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Dutch foreign minister criticises Pope’s anti-gay rhetoric

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  1. Well at least the Dutch have a foreign minister with a pair of balls… unlike us :(

    1. It may be that he has a set, but doesn’t know what they’re for

      1. I mean Hague , not Frans Timmerans

  2. Well, what does he expect from a Nazi pedophile? Humanitarianism?

  3. Marcwebbo3 24 Dec 2012, 7:41pm

    At last someone who has the balls to stand up worldwide to this evil excuse for a human being…well done Frans….could this be a start?….lets hope so

  4. PeterinSydney 24 Dec 2012, 8:09pm

    Well done to the Minister from Holland. Let’s hope more people come out to condemn the old homophobe. B16 might have his own problems with his own identity, but he has no right to impose those problems on other people.

  5. Goodness! There IS something new under the sun.

    Popes are not used to being contradicted–in public–by national and world leaders, even from the smallish side, like the Dutch.

    If there is a Santa Claus, I want him to bring me more of this.

  6. Why do we care what the Pope has to say anyways. He’s head of perhaps the world’s oldest CRIMINAL organization. The Catholic church has been responsible for murder, abuse, extortion and near genocide in it’s long. history.

    1. Unfortunately the Pope and his feeble group of clergy still have followers who they have a long history of unleashing a particularly nasty type of indoctrination on. They like them young and so they get them young and brainwash (or rape).

      His Christmas message is the dog whistle to those who are most damaged.

      However he and his clergy are loosing power at such a rapid speed. The world is wising up and respect for him is tanking.

  7. The Pope is really Satan pretending to be a “religious leader” , talk about a Trojan Horse, he is one.

  8. Well said ..it is about time the pope’s announcements were challenged by political figureheads

  9. Mary Flying Eagle 25 Dec 2012, 2:48am

    This popie, (likely closet case) should be DEpoped.

    1. You and so many, are missing the point. Totally. The problem is not the Pope. the Pope is a General if you want, only the obeying soldier of an organisation. And the problem is the root cause of the worst ongoing cases of homophobia, the threats to life of gays and lesbians the world over, the demonisation of our very existence for the simple daring of existing and affirming we are NOT sub-humans Our dignity is worth fighting for, but we have tiger cub claws.
      Our outrage doesn’t mobilise genuine and public support against the Church. For the enemy is the monster behind the men in dresses that spew venom at us, never meaningfully challenged anywhere by those in power.

      What should be banished from humanity is the Church. Denied the privileges is subservient countless heads of state tacitly if not publicly give it, in exchange for nothing. The Church is the mafia in robes and houses of insulting opulence. The Church is the problem. A cancer actually. let’s treat it as such!

      1. An army marches on its stomach, we should march on the popes balls, if he hasnt donated them to a childrens chartity

  10. Mary Flying Eagle 25 Dec 2012, 2:53am

    Depope this bigot popie.Dangerous, Not spiritual true.

  11. Har Davids 25 Dec 2012, 7:03am

    All the Minister has to do now, is have the Dutch government stop treating the Vatican like a state, and more like the lobbyist organisation of homophobic morons it really is; maybe other countries will follow.

  12. Good on the Dutch Foreign Minister.

    I wish more politicians were as strong.

  13. I get the feeling that support from politicians have more power to change public opinion than nasty prattle from religious leaders. It seems unlikely that a truly compassionate person would turn against us because of what the pope says. All he can do is preach to the converted. He will however make the converted even more determined to abuse and threaten us.

    1. Reads funny tweet this morning

      A man tattooed Leviticus 18:22 on his arm that forbids homosexuality, unfortunately Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos.
      pic.twitter.com/FM2rVL4U

  14. GingerlyColors 25 Dec 2012, 3:22pm

    Three cheers for the Dutch. It is time that the Pope realises that his jurisdiction does not extend beyond the walls of the Vatican and he has no business dictating to other countries – including those with Catholic majority populations on how they should run their internal affairs.

    1. Yes, it’s a damn cheek, isn’t it. But he can get away with, what they’ve BEEN getting away with, for centuries, they’ll continue to try and get away with . . . until people draw the shutters and keep the pope and the whole evil scum of Catholicism out. They’re just a bunch of wealthy exploiters and opportunists.

      1. “the whole evil scum of ******** out. They’re just a bunch of wealthy exploiters and opportunists.”

        …replace Catholicism with Jewry and you have a vile anti-Semetic statement worthy of Himmler.But it’s all right to say that about the Church ? Yes we are opportunists since we supply 25% of all the health care in the world , feeding millions, building schools and universities etc etc

  15. We need some of our own MPs to show some gumption and guts and to do what Frans Timmerans has done, to dare to speak out against that deluded self-aggrandized bully in Rome who’s completely off his rocker and honestly believes that he’s got a hotline to some big invisible pixie in the sky!

    Come on Cleggy! Come on Milliband! Come on even Cameron! Dare to fling some mud on the bigot’s white frock!

    1. MPS, daring standing up to the Church??? fat chance!

  16. And this from a country at the epicentre of the Culture of Death – euthanasia , abortion,drug taking, sexual inversions etc .

    “If every person is unique… then why should that unique person not have the right to stand up for his or her own sexual orientation?”

    Answer: because it might be wrong , cause physical , emotional and spiritual damage .

    1. Please clarify as in if it’s a form of sarcasm. If not then you aren’t any better than the pope.

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