Papežova nebezpečná sexuální výzva

NEW YORK – Sexuální chování člověka může být nebezpečné, jak znovu ukázalo otřesné znásilnění třiadvacetileté ženy šesti muži v autobuse v Dillí v prosinci loňského roku. Po návštěvě kina byli mladá žena a její přítel zbiti a ona pak byla déle než hodinu terčem brutálního útoku železnou tyčí. O třináct dní později na následky zranění zemřela.

Často se tvrdí, že při znásilnění ve skutečnosti nejde o sex, nýbrž o moc. Je to pravda. Ale se sexem znásilnění souvisí také. Sexuální akt zde slouží jako jistá forma mučení nebo v některých případech i jako vražedná zbraň.

To však neměl papež Benedikt XVI. na mysli, když nedávno hovořil o nebezpečích sexuálního chování. Ve svém předvánočním projevu k římské kurii se nezmínil ani o znásilnění, natož o sexuální vraždě v Dillí. Místo toho při své obraně rodiny – nebo jak to on sám nazval, posvátného svazku muže a ženy – poukázal na to, jak sexuální vztahy mimo tento svazek ohrožují lidskou civilizaci. Na mysli přitom měl, aniž to konkrétně vyslovil, svazky mezi osobami stejného pohlaví.

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