Meanwhile, of course the statements made by the Freedom from Religion Foundation are right on target and true. And to prove the Church's hypocrisy, Pope Benedict XVI just announced another round of anti-gay hatred when he addressed American bishops and stated this:
The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation ad “It’s Time to Quit the Catholic Church” ran on March 9 and billed itself as an “open letter to 'liberal' and 'nominal' Catholics.”
“Will it be reproductive freedom, or back to the Dark Ages?” it asks. “Do you choose women and their rights, or Bishops and their wrongs? Whose side are you on?”
The ad claims that the church is “an avowedly antidemocratic Old Boys club” and derides Catholic teaching that contraception use is sinful. It also blames the Church for causing misery, poverty, unwanted pregnancies and deaths and attacks Catholic teaching on the ordination of women, parochial schools, and the Church’s response to sex abuse.
The ad, which includes an unflattering political cartoon of a Catholic bishop, claims that the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference has made a “declaration of war against women's right to contraception.”
Pope Benedict XVI on Friday condemned gay marriage in a speech to bishops from the United States after Maryland last week became the eighth US state to legalise same-sex unions.
"Sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to the definition of marriage," the pope said, warning against "the powerful political and cultural currents seeking to alter the legal definition of marriage".
"Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature."
He also said bishops could not overlook "the serious pastoral problem presented by the widespread practice of cohabitation".
"The contemporary crisis of marriage and the family... has led to grave societal problems bearing an immense human and economic cost," he added.