Pope Benedict XVI strongly reasserted Tuesday the church's opposition to abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage, saying that Catholic politicians were "especially" obligated to defend the church's stance in their public duties.Or are we suppose to have some sort of "do not ask, do not tell" about papists???
"These values are non-negotiable," the pope wrote in a 130-page "apostolic exhortation" issued in Rome, forming a distillation of opinion from a worldwide meeting of bishops at the Vatican in 2005.
"Consequently, Catholic politicians and legislators, conscious of their grave responsibility before society, must feel particularly bound, on the basis of a properly formed conscience, to introduce laws inspired by values grounded in human nature."
[ cf Catholic politicians get strict orders from pope ]
Especially given that the Pope is on Record as having opposed the Most Holiest Of Crusades In Iraq....
I mean, what if the nation were 'more at war than ever before', and we found that the government were rife with Papist Toadie Stooges???
Besides, the Treaty of West Phalia is a Part of that Failed Pre-911 world...