Tuesday, December 18, 2012

F%k The Pope

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.”

Lovely, no?

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?

Kadaga Blessed
Vatican police Stop Protesters


Wolfgang said...

This man is stuck in the 15th century.

But then he was a member of Hitler Jugend and if you did NOT want to join you did not have to!

Gays, women - they don't need rights they need to be suppressed. Hitler wasn't to keen on either group.

the dogs' mother said...

I once outlined a short story (never wrote it) but our protagonist dies, gets on a train to go to Heaven. She is escorted by two aunts who went on before her. She looks out the window and there are all these buildings with long lines of people outside of them. She asked her aunts what was going on and they answered that it was 'basic religion for beginners' and the students were of all the intolerant, rigid, we are the one type religions out there.

Ms Sparrow said...

Another one of the evils the Pope has visited on our planet is his insistence on unrestrained breeding. The old fool goes to 3rd world countries and tells them to keep having children despite the fact that their existing children are starving. Humanity has become like a flesh-eating virus on the face of the earth as we plunder every resource we can. Yet, he is so out of touch that he goes out of his way to attack same-sex unions!

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

Wow. Another awesome post. I love your point of view and, even moreso, the eloquent manner in which you share it!

anne marie in philly said...

any wonder why I left in 1977? the no birth control shit really bothered me back then. now it's just the whole corrupt organization makes me glad I escaped the cult.

Kyle Leach said...

Sexist, classiest, hateful, and increasingly irrelevant, the Pope is. Bob, I'm looking forward to the next incarnation of the church where women and minorities are welcomed and loved, GLBTQ are accepted, and where the church uses its wealth to help humanity shine.