Published on December 21, 2012 by pmnews · 3 Comments
Pope says ‘mankind at stake’ over gay marriage
12/21/2012 10:47 GMT – VATICAN-RELIGION-HOMOSEXUALITY-FAMILY-FRANCE – World News (EAA) – AFP
Lesbians in France kiss at a public protest over homosexuality.
Mankind at risk over gay marriage: Pope
Pope Benedict XVI on Friday weighed in on a heated debate over gay marriage, criticising new concepts of the traditional family and warning that “in the fight for the family, mankind itself is at stake.”
Benedict spoke of the “falseness” of gender theories during an end of year speech and cited at length France’s chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, who has spoken out against gay marriage.
On Monday, the Vatican’s newspaper had described laws on gay marriage as an attempt at a communist-like “utopia”, a day after tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France to support homosexual unions.