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Pope Says Gays Endanger Humanity


In a statement linked to the Portuguese parliament's recent approval of marriage equality, Pope Benedict says that ignoring the difference between the sexes is an attack on creation, the AFP reports:

"Creatures, including humans, 'can be protected or endangered', the pope, 82, told the Vatican diplomatic corps in a traditional January address focusing mainly on environmental issues.' One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes,' he said, citing 'certain countries in Europe or North and South America'. Portugal's parliament last Friday approved plans to legalise gay marriage, and a final vote could occur before a visit by the pope in May. Also last week, two men became the first homosexual couple to legally marry in Latin America, in the southern Argentine province of Ushuaia. 'Freedom cannot be absolute,' the pontiff said. 'For man, the path to be taken cannot be determined by caprice or wilfulness, but must rather correspond to the structure willed by the Creator,' he said."

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  1. well, the church almost killed I guess turnabout it fair play

    Posted by: bozemanmontana | Jan 11, 2010 12:16:54 PM

  2. The Roman Catholic Church is irrelevant. As for which Pope was more homophobic, remember, Ratzi wrote the stuff that JPII put out like his statement on gay marriage.

    Makes me sick.

    Posted by: John | Jan 11, 2010 12:17:11 PM

  3. Fuck the Pope!

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 11, 2010 12:33:46 PM

  4. One way to look at it is that homosexuality is god's way of population control.

    Posted by: Dave F | Jan 11, 2010 12:41:22 PM

  5. What.A.Cunt.

    Posted by: Jeffrey | Jan 11, 2010 12:46:59 PM

  6. This hate rhetoric just encourages homphobia and hate crimes. It keeps the gay teen suicide rate high. My only regret is that there isn't a hell for this person to spend a good amount of time reflecting on how horribly immoral he is. But alas, there isn't, nor heaven. Well, not my only other regret is that that crazed woman didn't crack his elderly skull wide open, and spill his diseased brains out all over the marble floor of the vatican.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 11, 2010 12:48:09 PM

  7. fuck you pope! go use your influence to increase folks' well-being, not stigmatize and marginalize people who are already suffering. again, fuck you.

    Posted by: hmmm | Jan 11, 2010 1:02:53 PM

  8. Celibacy is not natural, homosexuality is.

    Posted by: TheSeer | Jan 11, 2010 1:37:53 PM

  9. Is he getting paid by Israel to promote his Jewish Fairy Tales? When is someone going to blow the lid off this scam he is perpetrating?

    Posted by: ty | Jan 11, 2010 1:46:57 PM

  10. it's a shame that the crazy woman who knocked that old relic down didn't kill him, also. the catholic church is a joke. the good thing for us is that they are not in on it.

    Posted by: nic | Jan 11, 2010 1:53:54 PM

  11. Hey Pope Poopy Pants: Shove it!

    Posted by: jimmy | Jan 11, 2010 1:57:29 PM

  12. Well, after my weekend at FUBAR... he may be right. ACKACKACKACK!

    Posted by: Hollywood, CAllywood, CA | Jan 11, 2010 3:30:26 PM

  13. Well, he's already had 3 strokes, maybe that explains why his brain doesn't work that well anymore.

    It also means he won't spew this bullshit for more then maybe 5 years.

    Posted by: Marlon | Jan 11, 2010 3:59:39 PM

  14. Who cares what Benedict the Rat thinks! I beleive his church is endangering humanity and has be for centuries.

    Posted by: Harry | Jan 11, 2010 6:46:24 PM

  15. Is this man still talking?

    Posted by: Bob | Jan 11, 2010 6:48:59 PM

  16. I'm certainly going to be convinced by the guy who heads an organization controlled only by men who have rejected all forms of human sexuality for themselves except for statutory rape.

    Posted by: EdA | Jan 11, 2010 8:42:49 PM

  17. The Nazi Pope has spoken. Now go hate and destroy everything that is not to his liking.

    Posted by: jmdiaz10 | Jan 12, 2010 1:00:57 AM

  18. I think there were 5 billion people on this earth when I was born. Now we are approaching 7 billion? Sorry, pope, you are wrong.

    Posted by: zeddy | Jan 12, 2010 1:21:46 PM

  19. If the purpose of marriage was having children and raising them properly, only those capable of procreating would have the right to marry and if after a while married people did not have children, their marriage would be annuled.

    This not being the case, marriage is thus a fiscal and social benefit gimmick that should not be limited to men and women as couples. Churches have the right to define who should marry religiously, after all some people worship Elvis or the Sun. But no state should prevent people of the same sex to legalize a bond they consider essential,

    Posted by: Alain | Jan 12, 2010 9:04:56 PM

  20. Love the Prada shoes he wears under his fab frock. Is the Catholic church relevant anymore?

    Posted by: Ed | Jan 13, 2010 7:11:17 PM

  21. not only humanity but the entire human race

    Posted by: jay | Nov 19, 2011 4:27:42 AM

  22. gays plz leave ppl in peace

    Posted by: jay | Nov 19, 2011 4:30:32 AM

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