Today on CNN
, both the Pope
and Our Shrub
are speaking out against gay marriage, and with alarmingly similar language. "Marriage exists solely between a man and woman," says the Pope; ""I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or another," says Shrub. And just in case you thought Shrub's stance might be something other than fundie, he is further quoted as saying, "Yes, I am mindful that we're all sinners. And I caution those who may try to take the speck out of the neighbor's eye when they've got a log in their own." And apparently, the fact that we ought to be "a welcoming country" (on which I have to say our track record in recent years has been less than spectacular) does not in any way oblige "somebody like me ... to compromise on an issue such as marriage." It's that "like me" that gets me. Like you how
, Shrub? A privileged white heterosexual male? A Texan? A Republican? A Christian? A President? None of these categories would be any the worse for practicing some compromise.
The Pope is at least honest about his opinions: "Marriage is holy, while homosexual acts go against the natural moral law." And I'm sure he goes farther than Shrub only because he's the Pope and he can: "Allowing children to be adopted by persons living in such (homosexual) unions would actually mean doing violence to these children ... (placing) them in an environment that is not conducive to their full human development." Sounds like a plank in the Republican platform to me.
*snarls indiscriminately at Pope and Shrub*