Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Apparently, the Catholic church has more compassion for the Butcher of Baghdad than for gays.

"I felt pity to see this man destroyed, (the military) looking at his teeth as if he were a cow. They could have spared us these pictures." Cardinal Renato Martino, head of the Vatican's Justice and Peace department, commenting on the photos and video released depicting Saddam's teeth a good going over.

My guess is the examination was likely to confirm his identity by comparing his teeth against dental records, so the criticism is kinda absurd.

Human rights should be the highest priority of the church, but when their regard for a bloody dictator like Hussein is higher than a whole innocent segment of the world's population, well, that's revolting. The malevolence with which the church regards homosexuals is contemptible, so their complaints about the treatment of Hussein strike me as eminently hypocritical.

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