Friday, March 8, 2013 by Miriam Vella Gregory, Swatar
I am a very busy person and do not usually have time to waste with such bigoted people as Joe Zammit. However, I must admit that sheer anger got the better of me when reading his latest ‘divine revelation’, a letter entitled Pastoral Care Of Homosexuals (February 27).
Would he have us believe that when, in the book of Genesis, we read that when God created man in His own image and likeness, He was really only referring to heterosexuals because He actually had one’s sexual orientation in mind? As far as I know, He made us all.
Was he criticising God’s work? Ah, no! Because he added that, according to the Church’s teachings, we should all love and respect them.
It is like being told that we should love all animals and that it does not really matter if you keep a cat in a cage with barely enough moving space, as long as you feed it gourmet meals.
In answer to the corresponden’s ranting I have this to say:
“In nature there’s no blemish but in the mind: None can be call’d deform’d but the unkind.” (Twelfth Night 3 iv).