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Scotland To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

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Scotland legalizes gay marriage

BOO YAH!

Equality is taking the world by storm and Scotland is the most recent country to announce a commitment to legalizing same-sex marriage.

Although the new law won't go in affect until 2015, we're so very happy to hear deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon say:

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The Vatican's Lawyers Go After Benetton Over Kissing Pope Ad

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Well that certainly didn't take long!

The Vatican is raising hell over Benetton's new UNHATE Foundation campaign, specifically the ad that shows Pope Benedict kissing Imam Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb.

On Thursday the Vatican released a statement saying their lawyers in Italy and around the world will "take the proper legal measures" to stop the distribution of the unauthorized photo, even in the media.

The statement adds:

"This is a grave lack of respect for the pope, an offense against the sentiments of the faithful and a clear example of how advertising can violate elementary rules of respect for people in order to attract attention through provocation."

Benetton has since removed the ad from their website and issued their own statement and apologized to those who were offended.

Thoughts???

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Susan Sarandon Gets Backlash For Anti-Pope Comment

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This one was bound to piss A LOT of people off.

Yesterday, we reported that Susan Sarandon made a comment at last weekends' Hamptons Film Festival, in which she described the current Pope as being a "Nazi," and then said it AGAIN for emphasis.

Now, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is coming after Susan and asking that she apologize.

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Vatican Conference Hosting AIDS Experts To Discuss Prevention

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Is the Catholic church finally starting to come to its senses?

Pope Benedict XVI has made headlines over the years for his ridiculous remarks about the church's immoral position on condoms. In 2009 he told reporters that condoms cant curb the AIDS problem, but actually "increases the problem".

How so? The church believes the HIV virus can easily pass through latex, giving condom users a false sense of security.

In his recent book Light of the World, the Pope took a massive leap forward (sort of) by suggesting people who use condoms, such as male prostitutes, are making a moral decision because they are looking out for the welfare of another person.

We're pretty sure ANYBODY who uses a condom during sex is looking out for the welfare of another person and themselves, but apparently the Pope only thinks male prostitutes have STDs.

However, the Catholic church may finally be ready to open up their minds because the Vatican has invited AIDS experts from around the world to a two-day symposium on preventing HIV and caring for people with the virus this weekend.

Some speakers at the conference organized by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers believe (like rational people) condom's are an "integral and essential" part of prevention programs.

The church has maintained the position that abstinence and fidelity in marriage are the best ways to curb HIV, but let's face it. Sex is natural and sex is fun, so why not preach what can actually save lives if their followers give into temptation?

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Catholic Church Goes After GaGa Over Judas

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Seriously!?

The Catholic Church is going after Lady GaGa over her upcoming music video for Judas, where she will reportedly portray Mary Magdalene.

President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Bill Donahue, blasted GaGa, calling the video a "stunt." He added:

"People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga. I find Gaga to be increasingly irrelevant. Is this the only way to jet up her performance? This isn’t random, we are getting closer to Holy Week and Easter."

Oh, please. He couldn't be further from the truth!

Leave GaGa alone and focus your time and energy on more worthwhile causes.

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Over 20 Priests Suspended Over Molestation Allegations

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Not the greatest news for the Catholic Church this Ash Wednesday.

The Philadelphia archdiocese has suspended 21 Roman Catholic priests from the district who have been named as child molestation suspects in a recent grand jury report.

Check out the video (above) to hear more about the case.

Deplorable. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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Catholic Church: New Confession App For Your Phone!

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Who needs the judgment of a priest when you can just use your phone?!

Ha! This is TOO bizarre!

After Pope Benedict XVI's recent World Communications Address emphasized the importance of the church acclimating to the new, digital world, an iPhone application is set to be released that helps Catholics prepare for the sacrament of confession!

Described as a "personalized examination of conscience for each user," the app has even been sanctioned and approved by a church authority!

Patrick Leinen, who helped create the new tool, explains:

"Our desire is to invite Catholics to engage in their faith through digital technology. Taking to heart Pope Benedict XVI's message from last years' World Communications Address, our goal with this project is to offer a digital application that is truly 'new media at the service of the word. We hope many more will take advantage of this new confession resource."

However, don't expect absolution from your iPhone. The app is not designed to substitute for actual confession, but instead an aid to help Catholics through the act.

Wait. So what the eff is it? A tutorial?

Confessing your sins to a priest is pretty self-explanatory! At least we thought it was!

Whatevs! We actually think that it's cool of the church to attempt to keep up with the changing times and stay updated with what technology can now provide!

What do U think?? Will U be confessing your sins to your iPhone anytime soon?

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