Thursday, August 03, 2006

The loons are loose

Showing no sign of scaling back it's anti-gay rhetoric, the Vatican announced today its theme for the 40th annual World Day of Prayer for Peace--and also identified "propaganda and the growing acceptance of disordered lifestyles contrary to human dignity" as factors that are "weakening the hearts and minds of people to the point of extinguishing the desire for ordered and peaceful coexistence."

Nice. So now the gays are to blame for there being no peace in the world.

Of course the Vatican statement also identified "aberrant ideologies [and] the misguided use of science and technology" as "a threat to humanity," arguing that "peace is in danger when human dignity is not respected and when social coexistence does not seek the common good."

As true as at least some of that may be, is this the best we can do for world peace? You'd think a document entitled, "The Human Person: The Heart of Peace," might be a little more hopeful. Instead we get another impenetrable tirade.

Well, perhaps when the final statement comes out, it will be at least readable, if not worth reading. Chalk this one up to another missed opportunity.

And who is the homophobe running amok in the halls of the Eternal City? This is getting old.