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Catholic Church Rips Off Marriage-Equality Facebook Campaign With Red Division Sign

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Nearly three million Facebook users turned their Facebook profile pictures into some variation of a red HRC equal sign in support of marriage equality.

The Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco didn’t like that one bit, so it encouraged the faithful to post its own symbolic images: a plus sign, a division sign and a “man + woman = child'” icon.

After a Change.org petition was started to get the Archdiocese to remove its divisive images, the division symbol was taken down, but the others remain.

We’d say the Church was being pretty pathetic in stealing the LGBT community’s symbols, but co-opting imagery and rites from other cultures is pretty much the Catholic Church’s bailiwick.
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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Apr 2, 2013
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  • 13 Comments
    • Steph
      Steph

      So, they’re basically saying that God is love (but only if you’re straight…). Not very loving really is it?!

      Apr 2, 2013 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh
      Elloreigh

      Can’t decide if that makes them the “Douche of the Week”, or if we need some higher level title to reference their douchery.

      Apr 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh
      Elloreigh

      @Steph: You hit the nail on the head!

      Apr 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daayyummmboi
      Daayyummmboi

      Here’s a symbol the Church can steal: Priest + Child = RUN!!!!!!

      Apr 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com
      MuscleModelBlog.com

      Stealing the marriage equality logo to change it around and make it offensive to the people who created it!? How low can you go?

      Apr 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      I call it the divisive sign in this case. Priests can’t procreate either. Let’s stone the bastards.

      Apr 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alexoloughlin
      alexoloughlin

      Rome will see red when it finds out that Uruguay just passed marriage equality overwhelmingly by a vote of 23-8, the 12th country. On Thursday, France will become the 13th. UK probably the 14th.

      Apr 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steph
      Steph

      Unfortunately in France, we won’t pass the law on Thursday. On Thursday the senat reviews the text and then it will be back to the Assemblée Nationale for (hopefully) a final review. If everything goes OK, we will be able to get married from the summer :) The opposants are becoming more and more political and more and more homophobic in their comments and protets but I’m convinced that it will pass

      Apr 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      Turn it sideways and it looks like a dick and 2 balls…hide your bottoms, little boys!

      Apr 3, 2013 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK
      DOFEK

      I heat Catholic, long before it became COOL!. AdamHomo

      Apr 3, 2013 at 12:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Catholics are so gay.

      Apr 3, 2013 at 8:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 334578
      334578

      Just what the world needs: more babies!

      Apr 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • macmantoo
      macmantoo

      @hf2hvit: I thought the same thing except it’s a small catholic prick.

      Apr 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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