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LGBT Brazilians Give Pope A Gay Kiss-In: VIDEO


Pope Francis, who recently offered penitent Catholics time off from Purgatory in return for following him on Twitter, recently arrived in Brazil for a five day tour in celebration of World Youth Day, a pilgrimage of sorts for Catholic youth. However, not everyone was thrilled with the Pope's presence. As US News points out, "On Monday night, the Argentinian-born pope got a very different reception from young LGBT Brazilians, who staged a beijaco, or kiss-in, along the papal motorcade route." No doubt the Pope's ardent opposition to marriage equality has not sat well with LGBT activists in Brazil.

Far from being the only ones discontented by the Pope's visit, The Campaign for Brazilian Women has also organized an event they're calling a "SlutWalk" where protesters march in risque nun outfits. Said Rogeria Peixinho, an activist involved with the campaign, "We want to show that there's another youth and another way of thinking that is against oppression and the control of female sexuality." LGBT protesters have also planned another gay kiss-in for July 25 on Copacabana Beach to coincide with Pope Francis' speech, according to Pink News.

Watch a video via Facebook of the beijaco AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The Catholic Church has lost lots of its supporters to Protestants and Pentecostals, because (according to one interview I saw in the news), CC hasn't changed, feels distant and has had so many scandals.
    We all know the pope and the Vatican oppose gays and gay marriage, but at the same time in Vatican and the Catholic Church...

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 23, 2013 2:54:03 PM

  2. to Matt's point, the church i grew up in (united church of canada) had a congregation almost-entirely made up of people who'd been raised in OTHER denominations, whose consciences gave them a moral pause when dealing with dogmatic bigotry. so they instead left and went to an Affirming, non-dogmatic, and inclusive spiritual-religious church.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 23, 2013 2:59:15 PM

  3. Why does anybody pay any attention to this delusional idiot who thinks himself infallible, at least when sitting on his "throne"? Catholicism destroys people's minds.

    Posted by: Joel | Jul 23, 2013 3:55:40 PM

  4. Turn the most treasured thing you'll ever have in your life, your child, over to an organization that molds it's young mind with the pollution of creationism, original sin, monsters in the basement, and the only path to salvation is through them. Invasive and permeating through every aspect of your life from birth to death. The Catholic Church.
    'Yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so. And God hates fags.'

    Posted by: JONES | Jul 23, 2013 5:05:47 PM

  5. Why didn't anyone invite me to the Brazilian kiss-in??

    Posted by: Carlos | Jul 23, 2013 5:31:16 PM

  6. It's not a problem! Just subscribe to the Pope's twitter and you will be forgiven!

    Posted by: Mmike1969 | Jul 23, 2013 9:35:46 PM

  7. We shouldn't be too happy about the Catholic Church in Latin America losing members to Pentecostals and Fundamentalist Protestants. Those groups are even worse when it comes to blocking human progress.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 23, 2013 10:19:30 PM

  8. If you think the Catholic Church is bad, just wait until you get to see all of these radical, reactionary protestant Pentecostal churches. One of my relatives was a Catholic but then he joined a Pentecostal "church" (mainly an office with folding chairs and a podium where the "minister" rages) and became a homophobe.

    The good thing about the Catholic Church is that as an international body with a singular governing authority it will be much easier to implement any changes, versus these little micro "churches" that are hiding like cockroaches in the Amazon.

    Posted by: Jose Soto | Jul 23, 2013 11:27:44 PM

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