Pope Calls Gay Marriage Part of 'Ideology of Evil'

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    http://reuters.myway.com/article/20...01_L22608092_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-POPE-BOOK-DC.html


    ROME (Reuters) - Homosexual marriages are part of "a new ideology of evil" that is insidiously threatening society, Pope John Paul says in a new book published Tuesday.

    In "Memory and Identity," the Pope also calls abortion a "legal extermination" comparable to attempts to wipe out Jews and other groups in the 20th century.

    He also reveals that he is convinced the Turkish gunman who shot him in 1981 did not act alone and suggests that the former Communist Bloc may have been behind the plot to kill him.

    The 84-year-old Pontiff's book, a highly philosophical and intricate work on the nature of good and evil, is based on conversations with philosopher friends in 1993 and later with some of his aides.
     
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    Beat me to it darn it. As a nonCatholic im actually interested in maybe reading this book to see what he said. He seems to be pretty on the mark with things.
     
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    And how long will it take for the liberals to start crying about that statement?

    It doesn't matter that it's true.
     
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    Well.... the Pope is a homophobe, it's just straight and simple. No wait, he's also old and feeble, he should step down and let a more enlightened pope reign (perhaps one that is gay, like the Episcopalean bishop that was in the news. As an aside, isn't it interesting that libs are revolted at gay Catholic priests but think that a gay Episcopalean bishop is just marvelous?)

    Of course, never mind that this Pope was one of the driving forces behind the Polish Solidarity movement which helps bring down communism (why do you think they tried to kill him?).

    Never mind that the Catholic Church takes care of 25% of all AIDS patients in the world.

    In the West, homosexual behavior and intravenous drug abuse are the two primary vectors of AIDS transmission. That's a fact. Instead of granting homosexuals the right to marry and encouraging this sort of stuff... perhaps it would be best if the Psychiatric community did the right thing and emulated the Pope and the church, that is, denounce homosexual behavior as pathological, reclassify it as a mental disorder, research therapeutic practice to get it cured or at least help people who are afflicted with the disorder understand it and deal with it. And most of all, throw the gay activists that control it out of its membership. Otherwise, the APA (American Psychiatric Association) will just be contributing to the culture of death.

    Unfortunately, the Church also has a lot of housecleaning to do as well... especially in the West. Homosexuals are in many church positions, some of them are pedophiles, others are actively gay. They contradict Church teaching and teach their parishoners that homosexuality is acceptable, which is contrary to church doctrine. Homosexuality should be a condition which disqualifies a man from becoming a priest (or a woman from becoming a nun).
     
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    Hey look. the Pope's position is consistent with the islamic position. Interesting.
     
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    Not surprising though. Its one of the positions Muslims are right about.
     
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    The main criticism of the Pope will be he is feeble minded and out of touch with mainstream Catholics, when in actuality he is dead on and it is his critical responsibility to stay true to Christ's word. He is considered by the church to be God's spokeman here on earth. Many including Catholics don't want to hear the truth, but would rather have church stewards that taylor the church to decaying moral values in an attempt to not "offend anyone".
     
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    Muslim radicals also believe in blowing innocent people up. When was the last time you saw any RADICAL homosexual commit murder on the scale of 911??

    The Pope is a senile old man who is overrated and outdated.




    ** puts on flame resistant suit **

    LOL!!
     
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    Im guessing you'll be the first trendsetter for that. :)
     
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    Now you're calling me a homo???
     

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