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Pope Benedict Precedes UK Visit with Bashing of Gays, Equality

Pope Benedict attacked gays and the UK's equality and anti-discrimination laws (in particular, a bill that is currently making its way through Parliament) in an announcement that he is coming to visit, the Times reports:

Pope "In a speech in which he confirmed that he will be coming to Britain on a four-day visit in September, the Pope said: “Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of society. Yet as you have rightly pointed out, the effect of some of the legislation designed to achieve this goal has been to impose unjust limitations on the freedom of religious communities to act in accordance with their beliefs. In some respects it actually violates the natural law upon which the equality of all human beings is grounded and by which it is guaranteed.”

The Times adds: "Church of England bishops were among those who successfully attacked the proposed new law in the House of Lords last week, under which the employment exemptions from equality law enjoyed by religious organisations would have been altered. Churches feared they could face prosecution if they refused to go against their beliefs and employ gays and transsexuals and Catholics warned that they could be forced to admit women to the priesthood. The Church of England and Catholic bishops of England and Wales will now join forces to fight any intervention by the European Commission to win back the ground lost by the Government."

Groups are already planning action: "His remarks drew swift criticism from the National Secular Society, which said it would stage protests during the visit. Terry Sanderson, the society's president, said: 'The taxpayer is going to be faced with a bill for £20m for the visit – a visit in which he has already indicated he will attack equal rights and promote discrimination.' Sanderson said he would seek to bring together gay and feminist groups, family planning organisations, abortion rights and victim support groups, and anyone else who "felt under siege" from the Vatican's 'current militancy'."

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  1. We need to get that woman in red to tackle his ass again... he fell, but he got back up... hydra indeed!

    Posted by: GraphicJack | Feb 2, 2010 7:11:09 AM

    bikkem bergs

    Posted by: tina | Feb 2, 2010 7:38:37 PM

  3. Poopee Benedict Ratzinger:
    1)was a Hitler Youth Member in good standing.
    2)A Nazi Wehrmacht Army soldier
    As a Nazi Party Member -he was required to carry out atrocities against the German Nazi States professed enemies: Innocent Jewish & Gay civilians. Today,as Poopee, he carries those same policies of Hate forward chastizing & condemning gay people & the descendents of the surviving Remnant of The Holocaust-a crime his church did NOTHING to prevent the industrialized mass murder of 11 million!

    Posted by: BonoGono | Mar 17, 2010 9:54:27 PM

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