Benedict Could Pour Petrol On America’s Cultural Fires
Editorial by Andrew Sullivan - April 24, 2005 - The Times (UK)
This is one reason why Ratzinger’s election has sent shockwaves across America. In the debate between reformists and traditionalists, there was no figure more polarising. Many of us Catholics thought he would be a big influence in the conclave. But after his fire-and-brimstone homily before the conclave on Monday, we assumed he would cede to a unifying, moderate candidate. How wrong we were.
In this article the homosexual advocate Andrew Sullivan joins the liberal press denuciation of the new Pope. Though it is well known that Sullivan is homosexual, there are enough people who are not aware of his personal biases that an honorable treatment by The Times (U.K.) would have included this piece of information with the article.
This is a valuable article for two reasons however; It provides the list of issues on which Pope Benedict XVI will be denounced in the coming weeks and shows the out of context quotes that will be used to denounce him.
Sullivan is one of many who wish that the Catholoc Church would change it's beliefs to accept homosexuality and same sex marriage so that they can stay Catholic and practice homsexuality too. Sullivan should accept that when you do not agree with a group's basic beliefs, you have already left the group. He is not a Catholic no matter how many times he says he is.