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The Pope Speaks Out Against Same Sex Marriage (Again)

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Ha. What a surprise!

While in Spain on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI criticized Spanish laws allowing gay marriage, easier access to abortions and faster divorces.

Benedict was on his way to inaugurate Barcelona's newest basilica, the Sagrada Familia, while 200 gay and lesbian protesters staged a "kiss in." And a few hundred women also showed up to protest their second-class status in the church and the Vatican's opposition to birth control.

He has spoken out several times in Spain because he feels that the country's stance on these social issues will determine the Vatican's influence in Europe.

Benedict added that families are built on the "indissoluble love of a man and a woman," and rallied against abortion adding that "the life of children (must) be defended as sacred and inviolable from the moment of their conception."

Booooo!

22-year-old nursing student Sergi Benavent said that he was participating in the demonstration to oppose those "who want to love in just one way. This is a peaceful demonstration that there are more ways of expressing one's love."

Truly inspirational.

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70 comments to “The Pope Speaks Out Against Same Sex Marriage (Again)”



  1. 1

    Cool. So an ex-nazi is now giving people advice on how they should morally live their lives. Go EFF yourself…..or a little boy, that is your preference right? A-Holes. All of them. Evil vile people.



  2. 2

    fuck him and the inviolable catholic church



  3. 3

    get over it mario - it's catholics………..they aren't going to change their views on gays or abortion - ever. so just shut up…….homosexuals don't like you anyway……..and babies probably don't either……….



  4. 4

    Like most organized religions, they promote the subjugation of women under the banner of 'family values'. They also promote intolerance to gays under the banner of 'family values'.



  5. 5

    Well duh, Perez. What did you expect the Pope to say? The Catholic church has never been very "enlightened" when it comes to human rights.



  6. 6

    Dude, seriously, he's the Pope. HE WILL ALWAYS SPEAK OUT AGAINST GAY MARRAIGE. IT'S AGAINT HIS FREAKING RELIGION. It's like saying, "Perez is speaking out for gay marraige again". Just let him be and live your life. You getting worked up (and getting others worked up) about an OBVIOUS situation is not going to help your cause.



  7. 7

    it is what it is.. everyone has different views in things and just because they don't believe what you want doesn't mean you have the right to criticize what they say or believe in..I myself too think marriage should be between a male and female im not saying its wrong to love the same sex but i do think its wrong to get married (my opinion ) and as for abortion im still on the fence about it im not sure what to believe



  8. 8

    I am Catholic but I simply do not agree with several of the churchs' stances on issues such as Not Allowing Women Priests and the issue of gay acceptance. There was an issue in Minnesota where students wearing GLBT support gear were refused communion! That is NOT OK with me and I hope and pray the Church can come to a more loving and accepting viewpoint. I am not feeling good about the chances of that happening, but we have to work toward and be open to it.



  9. 9

    …but men wearing dresses, dangly gold necklaces, and flashy red capes is A-OK!



  10. 10

    Whats the problem.His stance on gay marriage is no different than the American public.So as far as I can tell your both dumb and ignorant.Wake up people its the 21 century,get with the program.



  11. 11

    I think someone needs to get the pope a dictionary, "indissoluble" is the last word I'd use to decribe hetero marriage. What's the divorce rate again Pontif?



  12. 12

    It is always nice to see how people who complain about not being accepted are the most intolerant. They are only okay with people who accept their viewpoint; otherwise, you aren't allowed to have a differing opinion without being a homophobe. Want to be accepted? Then try being accepting, duh! But that doesn't jive with the gay agenda or gay activist like Mario.



  13. 13

    How can he speak about indissoluable love when he isnt even or has ever been married? Isnt that like me talking about how hard it is to shave my beard, although Ive never had one? The catholic church is just a ploy to help make billions of peoploe think their lives are miserable due to sin, even though basically everything in life is consiered a sin in church eyes. Why do you need to be part of such an evil organization that was solely responsible for the murder of so many innocent people? Why do people need to hear from an authoritarian that they are good and that they are forgiven. Maybe these people who are so deluded should evaluate how much woe and heartbreak the church gives only to wash it away. The church is evil, and this guy looks like the devil



  14. 14

    pedo's always rail against the gay lifestyle, it's sickening!!



  15. 15

    Ok right, it's cool that Priests molest young boys but marriage rights for all humans is absurd?



  16. 16

    He's a pretty, pretty boy!



  17. 17

    Fuck the pope. Fuck all religion. Have a nice day.



  18. 18

    hey Pope, go suck some dick ! you'll probably enjoy it!



  19. 19

    he and Gloria Allred separated at birth



  20. 20

    Who boos babies being saved?? I can see ur point of view on the gay subject but WTFFFFF POOR BABIES! Wtf is wrong with you?



  21. 21

    Organized religion is bad for the soul.

  22. buck says – reply to this


    22

    Wow, the Pope put that in tems everyone can understand. He is a wise and brilliant man, I'm now with him on his stance.



  23. 23

    Well, that's his opinion. The Pope was brought up in conservative and tight times, so don't hope him to adapt with modern thoughts. Let people think what they think as long as they don't hurt others. Personally, I don't see homosexuality as something unnatural, but I'm 100% against abortion. Say what you want about how it gives more rights towards women and empowers us, I'll still see it as a murder and unfair towards a would-be-baby that deserves to live just like anyone else. For me (again, personally), the rising rate of abortions is a sad sign of people's egos and selfishness.



  24. 24

    How come you don't post about any of the Muslim clerics the call for the death of gay people or how gay people have been and still are killed in Muslim countries??

    Catholicism isn't the only religion in the world that doesn't approve of gay people but yet all of the focus is on them. Why not go check Judaism stance on gay marriage..I don't see any Synagogues promoting that if you're gay and want to get married come on in….

    at the end of the day I couldn't careless how someone spends their personal life but if you're going to call someone out then call them all out and not just the east targets….



  25. 25

    here's a guy who has supposedly never had sex of any kind (highly doubtful) and is spreading the word about loving all people and yet he has the audacity to try to tell us who we can love/marry. also here's a guy who can never get pregnant telling women they shouldn't terminate an unwanted pregnancy. If he could get pregnant abortion would be a sacrament. Having been raised in a caholic family I can personally attest to the hypocrisy and demonization of women that goes on within that organization. Makes me nuts how someone who thinks that he's really god's right hand man can spew out this poisonous "advice" to millions of people, many of whom believe that he somehow has the knowledge and experience to make these choices. bunch of sickos !!!



  26. 26

    That cross-dressing psycho is one sick man; why is he not in PRISON?

  27. LKC says – reply to this


    27

    It is this man's life and religion and he believes what he believes. Just because his religion goes against abortion and gay/lesbian marriage, doesn't mean he hates gays/lesbians, it's just what he believes, just as equal marriages rights is what gay/lesbians believe. Many comments on here say how evil religious leaders are…seems to be quite the contradiction generalizing a group of people for what they do or what they believe in based off only a handful of incidents. Everyone should do a little research before making uneducated comments about someone you have never met. You can toss insults and names around but it doesn't make your point stronger; it makes you look ignorant. Heterosexual/homosexual, it really doesn't matter, a person is a person and they believe what they will. To say "fuck the catholic church" is the same as saying "fuck gay people" or vice versa. It's pointless, it's not furthering anything, it's only creating more hatred. I'm not saying I agree with the pope in any manner, but I know that to make an argument stronger, you don't lash out in hate, you try to understand the opposing side and then make level headed comments, not out of rage. If you really want to express your opinion write letters to the man, not post them on a forum that thrives off talking about other peoples lives and degrading them for what they wear. Take action, but do it thoughtfully, not when your emotions are running high.

  28. LKC says – reply to this


    28

    Re: TexasBadBoy – Not all priests molest boys, it's a disgraceful, unfortunate, and disgusting happening and it's an embarrassment to the catholic church and no one deserves to be abused. To generalize the priests however with all priests though is ignorance. I absolutely understand your view of equality, and I agree, but ignorance against ignorance doesn't work.



  29. 29

    The Bible/Torah/Qur’an & Religion are Satan's greatest deceptions…



  30. 30

    Plugging little boy's behinds in the confessionals are perfectly fine though; as long as it's kept secret, of course….



  31. 31

    Who cares what this pedophile has to say?



  32. 32

    Re: rldh88 – You always have the right to criticize anything ANYBODY says…



  33. 33

    Re: LKC – Well said!



  34. 34

    Re: Trunks3 – totally agree

  35. 6one9 says – reply to this


    35

    I totally get “ the abortion issue ““““““` BUT everything else NO way!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    People are born gay/lesbian `PERIOD!! No choice here!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Getting married and divorced is a choice. You only live once “ so why not be happy and when it goes “bad “ get the BIG D. I'm on my 2nd marriage and am NOT happy, currently“ I stay for my daughter“ONLY. Yeah “ The BIG D will happen again. Next time I'll marry someone “for him“ and NOT b/c I had his kid!! YO!!



  36. 36

    Re: Lunatic.me – I guess those rape victims should just stfu and have a baby they were forced to become pregnant with……??? don't be so close minded………….



  37. 37

    This big old queen is fucking laughable.



  38. 38

    Christianity doesn't change for ANYONE. I'm not a fan of Catholocism, but THE POPE IS 1000% CORRECT.



  39. 39

    Re: djnv2009 – Um…a huge number of pedo's are HOMOSEXUAL, dumbass! And so the cycle of abuse continues…



  40. 40

    DEVIANTS AND BABY KILLERS. Well, no surprise there.



  41. 41

    It's really not about the Pope or catholics accepting homosexuals or not.
    Before the Pope can criticize anyone…he needs to take a good look on
    what is going on in his own church. I would rather be surrounded by homosexuals
    than the hundreds of pedophiles they call "priests" who rape and force themselves
    on children. I would really like to know how many of these perverts are
    actually behind bars versus the church paying off parents to make the problem
    go away.



  42. 42

    All of you people are just spewing hate b/c it doesnt go with your agenda. I guess its ok to allow others to have their own opinion only if it suits yours. Its a sad day when people bash the Pope over liberal agendas. Until the pro- gay marriage alliance practice tolerance for other people that siply dont agree (without spewing hate), they dont deserve anything.



  43. 43

    Well I'm a catholic but I'm NOT against same sex marriage. I think we have right to choice what should we love. But probabaly the most ironic thing is that you, Perez and the comentators are very VERY intolerant and closeminded people…



  44. 44

    Miss-Dior ——– Everyone is allowed to have their own opinion but when that opinion insights HATE against a group of people it is WRONG! There is a difference between me getting up on a podium and sayin "I don't like chocolate cake" Then gettin up there and saying "Anyone who is homosexual shouldn't be allowed to marry or have their civil rights because they're "lifestyle" is wrong" DO YOU GET THE DIFFERENCE YOU DENSE B*TCH. Anyone can have an opinion but people do not have a right to get in front of large groups of people and demonize a minority group. I guess you think Hitler just had an "opinion" too, HUH?



  45. 45

    OK…. TOO FUCKING BAD if you don't agree with the POPES views on GAY MARRIAGE, or ABORTION. That is what the CHURCH believes, and always has, why should they have to change their believes to make a gay person happy?????

    JUST SO YOU KNOW…. In the church bulletin this past week, there was a supportive article for women who have had to suffer an abortion. So if you have no idea about the Catholic Church except what you see on this website OR hear in the media, you have no idea what you are talking about and cannot comment.

    And for all of you idiots who make comments about priests molesting children, NOT ALL PRIESTS DO, and this goes on in ALL religions, not only that but did you know that TEACHERS who teach your little kids EVERY DAY have the highest RATE of child molestation??? I bet you didn't, because all you hear in the NEWS is bashing against Catholics because it's one of the largest religions…

    So don't even bother flapping your big fat gums…. especially when you come out with the same OLD comments that people use to attack the church every day… Get a grip…

    THOSE who have abortions as a form of birth control need to die.



  46. 46

    JUST because a gay person thinks there should be gay marriage, DOESN"T MEAN a WHOLE RELIGIONS needs to change their beliefs…

    SOME CATHOLICS may not agree with the CHURCH regarding same sex marriage, but that goes with any religion, not everything is agreeable between all people who belong to that religion..

    THIS DAY AND AGE, people believe that everyone should be able to do whatever they want, whenever they want, and everyone should agree with everything…. people should be able to have abortions whenever they want (killing a baby) because yahhh theres nothing wrong with killing an innocent child who cannot defend itself…. yahhhh lets make sure people can do that if they want!!!!!

    and for all of you who are against abortions and want to defend poor defensless babies, SHAME ON YOU!!!! SHAME!!!

    now please tell me… WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ABOVE STATEMENT…

    people want to argue that there should be freedom of choice?? TO MURDER SOMEONE???

    yahhhh.. no wonder our society is fucking fucked… becasue people want to do whatever they want with out any sort of consequence/./… fuckin LIBS…



  47. 47

    Re: NYSEFox – you better not let your kids go to school ever, because if you DIDN"T know.. which I have no doubt, TEACHERS are the highest RATE of molesters/…. so before you bash ALL PRIESTS who have NEVER molested ANY CHILD OR ANYONE FOR THE MATTER, check your fucking facts… and maybe check your teachers to make sure they havne't molested anyone …

    it's people like you who just regurgitate shit fromt he media….



  48. 48

    Im not very fond with abortion… but what is wrong with loving someone of the same sex?? it doesnt hurt anybody…



  49. 49

    Trucks3:

    Thank you. Yes, we judge Christianity and Judaism for the things they have done and their beliefs, … but who judges and condemns pisslam? Homosexuals are killed for their sexual orientation in pisslam on a daily basis. And child sexual abuse in pisslam is not even considered sexual abuse! Millions of little girls are married off in pisslam every year and no one says anything. 6,000 little girls get their genitals cut off in pisslamic countries on a daily basis.

    We can criticise our religious traditions and should. But … who criticises the barbarian world of pisslam? I'd like to see Mario take aim at them, but, of course, it might cost him his life if he were to speak up. There is not one free pisslamic country on this planet. Wake up America. pisslam is not a religion. It is a form of government that is totalitarian, imperialistic, misogynistic and supremacist and every other verse in their unholy book says to kill anyone who is not pisslamic. Be very wary of multicultural lies that perpetuate moral relativism.

    The Crusaders let us down. They did not finish the job.



  50. 50

    Who cares what an old guy in a funny outfit has to say?



  51. 51

    The Pope is slacking if he doesn't like the gays -__



  52. 52

    Im Catholic myself but I don't agree with many of the church's views. Im all for gay rights, abortion, and women wanting to be priests. But I still respect the Pope cause he's a religious leader and everyone should too.



  53. 53

    Re: Lunatic.me – Abortion rates are not rising.



  54. 54

    Re: HOLYJEEBUS – you make me just fucking HATE CATHOLICS. Good job, asshole.



  55. 55

    The Catholic church does what is good for the fucking Catholic church. Why didn't they open Megellan's Pass for the rest of the world to get to Japan and Asia? Because they were making a fortune in silk trade, etc…..Ronald Reagen had to shame the Pope into helping bringing the Berlin Wall down and let the starving masses out. For years they did NOTHING for the starving impoverished Catholics living in Communism. A priest can own property, ride around in Cadillacs and are generally reveared, however a nun, even a nun with money, has to give it all to the church and cannot own ANYTHING. After WWII they racked up on orphans with money. Great Job!

  56. Waboo says – reply to this


    56

    Just die already. Catholicism is a fucking joke anyway.



  57. 57

    His opinion is meaningless. He is appointed head of a tradition that began hundreds of years ago with ridiculous ideas and costumes. Silly man.



  58. 58

    This man is an abomination to his title, the catholic people and the world. He is willing to protect priests who molest children but he won't let people use birth control, abort or love who they want to love. This man does not represent god nor does he speak for god.

  59. Draco says – reply to this


    59

    This Pope is an asshole



  60. 60

    This stupid idiot should just die but the next will not be better - so we should just make catholic church go away - they are even worse than any muslim or jewis extremists.



  61. 61

    Did you really just boo the Pope? I am Catholic and regardless of the Church's very strong views on same-sex marriage and abortion; it does not entail that all Catholic's maintain the same view. The Pope (who is all holy, and I am shocked that people are so open to publicly ridicule him) is upholding the traditional view of Catholicism that has been practice for 1000's of years. People do not cope well with change and I think it is pretty fair to say that the church itself will not change its views. PERSONALLY, I feel that same-sex marriages should be given the same legal rights as a marriage between a man and a woman. What I have an issue with, as a Catholic, is REDEFINING marriage, as it is something which Catholic's believe to be defined by God. Additionally, abortion is wrong on all ends and no matter how anyone tries to sugarcoat it to be, it IS murder. For those who do murder their own unborn children, hopefully the Pope (whom apparently people have no issue bashing) will pray for you and one day, you too can save your soul from the eternal fires of hell. NO TOLERANCE FOR ABORTION.

    Regardless, PEREZ - your job really shouldn't entail criticizing Holy figures like the pope. Stick with trashy celebs and slimy politicians…but as a fan of your site…PLEASE KEEP THE POPE OUT OF IT!



  62. 62

    Re: rosebud99 – NOT TRUE. if you are going to voice your opinion..make sure you clarify that it is an OPINION - with no factual basis. That said, Catholics do not by any means control their women - I am a Catholic and I am by no means controlled. Additionally I have lots of gay friends whom I fully love and support..I also advocate that they receive the same legal rights as a same-sex married couple.

    Maybe next time you should make it a point to actually be aware of what you are talking about - as your ignorant and stereotypical comments (not to mention INCORRECT) make you sound like a fool.



  63. 63

    I'm not really sure how everyone can be so horrible towards the Pope. His message is a good one, and I think our society is obsessed with theirselves; the "ME ME ME", and people forget that to love is a good thing.

    "Benedict added that families are built on the "indissoluble love of a man and a woman," and rallied against abortion adding that "the life of children (must) be defended as sacred and inviolable from the moment of their conception."" I read that and wonder how Perez can follow that up with "Booo."

    Why would you want to live in a soceity where divorce is acceptable? What happened to "til death do us part"? Why would we want to be apart of a society where a woman can use abortion as a means of birth control - and furthermore to that, comparing women who have had abortions to women who have kept their babies though their lives weren't ready for them for whatever reason, and the findings are that the regret of the women who has the abortion FAR SURPASSES women who decide to keep their child.

    We have a lack of morals in our society, and I think people are lazy. Think about these issues - use common sense, and I think you all would comment differently on this article.



  64. 64

    Re: LKC – I disagree because the ignorant is the one who doesn't see what is actually happening. Humans are not meant to be asexual unless they have some type of hormonal problem or birth defect… open any book on every subject possible and you will see that… They may not be pedophiles but they may want to bed the 18 year old girl that confesses how she masturbates thinking of a married man… it's just human nature. Nothing wrong with that… but to believe that most priests are trustable and asexual is just stupid… there's nothing ignorant about understanding how so many priests are pedos, sinners and adulterers themselves…



  65. 65

    Thank you @ April 20th
    Te amo PAPA



  66. 66

    duh ? the only gay sex the pope approves of is between old priests & children.



  67. 67

    duh ? the only gay sex the pope approves of is between old priests & children.



  68. 68

    you're all so fucking disrespectful. it doesn't matter what you believe in. He's the Pope. And he's old. If your grandmother said the same thing, you wouldn't tell her to suck a dick. Get over it. all you do is spread more hate.



  69. 69

    Weee! *sarcasm*

    Please, who gives a FLYING…

    Haters gonna hate! BIGOTED ones at that!



  70. 70

    I was baptized Catholic, went to 8 years of Catholic school. Left the church when I went away to college at age 16 and never looked back. I don't believe in organized religions of any kind, I believe them all to be destructive and evil. This pope, in particular, is evil and spewing hate and not love. If you would like to be enlightened watch Bill Mahrs "Religilous" and learn how incomprehensible religion really is!!!!!