Thursday, June 14, 2007

Supporting the God of Love and Understanding

Rorschach of No Capital notes the excellent diplomacy of the Catholic church:

A senior Vatican cardinal said yesterday that Catholics should stop donating to human rights group Amnesty International because of its new policy advocating abortion rights for women if they had been raped, were a victim of incest or faced health risks.

Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, accused Amnesty of turning its back on its mission to defend human rights.

"The inevitable consequence of this decision, according to the cardinal, will be the suspension of any financing to Amnesty on the part of Catholic organisations and also individual Catholics," said a statement from Cardinal Martino's office yesterday.

Not being Catholic, I have never understood why it would be acceptable or even logical that a bunch of repressed anti-social celibate closet cases should be advising people on sexual matters. So... just who listens to these guys anymore? Anyone?

Update: Echidne of the Snakes says it best.

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