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Pretty-in-pink cardinal claims homophobia is a Marxist hoax

Pretty-in-pink cardinal claims homophobia is a Marxist hoax

It’s somewhat ironic that, shortly after I posted an item earlier today about the homophobia suffered by a lesbian at a school in Oregon, I learned that German cardinal Gerhard Müller – prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 2012 until June 2017 –  has claimed that  that homophobia ‘simply doesn’t exist’.

According to this report, he said that homophobia:

Is an invention, an instrument of totalitarian dominion over the minds of others.

Speaking after the May 17 World Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the ultra-conservative said:

The homosexual movement doesn’t have scientific arguments, so it’s constructed an ideology that wants to dominate, seeking to construct its own reality. It’s the Marxist scheme, according to which it’s not reality that builds thought, it’s thought that builds reality.

Whoever doesn’t accept this thought is considered sick, as if, among other things, illness could be treated with police and courts.

In the Soviet Union, Christians were put into insane asylums, which are the means of totalitarian regimes such as National Socialism and Communism. Today in North Korea, the same fate awaits anyone who doesn’t accept the dominant thinking.

Müller’s comments came in a conversation with Italian blogger Costanza Miriano.

Müller was effectively sacked  from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope Francis because he failed to deliver on a promise to deal with more than 2,000 outstanding cases of alleged clerical abuse.

Though Müller never openly broke with Pope Francis, nevertheless his ambivalence over some of the pontiff’s moves, including his cautious opening to Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics in Amoris Laetitia, was always clear.

In the interview, Miriano asked Müller for his reaction to bishops who promote prayer vigils or other events around the World Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. He replied:

Some bishops today don’t have the courage to speak the truth, and allow themselves to be intimidated. They don’t understand that homophobia is a hoax that serves to threaten people.

Today, people are being scared by psycho-terrorism, taking advantage of their ignorance.

Müller acknowledged that Christians are called to love all persons, including those with a same-sex attraction, but added:

It has to be clear that loving someone doesn’t mean obedience to gender ideology. The reality is, there’s just man and woman. There are two sexes, that’s the reality, and everything else is an interpretation.

12 responses to “Pretty-in-pink cardinal claims homophobia is a Marxist hoax”

  1. Terry says:

    What can a elderly sinister virgin know about sexuality other than the hateful bigotted propaganda of the criminal organisation he works for?

    “Homophobia is an invention, an instrument of totalitarian dominion over the minds of others”.

    That assertion is plain wrong. But I know a way of rendering it into a very accurate one. Just insert this “The Roman Catholic Church” thus ….

    The Roman Catholic Church is an invention, an instrument of totalitarian dominion over the minds of others”.

    Name the crime and the RCC is guilty of it. The RCC is a Global Crime Syndicate and probably 10% of its clerics are paedophiles.

  2. Ate Berga says:

    Somehow I “feel” uncomfortable with him using big words like scientific, construct and reality. Resentfully, pink fits the ornate moral master.

  3. Marcus says:

    Man in the background thinks “I wonder if he’s wearing frilly pink knickers under that poncy ensemble”.

  4. L.Long says:

    Tell me again how these types don’t make a box-o-rocks look smart!?!?!

  5. Robster says:

    The fabulously coiffured cleric’s statement that: “according to which it’s not reality that builds thought, it’s thought that builds reality”, seems an unusually profound observation from the clerically compromised. That reality be based on thought does seem a more desirable thing than making up a ‘reality’ based on childish myth.

  6. sailor1031 says:

    See Barry, it’s just your imagination.

    @Marcus: and just what is wrong with wearing frilly pink knickers?

    and why should we give a rat’s patoot about some moron who couldn’t even run the inquisition It’s the big comfy chair for him….

  7. Cali Ron says:

    Terry: Although he is elderly and sinister I doubt he’s a virgin. I’d be curious to hear from the many alter boys that have ‘served under him’. He doth protest too much, methinks.

  8. Declan says:

    Hi Cali Ron.
    You probably mistyped altar or your spellchecker ‘altered’ it without you noticing but for those who don’t know …

    Altar
    the table in a Christian church at which the bread and wine are consecrated in communion services.
    a table or flat-topped block used as the focus for a religious ritual, especially for making sacrifices or offerings to a deity.

  9. Daz says:

    “There are two sexes, that’s the reality, and everything else is an interpretation.”

    Says someone whose entire faith is built on layer upon layer of reinterpretations of ancient Hebrew beliefs.

  10. AgentCormac says:

    ‘The christian movement doesn’t have scientific arguments, so it’s constructed an ideology that wants to dominate, seeking to construct its own reality.’

    There, that’s more like it.

  11. 1859 says:

    And just what is the ‘reality’ that has been built by the RCC? Or was it ‘reality’that built the RCC ? Whichever way round it was, it is one awful mess that has screwed up human progress for 2000 fucking years. And is still attempting to rescue its superstitious dogma in the 21st century. I suggest the Pink Panther Cardinal looks at the reality the RCC has created – an organisation that was designed right from the start to fleece the poorest and most vulnerable, to spread ignorance and superstition and to maintain people in a limitless state of subservience. A society controlled from the top to the bottom by deference to the catholic brand of superstition. And all this while the priests,cardinals popes etc.,etc., grew fat, fraudulent, wealthy and sexually perverse. That’s the totalitarian ‘reality’ the RCC built for itself. And gay pride has fuck all to do with Karl Marx.

  12. gedediah says:

    Funny how bigots accuse others of doing exactly what they want to do to anyone they don’t like.

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