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Anti-gay Rhode Island Catholic bishop criticises governor over equal marriage veto threat

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  1. What is undemocratic is the unelected representatives of a putrid church trying to force others into compliance with it by tampering in the processes of government and law.

    Those of us who are not catholic would deeply like them to go forth and fornicate and spare people their bloody tyranny.

    1. Only a catholic priest would think a popular vote was undemocratic. Presumably democracy would be doing what catholics want.

  2. Dave North 11 Jan 2013, 7:40pm

    F off and die bigot.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 11 Jan 2013, 8:23pm

    Undemocratic, indeed! Now what would the roman cult know about democracy? Not so long ago, it collaborated with the Nazi fascist regime of the catholic Adolf Hitler to save its own arse while thousands of Jews, Gays and other undesirables were herded off to the death camps.

    Even if a referendum were held and it supported equal marriage, this bigot would still not be satisfied. I’m so sick of this sanctimonious hypocrites passing moral judgment on gay people, if anything immoral judgement given its vile track record of institutionalised paedophilia and misogyny for decades. Hardly in a position to judge, utterly and morally bankrupt at that. They should all be arrested for crimes against innocent boys and girls, covering it up and moving clergy around from parish to parish to avoid exposure and prosecution. Bloody criminals all of them..

  4. bobbleobble 11 Jan 2013, 8:34pm

    It’s hard to believe that in Rhode Island of all places this is even an issue. The Democrats have massive majorities in both houses of the state government, in the lower house they hold 69 out of 75 seats for goodness sake! It seems that the state legislators of Rhode Island take their orders from the Vatican.

    1. The insidious cult weevils its way into positions of power, always has. Has always had a voice louder than it deserved for that reason. Most of its own followers don’t believe half of their own crap. If they did we would have a planet covered in catholics by now, and no family planning.

  5. And I’ll bet the catholic church wouldn’t like to put themselves to the popular vote as to just how degenerate they are at the same time would they?

    ?..then he would be in for a real surprise!

    1. Lets have a vote in Ireland to see how popular they are. A predominantly young population that the church is increasingly out of touch with.

      Ireland used to export priests, one of its biggest exports. They cant raise enough priests now to fill their own churches.

  6. Have you repented your sins, Mr Catholic Bishop? Is raping children not sinful? In your eyes, of course not.

    Do us all a favour and just STFU. You are a dying breed thankfully and the more noise you make about being anti equal, will only hasten the death of your clan.

  7. Christopher in Canada 12 Jan 2013, 12:21am

    The battle hymn of the repugnant.

  8. If we are talking about public votes, lets have a referendum on whether it is acceptable for the churches to have special tax status in a secular country. If public opinion is important to them they would of course want to know the outcome, no?

  9. PeterinSydney 12 Jan 2013, 3:40am

    Bishop pack up your bags and go back to the Dark Ages. You have outlived the real world by 700 years. Are you just trying to ba as anti-gay as Pope Vicious 16th?

  10. Human rights should never be put to a public vote. But even if it was this time I’m pretty sure it would pass. Anywho, this is my response to the bishop:

    Maybe we should vote on taxing churches.

  11. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 12 Jan 2013, 7:15am

    Yes Democrats have a “super-majority” in both houses of the Rhode Island Legislature. The problem is the Rhode Island State Senate is full of Dixiecrats (in other words Conservative Bigoted Democrats)!

    The SSM Bill will pass the house for sure with 42 co-sponsors and unfortunately not pass the State Senate with only a measly 11 co-sponsors!

    1. The state legislature is controlled by one man…the Speaker of the House.
      If he wants something to pass, then it will pass both houses. Rhode Island’s biggest problem is that it has a large Roman Catholic population. However let’s not forget all the other so-called christians who also wish to push their religious beliefs on others. Only their leaders aren’t as vocal as Bishop Tobin.

  12. Rhode island is famous for bigots who are going to disappear into history , and be remembered in the same way we remember the plantation owners in the deep south.

  13. Jen Marcus 12 Jan 2013, 1:42pm

    What really is a “mortal” sin is the hypocrisy and lies spewed , practiced and perpetuated by the leaders of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

  14. Robert (Kettering) 12 Jan 2013, 3:43pm

    God doesn’t this homophobic bigot ever shut up?! Besides Democracy and Roman Catholic Church isn’t that an oxymoron?

  15. The irony of course is that the Catholic church would never, under any circumstances, put the rest of their policies to a popular vote.

  16. Fine — let’s put Bishop Tobin’s civil rights up for a popular vote.

  17. Many of the above views are worthy of Der Stürmer (the Anti-Catholic Pink News of it’s day):

  18. The thing about ‘sin’ is that it only applies to christians. Not being a theist makes you free.

  19. Bishop – go and sharpen your claws and paint them in the same cerise colour so that they at least match your frock – you viscious old cow!!

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