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The document, in the works for at least three years, updates Vatican policy, which had held that gays or men with homosexual tendencies should not be ordained, regardless of whether they can remain celibate.
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
Far more girls are molested by pedophiles than boys.
A study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, commissioned by U.S. bishops after the scandal broke, found that most abuse victims since 1950 were adolescent boys.
Originally posted by Jakko
If your point is that anonymous sources should never ever be trusted or given any attention then I do not agree.
[edit on 8-10-2005 by Jakko]
Originally posted by Relentless
Many will walk away from this topic believing the initial impressions were the final word on what the Church and this document are all about, and using this possible misinformation as further reason to hate and attack the Catholic Church, ignoring the true stance of how the Church views homosexuals in general, which is not with hate, but compassion and a rather tolerant perspective, as oppossed to many Christian denominations who do write them off outright and do persecute them freely.
Originally posted by Tatersack888
I don't see why anyone wastes time on complaining about things like this. If it's someone's religion, regardless of how stupid you think it is, you can't expect to be accepted against thier guidelines. Would someone make a cannibal a Jewish Rabbi, or a gay porn star a Muslim claric? No, because that would violate the religious laws of those religions, and a gay porn star can no more be a Cleric, than a cannibal could be a Rabbi, than a black dude can be in the KKK. It's such a stupid argument.
Originally posted by mrjones
State and Federal law say gays can't be married
Think before you talk!