I sometimes wonder if religion, in any form, is divine punishment for our naughtiness.
It has been my experience that most, if not all religions, throughout history has been the cause, directly or indirectly, of great conflicts and suffering.
It seems that those in the hierarchy of notably Judaism, Christianity and Islam choose to suppress, eradicate, and downright exterminate those that do not conform to their way of thinking.
That is why separation of state and church is so vital to the stability and prosperity of any nation on earth. The US founding fathers had it right-on when they wrote the constitution.
can't think of a more liberating piece of paper ever. The need to disconnect/detach from religion was a stroke of genius and extremely courageous considering the strength of the Anglican church at the time.
This is obvioustly why the Cardinal is out of line here. But we must understand that the Cardinal is simply doing what he thinks is his divine-given right. That is, to multiply the social problems we already have by crucifying gays and ranting about this or that.
He ought to be using his church to help the poor, but instead he engages in derogatory discourse and political shenanigans, none of which is his specialty and certainly not his concern in the first place.