by Michael dEstries
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pope_gayThis could have almost come from The Onion. In fact, their rolling-on-the-floor hilarious article last week titled “Typo In Proposition 8 Defines Marriage As Between ‘One Man And One Wolfman’“would have been a great lead-up. Instead it’s simply another sad anti-gay rallying cry from Pope Benedict — but with an environmental twist! See, now we can all understand where the religious right are coming from! It’s like “saving” the Rainforest, man. From his speech,

“(The Church) should also protect man from the destruction of himself. A sort of ecology of man is needed,” the pontiff said in a holiday address to the Curia, the Vatican’s central administration. “The tropical forests do deserve our protection. But man, as a creature, does not deserve any less.” The pope said humanity needed to “listen to the language of creation” to understand the intended roles of man and woman. He compared behavior beyond traditional heterosexual relations as “a destruction of God’s work.” He also defended the Church’s right to “speak of human nature as man and woman, and ask that this order of creation be respected.”

Hey, no problem there. If the church wants discriminate under its roof, so be it. Just don’t go invading the privacy of others with some ass-backwards theory on how immoral their lives are. In terms of respect, how about a little for something called separation of church and state?

Anyways, if the Christian right is willing to donate one dollar to rainforest preservation for every dollar they spend fighting gay marriage, some good may actually come out of this BS. Unless of course, the rainforests turn out to be gay. Then the church is in a real pickle.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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