Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today in Mexican Church Craziness

Hugo Valdemar, a spokesman with the Mexico City archdiocese, requested that Marcelo Ebrard undergo a mental health exam.

And, not to be outdone, Guadalajara Archbishop Juan Sandoval Iñiguez explained why gays don't bother him with the following logic:
They are a very small group, they can't affect the whole of the nation, they are very small groups so regarding them, there's no problem.
One suspects that he might be worried about the size of the gay population growing. The Catholic Church had seemed rather quiet from the abortion legalization in 2007 until about eight or ten months ago. They weren't invisible, but the daily supply of off-the-wall comments was basically nonexistent. This more vocal iteration of the Church is good news for content-hungry bloggers, but bad news for Mexico. One hopes they'll adjust to the 21st century before a social liberal wins the presidency.

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