The Vatican said on Tuesday that gay marriage, abortion, lesbians wanting to bear children and a host of other practices it sees as threats to the traditional family were signs of “the eclipse of God”.
A 60-page document, called “Family and Human Procreation,” was issued just days after U.S. President George W. Bush urged the Senate to pass a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
The document strongly restated many of the Roman Catholic Church’s positions on sexuality, marriage and life but went further, saying the family today was more endangered than at any time before in history.
“The causes are diverse but the ‘eclipse’ of God, creator of man, is at the root of the profound current crisis concerning the truth about man, about human procreation and the family,” said the document, prepared by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family.
It said the family was under attack around the world, even in traditionally Christian cultures, by what it called “radical currents” proposing new family models.
It listed these threats as homosexual marriages, giving gay couples equal legal recognition as married heterosexuals, lesbians demanding the right to bear children through artificial insemination and gays who want to adopt children.
my god… people declaring their love for each other and wanting to raise, care for, and love children…! THAT KIND OF THING MUST BE STAMPED OUT…!