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2013-03-03 10:34:15 PM  
You know there is no Pope right now.
 
2013-03-03 10:47:16 PM  
"To those I have offended, I apologize and ask forgiveness."

You didn't just offend them, dickhead.  You didn't say something rude at a party.
 
2013-03-03 11:58:31 PM  

Relatively Obscure: "To those I have offended, I apologize and ask forgiveness."

You didn't just offend them, dickhead.  You didn't say something rude at a party.


He thinks that as long as he asks for forgiveness, everything is OK.  And while that might make God happy - well, you raped some kids, but you asked for forgiveness, so everything is good - it's incredibly infuriating to anyone sane.
 
2013-03-04 12:00:13 AM  

feckingmorons: You know there is no Pope right now.


this. and...

"I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal,"

CELIBACY was hard to understand, really? REALLY?
 
2013-03-04 12:04:34 AM  

sno man: feckingmorons: You know there is no Pope right now.

this. and...

"I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal,"

CELIBACY was hard to understand, really? REALLY?


He resigned on Feb 11, while Palpatine was still Pope.  And surprisingly, it looks like he didn't fark any kids, or at least that isn't what got out.  He just farked guys who wanted to be priests.
 
2013-03-04 12:35:41 AM  

GAT_00: He just farked guys who wanted to be priests.


He missed his calling as a movie producer.
 
2013-03-04 02:00:19 AM  
"I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal,"

Not below the standards *I* expected!
 
2013-03-04 05:09:12 AM  
His problem is that his "sexual conduct" appears to have been confined to other adults. Had it been kids, the Church would have been fine with it.
 
2013-03-04 05:32:27 AM  
As per usual, the word "defrocked" appeared nowhere in the article.
 
2013-03-04 05:38:41 AM  
It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.
 
2013-03-04 05:40:08 AM  
Better to be dismissed as a homosexual than prosecuted as a child molestor.
Time for this guy to disappear.
 
2013-03-04 05:40:45 AM  
They should just change the Holy Document of Vatican Law to allow priests to marry.
 
2013-03-04 05:51:40 AM  

Relatively Obscure: "To those I have offended, I apologize and ask forgiveness."

You didn't just offend them, dickhead.  You didn't say something rude at a party.


"Offended" is probably Scots for "forcibly sodomized".
 
2013-03-04 05:52:36 AM  

Valiente: "Offended" is probably Scots for "forcibly sodomized".


It is a bit of a faux pas.
 
2013-03-04 05:53:06 AM  
"In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them," O'Brien said

Oh wait, you me, THOSE homosexual advances? Thank you for the clarification. I just wasn't certain which homosexual advances you were talking about when you first said that I was hitting on priest. There were just so many, it's hard to keep them all straight.
 
2013-03-04 05:55:05 AM  
 If he had just stuck to sheep like the rest of the Scots, there would be no controversy..
 
2013-03-04 06:00:56 AM  

serial_crusher: They should just change the Holy Document of Vatican Law to allow priests to marry.


They can't just change the Holy Document of Vatican Law!

On another note, I'm not sure if the cardinal's resignation was taken early as enforcement of punishment for his conduct, or if the forced early resignation is punishment for admitting to said conduct.
 
2013-03-04 06:01:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.


This guy has been hunting down sexual predators in the Church for a very long time. This is something he took it upon himself to do, not something he was forced to do.
 
2013-03-04 06:02:44 AM  
It would have been awesome if the then-Pope had cleaned house on his way out the door.  First he issues any changes necessary to do so under canon law, then he says "by my order as Supreme Pontiff, any cleric who has committed [insert list of crimes] is hereby dismissed from the clerical state and all rights, powers, offices, roles, and delegated power in the Church, and is excommunicated from the Church.  The power to modify the effects of this order on any person is expressly reserved to the Apostolic See."  I'm sure there's a Farker out there with a GED in canon law to clean this up,

Maybe there would be a little more elbow room at the conclave.
 
2013-03-04 06:02:51 AM  
...he later held various positions -- including as a math and science teacher, as well as rector and spiritual director...

Shouldn't that be rectHIM?
 
2013-03-04 06:03:11 AM  

RedT: "In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them," O'Brien said

Oh wait, you me, THOSE homosexual advances? Thank you for the clarification. I just wasn't certain which homosexual advances you were talking about when you first said that I was hitting on priest. There were just so many, it's hard to keep them all straight.


That is quite the opposite of what he wanted, actually.
 
2013-03-04 06:08:24 AM  
He's wearing a pair of those new Google Glasses
 
2013-03-04 06:10:30 AM  
What the hell does "inappropriate behavior" mean? Did he proposition other priests, did he have consensual sex with them or did he actually sexually abuse them?

If it's the first two; meh. It's pretty shady because he's in a position of power over them, but it's about a billion times less wrong than child abuse.
 
2013-03-04 06:34:13 AM  

RedT: "In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them," O'Brien said

Oh wait, you mean, THOSE homosexual advances? Thank you for the clarification. I just wasn't certain which homosexual advances you were talking about when you first said that I was hitting on priests. There were just so many, it's hard to keep them all straight.


This. I had the same WTF? moment when I read that. But hey, let's be reasonable here, you can't expect him to go admitting to all of his attempted rapes without knowing which ones the witnesses will come forward over.
 
mjg
2013-03-04 06:44:15 AM  
The Catholic Church = protect the Church, not the victims.

/should be in Latin
 
2013-03-04 06:48:25 AM  
disgusting.
 
2013-03-04 06:51:56 AM  

RedT: "In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them," O'Brien said

Oh wait, you me, THOSE homosexual advances? Thank you for the clarification. I just wasn't certain which homosexual advances you were talking about when you first said that I was hitting on priest. There were just so many, it's hard to keep them all straight.


Came for this. Leaving happy.

//"There are so many men and boys I've raped, you have to be specific!"
 
2013-03-04 06:59:32 AM  

Relatively Obscure: "To those I have offended, I apologize and ask forgiveness."

You didn't just offend them, dickhead.  You didn't say something rude at a party.


I wonder if he also wants to include all the people who were really very offended when he said;
The empirical evidence is clear, same-sex relationships are demonstrably harmful to the medical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of those involved, no compassionate society should ever enact legislation to facilitate or promote such relationships, we have failed those who struggle with same-sex attraction and wider society by our actions.
 
2013-03-04 07:05:40 AM  

Relatively Obscure: "To those I have offended, I apologize and ask forgiveness."

You didn't just offend them, dickhead.  You didn't say something rude at a party.


"Look, I'm sorry if you found my cock up your ass offensive, but you just need to get over it!"
 
2013-03-04 07:07:16 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: AverageAmericanGuy: It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.

This guy has been hunting down sexual predators in the Church for a very long time. This is something he took it upon himself to do, not something he was forced to do.


Has the reputation rehabilitation of Benedict already started? That was quick.
 
2013-03-04 07:09:24 AM  
If you apologize it's OK right?  Does it go something like this?  "Sorry, but I'm going to stick my dick into your ass."?
 
2013-03-04 07:13:57 AM  
Rectum ?
Damn near killed him.
 
2013-03-04 07:25:15 AM  
Ratburger forgive me for I've sinned...
"WTF consensual?? With an adult? Keith I am disappoint!"
 
2013-03-04 07:42:42 AM  
If the catholic church would eliminate the vows as requirements for priests/nuns I honestly think 80 - 90% of this would be fixed.  The other 10% would be in jail.... but most of the problem would be fixed.
 
2013-03-04 07:46:34 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: AverageAmericanGuy: It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.

This guy has been hunting down sexual predators in the Church for a very long time. This is something he took it upon himself to do, not something he was forced to do.


Oh, you'd better have a citation for that one
 
2013-03-04 07:49:19 AM  
GAT_00:
He resigned on Feb 11, while Palpatine was still Pope.

FTFA:
O'Brien told Pope Benedict XVI in November that he would resign effective his upcoming birthday, on March 17. But Benedict decided to make the resignation effective immediately in light of the pope's imminent resignation, the Scottish Catholic Media Office said.

So, Popo knew about this for three months, and is just now acting on it. Is he looking to be the new head coach for Penn State or something?
 
2013-03-04 07:49:22 AM  

phlatulence: Ratburger forgive me for I've sinned...
"WTF consensual?? With an adult? Keith I am disappoint!"


From what the accusers said it wasn't very consensual
 
2013-03-04 07:52:57 AM  

offacue: If you apologize it's OK right?  Does it go something like this?  "Sorry, but I'm going to stick my dick into your ass."?


It's just a question of how many hail Mary's you have to do
 
2013-03-04 08:00:52 AM  
It's worth noting this jackass got Stonewall's 'Bigot Of The Year' award last year after 'its 10,000 members had voted "decisively" to give the title to O'Brien after he described gay marriage as a "grotesque subversion" of the traditions of marriage and likened it to slavery. The cardinal called it an "aberration" and claimed it might clear the way for polygamous marriages and would cause "further degeneration of society into immorality".' [source]
 
2013-03-04 08:10:30 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: AverageAmericanGuy: It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.

This guy has been hunting down sexual predators in the Church for a very long time. This is something he took it upon himself to do, not something he was forced to do.


Define "hunting down sexual preditors". Yes, Benedict XVI personally asked John Paul II to redirect all sexual abuse by priest cases to his office at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith back in 2001. However, one of his first acts was to send out a letter to every bishop on 5/18/2001 instructing them that while sexual molestation is a sin it is also sinful to contact local authorities to report lapses of moral judgement on the part of priests, instead saying all such crimes should be reported to his office and that they would handle the matter appropriately. Some people see it as him taking ownership of the issue, while other people see it as intentionally encouraging the coverup of sexual abuse cases by centralizing response to protect those priests who did it. Nobody can point to any cases where someone was defrocked before a secular source revealed that abuse was happening so far as I know.
 
2013-03-04 08:10:51 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Relatively Obscure: "To those I have offended, I apologize and ask forgiveness."

You didn't just offend them, dickhead.  You didn't say something rude at a party.

I wonder if he also wants to include all the people who were really very offended when he said;
The empirical evidence is clear, same-sex relationships are demonstrably harmful to the medical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of those involved, no compassionate society should ever enact legislation to facilitate or promote such relationships, we have failed those who struggle with same-sex attraction and wider society by our actions.


I wonder if religion (or a particular one) had scientific evidence that they were demonstrably harmful to the medical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of those involved that he would suggest government should enact legislation against those practises?
 
2013-03-04 08:14:10 AM  
This is just the beginning. If you think the Pope resigned for "health reasons" I've got a bridge to sell you. The Vatican is one big sausage fest, with sausages going in and out of various body openings constantly.
 
2013-03-04 08:16:25 AM  
did no one catch teh gem about the italian male whores blackmailing the entire vatican in italy ? that might a reason to resign...
 
2013-03-04 08:20:16 AM  

incendi: Valiente: "Offended" is probably Scots for "forcibly sodomized".

It is a bit of a faux pas.


At least a pain in the a$$.
 
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2013-03-04 08:25:00 AM  

Walker: This is just the beginning. If you think the Pope resigned for "health reasons" I've got a bridge to sell you. The Vatican is one big sausage fest, with sausages going in and out of various body openings constantly.


It's worse than Vienna during "Sauage Days".
 
2013-03-04 08:25:18 AM  

feckingmorons


You know there is no Pope right now.


Actually, during times like this, there is a Pope. Nowadays, he's the RoboPope and he can perform most of the basic functions of the living Pope. Before technology, he was a wind up Pope that could only bless the masses or later, with the exchanging of some gears, direct traffic in Vatican Square.

Directing traffic was a responsibility that prior Popes had. They don't do have to do it anymore. Vatican Square was also a pretty busy street and people bringing goods to market would often cause traffic jams with their wagons trying to get through. One day, Pope Pius O'Flannerly the First was watching the crowds when a wagon load of meatballs (spicy) and the :14 Pasta Express Wagon met at the intersection. Each wagon tried to go through but was stopped by the other. A shouting match began and neither side was willing to budge. The pope yelled down from his window "Hey-a. Yousa Boys should-a letta the meat-ball a-wagon go! He was-a there a-first. I a-saw ti a-all fromma uppa here-a!" To which the drive of the Pasta Express wagon yelled back "Who do you-a thinka you -are? Da Pope?" The pope replied "A-yeah. I ama da Pope. Whaddaya thinka of that-a?" And the pasta wagon uy replied "Well, if-a you are da Pope. Why-a don't you-a comma downa here and-a direct-a the trafic, your holiness, eh?"

And the pope came down, started directing traffic and he was so good at it, they made it a responsibility. Now the original mechanical Pope couldn't direct traffic so when there wasn't a living Pope, the Vatican would put up an eight sided sign at each corner that read "Dead Pope". That told everyone to try and get along until a new Pope could be brought in and taught how to direct traffic. The second generation meccha Pope could direct traffic but he couldn't do drive by blessings, so something was lost there.
 
2013-03-04 08:27:08 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: AverageAmericanGuy: It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.

This guy has been hunting down sexual predators in the Church for a very long time. This is something he took it upon himself to do, not something he was forced to do.


You know who else used to hunt down undesirables?
 
2013-03-04 08:31:55 AM  

sendbillmoney: It would have been awesome if the then-Pope had cleaned house on his way out the door.  First he issues any changes necessary to do so under canon law, then he says "by my order as Supreme Pontiff, any cleric who has committed [insert list of crimes] is hereby dismissed from the clerical state and all rights, powers, offices, roles, and delegated power in the Church, and is excommunicated from the Church.  The power to modify the effects of this order on any person is expressly reserved to the Apostolic See."  I'm sure there's a Farker out there with a GED in canon law to clean this up,

Maybe there would be a little more elbow room at the conclave.


They would never do it for the same reason Congress would never outlaw corporate lobbying.
 
2013-03-04 08:32:01 AM  
CSB

One of my familiy members, a few years back, asked an older Jesuit (friend of the family) how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay.

"Seventy to eighty percent."

/CSB

The Catholic Church will survive, but not as it is today.
 
2013-03-04 08:35:55 AM  

Bio-nic: If the catholic church would eliminate the vows as requirements for priests/nuns I honestly think 80 - 90% of this would be fixed.  The other 10% would be in jail.... but most of the problem would be fixed.


Doubt it.   There's no vow of celibacy required to become a school teacher, and we have a dozen new teachers a month helping themselves to some forbidden underage naughtiness.  As far as sheer numbers of perpetrators, gradeschool teachers have priests beat by a country mile.  This wouldsuggest that a vow of celibacy is not what turns one into a molester.
 
2013-03-04 08:36:35 AM  

Grungehamster: Baron Harkonnen: AverageAmericanGuy: It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.

This guy has been hunting down sexual predators in the Church for a very long time. This is something he took it upon himself to do, not something he was forced to do.

Define "hunting down sexual preditors". Yes, Benedict XVI personally asked John Paul II to redirect all sexual abuse by priest cases to his office at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith back in 2001. However, one of his first acts was to send out a letter to every bishop on 5/18/2001 instructing them that while sexual molestation is a sin it is also sinful to contact local authorities to report lapses of moral judgement on the part of priests, instead saying all such crimes should be reported to his office and that they would handle the matter appropriately. Some people see it as him taking ownership of the issue, while other people see it as intentionally encouraging the coverup of sexual abuse cases by centralizing response to protect those priests who did it. Nobody can point to any cases where someone was defrocked before a secular source revealed that abuse was happening so far as I know.


WHAT!  I guess the Catholic church has officially removed themselves from true teachings of Christ.  Christian beliefs are very clear, the law of the land is to be obeyed.  We teach that even if it is a higher priesthood man disobeys a law, he is to be turned in to the authorities.  It is stated in the scriptures.  Just yesterday we were discussing military service since we were told not to fight and kill.  We are not to enlist, but if drafted we go and if the reason for the war is wrong, then the sin is on the government not the soldier following orders.  The stuff about the Catholic priest is definitely news to me, but I never thought they took an official stance to call busting a criminal a sin.  That is telling the victims, as they are still pulling up their pants, you can't talk because you'll be put to death for ever.  Those guys really are just making up their own rules.  They have something in common with Brigham Young.
 
2013-03-04 09:05:32 AM  

lack of warmth: Grungehamster: Baron Harkonnen: AverageAmericanGuy: It's never too late to do the right thing, Ratzinger.

This guy has been hunting down sexual predators in the Church for a very long time. This is something he took it upon himself to do, not something he was forced to do.

Define "hunting down sexual preditors". Yes, Benedict XVI personally asked John Paul II to redirect all sexual abuse by priest cases to his office at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith back in 2001. However, one of his first acts was to send out a letter to every bishop on 5/18/2001 instructing them that while sexual molestation is a sin it is also sinful to contact local authorities to report lapses of moral judgement on the part of priests, instead saying all such crimes should be reported to his office and that they would handle the matter appropriately. Some people see it as him taking ownership of the issue, while other people see it as intentionally encouraging the coverup of sexual abuse cases by centralizing response to protect those priests who did it. Nobody can point to any cases where someone was defrocked before a secular source revealed that abuse was happening so far as I know.

WHAT!  I guess the Catholic church has officially removed themselves from true teachings of Christ.  Christian beliefs are very clear, the law of the land is to be obeyed.  We teach that even if it is a higher priesthood man disobeys a law, he is to be turned in to the authorities.  It is stated in the scriptures.  Just yesterday we were discussing military service since we were told not to fight and kill.  We are not to enlist, but if drafted we go and if the reason for the war is wrong, then the sin is on the government not the soldier following orders.  The stuff about the Catholic priest is definitely news to me, but I never thought they took an official stance to call busting a criminal a sin.  That is telling the victims, as they are still pulling up their pants, you can't talk because you'll be put to death for ever.  Those guys really are just making up their own rules.  They have something in common with Brigham Young.


To play devil's advocate, it doesn't say "make sure your congregations know that priests are above secular law and you damn your soul to hell for questioning them." It's hard to read it saying anthing at all; it was in Italian, and even translated it is still full of legalese.

You can read it here. From my understanding it basically says that if the bishop catches wind of sexual abuse (or desecration of the Eucarist) this is to be reported to the Vatican for a proper hearing, and that these cases are subject to pontifical secret.
 
2013-03-04 09:12:42 AM  
And to further clarify: the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops created the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002, which required reporting allegations to proper authorities. I was just taking issue with the "Ratzinger was a champion of taking down child molesters" claim; yes, he did take the issue of sex abuse head on, but he did so in a way that looks more like a CYA move for the church itself than an actual attempt to uncover sex offenses.
 
2013-03-04 09:21:17 AM  

Relatively Obscure: "To those I have offended, I apologize and ask forgiveness."

You didn't just offend them, dickhead.  You didn't say something rude at a party.


I know that it won't happen, but I'd like nothing more than to see the complete collapse of the catholic church in my lifetime.

It almost makes me want to breed, so that at least one of my family gets to witness it directly.

If this were happening within any other global organization, how long would, say, Microsoft last? (company chosen for global market penetration exposure adoption monopoly, oh bugger fark sod it, never mind, there's no way I can't pun this to death)
 
2013-03-04 09:31:53 AM  

TopoGigo: As per usual, the word "defrocked" appeared nowhere in the article.


This.
 
2013-03-04 09:35:16 AM  
Grungehamster:

To play devil's advocate, it doesn't say "make sure your congregations know that priests are above secular law and you damn your soul to hell for questioning them." It's hard to read it saying anthing at all; it was in Italian, and even translated it is still full of legalese.

You can read ithere. From my understanding it basically says that if the bishop catches wind of sexual abuse (or desecration of the Eucarist) this is to be reported to the Vatican for a proper hearing, and that these cases are subject to pontifical secret.


That still comes across the same way to me.  Law of the land means local law.  You are held to the laws of Wala Wala Washington if that is where you robbed a bank.  If I get caught by a church member doing what these guy's have been up to, I will be reported to the police here.  Then a meeting with the Elder Priesthood will determine if I am to be removed from Church.  Not whisk me to another place in the world where the victim cannot be satisfied that justice was carried out.  That may not be 'legalese' for above the law, but that sure is going around the law.  The Vatican is not proper law in the US, nor is it proper law in any place in the world outside the Vatican.  The US has the policy that US citizens face the laws of the place they committed the crime, as it should be.  For a church to declare itself Christian it should first refer to the rules laid down by Christ, not some other document.  Christ stopped one of his Apostles from fighting for His safety, because to fight for Jesus' protection didn't just mean he would not have been sacrificed but also it is sinful to fight local law by force.
 
2013-03-04 09:35:58 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Bio-nic: If the catholic church would eliminate the vows as requirements for priests/nuns I honestly think 80 - 90% of this would be fixed.  The other 10% would be in jail.... but most of the problem would be fixed.

Doubt it.   There's no vow of celibacy required to become a school teacher, and we have a dozen new teachers a month helping themselves to some forbidden underage naughtiness.  As far as sheer numbers of perpetrators, gradeschool teachers have priests beat by a country mile.  This wouldsuggest that a vow of celibacy is not what turns one into a molester.


Yeah, I think it's a lot more likely that pedophiles seek out the priesthood -- not that the vows make them perverts. The optimist in me wants to say they may have identified their urges as unacceptable and became priests in an attempt to hold the desires at bay. The cynic in me thinks they become priests because of the easy access to kids and the trust and authority present in the relationship.
 
2013-03-04 09:54:12 AM  
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2013-03-04 10:30:13 AM  
farking adults-that's a firing offense.
farking kids-relocation, at worst a lateral move.
 
2013-03-04 01:23:54 PM  

sno man: feckingmorons: You know there is no Pope right now.

this. and...

"I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal,"

CELIBACY was hard to understand, really? REALLY?


Understand? No. Follow? Yes.

People forget priests are human, too, with all-too real human urges and weaknesses. Being ordained gives them a mandate to deny these urges, but not superpowers to do so.

I'm not defending immoral acts, BTW. I just don't think consenting, adult sex between men or a man and woman is immoral. Mandated celibacy is a perversion of God's gift of sexuality.

Except of course among Farkers. Sex among Farkers is immoral. Dirty, dirty Farkers.

/apparently feeling a tiny bit less agnostic today. Tomorrow's outlook is cloudy.
 
2013-03-04 01:46:02 PM  

brimed03: sno man: feckingmorons: You know there is no Pope right now.

this. and...

"I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal,"

CELIBACY was hard to understand, really? REALLY?

Understand? No. Follow? Yes.

People forget priests are human, too, with all-too real human urges and weaknesses. Being ordained gives them a mandate to deny these urges, but not superpowers to do so.

I'm not defending immoral acts, BTW. I just don't think consenting, adult sex between men or a man and woman is immoral. Mandated celibacy is a perversion of God's gift of sexuality.

Except of course among Farkers. Sex among Farkers is immoral. Dirty, dirty Farkers.

/apparently feeling a tiny bit less agnostic today. Tomorrow's outlook is cloudy.


You're going to hell for saying that.
 
2013-03-04 05:55:42 PM  
Pope said "Nope"
You heard it here, folks!
 
2013-03-04 10:52:46 PM  

brimed03: I'm not defending immoral acts, BTW. I just don't think consenting, adult sex between men or a man and woman is immoral. Mandated celibacy is a perversion of God's gift of sexuality.


I am not part of this religion (or any other) but you are a shining example of what a good christian should strive to be.
 
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