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Catholic Church’s plan to move Cardinal’s body is “homophobia”

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  1. Robert, ex-pat Brit 26 Aug 2008, 1:23pm

    Even in death, the Catholic church hates! What an evil cult! Why the necessity to disturb Newman’s grave? Answer: HOMOPHOBIA!

  2. theotherhalf 26 Aug 2008, 1:25pm

    frigin grave robbers!

    Why do they have to move the body? Isn’t he allowed to lie where he wanted to?

  3. but he can’t be a saint if he was a poof!

    Pathetic isn’t it? Frigin graverobbers!

  4. Simon Murphy 26 Aug 2008, 3:01pm

    My view on this is that the catholic church is very open and honest about its intolerance; homophobia and bigotry. Tatchell accusing them of homophobia is merely stating the bleeding obvious.

  5. John Sexton 26 Aug 2008, 4:06pm

    They say that they need one more miracle before he becomes a Saint and that miracles are hard to come by in Britain these days, I think London being awarded the 2012 Olympics came pretty close :-)

    “My view on this is that the catholic church is very open and honest about its intolerance; homophobia and bigotry. Tatchell accusing them of homophobia is merely stating the bleeding obvious.” Yeah and so do the BNP and it doesn’t make them anymore respectable either.

  6. theotherone 26 Aug 2008, 4:54pm

    the olympics? That was a curse, not a blessing…

  7. Has he not got anything better to moan about? Moving the remains of someone who’s been dead for over 100 years ranks pretty low on the homophobia scale.

  8. PCG from Portugal 26 Aug 2008, 11:58pm

    The Catholic Church should spend the money in charity, not in show-biz, that’s what sainthood is about. Besides the British Government should do something to ensure that people’s right to rest in peace must be respected and protected by law.

  9. Martin Davies - C of E Gay Clergy Spouse 27 Aug 2008, 10:43am

    OK, so we can have comments about this for days to come, but what are WE going to lawfully and peacefully do about it?

    If we cannot find a court in the country that will stop the abuse of this dead man’s will, then it is a poor state of affairs for all concerned and not just the gay community.

    Any members of the legal profession online?

  10. elizabethveldon 27 Aug 2008, 3:12pm

    ‘the British Government should do something to ensure that people’s right to rest in peace must be respected and protected by law’

    this from a goverment that bends over backwards for each and every religious nutter? This from a goverment who have put a halt to Queer Rights legislation that should have been ratafied months ago?

    I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  11. It looks like the Magisterium may have been thwarted after all, if you read the story on the BBC news page at the URL I have included here :-)

  12. Just click on my name at the end of the message to get to the URL

  13. Richard Lewis 1 Nov 2008, 1:04am

    So if not having his body is no bar to the proceedings going ahead, why did they feel the need to disturb it in the first place?
    Looks like they have their “miracle” too. Their God, knowing what they’d do, protected him by natural means before they could carry out their homophobic crap.

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