I could go into a whole Laundry List of reasons why I am no fan of the Catholic Church; I mean, let's start with how they say they are here to protect children and feed the hungry, yet they spend millions of dollars aiding and abetting pedophiles and keeping the Pope in Prada.
It's the height of hypocrisy, but .... wait .... there's more.
We all know Pope Benny and the Catholic Church are no fans of marriage equality, so it's not much of a surprise that he recently stated that same-sex marriage offends "human truth" and threatens peace and justice.
But, when pro-equality protesters near the Vatican began carrying signs that read, "Gay unions don't harm peace, weapons do" well, Pope Benny's gowns got all twisted and he ordered the Vatican Police to remove the signs, like this:
So, weapons are good, marriage equality is bad; in light of recent events at Newtown, Connecticut, it's almost like saying taking an assault weapon into an elementary school and killing children is bad, but allowing two queers to say 'I do' is a threat.
Like I said, hypocrisy, but .... wait .... there's more.
During a mass attended by thousands at the Vatican Pope Benny gave his blessing to Uganda Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who said, “I think this is a moment that cannot be repeated. We have been reading about him, hearing stories about St.Peter’s Basilica but now we are here physically. I think it is something that I will remember all my life. It’s a very great moment and I thank God for this opportunity.”
Well, not really, when you learn that Kadaga is the Ugandan parliamentary speaker who has said she wants to pass a "Kill The Gays" bill because, "Ugandans want that law as a Christmas gift. They have asked for it and we'll give them that gift."
And the Pope has blessed her.
Break it down like this: Pope Benny thinks gun violence is fine, same-sex marriage is a threat; and he actually blesses a woman who wants to pass a law making it legal to Kill The Gays.
That's the Catholic Church, and that's why I am stunned that more people are leaving the church in droves. Or maybe it's okay to turn a blind eye to a man who advocates gun violence over same-sex marriage, and blesses murder.
It does make sense, these two separate stories: the Pope wants people to believe Guns Are Good, because how else can you Kill The Gays?
Vatican police Stop Protesters