Vatican City - The Vatican's second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of "terrorism with a human face".He denounced a number of "evils that remain almost invisible" because the media presented them as "expression of human progress." Among these he listed abortion clinics, which he called "slaughterhouses of human beings", euthanasia, and "parliaments of so-called civilised nations where laws contrary to the nature of the human being are being promulgated, such as the approval of marriage between people of the same sex..."
The attack by Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was the latest in a string of speeches made by either Pope Benedict or other Vatican officials as Italy considers giving more rights to gays.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Vatican: gay marriage 'evil', abortion & euthanasia 'terrorism'
Philip Pullella, "Vatican official calls gay marriage 'evil'" (www.iol.co.za, April 24, 2007):