British Catholic official calls country a ‘wasteland’ for support of gay rights

Pope Benedict is heading to Great Britain later this month. In advance of that trip, one of the top Catholic officials in the country castigated and trashed the country for its support of a woman’s right to choose and gay rights. For supporting gay rights, Britain is a “wasteland”:

Mr Adamus’ comments are significant because of his senior position in one of the most influential dioceses in the country. His role as pastoral director gives him access to some of the Church’s most senior figures, including Archbishop Nichols. He was once a priest at St Augustine’s in central Manchester but he left the clergy and married.

In the same interview, he spoke at length about marriage and the role of men and women, pleading with Catholics to “exhibit counter-cultural signals against the selfish, hedonistic wasteland that is the objectification of women for sexual gratification.”

He added: “Britain in particular, with its ever-increasing commercialisation of sex, not to mention its permissive laws advancing the ‘gay’ agenda, is such a wasteland.”

The comments set off a firestorm of criticism, as you can imagine.

Catholic figures aren’t exactly the best arbiters of what’s right and wrong these days, especially during the reign of Benedict. If you’re called a “wasteland” by enablers and protectors of child rapists, does it matter?

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