By Gudrun Schultz

WASHINGTON, DC, United States, January 4, 2006 ( – Pope Benedict XVI has been labeled the most anti-gay person of 2005 by the Washington Blade, one of the most prominent homosexual newspapers in the United States.

The paper bypassed the few groups which promote hatred of persons with homosexual tendencies to target the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, stating he has “unilaterally targeted gays as moral threats to society,” and “aggressively lobbied against gay rights across the globe.”

By ignoring perpetrators of violence and aggression against homosexuals and instead targeting the Holy Father, homosexual activism reveals it is not simply seeking freedom from persecution and violence. The goal of the movement is to force worldwide acceptance and support of the gay lifestyle.

The notorious Fred Phelps, pastor of Topeka Kansas Westboro Baptist Church in the United States, attends funerals of killed or deceased homosexualsÂnation-wide with signs reading “God Hates Fags”. Yet, that was not enough to win him the ‘anti-gay person of the year’ title.

Countries and their leaders who impose the death penalty for homosexual activity were overlooked by the homosexual activists while the Catholic Church, which forbids any unjust violation of human rights or dignity, was targetted. In India, Sudan, Nepal and Saudi Arabia homosexual activity is sometimes punished by life imprisonment or death.

The gay movement has ignored the Church’s insistence that all homosexual persons be treated with respect and dignity, despite the teaching that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered”, and that the inclination itself is“objectively disordered”.
  The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “[Homosexual men and women] must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”(CCC. 2358)

The Blade article implies a personal vendetta on the part of Pope Benedict XVI, suggesting that he uses his role as spiritual leader to the Catholic Church to push his own agenda. The author fails to recognize that while the Pope’s teachings reflect his personal beliefs, he is also presenting the moral beliefs of all faithful Catholics and of tradtional Christianity since its founding.

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