Is he known to have instructed Catholics to cover up paedophile activities in this country? If so he should be ordered to stay out or arrested and deported on arrival, ditto all Papal representatives in this country.
It is time secular democracies got tough with theocratic institutions which consider themselves above laws the rest of us are obliged to obey.
Why is Tatchell moaning about what the Pope says and trying to stop him coming here?
As we saw with that foreigner who got fined £1000 for being homophobic Tatchell believes in freedom of speech?
but not for the Pope?
I think iv proved my point that this idiot doesnt speak for us and simply want to get a comment about everything in the news
Make your own opinions people, dont listen to Tatchell because he just likes publicity, not protecting our rights
Tigra Peter Tatchell has been beaten by Mugabe thugs and Russian Nazis suffering long term effects on his health in defence of gay rights. Rather then sitting at a key board hurling insults like you he has actually dedicated his life to human rights, surviving 300 physical attacks, two stabbing attempts and four decades of abuse – bit of a way to go just for “publicity”. His Outrage movement saw great strides in the reduction of gay imprisonments and he’s been at the forefront of equality laws. I believe that the GLBT community owe him a huge amount and our support. Peter would of course defend your right of opinion but I think you could better understand his record before passing him off as some media whore.
I cannot support Tatchell, Never have. He’s nothing but an embarrassment and my main grudge about him for years is that he doesn’t believe we can be born gay!
We know Squidgy – you’d rather support that champion of gay rights David Cameron. Good luck with that….
The Pope in prison ? That’s something I would like to see.
Pope Cover-Up is running as fast as he can, but he can’t outdistance the disgrace he and others have brought upon their own. The next thing he’ll do is lay blame on all those 12-15 yr old altar boys, who, he’ll say, actually seduced the priests.
For an outrageous take on all of this, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VABSoHYQr6k – Louis CK Learns About the Catholic Church.
My homosexuality is “an intrinsic moral disorder..” and by inference, I, a homosexual man, am “intrinsically morally disordered….”….?
I find that a bit rich, frankly.
Don’t think I have EVER said I champion Dude Dave Gay rights. I don’t suuport the Tories but then if you choose NOT to read threads. I have just said I cannot vote for another 5 years of Labour. That is of course MY choice. Another 5 years Would be a disaster. Gay rights will not stop or reduce. They may not increase but there are other important issues to deal with.
My Opinion, My Choice!
Nice to see my old friend (in both senses of the word as she is now 87!)Barbara Smoker in the photo. She is veteran campaigner for gay and Humanist causes. I like to think of her as the doyenne of British Humanism. Like me, she is a vice-president of the Gay & Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA). She was President of the National Secular Society for twenty-five years and chair of what was then called the Voluntary Euthanasia Society for five years. She is the author of a best-selling book on Humanism. On behalf of the gay Humanist charity, the Pink Triangle Trust, she conducted many ceremonies of love and commitment for same-sex couples, including one featured on Channel 4 TV. More power to her elbow!
The following view of the eminent Richard Dawkins puts things just as they need to be put, i.e. completely rationally.
Ratzinger is the perfect pope
“Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe?”
Yes he should, and it’s going to escalate a lot further, as more and more victims break through the guilt of their childhood indoctrination and come forward.
“Should he be investigated for how cases of abuse were handled under his watch as archbishop of Munich or as the Vatican’s chief doctrinal enforcer?”
Yes, of course he should. This former head of the Inquisition should be arrested the moment he dares to set foot outside his tinpot fiefdom of the Vatican, and he should be tried in an appropriate civil – not ecclesiastical – court. That’s what should happen. Sadly, we all know our faith-befuddled governments will be too craven to do it.
“Should the pope resign?”
No. As the College of Cardinals must have recognized when they elected him, he is perfectly – ideally – qualified to lead the Roman Catholic Church. A leering old villain in a frock, who spent decades conspiring behind closed doors for the position he now holds; a man who believes he is infallible and acts the part; a man whose preaching of scientific falsehood is responsible for the deaths of countless AIDS victims in Africa; a man whose first instinct when his priests are caught with their pants down is to cover up the scandal and damn the young victims to silence: in short, exactly the right man for the job. He should not resign, moreover, because he is perfectly positioned to accelerate the downfall of the evil, corrupt organization whose character he fits like a glove, and of which he is the absolute and historically appropriate monarch.
No, Pope Ratzinger should not resign. He should remain in charge of the whole rotten edifice – the whole profiteering, woman-fearing, guilt-gorging, truth-hating, child-raping institution – while it tumbles, amid a stench of incense and a rain of tourist-kitsch sacred hearts and preposterously crowned virgins, about his ears.
By Richard Dawkins | March 28, 2010
people like “squidgey” are simply ignorant ungrateful wretches who do nothing but moan, whinge, and intentionally swim against the tide in order to try and stir things up. utterly pathetic.
peter, take no notice of such ignorant slobs
Always funny how One name wonders Always spell my nickname with an “e”.
here’s a blog i found this morning. Jack (post # 7) said that the catholic church would soon be blaming the altar boys for seducing priests – and looks like they’ve begun:
My homosexuality is “an intrinsic moral disorder..” and by inference, I, a homosexual man, am “intrinsically morally disordered….”….? Jack@8 I took this up in a letter with Archbishop Nicholls. It means that we gay people are neither good nor bad morally (???) I pointed out that his means we are inert like some sort of noble gas; not evil or good? How can anyone be this I asked? We are not in a state of grace with God if we do the things gay men & women do by all accounts, he replied……..?