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8,500 sign Catholic priest’s petition to end “gay panic” defence

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  1. Good man!

    1. What a prehistoric old fool!! .. I feel he is ignorant!

      A demonstration he is far too old, in his 80s and just not a clue about today’s way of life and liberal thinking, thank goodness i am no longer a practising Catholic

      1. Eh? I think you may have misinterpreted his intentions.

      2. Amanda, I think you need to read the article again.

        1. Congratulations to Father Paul Kelly in standing up for human rights and gay rights

      3. what does a lesbian know…..lol

  2. Good for him, and it’s good to find someone like this in such an oppressive and irrational body as the RC Church.

  3. A worthy gesture that seems to come in spite of the fact that this individual is a Catholic priest, it’s doubly odd when considering that the scaremongering anti-gay Pope has just once again announced that same sex marriage is a major threat to the human race.
    The Catholic church remains so very openly hostile to LGBT’s and actively tries to block equal rights for gays. So I see it as a positive gesture by an individual rather than that it signifies any positive change in the Catholic church itself.

    1. @Pavlos

      The RC church clearly have been and are led by a homophobic Vatican …

      There are abundant reasons why we should condemn them for their actions …

      This story is about an individual RC priest whose actions we should endorse and support, in this instance …

      It dilutes his good work to use this as a platform to attack the RC church …

      I will continue to condemn the RC church regularly and with vigour … but equally will recognise where our allies are and not be opportunistic in a way that damages relationship with our allies …

      1. I’m suprised you are not using royal ‘we’ or ‘one is not amused’ and its very kind of you to be so considered

      2. Stu, you seem to be repeating almost exactly what I wrote, if in different words, while telling me off because I wrote it.

        I stand by what I wrote, here is an individual doing something positive in spite of the fact that he is a Catholic priest rather than because he is one.

        1. @Pavlos

          I apologise … I had not seen the todays proclamation from the Vatican at the time I wrote my comment …

          You are entirely right in saying that predominantly we approach this very similarly …

          I saw your comment about a “scaremongering anti-gay Pope” as opportunistic. That was because I was unaware of todays developments. Had I been aware I would not have made that aside. I again apologise.

          1. No probs Stu, misunderstandings are intrinsic to comments board communications.

  4. Maybe this guy should be in the position of Pope and teach the current old fool a thing or two about modern society?

  5. Father kelly, are you sure you are a catholic?? Well done for you coherence. At least some sense coming from a member of an intolerant church.

  6. well done to a Cathoilic Priest to make a stance….we knock the church alot but on this ocassion…Bless you father….

  7. carrie baker 10 Jan 2012, 11:36pm

    wELL , IT IS GOOD THAT SOMEONE HAS SENSE, SINCE THE PEOPLE IN THE NATION NO , THAT ALL THE NATIONS PROBLEMS ARE COMING FROM THE HETERSEXUAL COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THE MEN AND NOT THE GAY COMMUNITY, ITS NO NEED TO KEEP LYING ABOUT THE EVILS OF THE HETERSEXUAL COMMUNITY, IT STEMS FROM THE SEX CRIMES EVERY WEEK IN THE NEWS IN THE HETERSEXUAL CHURCHES, THE HETERSEXUAL SOLDIERS BEING COURTMARSHALLED FOR RAPE OF THEIR OWN PEIRS AND OTHER CITIZENS IN OTHER COUNTRIES, , THE HETERSEXUAL S WHO ARE MURDERING AND RAPING AROUND THE WORLD AND SOWING DISCARD AMONG THE RACES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES, AND THAT A FACT, IF YOU ELEMINATED HETERSOSEXUAL MEN ALONE, YOU WOULD END, 95% OF ALL OF THE NATIONS PROBLEMS IMMEDIATLEY, THE WARS WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY NO ONE WOULD BE RAPING MURDERING, SEXTRAFFICKING KIDS, HURTING OTHERS, BIGOTRY WOULD BE IMEDIATLY TURNED AROUND FASTER, THE WOMEN AND THE WHOLE NATION WOULD BE SAFE AND THEIR CHILDREN, MEN ARE A HEADACHE A NUSAINSE, AND AND PROBLEM FOR ANY SOCIETY,

  8. carrie baker 10 Jan 2012, 11:43pm

    YOU SEE THE TRUTH IS MEN ARE NOT REALLY HOMOPHOBIC, THEY ARE HIPPOCRITES, AND JEALOUS AND INTIMIDATED, THAT S WHY THEY TRY AND VIOLATE WOMENS RIGHTS AS WELL, AND IN HISTORY AND EVEN NOW WITH SOME BIGOTS THE MINORITIES , IS NOT APHOBIAS, WITH THESE MEN, ITS THEIR EVIL MENTALITY TO DO EVIL, AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD A LUST FOR THE SAME THING EVEN DURING HISTORY THAT THEY TALKED BAD ABOUT IN THE PUBLIC, LIKE THE MINORITIES, NOW YOU HAVE MORE WHITE MEN CHASSING COLORED WOMEN FOR ASS, THAN THEIR OWN COLORED MEN, AND HAVE THE NERVE TO TRY AND FIGHT A COLORED MAN STILL OVER COLORED WOMEN, AND THAT S CRAZY, WHEN THEY ARE BOTH BAD MEN IN MOST CASES, EXCEPT FOR ;A FEW OF THEM, THE SAME WITH THE GAY PEOPLE THEY LUST BEHIND, AN DONT WANT OTHERS TO KNOW ABOUT IT, LIKE PHILIP HINKKLE THE BIGOTED REPUBLICAN SENATOR, TRASHING GAY PEOPLE, BUT CAUGHT IN A HOTEL WITH AN UNDER AGE LITTLE BOY, DO YOU SEE , THE HIPPOCRACY, NOT PHOBIA, THE HIDDEN LUST, AN JEALOUSY FOR WHAT THEY ARE BIGOTED AGAINST, SEN. CRAIG

  9. carrie baker 10 Jan 2012, 11:49pm

    tED HAGGARD AND HIS UNDERAGE BOY ASSAULT, AFTER JUMPING UP IN THE PULPIT THAT MORNING BASHING GAY FAMILIES, AND RELATIONSHIPS, THEN STEP OUT OF HIS SO CALLED CHURCH AND FOUND SEXUALLY VIOLATING LITTLE BOYS IN HIS CHURCH, AND HIS WIFE HAD NO COMMENT, JUST ASHAMED AND HURT, AND SICKENED, WHAT LUNATICS, TRY AND GET YOU TO BELIEVE IS HOMAPHOBIA, IS JUST BAD WICKED HETERSEXUAL MEN, LYING TO THE RACES AND TRYING TO COVER UP THEIR OWN INSECURITIES, TO TRY NOT TO LET OTHERS KNOW THEY ARE IN HEAT LUST , AND TWISTED TRYING TO GET TO THOSE LITTLE BOYS AND MEN THEMSELVES, SO MANY HAVE BEEN FOUND WITH THEM ITS A HORROR HIGH PROFILE CASES AS WELL, SEVERAL HERO SEXUAL MEN ON TV JUST CAME OUT AN ANNOUNCED THEY WHERE TURNING GAY, AND LEAVING THEIR WIVES, WELL, THEY HAD BEEN SNIFFING OTHER MENS ASS FOR A LONG TIME , JUST LYING ABOUT IT, BUT THEIR LUST GOOD NOT BE HELD A SECRET ANY MORE, SO THEY HAD TO COME OUT BECAUSE THE WOMEN CAUGHT THEM ANYWAY, SO THE SAME WITH THE WICKED AFRICANS, THEY OTHER MEN

  10. carrie baker 11 Jan 2012, 12:01am

    LETS MAKE IT PLAINER, I HATE SPIT, SO I DONT WANT ANYONE SPITTING WHERE I CAN SEE IT, AND I DONT WANT SPIT ON ME, NOT EVEN MY OWN, THEREFORE , I DONT LIKE FRENCH KISSING , BECAUSE IT IS FILLED WITH VULGAR , NASTY SPIT, CARING BACTERIA, AND OTHER GERMS, SO I AM NOT GOING OUT TRYING TO FIND PEOPLE TO FRENCH KISS WITH, AN PASS NASTY SPIT BACK AND FORTH , DO YOU GET ME, WELL SAME WITH THE HETERSEXUL MEN LIAR THEY ARE, IF YOU DONT LIKE GAY MEN AND HOW THEY HAVE RELATIONSHIPS, YOU DONT GO OUT AND DO THE EXACT THING THAT THEY ARE DOING SINCE IT IS SUPPOSE TO GROSS YOU OUT AND ALL AND ITS SO WRONG TO YOU AND ALL, AND INDECENT AN ALL, BUT YET, YOU CANT KEEP YOU DICKS AWAY FROM OUR GAY MEN AND WOMEN, THE SAME PEOPLE YOU TRASH T ALK , DO YOU GET ME, NOT HOMPPHOBICS , DEMONS, TWISTED, ASSHOLES, LIARS, TRASH, JEALOUS, INTIMIADATED, BUT NOT HOMOPHOBICS, JUST HIPPOCRITES,, AN LIARS, ABUSERS , USERS AND DANGEROUS, THATS FACT.

  11. carrie baker 11 Jan 2012, 12:08am

    tHE FACT IS ALSO HETESEXUAL JUST LIKE TO HURT PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE EVIL AND DEMON POSSESSED, THE GAY COMMUNITY IS NOT LIKE THAT, THEY BRAKE UP AND MOVE ON, THE HERESEXUAL MEN STALK THE WOMEN , AND TRY AND KILL, TWISTED DANGEROUS CREEPS , TOTALED MESSED UP IN THE HEAD, AND NO HEARTS, JUST ROTTONG THRU AND THRU NOT TRUSTWORTH ON ANY GIVEN DAY, INNOCENT LIVES DESTROYED BY THE SICK DEMONS EVERY DAY, THEY DONT DROP ONE TEAR, THEY JUST KEEP OF THE SAME EVIL PATTERNS EVERYDAY WICKED AS THEY ARE, LOW, DOWN, NO ONE HAS HARMED MORE PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY AS HETERSEXUALS, MAINLY HE MEN, BUT THEY HAVE A LOW DOWN GENDER, OF PEOPLE EXCEPT FOR THOSE FEW ON HU;MAN RIGHTS TASK FORCES FIGHTING AGAINST THEIR EVILS AND WRONGS OF OTHERS, CHILDREN , MOTHERS GRANDMOTHERS, ALL MASSES LIVES DESTROYED BY ONLY THE HETERSEXUAL WICKED COMMUNITY OF EVIL PEOPLE MOSTLY MEN, , THEIR ON THE PROWL EVERYDAY AND NIGHT MURDERING AND KILLING PEOPLE EVERY DAY, CHIDREN OLD PEOPLE, WOMEN, ANYONE , HETERSSEXUALS

  12. At last a Christian doing what a Christian should do, help all people, LGBT people included. God Bless him.

  13. Disgusting.

    I’m italian. I know too well the catholic church to fall for this kind of rubbish.

    You brits are too naive for your own good.

    1. Ben Foster 11 Jan 2012, 9:42am

      Well, this story is about an Australian, so not sure where you’re coming from here.

      1. This story is about a CATHOLIC priest and I’ve said that i know far too well how the CATHOLIC church works to fall for this kind of rubbish.

        is that clear dear?

      2. No, dear. This story is about a Catholic priest and i’ve said that I know far too well the catholic church to fall for this kind of rubbish.

    2. sounds like u are a priest….a closet one at that…..

  14. I’m glad. I wish I could sign the petition too.

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