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Comment 5 by Shadow3728 :

The department says "the Church teaches that the respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behaviour or to legal recognition of homosexual unions.

And how, exactly, can you have 'respect' for persons while condemning the 'behaviour' and 'unions' that arise from and define their identity? I guess it's the old christian argument of 'you can be gay so long as you're ashamed, celibate and miserable'. I enjoy the theists holding on to this position, because it's totally indefensible and so makes them look ridiculous. They don't dare express their bible-inspired "It is abomination...they shall be put to death" line (for the most part), But's it's beyond them to leave it alone as 'consenting adults in private none of our business' either. Hence this ridiculous balancing act of pretending to respect people while despising what they do.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:31:50 UTC | #945938