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LETTER: Birth of Christ time for reflection

I commend Pope Benedict XVI for strongly denouncing homosexuality and same-sex marriage in his annual Christmas address.
This new “gender ideology” which is increasingly being imposed on society by Western governments, undermines the fundamental understanding of what it means to be a human. In seeking to make every individual completely autonomous, it destroys the understanding of the family as a community designed for the rearing of children. In this radical new understanding of sexuality, children lose their own rights and become mere objects of adult possession.
God created male and female. From the emperor cult of ancient Rome to the totalitarian regimes of the last century, to the politically correct governments of today, Caesar has tried to take the place of God. We have to resist this politicization of religion and the deification of temporal power.
The Christmas birth of Christ challenges us to reassess our priorities, our values, our very way of life.
Paul Kokoski
Hamilton Mountain

One Response to “LETTER: Birth of Christ time for reflection”

  1. Katherine says:

    Dear Paul,

    I’m afraid I disagree. I believe that strict adherence to the traditional family is more harmful to children than same-sex marriage. Do you know any people in a same-sex marriage? It seems to me that most people that choose to be married (same-sex or not) are loving people that are committed to a family lifestyle. On the other hand, I think many children have been damaged by intolerant communities who cannot accept them for who they are.

    I see the “deification of temporal power” more in the world of Hollywood than in the governments of today. I want a government that shows tolerance to all religions, but stands up for basic human rights first and foremost. Same-sex marriage in Canada was made legal by the Civil Marriage Act “in order to reflect values of tolerance, respect and equality, consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”.

    Please think about what you are writing. Egypt is struggling right now for a constitution that is not tied to Islamic law. I would hate to live in a country where my rights were protected only if the church allowed it.

    Thanks for making me think about this issue.


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