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Pope Compares Gays to Destruction of the Rainforest


Both will apparently destroy humankind.

Reuters reports:

"Pope Benedict said on Monday that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour was just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction. '(The Church) should also protect man from the destruction of himself. A sort of ecology of man is needed,' the pontiff said in a holiday address to the Curia, the Vatican's central administration. 'The tropical forests do deserve our protection. But man, as a creature, does not deserve any less.'....The pope said humanity needed to 'listen to the language of creation' to understand the intended roles of man and woman. He compared behaviour beyond traditional heterosexual relations as 'a destruction of God's work'. He also defended the Church's right to 'speak of human nature as man and woman, and ask that this order of creation be respected'."

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  1. Ratzinger needs to listen to Donatella Versace. That frock is kinda dowdy.

    Posted by: FASTLAD | Dec 22, 2008 12:28:10 PM

  2. Somebody get me some garlic and a wooden stake.

    Posted by: Yeek | Dec 22, 2008 12:29:41 PM

  3. Yeah, 'cause the world's in great danger of not having enough people in it. Jesus.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Dec 22, 2008 12:36:30 PM

  4. Looking at this picture reminds me that our culture when observed objectively (from outer space, say, by a band of wandering beings) is BAT-SHIT CRAZY. Who are these crazy white ancient jedi-monsters lining up to bow to the three-tiered wedding-cake little red riding hood dude? AND WHY ARE THEY THE RICHEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET? little baby jebus in a manger, can we DROPKICK the whole lot?

    Posted by: Chad in NYC | Dec 22, 2008 12:39:31 PM

  5. I think he needs a baby jesus but plug. Seriously, FUCK HIM! And the entire catholic church! If you're a gay catholic, IT'S TIME TO LEAVE THE CHURCH! No more apologizing for the church! The church, and all of christianity, they are our enemies. PERIOD. It's time to start treating them as such.

    Posted by: Mr. E | Dec 22, 2008 12:49:16 PM

  6. Much like the Santa and his Elves theatre depicted in the photo, we are reminded how unbelievable the bible's annual Xmas and easter specials really are.
    It's hard not to laugh or throw shoes at the creep.

    Posted by: Pbar | Dec 22, 2008 12:49:44 PM

  7. How they fail to acknowledge the irony inherent in the fact that the Roman Catholic Church requires its priests to have a penis and testicles in order to be ordained and then denies them the proper, God-given use of them, is beyond me. Seems that the priesthood is the first order of denying the right role of man in their version of nature.

    Posted by: Goober Peas | Dec 22, 2008 12:50:26 PM

  8. There's a difference between what the Pope proclaims and what the reality of the situation is. Many Catholic churches are open to gay people, more than you may think. It will take the upper echelons lots of time to catch up. Remember, we are everywhere!

    Posted by: Jack M | Dec 22, 2008 1:07:09 PM

  9. myra breckinridge would argue that overpopulation due to heterosexual procreation will lead to massive wipe out of natural resources, food, and even space on this earth, which kind of contributes to the destruction of rain forest.

    but i'm sure that pope benedict will think he's more logical than a fictional transsexual.

    Posted by: ian | Dec 22, 2008 1:07:14 PM

  10. Jack M,On what planet are gays actually accepted by any given catholic church or Christianity,PERIOD,for that matter?Please save the "defend religion" story for someone who cares,as far as I am concerned.RELIGION IS THE EPICENTER OF BIGOTRY.In our case "ANTI-GAY BIGOTRY".

    Posted by: DJ | Dec 22, 2008 1:16:54 PM

  11. Someone needs to do a "What not to wear" intervention.

    Posted by: homer | Dec 22, 2008 1:20:36 PM

  12. Creepiest pope ever!

    And that pink dress is not age-appropriate.

    Posted by: Johnny | Dec 22, 2008 1:22:20 PM

  13. Since these comments come from the institution that has been exposed as a front for one of the largest child molestation rings in history, they merit nothing but scorn.

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 22, 2008 1:33:02 PM

  14. Yes, lets look at nature. nature is full of homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and like the Bonobo chimps almost 24/7 orgies

    If something occurs then it is automaticaly natural because to be un-natural means it does not and can not occur in nature.

    This myth promoting snake oil salesman fleecing the poor so he can have red silk shoes and eat off of golden trimed china is a fool. An anachronism. An evil the world should be done with. Away with the fairytales

    PS the dude was a freaking member of the Hitler Youth for goodness sakes.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Dec 22, 2008 1:56:45 PM

  15. He's speaking about the "natural roles of men and women" as the head of a cult run by men and women who (supposedly) do not procreate.

    Again, it's safer to pick on gays than it is to criticize the murderous organized crime factions that surround him and his Vatican on every side.

    Posted by: paul c | Dec 22, 2008 2:13:31 PM

  16. I'm probably reading way too much into his remarks, but is the Pope subtly calling for a "Final Solution"? How exactly is the "ecology of man" that he says is needed, to be implemented? Is he talking about a garden that needs to be weeded?

    Posted by: retropian | Dec 22, 2008 2:29:17 PM

  17. Who? The Pope? *shrugs* Whatever. Someone needs to inform the pope that a good deal of his "people" are closet cases. In fact, I recall Andy posting a piece a while ago about a man who visited a few priests at the Vatican. As I recall, his friend who worked there was so flaming, he apparently pushed a fellow black priest a side by saying (very flamboyantly) "Out of my way, Naomi [Campbell]!". When asked why, as a gay man, he was a closeted priest, the priest stated that a lot of men are openly gay there, and that it is a charmed life... makes one wonder...

    Posted by: CJ | Dec 22, 2008 2:40:33 PM

  18. Pope-Dracula can suck it!. Seriously.. Are you kidding me?.

    Posted by: Dan | Dec 22, 2008 2:43:41 PM

  19. Once again- does the RC church have any credibility at all anymore for thinking individual. I respect Santa and the Easter Bunny more than the Herr Cardinal and his band of "merry" men -make that-"mary" men.

    Posted by: Nick | Dec 22, 2008 2:47:09 PM

  20. Does that make gays endangered?

    Posted by: dell | Dec 22, 2008 3:27:31 PM

  21. Does that make gays endangered?

    Posted by: dell | Dec 22, 2008 3:29:55 PM

  22. The pope is surrounded by repressed homosexual clergy and he knows it. His enemy is within, and like all paranoid despots, this fact will ultimately drive him insane. He is creating a bitterly hostile and intimidating atmosphere within the ranks of his own clergy. His hatred will only end in sorrow for many. After the pedophilia scandals in the desperate and desperately depraved catholic church needed to bring in a Nazi to show the world they mean business. Except gay does not equal pedophilia and they end up looking like a bunch of bigots, which of course they are. Meanwhile, everybody do your duty and crank out as many babies as you can. Sheesh.

    Posted by: neal | Dec 22, 2008 4:09:59 PM

  23. This is from a man who is dressed like Mrs. Santa Claus.

    Posted by: Chris | Dec 22, 2008 4:14:22 PM

  24. Makes me proud to be agnostic. Fuck the pope.

    Posted by: Lara | Dec 22, 2008 5:05:19 PM

  25. Great comments, you guys! Just laugh at the Rat. Now how about Rick Warren?

    Posted by: Jane | Dec 22, 2008 5:26:24 PM

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