As reported on the BBC News website:
Pope Benedict XVI said the legislation "violates natural law" and could end the right of the Catholic Church to ban gay people from senior positions.Forgive me, but what is wrong with ending a ban that prohibits LGBT people working within the Catholic Church? Who gave them that right and why does it deserve that right?
The Catholic Church seem to think it is totally acceptable to criticise and lambast the LGBT community, in fact I blogged when Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan started on the gays recently.
It is a great, great pity Pope Benedict isn't trying as hard to search his organisation, root out and get rid of the paedophiles that litter his Church isn't it?
There is a problem, because actually the Catholic Church are split on whose fault paedophilia actually is, there are some who blame gay priests pointing to the fact that Catholic Priests abuse more boys than girls.
Again, this completely misses the point, in many prisons gay sex takes place, not because the inmates are gay, far from it, but there are no women. In the Church there are more boys in church choirs than girls, and so on highlighting that this was less a matter of attraction than availability
The worst part for me of the whole paedophile issue within the Catholic Church has been the years of continued cover ups, that senior members of the Church, including archbishops have actively covered up the disgusting actions of albeit a small proportion of priests, for many many years.
And now, here back to 2010, with these cover ups taking place the Catholic Church still thinks it is right and acceptable for them to actively discriminate against employing LGBT people within their organisation.
So much for the Church and it's Priests being part of a caring profession.