Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Baptism of the Innocents
Religion News Service reports that the Roman Catholic Church, American branch, is proposing that children adopted by gay men and lesbians be baptized.
Only last week everyone was saying that the new Pope is about to abolish the notion of Limbo, home for unbaptized children who die but can't get into Heaven because they're blotched with Original Sin. With that decision in the offing I suppose there was nothing left to do with gay-adopted children but to baptize them. Otherwise they would be left in limbo here on earth and in a nonexistent Limbo hereafter.
It's all in a new guide—still in draft—called "Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care." It's this sort of thing that inclines me to get on my knees.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to church... (8/18/04)
Jesus' Body made of wheat, not rice (8/21/04)
Just when you thought it was safe to have sex ... (1/19/05)
The cost of sexual hypocrisy (7/1/05)