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but you know that arranged marriages of children are an important part of many cultures.
But I think we can agree that consenting adults should be involved,
If a science such as psychology tells us that, on the whole, it's not as good for children to be in same sex families, do we perevent it? I'm sure some gay couples are wonderful, and some 1st cousin marriages present no problems.
and we know the sad science of incestual breeding.
That '(within reason)" part is interesting. Some people, including the voters of thirty something states have said that gay marriage is not within reason.
This argument does nothing to convince me that gays shouldn't be able to marry who they love (within reason) while straights are able to marry who they love (within reason).
That's it. That's all the Pope said on the subject. I see that this has nothing to do with condemning same-sex marriage. He simply says that a heterosexual family, in general, is the best setting for education of the young. He's not talking about morals, or sinfulness or rights, or anything that we've gotten so worked up about.
In addition to a clear goal, that of leading young people to a full knowledge of reality and thus of truth, education needs settings. Among these, pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman. This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself. The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and States; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue. It is in the family that we become open to the world and to life and, as I pointed out during my visit to Croatia, "openness to life is a sign of openness to the future".
Nope, sorry, you don't have it quite right. There is nothing wrong with being gay. Performing "gay" acts, that's a different question. And any "wrong" sexual act is wrong. (You do know, though, that American priests were no more likely to have sex abuse allegations against them than the average American.)
do I have it right? Being gay is worse than all those priests abusing kids???
Do you mean that no one can say anything is right or wrong until everything in their life is perfect? If so, how can you say the Pope is wrong, when there are some things in your life that aren't perfect?
and if he says its anything to do with morals sort your own house out first before you go pointing fingers ... we all know what im getting at!! the sexual abuse of children! so aye ... thats my opinion ...