Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vatican kindness to gays was typo

Ah, well. It was fun to think that the Roman Catholic church might welcome gays. But we all knew in our hearts that it was too good to be true. Turns out, the whole thing was just a typo.
The original text contained an entire section "Welcoming homosexuals," that asked the church to provide gays a "fraternal space" and said their unions constitute a "precious support" for the partners. The new English version is entitled "Providing for homosexual persons," speaks only of "fellowship" and "valuable support."
I was toying with an alternate headline for this post: "Church tightens sphincter, expels gays". But I figured I'd stay classy. Either way, it's the same news. The Catholic church hates gay people, again.