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Pope Benedict Calls Same-Sex Marriage 'Dangerous...Insidious'

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What's more dangerous, or insidious? Two committed people who want to enshrine their love in law? Or a Catholic Church full of priests who molest young boys?

Pope Benedict would like you to believe the former:

"Addressing a huge crowd at the shrine of Fatima at the climax of his four day visit to Portugal, the 83-year-old Pope said that same sex marriage and abortion were among the 'most insidious and dangerous challenges that today confront the common good.' He expressed his 'profound appreciation' for anti-abortion campaigners, who he praised for defending the right to life and the 'recovery of people wounded by the drama of abortion'."

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  1. That's exactly what I think of him and his army of molesters!

    Posted by: RP | May 13, 2010 7:19:50 PM


  2. LOL WHUT.

    Sit down, Pope.

    Posted by: Dan | May 13, 2010 7:20:05 PM


  3. I really don't give a flying crap what the pope or his church think about anything.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 13, 2010 7:21:18 PM


  4. Well I'd say that his hordes of pedophile priests are the real insidious danger.

    Posted by: Tone | May 13, 2010 7:26:56 PM


  5. I think he needs to look in the mirror to see the true evil.

    Posted by: Dave | May 13, 2010 7:29:23 PM


  6. Why do some gays remain Catholics?

    Posted by: Eugene | May 13, 2010 7:30:42 PM


  7. What an asshole.

    Posted by: Fr Ken Woodie | May 13, 2010 7:32:56 PM


  8. So he's not going to resign. I don't know anything papal history other than the juicy parts (and vatican city is a lot of fun...don't let anyone tell you otherwise; it's breathtaking), but I don't think any of them have resigned (perhaps killed off, but not resigned...so killed off...). I don't even have the energy to type the glaring hypocrisy in his statement...but the reality is that hypocrisy is too impotent a word. Far too impotent a word.

    Posted by: TANK | May 13, 2010 7:34:03 PM


  9. Can we all stop pretending that we need to feign respect for this man, this religion, or quite frankly... ANY of its followers?!!

    If no one challenges their hypocrisy, and I'm talkin' about the members of the Khurch, not its leaders, then they will never be uncomfortable with the wrong choice they've made in siding with discrimination.

    Unless they're ready to start following the mandates of all religions, they need to concede that this man shouldn't be weighing in on the private lives of other non-katholics.

    Posted by: stephen | May 13, 2010 7:47:40 PM


  10. stephen, while I applaud your chastizement of everyday catholics who aren't calling out the pope and church on its criminal behavior to the degree that would be acceptable...you don't get it. This is much deeper than that. All religions are hypocritical. All religious leaders are frauds, and do things that don't correspond to their beliefs. You want to get to the source of the conflict here, you need to understand religious belief separate from christian, jew, and muslim.

    No religious belief deserves respect. Tolerance iff it doesn't cause demonstrable harm, sure. But not respect.

    Posted by: TANK | May 13, 2010 7:53:08 PM


  11. STFU Old man. I know he speaks for the Catholic Church, but speak for God? Not a snowball's chance in hell.

    Posted by: Kent | May 13, 2010 8:06:38 PM


  12. Maybe the Popenführer will take a tumble down the stairs in his prada pumps

    Posted by: Gridlock | May 13, 2010 8:20:43 PM


  13. Right to life? How about a right to a sexualy abusive free childhood? The Catholic church is a sad joke in modern times. The pope should be sent to do hard labor in Siberia.

    Posted by: Harry | May 13, 2010 8:25:21 PM


  14. well, to be fair, you don't exactly have (most)people trying to legitimatize/legalize pedophilic acts.

    Posted by: j.m.s. | May 13, 2010 8:53:10 PM


  15. ratzi is nothing but a drag queen in an expensive dress and prada slippers. observe they are ruby colored prada slippers. he has obstructed justice, blocked prosecution, moved pedophiles from parish to parish covered up for priests. he speaks of morality what a fucking hipocrit. why doesn't he just curl up and die and finally do something useful

    Posted by: walter | May 13, 2010 9:23:19 PM


  16. I think the mirror cracked a long time ago on the Catholic church - DO AS I TELL YOU NOT AS I DO!

    If (and by that I mean IF) there is a god who created this life form and they're sitting back and watching what is going on their equivalent of a flat-screen TV then I'm sure the reality TV show called "Earth" is a ratings winner as you couldn't make up what is happening.

    Posted by: Lez | May 13, 2010 9:26:40 PM


  17. IMHO, the pope is wrong about this REGARDLESS of whether or not some of his priests are child molesters and IMHO conflating the 2 issues in the same conversation ultimately hurts your/our credibility on gay marriage.

    Posted by: patrick | May 13, 2010 9:27:26 PM


  18. FUCK YOU Joseph Ratzinger! I hope you suffer most if not all of the torture techniques listed below. These were used during the Inquisition, now renamed The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which you formerly headed:

    1. A sharp iron fork was used to mangle breasts.
    2. Red hot pincers were used to tear off flesh. 3. Red hot irons were inserted up vaginas and rectums.
    4. A device named the turcas was used to tear out fingernails and after they were ripped out, needles were shoved into the quicks.
    5. Boots called bootikens were used to lacerate flesh and crush bone.
    6. Thumbscrews were used to crush the fingers and toes.
    7. Acid was poured on victims and hands were immersed into pots of boiling oil and water.
    8. Eyes were gouged out by irons.
    9. Alcohol was poured on the head and set alight.
    10. Water was poured down the throat with a notted cloth and was then jerked out tearing up the victims bowels.

    DIE, KKKatholic scum, DIE!

    Posted by: bading | May 13, 2010 9:27:39 PM


  19. I'm less offended by Pope Benedict's statements than I am by gay "Cafeteria Catholics" who hold on to a church that has made it clear it does not want them.

    Posted by: James | May 13, 2010 9:37:05 PM


  20. And in other news an old man in a dress revealed that he believes that love between 2 consenting adults made a spirit in the sky angry.

    The church is a joke, which just might prove that if God exists he's got a fucking great sense of humor, and a streak for the ironic.

    Posted by: James | May 13, 2010 9:38:30 PM


  21. You know what else is indidious? interfering with the will of a democratically elected government, that's what. Portugal's president is weighing whether or not to sign a law legalizing same sex marriage in the country. The pope is clearly trying to influence his decision. The people of portugal wouldn't stand for the leader of any other country telling their president what to do. Why should they accept the same from the pope?

    Posted by: gaylib | May 13, 2010 9:47:36 PM


  22. It's partially because of the indoctrination and oligarchical control of dogma that makes me reject organised religions. By nature, they are resistant to change. From personal experience of the Catholic church, the discrepancies between the laity, lower ranking priests and the oligarchy of cardinals and the pope is very telling of the problems of a top-down religious organisation.

    Posted by: Maxcor | May 13, 2010 10:16:32 PM


  23. why is it this old man who wears a funny pointed had makes stupid outrageous claims like this still; still gets away with crap like this. He reminds me of that old man from FMILY GUY who's always after Kris.

    Posted by: Xman | May 13, 2010 10:24:06 PM


  24. Once again, whenever I read stuff like this, I am reminded how incredibly grateful I am to my parents for their wisdom in not inflicting religious brainwashing upon me.

    No church, no "holy books" in the house, no Sunday "school"-- just love and encouragement... and Aesop's Fables, which they stressed were not true stories.

    Posted by: Chal | May 13, 2010 10:25:47 PM


  25. Monster.

    Posted by: Felix | May 13, 2010 10:52:21 PM


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