Saturday, November 3, 2012

Scottish Catholic Cardinal given bigot award

Apparently in Scotland it isn't okay to call a spade a spade. Predictably the Catholic Church is upset that its cardinal is labeled a bigot. [Catholic leaders furious at Stonewall's 'bigot' award for Cardinal Keith O'Brien].

Here is a definition of bigot: "One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ."

Here is what the cardinal had to say. ". . . he described gay marriage as a "grotesque subversion" of the universal human right which defines marriage as solely heterosexual."

But some background. The church "also alleges that people in gay marriages suffer greater risks of mental illness and premature death . . . ."

Looks like bigotry, sounds like bigotry, etc.