..that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.
Now, quite apart from the blinkered, fearful, frankly insulting view he takes of gay and transgendered people – although why we’d expect anything else from a past member of Hitler Youth is beyond me – he’s just not getting the issues.
The issues are about the planet, Ratzi – our landbase, of which we so far have only one, you know? – and not so much about humankind. Although I think that you and I are seeing two entirely different planets, going on your follow-up quote:
..that defending God’s creation was not limited to saving the environment, but also about protecting man from self-destruction.
Umm. No. How do I put this to such a knucklehead?
It’s mankind causing the destruction of everything, O Pope.
Mankind the planet can thrive without, but without the planet Mankind is toast.
Thus if we can fail to save Mankind from destroying himself, we’re doing all other forms of Life – and the planet Herself – an immense , immeasurable favour.