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Vatican: Catholics Should Unite with Jews and Muslims to Form United Front Against Gays

The Pope's Nuncio in Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, suggested that Catholics unite with their anti-gay counterparts in the Jewish and Muslim faiths to oppose gays who want marriage, the Telegraph reports:

MenniniAddressing English and Welsh bishops at their plenary meeting in Leeds, Archbishop Mennini, warned them they faced a “lengthy and probably difficult campaign”.

“I wonder if we shouldn’t ask for and look for more support among other Christian confessions and indeed, persons of other faiths,” he said.

“It seems to me that, concerning the institution of marriage, and indeed the sanctity of human life, we have much in common with the position of the Jewish community, the Chief Rabbi and many of the more significant representatives of Islam.”

Speaking in London yesterday the second most senior active Catholic cleric in England and Wales, Archbishop Peter Smith, of Southwark, said there had been no “formal” contact with Jewish groups to form a united front on the subject of marriage. But he said: “We will work with anyone who agrees with us that to redefine marriage is not a good thing for society and will lead to more confusion.”

Last week, the Vatican launched a crackdown on American nuns for not advocating the church's anti-gay message forcefully enough.

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  1. And here we go again with religious persecution! When will mankind ever learn not to hate?!?

    Posted by: Aydin | Apr 27, 2012 5:15:33 PM

  2. my god look at him. England certainly has a lot of queens.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Apr 27, 2012 5:52:42 PM

  3. By asking the muslim god and the jewish god to help out, isn't the archbiship admitting his own gawd ain't strong enough?

    Posted by: OutinMN | Apr 27, 2012 6:21:06 PM

  4. England kicked out the Catholics once; they can do it again; though if the Archbishop of York, John Senunu (sp?) becomes the next Archbishop of Canterbury, the anti-gay hierarchy of the Church of England should be on the next boat behind the Romans.

    Posted by: The Rev'd Fr Raymond Burgoon-Clark | Apr 27, 2012 6:30:14 PM

  5. I can always rely on Holden Caulfield's remark: "Old Jesus would just puke".

    Posted by: gregory brown | Apr 27, 2012 6:34:32 PM

  6. These are the same people behind the Spanish inquisition, etc. We should all beware, because they can stoop a lot lower.

    Does the Archbishop not realize that -- even though they are hotbeds of closeted homosexual activity -- many Muslim countries impose the death penalty for those unfortunate enough to be exposed as homosexual?

    He's probably "sucking up" to get promoted to Cardinal.

    Posted by: Fahd | Apr 27, 2012 6:39:01 PM

  7. The Holy Hoax get more ludicrous everyday.


    Posted by: ronsfo | Apr 27, 2012 6:39:29 PM

  8. It's not about God at all - not really. It's all about money. The condemnation of gay people is a divisive issue used to entrench the Church deeper into South America, Eastern Europe, Central Africa and Asia.

    Look at the distribution of population, education, and wealth. The poorer and uneducated regions, though not wealthy, have massive populations. So do a cost/benefit analysis. Uneducated, densely populated areas of the Christian world are what they want to keep. They know the West is slowly rejecting religion and cannot spiritually connect to the abusive power structure of the Church. Homosexuality is an issue that the uneducated often don't understand and it gives the poor someone to blame.

    The Church hierarchy will continue to ignore the Western world on this issue, I think. I agree their time is over.

    Posted by: Brim | Apr 27, 2012 6:46:38 PM


    They are also trying to get kids in the Catholic schools on board with their anti gay campaign.

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Apr 27, 2012 7:21:51 PM

  10. STFU already you sad old queens.

    Posted by: coolbear | Apr 27, 2012 8:28:48 PM

  11. It is no small coincidence (as pointed out by others above) that a member of the Hitler Youth should head up the Inquisition (now called The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) before he became pope.

    No women.
    No clergy marriage.
    No contraception.
    No gays.
    No same sex marriage.
    Give us more altar boys.

    What an agenda.
    When is there going to be a modern Pope who will call another Vatican Council to drag this pre-Luther sow into the modern age ?

    Posted by: JackFkTwist | Apr 27, 2012 8:38:18 PM

  12. @ Gregory Brown :
    Thanks dude, for giving me an out loud laugh !!!!

    Posted by: JackFkTwist | Apr 27, 2012 8:42:09 PM

  13. A Catholic priest, a rabbi and an imam walk into a gay bar, by accident, of course, and the bar tender says, "Hey nice to see you back in here again, doing some more research?" And the Catholic priest turns bright red.

    Posted by: Keepin' It Straight | Apr 27, 2012 9:55:41 PM

  14. Redefine marriage??? WTF? Muslim culture allows multiple wives, and most Catholic have mistresses, so... nice try dude.

    Posted by: ty | Apr 27, 2012 10:40:00 PM

  15. Catholicism is so twisted...

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Apr 28, 2012 4:33:38 AM

  16. Finally some common ground! Bigotry!

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 28, 2012 4:41:30 AM

  17. They could call it "the Hitler Approach".

    Posted by: Don | Apr 28, 2012 7:35:16 AM

  18. Amazing, isn't it, that a bunch of tired old drag queens in ugly hats and dresses don't own any mirrors.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Apr 28, 2012 10:44:40 AM

  19. Sorry, Vatican. Judaism is the most gay-friendly of all religions by far - despite Leviticus. You might get a few bath-impaired ultra Orthodox, but that's it.

    Posted by: Max | Apr 29, 2012 9:08:43 AM

  20. I think we should encourage Muslims to study about the Crusades. We should encourage Jews to study up on the Inquisition and the history of the centuries of their mistreatment and persecution at the hands of the Catholic Church. That may make them a little more than suspicious of the Catholic Church's present day attempts to suppress a group that they hate.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 29, 2012 5:22:10 PM

  21. See? Christianity, Islam, and Judaism were born militant religions using people's faith in god to control politics and wage wars.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 29, 2012 8:07:05 PM

  22. @Outinmn: Christians, Jews and Muslims all believe in the same mythical Abrahamic diety, they just have a lot of twisted versions about him.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 29, 2012 8:59:22 PM

  23. A Catholic priest friend of mine use to say:"The catholic Church is like a bucket of stagnant water, the scum rises to the top".

    Posted by: jack | Apr 29, 2012 9:14:58 PM

  24. Mennini rants against homosexuality while dressed like a medieval drag queen and is a bishop in a church where conservative estimates say at least 50% of the catholic clergy are gay. Think about it: What red blooded heterosexual "normal" male promises or vows to live a life without sex? I think it is probably close to ZERO.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 29, 2012 10:03:42 PM

  25. it would be really fun if the Muslim part of his dream hate coalition then demanded catholic support for polygamy.

    Posted by: Mark | Apr 30, 2012 10:50:20 AM

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