THOU SHALL NOT STEAL

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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13 Comments

  • Steph

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

  • 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.

  • Elloreigh

    @Steph: You hit the nail on the head!

  • Daayyummmboi

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

  • 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?

  • Polaro

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Assembl√©e 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

  • hf2hvit

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

  • DOFEK

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

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Catholics are so gay.

  • 334578

    Just what the world needs: more babies!

  • macmantoo

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

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