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Homosex Partnership: First Mindless Bishops' Conference Follows Francis Into the Abyss

Riga Archbishop Zbignevs Stankevics, 65, asked the Latvian parliament on December 15 to legally recognise homosexual partnerships (LaNuovaBq.it).

“We must put aside all ideologies and create a real legal framework that protects all members of society,” Stankevics said during a parliamentary hearing.

He feigned not to question the "concept of the traditional family," but then talked about "mechanisms to protect homosexual relationships.”

The other three members of the Bishops’ Conference follow Stankevics into the abyss. The bishops even wrote a letter to President Egils Levits and to the President of the Parliament pushing for legalising different forms of relationships besides marriage.

Picture: Zbignevs Stankevics © wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsWqfbnphkmb

Maria Pocs
We’re at a point now where it’s the Catholic bishops urging parliament to change the law for homosexuals...
Ultraviolet
Take comfort in knowing errors espoused by the latest dismal group of Church leaders in no way reflects the teachings of The Church herself.
Louis IX
Did he preface his message with “asking for a friend”?
Ultraviolet
"“We must put aside all ideologies and..." That isn't how the Church works, brah. Go be an apostate somewhere else.
petrus100452
We indeed must put aside all ideologies, but we must not and can not put aside the Faith! Many bishops nowadays are more ideologists than faithful.
Ultraviolet
Not so @petrus100452 An ideology is "a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture"

In the case of the Church, our Faith (which encompasses the teachings and laws of the Church) forms the basis of Catholic ideology. Namely, the manner or content of thinking characteristic of Catholics, both as a group and a culture.More
Not so @petrus100452 An ideology is "a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture"

In the case of the Church, our Faith (which encompasses the teachings and laws of the Church) forms the basis of Catholic ideology. Namely, the manner or content of thinking characteristic of Catholics, both as a group and a culture.
petrus100452
Ultraviolet: there is a fundamental difference between faith and an ideology. Faith is more than "a manner of thinking"; it is accepting truths that are revealed, not the result of "thinking". Believing that the practice of homosexuality is sinful is therefor not ideological but faithful.
Ultraviolet
You have not shown any such difference, @petrus100452 Faith is entirely "a manner of thinking." It places trust in God's before trust only in human knowledge.

"it is accepting truths that are revealed, not the result of "thinking".

The actions of receiving a truth and discerning it to be true both requires reason and a conscious decision. Therefore thought. Try again. ;-)

"Believing that …More
You have not shown any such difference, @petrus100452 Faith is entirely "a manner of thinking." It places trust in God's before trust only in human knowledge.

"it is accepting truths that are revealed, not the result of "thinking".

The actions of receiving a truth and discerning it to be true both requires reason and a conscious decision. Therefore thought. Try again. ;-)

"Believing that the practice of homosexuality is sinful is therefor not ideological but faithful."

An ideology consists of the content of thinking (so says Merriam-Webster), and belief requires thought. Thus to believe something is to have an ideology. Try again. ;-)

As for faith, in the example you gave, "faith" (in the Catholic sense) has nothing to do with it. Pagan cultures proscribed homosexuality before Christ ever walked the earth.

The ancient Egyptians, for example, specifically denounced homosexuality in the 42 Negative Confessions listed in the Book Of The Dead.

These were to be recited by a soul when appearing in the Hall of Maat (goddess of truth, justice, and cosmic order) during the famous "weighing of the heart" which would decide the fate of the Egyptian soul.

The eleventh Negative Confession states: "Hail, Qerrti, who comest forth from Amentet, I have not committed adultery, I have not lain with men."

Which predates by a few millenia the identical two offenses Paul mentions (adultery and homosexuality) in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Anything else? ;-)
petrus100452
Ultraviolet: No, nothing else.