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Alan Cumming Calls For A Gay Pope — And For The Current Pope To Come Out Already

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If I was going to rebrand the Catholic Church, as much as I despise what it stands for, I would say get a black person — well, first I would say get a woman or a gay — but then I’d say get a black person or a Hispanic person…

I’m horrified by this Pope. I’m horrified by his stance on gays. And I just love — I was reading today that the Pope arrived in a Christian Dior cape with red Dorothy shoes and blah blah, and he tells us that it’s wrong to be gay. And, I don’t know, I’m really intrigued by it; there’s more to this than meets the eye. It’s not just because he’s old and sick [that he’s resigning]. I hope there’s some more skeletons in his closet, because this violent bigotry that he’s been exposing … and he’s the head of a church that a very large portion of the world belongs to, and they’re still condoning him by going to church every week. I think it’s time they sorted it out and got a new one.”

Alan Cumming on not buying Pope Benedict’s reason for stepping down from the papal throne and offering some much-neded PR advice to the Catholic Church, via New York Magazine.