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Stand seen as inconsistent

To the editor:

A recent Reuters article recounts that the Vatican’s UN representative, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, said the Vatican would be against an upcoming resolution that encourages the governments of the world to decriminalize same-sex intimate contact between consenting adults. Their reason? Because it would “add new categories of those protected from discrimination” and could lead to reverse discrimination against traditional heterosexual marriage.

The article noted that in 85 nations, homosexuality is considered to be a criminal offense — the penalty can be death in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen, and Sudan. DEATH. It would seem that it’s preferable to let oppression rise to its ultimate expression rather than let the love of same-gendered persons challenge one’s world view. The Roman Catholic Church talks a lot about a consistent life ethic from cradle to grave — unless, apparently, that life is lived in a way contrary to their understanding of what’s worth saving.

Michael J. Nicosia

Brook Hill Lane

Rochester

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