's views on homosexuals is wrong – April 9, 2009
The former prime minister said Pope Benedict XVI's "entrenched attitude" towards homosexuality is less tolerant than the views of ordinary Catholics.
Nancy Pelosi: ‘Hate Crimes Have No Place in America’ USA Speaker of the House – April 30, 2009 - the House passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 1913
'Endemic' rape and abuse of Irish children in Catholic care, inquiry finds – May 20, 2009
Revealed, six decades of 'ritual' child abuse: Catholic schools and orphanages damned in report – May 21, 2009
Church leaders and government watchdogs covered up 'endemic' and 'ritualised' abuse of thousands of children in Roman Catholic schools and orphanages in the Irish Republic…
Obama Signs Hate Crimes Bill – October 28, 2009
The law expands the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim’s SEXUAL ORIENTATION…“Because no one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hands of the person they love.” …“You understood that we must stand against crimes that are meant not only to break bones, but to break spirits — not only to inflict harm, but to instill fear,” Mr. Obama said. “You understand that the rights afforded every citizen under our Constitution mean nothing if we do not protect those rights — both from unjust laws and violent acts.”
Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up – November 26, 2009
The report…It found that the Church placed its own reputation above the protection of children in its care. It also said that state authorities facilitated the cover-up by allowing the Church to operate outside the law.
Irish church and police covered up child sex abuse, says report – November 26, 2009
Irish Catholic Church covered up child abuse, report says – November 26, 2009
The Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation's 720-page report said that it has "no doubt that clerical child sexual abuse was covered up" from January 1975 to May 2004, the time covered by the report.
The Department of Justice and Equality: Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin – 2009
UN Human Rights Council: IHEU calls the Vatican to account over child abuse – September 22, 2009
We urge the Holy See to recognise its responsibilities to children and the CRC, to bring its reporting up to date, and to instruct its dioceses and religious orders to report all cases of alleged child abuse to the civil authorities. We suggest that as an institution that claims to have “the highest moral authority”, it can do no less.
And we urge the international community to hold the Holy See to account.
Vatican defense: ‘Only 5%’ of clergy sex abusers and most of those gay – October 1, 2009
“The many thousands of victims of abuse deserve the international community to hold the Vatican to account, something it has been unwilling to do, so far. Both states and children’s organisations must unite to pressurise the Vatican to open its files, change its procedures worldwide, and report suspected abusers to civil authorities.”
New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem – November 18, 2009
The data, which was presented to the U.S. hierarchy on the second day of their annual meeting here, also appears to contradict the widely held view that homosexuals in the priesthood were largely responsible for the abuse.
"What we are suggesting is that the idea of sexual identity be separated from the problem of sexual abuse," said Margaret Smith, a researcher from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, which is conducting an independent study of sexual abuse in the priesthood from 1950 up to 2002. "At this point, we do not find a connection between homosexual identity and an increased likelihood of sexual abuse."
RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges falsely accused gay priests, WATERGATE? – December 17, 2009
A major problem with the hierarchical structure of the Roman Catholic Church is that there are no “checks and balances.” When the necessary “checks and balances” are not in place to protect any organization, it leaves “not making waves” the rule that governs the hierarchy and opens the way to many devastating mistakes harmful to everyone and allows corruption to grow.
Pope Blasts U.K. Anti-Discrimination Laws - February 2, 2010In Speech, Benedict Raises Fears that Vatican Could Be Prosecuted for Stances Against Gays
Your equality laws are unjust, pope tells UK before visit – February 2, 2010
Pope Benedict attacks government over Equality Bill, UK – February 2, 2010 "…As a Catholic, I am appalled by the attitude of the Pope. Religious leaders should be trying to eradicate inequality, not perpetuate it"
Pope Benedict XVI /Ratzinger Engineered Cover-up of Child Sex Abuse – Hans Kung - April 4, 2010
...the revelation of the clerical abuse of thousands of children and adolescents, first in the United States, then in Ireland and now in Germany and other countries. And to make matters worse, the handling of these cases has given rise to an unprecedented leadership crisis and a collapse of trust in church leadership.
There is no denying the fact that the worldwide system of covering up cases of sexual crimes committed by clerics was engineered by the Roman Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under [Benedict XVI] Cardinal Ratzinger (1981-2005). During the reign of Pope John Paul II, that congregation had already taken charge of all such cases under oath of strictest silence. Ratzinger himself, on May 18th, 2001, sent a solemn document to all the bishops dealing with severe crimes ( “epistula de delictis gravioribus” ), in which cases of abuse were sealed under the “secretum pontificium” , the violation of which could entail grave ecclesiastical penalties...
Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation – Irish Times
Fr. Hans Kung - Bio
Benedict XVI & Vatican Response to Global Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups
Pope Benedict condemns 'petty gossip' over child sexual abuse scandal – April 28, 2010
Pope Benedict today risked inflaming opinion as he appeared to round on critics of the Catholic church over the widening sexual abuse scandal, saying he would not "be intimidated by ... petty gossip".
Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican's Number 2: Priest Pedophilia Linked To Homosexuality – April 12, 2010 This is a perverse strategy by the Vatican to shirk its own ethical and legal responsibility by making a spurious and disgusting connection…"


Benedict XVI Fights Against Homosexuals Civil Rights


At the core of evil is the process of dehumanization by which certain other people or collectives of them, are depicted as less than human, as non comparable in humanity or personal dignity to those who do the labeling. Prejudice employs negative stereotypes in images or verbally abusive terms to demean and degrade the objects of its narrow view of superiority over these allegedly inferior persons. Discrimination involves the actions taken against those others based on the beliefs and emotions generated by prejudiced perspectives…
Nazi Comic Books
Hitler’s “final solution” of genocide of all European Jews began by shaping the beliefs of school children through the reading of assigned texts in which Jews are portrayed in a series of increasingly negative scenarios. At the end of these lessons in civics or geography, we see the “reasonable” discriminatory actions that Germans should take toward Jews.
This educational propaganda was intentionally designed to create a dehumanized conception of Jews among students by means of providing them with required texts that were colorful and visually told provocative narratives. Students from primary school through High School read these books…
Read complete overview & more:
The Lucifer Effect - by Philip Zimbardo

Again in May 2011, Benedict XVI and hierarchy disregarded the evidence of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice - 5-Year Study by American Bishops – Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cases, which found that the child sexual abuse decreased as more gay priests began serving the church” proving that homosexuals were not the cause and instead indicating that the inaction of the Hierarchy involving the cover-ups was a significant cause. However, regardless of the above facts Benedict XVI and the hierarchy have continued to the present - using propaganda tactics to publically demean gay people by name calling, “by capitalizing on the ambiguity of language, and by bending the rules of logic.”
Reference links:
Minnesota’s Archbishop Neinstedt - Unnamed donor paid for Catholic 400, 000 DVDs against same-sex marriage – September 22, 2010
Bishops on Gay Marriage - Archbishop Nienstedt sent 400,000 DVDs to every Catholic household in Minnesota – - October 29, 2010 - “Father Michael Tegeder, who ministers to a suburban Twin Cities parish. In a public letter he took issue with the archbishop’s contention that GAY MARRIAGE IS A THREAT TO TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE. He says the real threat to marriage is poverty.
Catholics split over Minnesota Archbishop Nienstedt’s 400,000 DVDs CAMPAIGN AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE – November 8, 2010
Archbishop Dolan: GAY MARRIAGE ‘ORWELLIAN SOCIAL ENGINEERING’ - May 13, 2011
Dolan “…says to expand the one-man, one-woman definition of marriage would be…‘perilous to all of us’…[Dolan] called the allegation that anti-gay marriage advocates are prejudiced or bigoted ‘nonsense’”
Archbishop Nienstedt: Gay marriage ban is not anti-gay – June 9, 2011
…“Regrettably, the media and some secular commentators have chosen to mischaracterize this measure as ANTI-GAY, MEAN-SPIRITED AND PREJUDICIAL,” wrote Nienstedt…“This is not the case or the intent behind the initiative.”
…Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, who says if same-sex marriage is legalized, it could lead to POLYGAMY AND INCEST
“Pastorally, children flourish best in the context of having both a mother and a father. EVERY SCIENTIFIC STUDY CONFIRMS THIS REALITY,” [Nienstedt] wrote.
But a review of 81 studies of many family types released late last year showed the opposite…
Dolan wrote…“If the definition of marriage is continually being altered, could it not in the future be morphed again to include MULTIPLE SPOUSES or even FAMILY MEMBERS?”
Archbishop Nienstedt plans anti-gay marriage committees in every Minnesota Catholic church – October 17, 2011 - Nienstedt wrote. “…a marriage is a union of a husband and a wife…To define it otherwise is a DETRIMENT TO THE COMMON GOOD OF SOCIETY.” http://minnesotaindependent.com/89988/archdiocese-plans-anti-gay-marriage-committees-in-every-minnesota-catholic-church
NY Timothy Dolan Issues Letter To Obama About Gay Marriage - September 22, 2011 - The nation's top Catholic bishop issued a stern challenge to the Obama administration's decision not to support a federal ban on gay marriage, and warned the president that his policies could "precipitate a NATIONAL CONFLICT between church and state of ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS." The two-page letter…charges the administration with "hostility" to traditional marriage and a "new, more aggressive position" on behalf of gay marriage. In especially strong language, it also argues that the administration treats millions of Americans WHO OPPOSE GAY MARRIAGE "AS IF THEY WERE BIGOTS."
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - adviser - saying DEVIL MAKES PEOPLE GAY – November 4, 2011
Minnesota’s Archbishop Nienstedt Issues PRO-AMENDMENT 'PRAYER FOR MARRIAGE'
for Catholics to RECITE AT MASS – December 15, 2011
Cardinal warns: Gay PRIDE Parade could be like KKK rally – December 22, 2011
Chicago's Cardinal George - under fire for comparing GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT to Ku Klux KlanDecember 22, 2011
Vatican Launches Catholic Home For FRUSTRATED U.S. Episcopalians – January 3, 2012
American Episcopalians upset with their denomination's ACCEPTANCE OF GAY AND FEMALE CLERGY can now convert to the Roman Catholic Church while keeping many cherished traditions in a special new U.S. diocese that was established on Sunday (Jan. 1) by Pope Benedict XVI
DOLAN ELEVATED as Pope Names New Cardinals- January 6, 2012
Cardinal George apologizes for linking Gay PRIDE Parade to KKK – January 6, 2012
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George apologized Friday for remarks aired on Christmas Day comparing the gay pride parade to the Ku Klux Klan.
Pope: GAY MARRIAGE THREATENS HUMANITY’S FUTURE – January 9. 2012
Pope Benedict XVI denounced gay marriage in his annual “State of the World” …some consider being his strongest tirade against gay marriage…“PRIDE of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and woman”
Ireland - Killing the Secrecy Exposing - Benedict XVI & Roman Curia - Response to Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups
John Jay College of Criminal Justice - 5-Year Study by American Bishops – Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse Cases - May 18, 2011
John Jay Report on Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church – “... no causative relationship between…homosexuality and the sexual victimization of children in the Church.” 51811
Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation

Above excerpts from:

GAY MARRIAGE – Propaganda Tactics|B16’s Naturalistic fallacy & Homosexuality - Dehumanizing, Depriving Civil Rights, Silencing Gays - Covering Up B16 Crimes Against Children 30+yrs? |PART 5

 

GAY MARRIAGE - An 8 Part Series Professionally providing Reliable Authoritative Data & Research –that Challenges the Accuracy & Truthfulness of Benedict XVI & Hierarchy – Public Antigay Attacks, Tactics – 2012

All tyranny needs
to
gain a foothold
is
for people
of
good conscience
to
remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson



What you cannot do is accept injustice.

From Hitler – or anyone.

You must make the injustice visible

– be prepared to die like a

 soldier to do so.

Mahatma Gandhi
Kids Are Being Hurt!!!


Injustice anywhere is a
threat to
Justice everywhere
Martin Luther King

The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Martin Luther King Jr.
“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.” 
…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!!!



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