Last night, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury, used his Christmas sermon to link plans to legalize gay marriage in Britain to the Nazi’s attack on religion.
Said Catholic Bishop Mark Davies at Midnight Mass:
“Past generations have gathered in this cathedral on Christmas night amid many shadows which seemed to obscure the future for them. We think of the ideologies of the past century, Communism and Nazism, which in living memory threatened to shape and distort the whole future of humanity. These inhuman ideologies would each challenge in the name of progress the received Christian understanding of the sanctity of human life and the family. Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime prime minister, a man without clear, religious belief, saw in this deadly struggle nothing less than the defense of Christian civilization.”
Ruth Hunt of gay rights advocate Stonewall called Davies comments “deeply offensive to gay people and their families. Gay people are all too aware of the horrific results of Nazi ideology due to the countless casualties of the Holocaust,” she said.
NOTE: Just a quick history reminder:
The Nazi’s DID NOT attack the Roman Catholic Church
After the Nazis came to power in Germany, they signed an agreement (Concordat) with the Catholic Church whereby the Vatican would accept the Nazi government in return for the Nazis not interfering with the Catholic Church.
In 1939 Eugenio Pacelli was elected Pope Pius XII. As head of the Catholic Church during the war years, he signed the Concordat with Nazi Germany. The Catholic Church, as an organisation, did not protest against any of the anti-Jewish policies of the Nazi state.
The Vatican knew of the murder of the Jews very early on, as they had religious representatives in all of the occupied countries. Certain individual priests saved Jews but the Catholic Church, as an official body, did nothing NOTHING significant to save the Jews of Europe.