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Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien Named “Bigot Of The Year” At Stonewall Awards


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    • 2eo

      I’m glad a tit like him is able to win the award for bigot of the year. We are a populace of 55 million [ish] and only about 20% are actually religious, which is brilliant.

      Their relevance is fading, these halfwits have ruined century upon century of progress and we’re taking control year after year.

      Also he looks like a paedophile.

      Nov 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      what a hard job, choosing who will be dishonored with “bigot of the year”. After all, there are so many and they all try to outdo each other. I Cant agree with the sensitivity to the word “bigot” though. Call a spade a “spade”. NIceness becomes weakness when you allow the competition to set the rules and define the terms. If we don’t call bigots out on their hate, if we allow them to mask it as “just a different opinion”, then thats what the public, whose opinion matters very much in these matters, will think.

      Nov 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taliaferro

      So the Church’s stand on marriage is clear. I was under the impression that the Church did not run Scotland but its government did. Perhaps it is time to remind the Church of that fact.

      Nov 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sozei

      If conservatives and Christians are “bigots” for opposing homosexual behavior, then why aren’t homosexual activists bigots for opposing Christian behavior

      Nov 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      I love how people like Sozei ask these questions and genuinely think it is a checkmate. The fact he even asks [or believes in what he says] shows he is incapable of understanding the word or the principles behind it.

      In other words, I’m saying you are too stupid to be at the big boys table, here’s a bible, go and stone some young girls.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dazzer

      @sozei: Cardinal O’Brien won the Bigot of the Year award because he behaved in a bigoted fashion. At no point has he acted according to the Catholic tenet of ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’. Instead, he has done whatever is within his power to denigrate and oppress gay people.

      When he uses £150,000 taken from the collection plates of Catholic churches in Scotland to oppose civil marriage, he is not acting from deeply held religious convictions. Had he used that money to alleviate the suffering of children or feeding the poor or even allowing married Catholic couples access to counselling to strengthen their marriages, then he would be acting according to deeply held religious principles of both Catholicism and wider Christianity.

      However, by using intemperate language to demonise gay people and their wishes for a place in a civil society, and by wasting his church’s money on a cause that he knows he won’t win – especially when that money (taken from hard-pressed people in his congregation) could be used for something tangibly good – O’Brien is not only displaying his bigotry, he is revelling in it.

      I am not going to bother dealing with the overall context of 2,000 years in which the Catholic church has abused, maimed, attacked and killed gay people. Or compare that to the past 40 years of gay people asserting an equal place in society. On balance, sozei, I think gays have another 1,600 years of opposing the forces represented by Cardinal O’Brien before we can be accused of being bigots.

      Nov 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader

      “Generosity, tolerance, and love” didn’t stop the Nazis, who claimed to be Christians, from bombing London or murdering millions of people. You cannot rationalize with crazy people who think their religion places them above other people’s human rights. It doesn’t work with the Taliban, and it doesn’t work with anyone else who makes their living and political existence off violating other people’s right to have their own religion free from human rights violations (look at Iran – its government violates so many human rights it should be wiped out on sight if religious freedom really rules in the world; the Vatican violates the human rights of millions of people and also uses religion as an excuse. Well what about the religious freedom of the people the Vatican and its branches are harming?!).

      Nov 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader

      Why is Sozei cut-and-pasting things written by homophobic heterosexuals?

      Nov 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dazzer

      @sozei: Jusat to clarify, this was an article about Britain in which a Scottish cleric is named a bigot by an English and Welsh organisation. America isn’t mentioned in the report.

      I know it’s sometimes difficult to keep on-topic here, but let’s give it the old college try, shall we?

      Nov 3, 2012 at 5:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @dazzer: I don’t think Geography, History, Maths, Science, RE, English, Critical Thinking, IT, Business Studies, Literature, Personal Hygiene, Life and countless others.

      Are strong points for Sozei. He can copy and paste, which puts him about the right level for someone who visits that site willingly. Somewhere between worthlessly comatose and clinically worthless.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 6:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott Johansen
      Scott Johansen

      LOL ever notice all religious people do in any comments section is copy/paste?

      It’s the brain washing effect. They literally can’t think or talk for themselves. Really creepy.

      Nov 3, 2012 at 6:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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