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  1. Michael Barber 25 Sep 2013, 6:50pm

    Wash them out.

    1. Meanwhile the word moves forward desite the tyrannosauruses in Rome

      The most catholic country in the world

      WE will never forget – Hitler, Eichmann, Goebbels , Mengele and Himmler were all catholic.

    2. I just read elsewhere that Francis has re- appointed the same 8 people that RATZInger had in the congregation for the doctrine of the faith – eg once known as the office of the holy Inquisition

      He’s another RATZI as far as gays are concerned. Shame on any gay peron or those who support them if they give one pound or even attend a catholic church.

  2. ‘the truth of the gospels’ oxymoron central, with the emphasis on moron

  3. Christopher Coleman 25 Sep 2013, 7:14pm

    Given the comments made by the (im)Broglio buffoon would anyone, gay or straight, want to be counselled by one of his chaplins? As for refusing to officiate at funerals, I think this is taking far too literally Jesus’ injunction to “let the dead bury the dead”.

    For Catholic ministers to opt out of performing same gender marriages is both understandable and legal. The rest is just plain, old-fashioned wickedness.

  4. Dave North 25 Sep 2013, 7:17pm

    Its simple really.

    The cults have politicized themselves.

    Therefore tax them.

  5. Beelzeebub 25 Sep 2013, 7:19pm

    A gay soldier sent to war by his political masters and commander in chief killed in the battlefield sent home in a body bag.

    Catholic church: We will not bury him

    Sick evil bar stewards.

    1. Whatever happened to “that shalt not kill” anyway?

      Apparently God doesn’t care if you kill someone, but you better not be gay!

  6. GulliverUK 25 Sep 2013, 7:42pm

    They should be banned from base, completely. A military base is no place for religion. It is claimed that 25% of base staff are Catholic – so is war and killing others a Catholic value?

    If it is government policy not to discriminate, then nobody can / should do it, or be allowed to do it. If they can’t abide by that very simple requirement then they should not be allowed on-base. Stick them outside, in their churches, and those that want to see them can go off-base, in their own time.

    1. ” so is war and killing others a Catholic value?”

      Damn right it is is Gull. Just as much as it is a British value…ummm…Iraq, Afghanistan and don’t get me started on the Empire. It is afterall what made Britain great. Didn’t you take History at school?

      The Vatican, Britain, France etc you are all European and what is European history if not an account of one war after a bloody another.

      I just love the World according to Gulliver.

      (tongue in cheek Gulliver, don’t take it seriously)

    2. all chaplains should be non – denomiantional and serve everyone. Dismiss the others – good riddance if they wont serve gay people equally

    3. War and killing in the nae of religion is as old as religion itself.

  7. Does this bish know what the “gospel truth” about gays is? Zilch, not a whisper on the topic in the gospels – gospel truth!

  8. That There Other David 25 Sep 2013, 8:07pm

    How can there be separation of Church and State in the USA when there is an entire branch of the Armed Services that answers to The Vatican?

    Someone should remind these people who pays their wages.

  9. Robert in S. Kensington 25 Sep 2013, 8:08pm

    So now the roman cult has gone further than any other in stooping to the cesspit of discrimination by denying a deceased catholic partner of legally joined couple a funeral service. Even in death is sees fit to hate and discriminate. Disgusting, vile, abominable. It deserves every bit of ridicule, derision, denigration and any other expression of anti-catholic sentiment. It just doesn’t get any lower than this. I curse the day the Catholic Emancipation Act were ever passed in Parliament.

    1. “I curse the day the Catholic Emancipation Act were ever passed in Parliament.”

      Spoken like a true Englishman Robert.

      No doubt you long for the days of Empire as well? (still within living memory).

      …and the misery Imperialism inflicted upon untold populations around the world? The consequences of which are still very much in evidence today.

      1. David Jordan 25 Sep 2013, 10:59pm

        Take it from an Irish man, the Vatican is as much an empire and colonizer as Britain, France, the US or any other of the old great powers were, thought Rome ruled though hegemony rather then open empire.
        In 1922 when Ireland got indepence all that change was that the men at the top spoke Latin as well, poverty and disease where will rampant as was hunger and Rome blocked any attempt by the state to solve it, decrying it communism, in order to make people reliant on Catholic run institutions, homosexuality was illegal until 1993 and the law as still very much in use until then and was only changed due to the actions of a single senator who had to take a case all the way to the European courts and still today many of our hospitals and schools are under Catholic control.
        Robert just reflects a common sentiment in the LGBT community, that after centuries of persicution, the Catholic Church deserve a taste of their own medicine.

        1. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Sep 2013, 2:05pm

          Quite, David. Thankfully, you and Kieran get what I’m saying. Jake28 apparently doesn’t.

      2. I’m sure Robert would love to go back to the days where being hanged for being gay was legal, or maybe even life imprisonment if he was lucky. The church has been inflicting untold messy on LGBT community for over a thousand years and those consequences are still very much in evidence today, at least Britain has changed for the better, the same can’t be said for the catholic church unfortunately.

        You’ve spoken like a true idiot jake

        perhaps you long to return to the days of Charlemagne

        1. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Sep 2013, 2:17pm

          Totally concur, Kieran. It would appear Jake28 ignores American imperialism and bloody wars of aggression in its short history. American-led wars in Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Iran Contra debacle and sabre rattling for war with Syria, among others.

        2. There is no such thing as a LGBT ‘community’ – sordid meet-ups = community …don’t think so .

      3. Robert in S. Kensington 26 Sep 2013, 1:53pm

        I wouldn’t expect much better from you and your seemingly apologist stance for the immense harm done to people by the imperalism of the catholic cult for the past two millenia. And no, I don’t long for the days of Empire, in fact I wished we’d never participated and in that we weren’t alone either. The catholic cult has much to answer for.

  10. As Sinead O’Connor once said, the Catholic church is a filthy nest of devils.

  11. Humanity will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

    1. Bt Denis Diederot a french philosopher when the french revolution was going on to break the cabal of catholic kings and the vatican curse of mankind

    2. If you can make people believe in absurdities, it is then easy to make them commit atrocities. (paraphrased quote).

      [Does anyone know the source ?] seems perfect for the RCC.

  12. Refusal by a military chaplain to do one’s job (presumably paid for by the military) should at least result in dismissal, and preferably a court martial !

  13. David Jordan 25 Sep 2013, 9:08pm

    This is just another example of the special rights enjoyed by Catholics, no other service man would be allowed to refuse to do his duty on moral grounds and remain in the armed forces nor would he be allowed to refuse to refuse a service to another serviceman on the basis of their sexuality.
    Not forgetting that chaplins are the only professionals to be commissioned who have no skill of military value.

  14. More nails in the coffin – more shots in the foot. Bring it Onnnnm!!!

    1. It’s true, they are marginalising themselves and destroying their religion more effectively than any atheists could. The hatred and bile, their foaming at the mouth, their stinking hypocrisy and sociopathic extremism, is a sign their are drowning in a cesspit of their manufacture. Shame on them for destroying religion for all the others, many of whom support full social justice and equality. We’re talking a relatively small, but very powerful, group which is petrified of change, of losing their power over others, whose cherished Dominionism will never come to pass, who are using religion for purely selfish, self-centered reasons. We are seeing the last desperate gasps for air, the rapid suicide of the religious right crack-pots, and with them a massive hole in the credibility of Christianity – the house of cards is teetering on the brink. Pope’s got the message, Welby’s got the message, so many trying to build bridges between religion and LGBT community, but that seems in vain.

      1. This is inevitably what happens when lies and vile discrimination are used to encourage mob behaviour even the instigators loose control and it eventually brings the demigods down when they are realised to be false, sadly they leave a lot of damaged and harmed people in their wake.

  15. Christopher Hobe Morrison 26 Sep 2013, 3:39am

    Sounds like a good chance for Pope Frances to put up or shut up.

    1. WE can be sure he knows these things or ordered it

      Dont forget that RATZI hired a fox news spinmaster last year. The new pope still has that disease that reverses his alimentary canal

  16. Colin (London) 26 Sep 2013, 8:53am

    Delighted with this news.

    Separate the church and the state. Tax the catholics and all religion. Watch good people leave it.

    Build community centers.

  17. Wim, Holland 26 Sep 2013, 9:31am

    And of course heterosexual fornicators funerals, also heterosexual adulterers funerals, funerals of thieves and murderers will all be refused.

    1. Oh No!…just teh gays, and it’s nothing to do with bigotry or homophobia or pandering to popular prejudice (lol)

      1. Wim, Holland 26 Sep 2013, 8:09pm

        Thank you, pavlos, for your remark, which made my intentions clear. I better had ended my reaction with a questionmark.

  18. More proof that Religious superstition has NO place in the 21st Century –

  19. Never forget that the Roman Catholic Church is the working of evil in the world.

  20. There is no such thing as gay funerals, and gay ‘weddings’.The homo-lobby living in fantasy land again .

    1. That There Other David 27 Sep 2013, 11:27am

      Why would US Military Chaplains be explicitly banned from participating in them, if they didn’t exist? By your own logic it’s the Catholic Church living in fantasy land.

      But then we all knew that already.

      1. The funeral bit was added by pink news as a relish , there is no reference to it in any statement .Pseudo-marriage is a different ball game .

  21. Another anti-catholic thread from those who pretend they are all about ‘diversity’.Yawn ….

    1. If it’s so boring why bother commenting?

  22. Remember the face and the smile… It’s not the not the consideration of a christian… but the poster boy for bigotry and contempt against his fellow man! It’s
    Archbishop Broglio.

    Unlike those he seeks to persecute he may never be denied a funeral… but after the fact the dancing on his grave will be a celebration to his passing!

    1. I do not no what you are all making a fuss about, this was always the Catholic Church’s policy if you live outside the teachings of the Church you are not entitled to a Church funeral.
      If you what to be a Catholic you live by their rules otherwise you are no longer a Catholic.
      Catholic chaplains are on military bases for Catholic’s that chose to live the Catholic lifestyle.
      A Catholic’s loyalty is first to God then the Pope then their Country in that order.
      Why as gay men do we get so hung up about the Catholic Church’s rules they will never change, so move on and live your lives.

      1. GulliverUK 28 Sep 2013, 5:17pm

        The Catholic church has been wrong many times before. It is universally accepted that slavery is wrong, yet the Bible condones, even promotes, slavery. They had to change their ways – to be accepted. Besides, apart from the Bible being riddled with contradictions, mistranslations and obvious untruths, .. talking snake my arse .. it is the modern interpretation of those scriptural texts which is entirely faulty. We cannot ever get back to … what the Bible said .. because we don’t have any original copies, or even the copies from the first few hundred years, only copies of copies of copies of copies of copies. And with 5700 New Testament manuscripts, with contain hundreds of thousands of discrepancies between them, it’s hard to know what originals might have meant. Take the ‘trinity’ – totally made up, wasn’t there, added later on, then got copies as if originally there.

  23. Banning Catholic military chaplains from performing funerals for gay people is spiteful, cruel and vindictive.

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