Sex BREAKING: Pope Hates In-Vitro Fertilization, Celibate Jury-of-One Still Out on Snowflakes
posted by March 30 at 10:00 AMon
The Catholic Church has yet to issue any authoritative teaching on embryo adoptions, said Peter J. Cataldo, an ethical consultant to the Philadelphia-based National Catholic Bioethics Center.
At issue is what may morally be done to the excess embryos created through in vitro fertilization and frozen for possible later use. Over the years, many have been discarded while some have been adopted…. The church teaches that in vitro fertilization is not morally acceptable because the egg and sperm are joined outside of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife. The 1987 document “On Respect for Human Life” (“Donum Vitae”) from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, noted that through in vitro fertilization, “(T)he generation of the human person is objectively deprived of its proper perfection: namely, that of being the result and fruit of a conjugal act.”
Those who believe embryo adoption to be illicit follow a similar argument.
Hee-hee. I love the Pope—the man’s hilarious. And so is his flock of Cardinals, and all those US Bishops. All those old, fruity celibates telling the rest of us what to do in the sack, in the lab, in the voting booth, in our Democratically-elected parliaments and congresses.
What I don’t love is the deference the media shows the Pope when he’s got something idiotic to say about gay issues. The Pope sure doesn’t get the same “God Has Spoken!” treatment when he speaks about straight issues. In-vitro fertilization is pretty much a straight issue, and the church is pretty much con. Strongly con. And yet you don’t hear much about that—I’ll bet you didn’t know the Pope was opposed to in-vitro fertilzation. And that’s because when it comes to straight sex and issue that touch on straight sexual rights and freedoms, straight reporters, editors, publishers, and readers aren’t interested in what Pope Ratzi has to say. The Pope is against birth control—big deal. The Pope says divorce is a mortal sin—who gives a fuck. The Pope thinks yoga is satanic (really)—nothing to see here.
But when the Pope say something equally idiotic about gay people—when he comes out strongly con concerning our sexual rights and freedoms—we get screaming headlines about the Pope’s “non-negotiable” positions on gay marriage, civil unions, same-sex couples adopting children, and on and on, as the Pope’s position suddenly matters or should matter.
Uh, straight people? If you’re going to ignore the Pope when he says idiotic, backwards, retrograde crap about you, then we really ought to ignore him when he says idiotic, backwards, retrograde things about me. And remember, straight folks, every idiot thing the Pope says about gay sex is grounded in the same fearful, idiotic, anti-pleasure arguments the Pope makes against birth control, in-vitro, blowjobs, and jacking off, etc.: If it can’t make a baby, it’s not okay with the Pope.
Unless straight people are prepared to limit their sexual rights, freedoms, and expression and live in as the Pope would like you to—no birth control, no blowjobs, no pre-marital sex, no yoga—then straight people should stop making an elaborate show of deference and respect for the Pope’s delicate feelings when it comes to my sexual rights, freedoms, and expression.
Ignore the Pope or not. But don’t ignore him when he has something to say about your sexual conduct and then prick up your ears when he’s got something to say about mine.