I would give him a personal pass on the justification that he probably didn't know about it until he saw it on the news. The pedophiles were shuttled around by the Bishops to keep the secret, I sincerely doubt they sent a message up the hierarchy stating that "I'm making sure this child-rapist gets away with it, boss."Knife wrote:The buck stops here. It works against Bushy boy, why not JPII? Sure the Catholic Church is a huge beuracracy, doesn't give him a pass for not going against it.
I never said he was great--rather the opposite.So, him not taking a stand on something, because the beuracracy would oppose him, makes him great because?
"If a man has sex with a man in same way as with a woman, they have committed an abomination. They are certainly to be put to death."Fucking kids is wrong, by Christian standards and every other. Gay bashing is wrong and only supported by Thin Biblical scripture.
I would call that rather clear. Technically speaking, the murder of gays is officially mandated by the bible, just as is the murder of insolent children, people engaged in incest, and a shitload of other things.
The popular support for making homosexuality "okay" doesn't obtain. Pro-gay attitudes are only really big in the United States and a few countries in Europe. The vast majority of Catholics would definitely not support a Papal Bull removing homosexuality as a sin.If he wanted to spend the 'political capital' on it, he could have. He isn't a despot in the 'Church' but he has considerable power and popular support. He didn't use it.