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Argentina: Gay couple attacked by group in the name of Pope Francis

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  1. Liam the God 27 Mar 2013, 5:33pm

    *waits for Frankie to apologise……*

  2. Ah, the evil of Roman Catholics!

  3. Thugs and scum use religion as a cover whenever they can. They look upon religion as a sort of camouflage which they hope conceals their innately thuggish and scummy natures.

  4. I love the [il]logic: only now that the Pope is an Argentine are the victims a “disgrace”.

    Religion has a lot to answer for, but thuggish tribalism/herd instinct just uses religion as an excuse too much of the time.

  5. Every time the vatican mafia opens its mouth some lgbt person is getting there face caved in or worse.lets get organised and funded. Take the fight to them…

  6. Oh dear. A backwards step, in a backwards country which supports a backwards religion. So, wouldn’t this be a PERFECT time for the new pope (whoever he is) to come out in support of gay people and condemn this kind of mindless violence? Religion really does have A LOT for which to answer.

    1. Why is every anti gay attack in a non wester country tagged with backwards or savage? Savage is giving bankers billions while old and disabled people die

      1. James, Argentina is in the West, it is one of the most beautiful and “advanced” country in Latin America. The savage comment has nothing to do with nationality.
        Savage (Adjective)
        wild; not cultivated
        barbaric; not civilized  [quotations ▼]
        fierce and ferocious
        brutal, vicious or merciless

        1. Lura. Can you read minds? Or are you just thick?

    2. A backwards country? It was the first latin American country to legalise same sex marriage and beat quite a few European countries to the post.

    3. Backwards country??? It passed gay marriage before many other “developed” countries, e.g. UK, USA, France,etc. Stupid, religious/ ignorant people, that’s what you should day. And they are every where, including in “developed” countries.

  7. “The pair were also told that the party was taking place in a “Catholic home”

    A sentient home. This is a first. What other issues does the home have strong feelings about.

    1. Who voted that down?

    2. If you’ve seen the movie “Poltergeist” you kind of know the drill ;)

  8. Ah, the peaceful catholic christians. Jesus would be so proud of them.

  9. How long until the attackers are given medals and beatified?

  10. Riiiiight …….so any verbal or physical attacks when the last pope/old fart was around would be ok because he was in the hitler youth?

  11. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Mar 2013, 7:24pm

    Archbigot Bergoglio didn’t stand up for civil unions. Instead he begrudgingly lent support so that equal marriage would never come to fruition, the “lesser of two evils” as he described them. That’s hardly standing up for them is it if he thought civil unions were evil?

  12. These same people then have the audacity to claim that they spread love and forgiveness, both of which are human (and not religious) morals which stem from a basic sense of empathy and have never come from religion, which is nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing and has earned no respect.

  13. soapbubblequeen 27 Mar 2013, 7:55pm

    Bunch of brainwashed peasants. Come on then Poppa Jim Bowen? Where’s your apology to us?!!

  14. Typical religious behaviour…

  15. Doubtless the Vatican will be denouncing this violence from every pulpit next Sunday, as they did equal marriage legislation…..

  16. Yeah like Pope Francis said to hit homosexuals, if anything I read that he said to treat homosexuals with love and respect.

  17. GingerlyColors 28 Mar 2013, 7:07am

    Sadly there is always going to be bad people, even in progressive countries like Argentina. Even if we did not have an Argentinian Pope those bigots who carried out the attack would have come up with another excuse. Having a Pope from Buenos Aires was just a convenient smokescreen. I hope justice is served.

  18. So the new pope already has Blackshirt thug followers just like Mussolini in the 1930s. An iron fist in a velvet glove always has henchmen to do their dirty work whilst they stoke the flames of hatred and stand back and pretend such violence has nothing to do with them.

    1. I’m no admirer of the papal hierarchy, but in this instance I seriously doubt the new pope can be held responsible for the actions of some backward thugs in a minor Argentine city.

  19. People relax, don’t blame the actions of some thug on Pope Francis. The Pope has already spoke of his desire to reach out to the gay community.

    1. Excellent point

  20. This is just so gut-wrenchingly horrible. It tells us everything that we need to know about Catholicism and the use of religion to justify homophobia. Bigotry and exclusion are the lifeblood of organised religions with any power at all. The more powerful they are the worse they are. Show me an exception and I’ll kiss the feet of the risen Christ.

  21. Catholic Argentinians will now considered themselves the chosen people because of the Pope, they even don’t want even to consider discussing abortion in Parliament because “it is not the appropriate moment” due to the pope from Argentina. The problem is that it is never the appropriate moment.

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