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Tony Blair Has a Few Things to Learn About Roman Catholicism

A "pro-gay" pope? I don't think so. Not in my lifetime, anyway.

Tony Blair is a recent convert to Romanism.  Therefore, it might take him a while to realize that Rome doesn't have the same pragmatic, ethical categories favored by politicians.

So, Blair has noticed the liberal-minded attitude of many Catholics about homosexuality--and he's probably correct in his assessment.  He then mistakenly assumes that this is a problem of church unity because the rank and file catholics are more open to gay unions than are church officials. Click here: BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Blair questions Papal gay policy

Blair naively seems to think that the problem is the "entrenched attitudes of church leaders" who (it is implied) will eventually moderate over time.  But the infallible church you have now joined, Mr. Blair, doesn't get these things wrong.  And those crusty, well-entrenched Cardinals are not particularly interested in what a former PM might think about anything. 

Better get used to it, Mr. Blair.  You'll be kissing the pope's ring.  He sure won't be kissing yours.

Reader Comments (3)

Well spoken Dr. Riddlebarger. You had me laughing on this one. :-)
April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoug
Tony Blair doesn't seem to know, or want to know, nor does he seem to care, what God has said of this particular issue. (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26 & 27 and 1 Corinthians 6:9.)

God considers this life style as sinful. However, it was all of the sins that we have all commited, in our thoughts, words and deeds, that sent Christ to the cross as a propitiation. (Of course, Adam got it all started, as the federal head, with original sin.)

While, one day, perhaps, the Roman Catholic church may accept this life style, God never will -- for God is immutable. (We need to be mindful of the fact that the Roman church puts the pope as a higher authority than it does the Scriptures, so they could change at any time.)
April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
It seems every picture I see of the current pope shows a decided resemblance to Senator/Emperor Palpatine of the Star Wars series.

More seriously, Blair probably has no concept of the way Roman theology functions. There is unlikely to be any moderation found.
April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim Vellenga

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