Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jumping To Conclusions

Earlier this week there was much furor in the press about comments attributed to Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan stating "transs@xuals and hom@sexuals will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

Fr. James Martin S.J. posted on this twice (here) (here) in America Magazine first "instructing" the Cardinal on what the Catechism says and then later posting another response to the Cardinal's comments.

When I first saw this story I immediately figured it was typical medial slice and dice of the Cardinal's comments taking them deliberately out of the full context of what he had said. Twice I responded in the comments with this suggestions. Though the comments were mostly full of people angry with the Cardinal's comments. I had commented that this was likely media distortion, which is so common, and really should be the charitable reply to the story.

Link (here) to the full and interesting blog post by Jeff Miller at The Curt Jester
Photo is Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan

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