Pope Benedict XVI was kind of enough to dedicate his entire annual Christmas speech to LGBT issues. He loves gay marriage so much, he announced it destroys the “essence of the human creature.” Awww, too cute!
Here are our top five favorite things the Pope said about the gays when speaking to the Vatican with his joyful Christmas spirit:
- “People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given to them by their bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being. They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves.”
- “When freedom to be creative becomes the freedom to create oneself, then necessarily the Maker himself is denied and ultimately man too is stripped of his dignity as a creature of God.”
- “The manipulation of nature, which we deplore today where our environment is concerned, now becomes man’s fundamental choice where he himself is concerned.”
- The new philosophy of sexuality is “no longer a given element of nature that man has to accept and personally make sense of: it is a social role that we choose for ourselves, while in the past it was chosen for us by society.”
- “Man and woman as created realities, as the nature of the human being, no longer exist. Man calls his own nature into question. From now on he is merely spirit and will.”
They all essentially say the same thing: all humans are products of God and a part of nature and whatever they feel is completely and totally acceptable, since Jesus loves everyone and God makes no mistakes.