Then, as reported in the article, "Pope says future of mankind at stake over gay marriage" (The Telegraph, December 21, 2012), we have Pope Benedict XVI weighing in on the heated debate over same-sex "marriage," criticizing revisionist views of marriage and family, seriously now (this is no longer fiction), as threatening the future of mankind and the very basis of what it means to be human:
The Pope spoke of the "falseness" of gender theories and cited at length France's chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, who has spoken out against gay marriage.But not to worry about overpopulation. We're now diverting your tax dollars toward killing off upwards of four thousand Americans per day while they're still in their mommies' nice warm tummies; and our State Department is sparing no effort in exporting its enlightened policies to all the other, less-privileged, less-scientifically-advanced sub-cultures of the world.
"Bernheim has shown in a very detailed and profoundly moving study that the attack we are currently experiencing on the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child, goes much deeper," he said.
He cited feminist gender theorist Simone de Beauvoir's view to the effect that one is not born a woman, but one becomes so – that sex was no longer an element of nature but a social role people chose for themselves.
What's next? Stay tuned for ... Cannibalism in the Privacy of Your Own Home!