Church News, Surprising & Un-

Surprising: the Druid says the Anglican church is going to resist the government's move to further normalize same sex marriage. Good for him...but on what possible ground can the Anglican Church take this position, since it accepts a gay "married" bishop --even if he's about to retire?
he said it held a clear position that marriage is between a man and a woman and would not consider changing this stance. 
Is that what you understood to be the clear position of the Anglican church?

Less surprising: two German lawyers are charging the Pope with crimes against humanity at the ICC. 
They claim the Pope “is responsible for the preservation and leadership of a worldwide totalitarian regime of coercion which subjugates its members with terrifying and health-endangering threats.”
Usual complaints: he's against condoms, which is exactly like personally injecting people with AIDS as everyone knows; and they blame him for abuse of minors. Blah-de-blah, that'll never hold up, especially since incidents dropped to almost nil after he imposed new protocols as head of the CDF. The Church has had a problem, but no person in the world has done more to stop it and root out corruption of this sort than he.

Interesting picture of baptism they paint, though:
“acquires its members through a compulsory act, namely, through the baptism of infants that do not yet have a will of their own;”  “a grave impairment of the personal freedom of development and of a person’s emotional and mental integrity.”
They object to the threat of hellfire...but not, apparently, to the threat of beheading. Cowards!

Even less surprising than B16 being called a criminal for opposition to condoms is hipsters ignoring concrete evidence that he's right. Anyone happen to remember the director of Harvard's AIDS prevention program siding with the Pope two years ago?
"There is," Green added, "a consistent association shown by our best studies, including the U.S.-funded 'Demographic Health Surveys,' between greater availability and use of condoms and higher (not lower) HIV-infection rates.
Ceaselessly cleaning up his own Church: that hypocrite! Being completely right on the fact that we produce more of what we subsidize: that bastard! Desiring every person to know he has innate dignity and is dear to God: monster!