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Since when was it alright for an unelected foreign minister to threaten another country’s leader of such an act?
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Posted on 26 September 2012 by Ron Conte The German Bishops own a company that sells pornography: WELTBILD. A group of faithful Catholics in Germany have asked the Bishops to stop offering this offensive material for sale, but the Bishops refuse to do so. Their defense is twofold. First, the so-called pornography sold by the company does not meet the legal definition of pornography. Second, that material constitutes only a small portion of the total offerings of the company: 0.017% of the 1.7 billion Euros of yearly sales (PublishersWeekly.com)
My reply is that the Bishops have 100% ownership of the company, and therefore they are 100% responsible for 100% of its offerings.
Ownership of WELTBILD is divided between the Bishops’ Conference (24%), the Archdiocese of Munchen and Freising (13%), the diocese of Augsburg (13%) and 11 other diocese with percentage ownerships ranging from two to seven percent. (LifeSiteNews.com)
Also, the 0.017% (of 1.7 billion Euros) of sales is over $370,000 U.S. Dollars per year that the Church in Germany earns from pornography. The exact percent is not at issue. It is immoral for the Bishops to sell this material at all. This material is not the equivalent to an R-rated movie. It is blatant pornography:
The 2,500 erotic books in their online catalogue, including those from Blue Panther Books, an erotic book publisher owned by Weltbild, are only one example. Their titles include: “Anwaltshure” (Lawyer’s Whore), “Vögelbar” (F—kable) and “Schlampen-Internat” (Sluts’ Boarding School).
The Church also owns a 50% share in publishing company Droemer Knaur which produces pornographic books, and so indirectly is also a publisher of pornographic material, titles including “Nimm mich hier und nimm mich jetzt!” (Take Me Here, Take Me Now!), and “Sag Luder zu mir!” (Call Me Slut!). [WorldCrunch.com]
So the German Bishops not only own a company that sells hundreds of pornographic titles, they also wholly own an “erotic” book publisher and have half ownership of another company that produces erotic books. It doesn’t matter that they “only” earn hundreds of thousand dollars a year from selling pornography and erotic material, it is still gravely immoral. The decision by the Bishops of Germany to continue selling these titles is an objective mortal sin. For they could easily order their company Weltbild to cut the 2,500 titles from their offerings. This would not reduce sales or income substantially, since these titles are far less than 1% of their products. It is a grave sin of omission that they refuse to do so.
The German Bishops also have 50% ownership of Droemer Knaur which has a small section of erotic books. They could easily omit these titles from the company’s offerings, without putting the company out of business. And 50% ownership is sufficient influence to obtain such a change.
But to make this sin even worse, the German Bishops, through Weltbild, wholly own Blue Panther Books (Google translate version of the page), a company that publishes nothing but erotica and pornography. These are not Harlequin romance novels, but written pornography. By owning a company that produces pornography, the Bishops are committing the sin of creating pornography.
The defense that Weltbild offers, that these titles do not meet the narrow legal definition of pornography in Germany is ridiculous. Are the German Bishops saying that the German faithful may purchase and use any type of “erotic” material, as long as it does not meet the legal definition of pornography? And what about the sin of scandal — that the Bishops own one company that produces this material, and own another company that sells it would seem to imply that buying and using this pornography is moral. The Bishops are adding the grave sin of scandal to the sins of creating pornography and distributing pornography.
The willingness of the German Bishops to sin gravely, for the sake of a little more money, is a betrayal of Jesus Christ.
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