I must admit, I can't stand the pope.
I think he needs to get with the times!!. Of course the Catholic church is perfect isnt it..........<< sarcasm by the way. In case anyone thinks I am knocking the Catholics well I was baptised in the faith, long since lapsed though.
I agree with him as long as muslim women are allowed to wear niqabs while driving and ban gay people.
One rule for some...I don't think so
Down with the piece of **** that is the unequal bill
I thought Christianity is meant to be about spreading love and joy to thy fellow neighbour, not encouraging discrimination towards groups of people? At least he provides a topic of conversation
Ew anyone else seen the 'Ugandan Child Sacrifices' link?
I really hate humans. And religion.
I preferred the old Pope. Can't we get him back somehow?
Tbf the Equalities Bill really is a piece of ****. The Pope is completely right to condemn it.
Is it just me or does he just look pure evil... (just look at the pic on the bbc link...) Looks like theres evil in the dudes eyes. Damn.
"Gay rights charity Stonewall condemned the Pope's comments, saying equality had to apply to everyone."
Did anyone else find that sentence amusing? So ******* simple...yet the Pope doesn't seem to get it.
It's just like when The Salvation Army threatened to close all its homeless shelters in New York, if the government didn't exempt them from this very same equality bill.
Scum of the earth.
The pope is an abomination! His reactionary course has undone any kind of progress of the catholic church over the last couple of decades.
- efforts to speed up sanctification of pope Pius XII (the one who collaborated with the Nazis)
- views on Aids and the use of prophylactics - one can argue that his influence on a very large number of people, especially in regions where religion plays a much more dominant role than (sex) education, makes him indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions
- reinstatement of holocaust denier Richard Williamson
- condoning the cover-up of cases of pedophilia in the Catholic Church
The list goes on...
I see the stupid people are out in droves today.
I completely agree with the Pope. "Equality" - in reality, blunt-instrument social authoritarianism which reduces the dignity of everyone - is a nonsense. This Bill is crap and everyone should condemn it outright.
As for my views on homosexuality in the church, I differ from the Roman Catholic line on this. I don't think having sex, or being attracted to men, is a sin per se. I understand what they are trying to do - to make a point that human relationships should not be put before one's faith - but I don't believe it's quite so clear cut an issue.
Still, if Pope Benedict believes that God condemns such things, then it is entirely correct that he follows his conscience in these matters. Since the Catholic policy harms no-one, it would be perverse for a government to suggest harming the Catholic Church over that same policy.