If God is love, well then surely God is not Catholic.
At least not the kind of Catholic we find in Vitus Huonder, a Catholic bishop in Switzerland, who recently gave an anti-gay sermon on the evils of The Gays. He cited one of that old Biblcial standby of hate, Leviticus, and said:
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
And then he added, quite clearly, that the passage should “suffice to clarify unambiguously the church’s position on homosexuality.”
So, the church’s position on The Gays is that they should “surely be put to death.” Not ambiguous at all, right?
But here's where it gets real; the Not-So-Good Bishop happened to say these things in Switzerland, a country that does not care for Hate Speech — which, let’s be queer, saying gays should be put to death qualified — and now the Pink Cross, a Swiss gay advocacy group, has now filed a criminal complaint against Huonder, claiming his speech could be interpreted to suggest Catholics should actively harm homosexuals.
If convicted, Bishop Huonder could face three years in prison, so now he’s trying to walk back his speech and is claiming that he’s been “misunderstood” and that he never wanted to sound “contemptuous” towards gay people.
“They shall surely be put to death.”
Nope, I’m fairly intelligent and I understood that completely.