Saturday, March 11, 2006

Slightly Confused

I can never tell if Cardinal Danneels is on the level or off his rocker. On one hand, it is true that condoms are lesser evils than many other things. On the other hand, I really don't think that people are going to understand that statement properly.

In an interview with a Belgian journal, the cardinal said that it is legitimate for government to establish laws that differ from those of the Church on questions such as same-sex unions, prostituion, and contraception.

"I can accept that civil legislation determines the conditions for cohabitation and the rights of homosexual couples," Cardinal Danneels said. He went on to say that he was not willing to accept a civil union between members of the same sex as a marriage. He explained: "If the germ 'marriage' covers all forms of cohabitation-- between a man and woman the same as between man and man-- then the word no longer has any meaning." He suggested the use of another term to describe same-sex unions.

Again, sort of skirting the issues at hand . . .

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