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Pope gives blessing to Uganda’s anti-gay parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga

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  1. Just wrong on so many levels.

    He is not even condoning the fact she wants the death penalty for LGBT folk. It would even appear to me that he could endorse it too.

    Vile, the lot of them.

    1. John Jones 14 Dec 2012, 6:15pm

      a) The Catholic Church is opposed to the death penalty

      b) The Catechism of the Catholic Church — the official teaching of the Church — states that homosexuals should be treated with compassion and should not be discriminated against unjustly.

      c) She was at a Mass with thousands of others, including many other politicians. As happens at all Masses, a blessing is given at the end. She would have been one of many receiving a liturgical blessing; not, as the report seems (to me) to suggest some kind of personal blessing on her work.

      d) It looks to me as if she just met him in the photo — and they were handing over diplomatic gifts.

      e) The Pope did not send a Twitter message during the Mass, and neither would he. It would be highly inappropriate for any Pope or Bishop / priest to i) meet anyone and chat with them during Mass, or send out Tweets during the Sacred Liturgy…

      1. “should not be discriminated against unjustly.”

        But just discrimination is OK then? In what situation is it just to discriminate?

      2. If they are swapping diplomatic gifts presumably he knew who she was. Therefore he knew she wanted to bring in the death penalty for gays, or he is very inept at his job of being gods messenger on earth.

      3. None of that is borne out by the facts, words or actions of the Pontiff

  2. *mouth hangs open*

    *stunned silence*

  3. Jock S. Trap 14 Dec 2012, 11:49am

    Two disgusting people.

    Not only does Rebecca Kadaga say out loud what The Pope himself I suspect wishes to happen to us but she will probably think she has the will of ‘God’ to go ahead and murder innocent people.

    Such hate and this is from religion to the religious. How on Earth does that benefit humanity?

    How can the Pope not condemn the advocating of genocide?

    Strange isn’t it how genocide is wholly unacceptable unless of course…..

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Dec 2012, 12:28pm

      Then there was his statement not so long ago that condoms cause HIV to spread, encouraging promiscuity in Africa which he later was forced to retract as a result of the World Health Organisation and other medical authorities who were outraged by what he said. He was in effect condoning genocide.

      Never mind a protest outside the Ugandan embassy, what about a massive protest against the Catholic cult across the UK? It’s a foreign import headed by a foreign head of Vatican State, independent from the rest of Italy. His henchmen in the form of Cardinals and Bishops in the UK should be barred from interfering in our political system while dictating to our elected government what it can and cannot do, tantamount to subversion, a criminal act. The roman cult is morally bankrupt and this latest antic from the Pope is a classic example. Not a word of condemnation from Rowan Williams or Justin Welby, both complicit by their silence.

      1. How much death, hatred and persecution has the RC Church been responsible for? From Ireland to Uganda, and going back to burnings of human beings in England and across Europe.
        Benedict 16 has neither apologised for his membership of the Hitler Youth (“everyone was at it” is no excuse, he was 16, and knew what the Nazis were about), nor has he shown any remorse for the (in)actions of his predecessor, Pius 12, who facilitated the murder of millions of Jews, and failed to rally Catholics against the Nazis.

    2. Nixi Otemba Bongers 14 Dec 2012, 4:21pm

      only just the next killer pope

  4. Catholics who support same-sex marriage are not entitled to receive communion.

    Catholics who support executing people for being gay, are.

    I hope pro-gay Catholics consider that carefully when deciding whether to continue associating themselves with this church.

  5. Takes a hate-monger to know a hate-monger ….

  6. What an evil old man! Is it not time for the UK to repeal the Catholic Emancipation Acts?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Dec 2012, 12:30pm

      I second that, one of the most toxic laws ever to be implemented.

      1. Agree totally. Britain broke away from Rome and benefited immensely because of it. We don’t want this backward cult becoming strong again.

  7. Hysterical Screamer No. 243 14 Dec 2012, 12:13pm

    All leaders of all religions are deluded and this one is, as we all know, completely deluded.

    After her meeting with the Pope, Rebecca Kadaga no doubt now feels she has the agreement and blessing of the great pixie in the sky.

  8. auntie babs 14 Dec 2012, 12:13pm

    ok…it takes a lot to leave me speachless but this has done it.. The only worse thing that he could do is give a blessing to the Westboro fruitloops.

    1. They hate the Pope, too. One of their banners calls him a f*g enabler!

      1. Remember, he was a member of the Hitler Youth. Old habits die hard.

    2. Or Jimmy Saville.

      Oh I forgot he already had a papal blessing to carry on his good work with children. Only death was able to stop him. Like most of the catholic child abusers who never faced trial.

  9. GingerlyColors 14 Dec 2012, 12:16pm

    Although history has yet to reveal a Pope who was gay-friendly, Pope Benedict XVI will go down as one of the most dispicable and evil Popes in history now that he effectively supports the death penalty for gays by giving Rebecca Kadaga a blessing. That man preaches with the Old Testament in one hand and Hitler’s Mein Kampf om the other. Pope Benedict is the Third Reich’s last hurrah.

    1. The Jesuits brag about having a child for life if they have him until he’s 7……looks like the Hitler Youth could claim the same….

  10. This is a truly pathetic sight. Papa N@zi’s last refuge is to form bonds with scum like Kadaga. They are writing themselves out of civilization. Truly disgusting. If there is a Hell they’ll be keeping each other company. Soon, I hope.

  11. What a complete and utter Jeremy Hunt !

  12. Just like the odious Kadaga, the Pope uses LGBT people to distract from the corrupt villainy at the core of their respective institutions.

    The pope just endorsed someone who would wish a genocide upon a distinct subset of society. Ratzinger should be careful, parallels could well be drawn (I don’t like to Godwin – but when a group of people are targeted, vilified and threatened with extermination it strikes me as apt).

  13. So, let me get this straight.

    Western colonial values are fine if they come from pseudo-Christian religions that promote hate, violence and patriarchy, but constitute neo-colonial imperialism when human rights groups promote respect, universal rights and equality.

    Now I get it.

    1. It really does make the word irony seem inadequate, doesn’t it? I would suggest it’s a looking-glass world they live in, but I’m not sure whether mirrors would constitute an acceptable Western import or not.

    2. That’s what Christanity does, it brainwashes. Don’t expect logical behaviour from a nasty Abrahamic cult that we imported, we’ve only just thrown off the shackles of religious intolerance in this country and even then only up to a point. A wealthy westerner in a frock is promoting hatred in these impoverished countries, who are we to sit and self-righteously judge them?

  14. What a nasty pair of hateful bigots who are in positions of power to turn their bigotry in actions. How many gay people have already suffered because of these 2 and how many more will suffer in future?

    I wonder how they’d feel about people being persecuted because of their religion or race? I bet they’d change their tunes quick enough then.

  15. The bible says, one Satans greatest achievements is to make you think he does not exist, well you only have to see these two to know he evil is truly in this world.

    1. That There Other David 14 Dec 2012, 2:08pm

      I wouldn’t even allow them to externalise it by blaming made-up supernatural entities for their actions. The evil these two spread comes from within.

  16. Both of them are sanctioned muderers and now it’s in the name of God. This is Christianity?

    1. Of course it is, It’s actually in the bible too.

  17. In reality “respect, unviversal rights and equality” have only been a part of European culture for the last 50 years, especially where gay people have been concerned. Look at all the genocides that occurred in Europe in the 21st century, we’re not as far ahead of these countries as we think. Europe has no right to lecture the rest of the world on morality and equality when we raped and pillaged these countries for 200 years.

    1. Sorry I meant “genocides in the 20the century”.

    2. Sorry I meant “genocides in the 20th century”.

    3. Actually, I think the genocides in Europe during the 20th Century are exactly the reason why Europe is allowed to ‘lecture the rest of the world’. The fact that we’ve not just been there, but been responsible for the worst examples of genocide in history, and have since seen the error of our ways.
      We have moved beyond using violence and suppression as a first resort.

      Europe has sadly left a mess outside of the continent, and being the ones responsible for causing it, part of the responsibility for fixing it must surely be with Europe.

      Uganda is using Europe’s past as a model for it’s own future. Europe should be first in line to oppose Uganda, because Europe has a unique experience with where such an attitude will lead.

      1. We have not just moved on, we have instituted the European Convention of Human Rights, were instrumental in founding the UN, and the EU began as a way of preventing any repetition of those awful years.
        We lead the world in morality and equality, being far ahead of the USA, and leagues ahead of some (thankfully not all) African nations.

  18. I am appalled but also glad in a way that he has broken cover so visibly.

  19. George Broadhead 14 Dec 2012, 3:23pm

    We can assume from this that Kadaga is a Roman Catholic and clearly a great fan of the Pope. No surprise then that she is so vehemently homophobic.

    1. That There Other David 14 Dec 2012, 4:03pm

      And it proves quite nicely the damage his rhetoric does. How many gay people has his “moral guidance” already murdered I wonder.

  20. Rebecca Kadaga. Sort your make-up out girl. You look like an extra from La Cage aux Folles.

  21. While everybody else has commented – and rightly so – on how disgusting this is and how it shows that corruption still lingers at the heart of the church, can I just take a moment to mock how ridiculous Kadaga looks in the photo? She looks like she’s stuck between nausea and passing a gall stone…

    1. Yes. despite being really angry about him, her and what thyey are doing, my gay gene did kick in and I did think she looked like she’d gotten ready during a hurricane while wearing a blindfold.

  22. Robert Giannini 14 Dec 2012, 4:13pm

    If Hitler were alive today, he too, would be getting a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI

    1. Paul in Brighton 14 Dec 2012, 4:39pm

      You’re right.

      Let’s not forget, or, in some cases, find out that the Vatican endorsed Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor of Germany. This despite being aware that he was incarcerating Jewish people.

      Let’s not forget also that when the allies liberated the Concentration Camps, gay men were returned to Prison as they were believed to be legitimate criminals and, the Catholic Church fought tooth and nail to allow gay people be recognised as official victims and claim compensation/pension entitlements.

      1. Paul in Brighton 14 Dec 2012, 4:40pm

        Sorry, there’s an important TO NOT missing in front of the word allow.

  23. Sam D. Maloney 14 Dec 2012, 4:14pm

    A decade from now, the pope will be gone and Catholic apologists will be busy explaining how the Pope gives those things to everyone, and may not have known anything of this woman’s work, etc.

    BUT the truth will remain that, at a time when the international community was pressuring Uganda to mend it’s medieval ways, the Pope gave aid and comfort to a woman who believes people should be killed for who they love.

  24. Prophecy, astrology, numerology and psychology have told me that I have a calling to the priesthood and I have a degree in theology from a Catholic university but seeing this has made me so angry that I think the final nail has been hammered into the coffin – Death to the Catholic Church!

  25. This Pope gave his blessing to pedaphile priests and their cover up Bishops and Cardinals. Corruption and co-conspiracy from the top on down. There is no shame in his world.

  26. What upsets me the most is that this kind of thing NEVER reaches major mainstream news sites.

    1. John Jones 14 Dec 2012, 6:19pm

      That’s probably because they check their facts first!

  27. Poop Ratzinger and Kadaga each have a place reserved in Hell already.

  28. A bigot from uganda goes to the bigoted vatican to attend a HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTION. Hahahaha.

    1. A lecture on “How not to….”

  29. Unbelievable!

    First… Uganda’s Rebecca Kadaga was at a “Human Rights” conference.

    Second… The pope blessed her!

    My hope is that people will use their voices to speak out on the pope’s new twitter account to ask why at this time of “Peace on earth and goodwill to all men” He’s being such a hypocrite?

  30. Robert (Kettering) 14 Dec 2012, 5:42pm

    An unbelievable Axis of Evil. Only needs the Iranian Government to join in……!

  31. Surely catholics will recoil at the pope’s support of the death penalty, especially at this time of year when the faithful are celebrating the joy of the incarnation.

  32. What do you expect – it is coruption evil at its worst.

  33. Joseph Carmel Chetcuti 14 Dec 2012, 7:44pm

    This pope is indeed an antichrist. He is a vengeful and hateful pope. Instead of defending human dignity, he sides with our persecutors. He will rot in hell – if there is one.

  34. Who is this so called “man of god”? who give a blessing to a witch advocating the death penalty for LGBT when he runs a house full of peadiafiles and thinks nothing is wrong.

  35. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Dec 2012, 8:03pm

    He’s really put his foot in it now. He welcomes a politician who supports genocide which means he’d have to now abandon the church’s pro-life teaching and support abortion as well as the death penalty as well as wars. There must be a better word than hypocrisy to describe this.

  36. This is not the act of God. Any Christian or proclaimed Christian that acts accordingly does not do God justice but goes against God and who He is. Jesus Christ never condoned such actions while on earth! Be imitators of Christ.

  37. Keith Farrell 14 Dec 2012, 10:51pm

    hitler youth and pedophile gives a blessing to a mass muderer

  38. I think the old man’s lost it.

  39. 2009: The Vatican publicly condemned Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In a statement to the United Nations, Vatican legal attaché Reverend Philip J. Bene, declared, “The Holy See also opposes all forms of violence and unjust discrimination against homosexual persons.” The Vatican also insisted “the murder and abuse of homosexual persons are to be confronted on all levels, especially when such violence is perpetrated by the State.”
    But I suppose the above comment is ‘homophobic’ to people on here because it came from the Vatican.Anti-Catholic hysteria is the order of the day it seems…..

    1. Ray seems to be right.
      The Pope is consistently against mankind killing mankind (to extremes, as in the case of abortion).
      He is not condoning the Uganda Bill nor Rebecca Kadaga.
      – though I would have thought someone in the Vatican could have prevented this incident and the publicity it has got.

    2. Clearly someone in the Vatican is lying or back-tracking. Or the Pope is in the early stages of dementia. He is an old man, after all.
      Does Ray think the condemnation of the institutionalised paedophilia rampant in the Catholic church is “Anti-Catholic hysteria”?

  40. Robert Voigt 15 Dec 2012, 12:49am

    She was attending a human rights conference? What, that she is against them. Well, we know the Pope is only for rights for a fetus. Everyone else seems to be fair game.

  41. darkmoonman 15 Dec 2012, 1:11am

    What does anyone expect of a senile old Nazi who’s out of touch with current century but who has been e;levated to godhood?

  42. PeterinSydney 15 Dec 2012, 3:47am

    B 18 is a disgusting joke of a man.

  43. petestuppence 15 Dec 2012, 9:08am

    but ratzinger obviously supports Uganda and would probably prefer if all countries had similar laws – I find it hard to stomach that there are still people who call themselves catholic….

  44. God must be dead if you’re alive.

  45. Har Davids 15 Dec 2012, 1:13pm

    The United Homophobes of Christianity finally meet. Considering the warm relations the Vatican has had in the past with all kinds of unsavoury people, no need to be surprised.

  46. ROT.IN.HELL

  47. ‘Peace to all men except gays’ Pope Benedict.

  48. Someone needs to knock this old prick out

  49. and he is who peopleof that faith think is to be the closest person to god

  50. this pope was the one in charge of the priest that had sex with young kids when he found out he would move the around

  51. He has the eyes of a killer. Paul Merton said so when the old fart was first enpoped.

  52. Stop with your anti-Catholic stances; Ms Kagata is an Anglican so she can not receive any formal ‘blessing’ from the Pope if not as a general public of an assembly.
    The Catholic Church in Uganda expressed itself against the law which is instead carried out by Evangelical groups.
    The Pope receives many people even people from countries were the same Christians are persecuted. For example the Pope received the King of Arabia, a country where Christians are persecuted. Does this mean that the Pope support the persecution fo Christians?

  53. take notice also of this:
    this year in Uganda was held the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly with Kadaga presieding as chief host.
    Does this mean the 156 countries IPU members support the anti gay bill?

    1. Stupid analogy. Like saying if the leaders of the UK parliaments and assemblies meet, and DC chairs, it means Cameron supports free prescriptions and the abolition of student loans.

  54. The Pope does not advocate the death penalty for gays. Just because he gives her a blessing, it does not mean that he’s advocating her stance. The Pope meets world leaders, but that doesn’t that mean he supports every opinion of theirs. The Pope can bless anybody he wants to bless without agreeing with them. When the Pope blesses someone, he is just simply calling down God’s graces upon them in the name of the Church. But that doesn’t mean the Pope agrees with the person he blesses.

    The Catholic Church does not advocate the death penalty of anyone for that matter. Although the Church does not support homosexual activity, the Church also doesn’t propose death as a solution to that. Homosexual activity undermines the institution of the family, which starts with the marriage between a man and a woman. And homosexual activities are against this, it destabilizes the foundations of society.

  55. Nevertheless, this in no way means that homosexuals are ‘bad people’ with a ‘bad heart filled with malicious intentions’. Homosexuals and their tendencies are not sinful in themselves. Of course there are many homosexuals with good hearts around. The Church only says that homosexual activities are destructive to society and homosexuals themselves because it undermines marriage. To that end, the Church proposes a radical way of chastity to help homosexuals and society. It isn’t the Church’s position to demonize persons with homosexual tendencies, whether they are nurtured or come by nature.

    Long live the Pope.
    God bless you all.

    1. So Ian McKellan and Matthew Mitcham are destroying society? Russell Tovey is undermining marriage?
      I think divorce is doing that quite nicely, with no help from the gays!

  56. A human rights conference at the Vatican – that has to be an oxymoron…

  57. Not of that is borne out by the facts, words or actions of the Pontiff

    1. Sorry that should have been posted as a reply, please ignore

  58. The Pope is against same-sex marriage and homosexual activity. You can criticize him for that. But insofar as the article suggests that he be supporting death penalty for gays it is pure nonsense. No blessing was given, Kadaga greeted the Pope just like any other individuals attending a general audience with the Pope would and this is by no means a specific sign of approval of Kadaga’s actions or proposals. The Vatican is clearly against death penalty, and Catholic Bishops in Uganda have officially protested against Rebecca Kadaga’s crazy “Kill the Gays bill”.

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