The Vatican has made clear its opposition to the United Nations endorsing a universal declaration to decriminalize homosexuality.
Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican’s apostolic nuncio to the United Nations, and Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said unjust forms of discrimination against homosexuals must be avoided.
However, the Vatican does not approve of a formal declaration with political weight that might be used to put pressure on or discriminate against countries that do not recognize same-sex marriage, they said.
So the Vatican is saying that there are just forms of discrimination which are perfectly fine to inflict on LGBT people.
Gotta love how the Vatican can speak out of both sides of its mouth and still expect to be taken seriously. “We don’t want any harm done to you, we just want you to remain criminals in 80 countries.”
But never say that the prelates aren’t generous! After all, Father Lombardi said “obviously nobody wants to defend the death penalty for homosexuals.” Well, I feel all warm and loved now.