How Scott Distorts the Pope’s Message

In a very subtle way, Scott turns what the Pope said positively into a slam on something else. The Pope spoke positively of marriage which Scott then took to mean that the Pope was slamming gay marriage.

Alas, speaking positively of something does not rightly equate to speaking negatively of something else. And Scott needs to be fair.

To be sure, the Pope has spoken out against gay marriage. But the notion that every utterance positively spoken about marriage is a veiled slam at gay marriage is misleading misprision.

If I say that Scott’s wife is pretty I am not at all implying that everyone else’s is ugly. If I confess that my wife is the most beautiful woman I know it isn’t a slam on the wife of everyone else.

Scott is free to support gay marriage all he likes just as I and the Pontiff are free to object to it. But Scott (and marriage equality-ites) aren’t free to insist that every positive comment is also a negative comment at the same time. That’s just not fair. And how can Scott, or anyone, talk about equality inequitably!?!?!

God Comes Out In Favor Of Marriage Equality Yesterday in Madrid, Pope Benedict tried to give a speech to approximately 1.5 million people at Spain’s World Youth Day. In the address he said “The Lord calls many people to marriage, in which a man and a woman, in becoming one flesh, find fulfilment in a profound life of communion,” he told the young pilgrims. “For this reason, to acknowledge the beauty and goodness of marriage is to realize that only a setting of fidelity and indissolubility, … Read More

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3 thoughts on “How Scott Distorts the Pope’s Message

  1. agathos 22 Aug 2011 at 11:30 am

    I am not trying to ‘distort’ the Pope’s message: clearly he is against gay marriage and the perceived liberality of the Spanish population. What I was doing however, was making a joke that because a storm cut short his speech, therefore, God was for Gay marriage–sort of like the opposite of people who claim God sent a hurricane to stop the Gay Pride parade in New Orleans. I’ll put a humour tag on it to make it more obvious.

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    • Jim 22 Aug 2011 at 11:42 am

      i know- but i was momentarily bored and i thought – let’s harass our canadian friend. ok, i said to myself, why not…

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  2. marcregier 22 Aug 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Everyone in Canada blabs in favor of gay marriage these days. It’s why I’m trying to apply for citizenship under Equitorial Guinea, or at least Svalbard.

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