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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad + The Pope Just Have Wonderful Things To Say

They asked me (at Columbia) why you crack down on homosexuals in Iran? I answered we don’t have so many homosexuals in Iran because we believe this act is against the human spirit and humanity.

—Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, speaking Thursday in Yazd about his infamous 2007 speech

No one can make a claim to the right to a nuptial ceremony.

—Joseph Alois Ratzinger, known to the world as Pope Benedict XVI, speaking Saturday in his annual address to the Vatican’s Roman Rota, a tribunal that handles marriage annulments. We already know the United States’ official response to this: It was issued back in 1967, when the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia, “Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”

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8 Comments

  • Harbo

    Everytime this Pope opens his mouth he makes a fool of himself. Does anyone still care what he says? He’s become so irrevelent it’s almost laughable. He doesn’t seem to get the message

  • uu

    @Harbo: It passed laughable ages ago. Now it’s tragic.

  • XOXO

    Both queerty and you two seem to find him relevant enough for comment.

    The holy father is profoundly intelligent, spiritually inspired, and obviously very threatening to the people like you who cannot let go of his every word.

    You are papophobes!

    What are you so afraid of?

    Instead of reacting out of bigotry, instead of starting from the standpoint of, “Well, what would make me happy?!?!,” try actually thinking, discerning, reflecting.

    Living in reality is nice. Try it. There is a very nice big sane world beyond your little gay bubble.

  • VagrantMan

    @XOXO

    You’re right living in reality is nice. Why aren’t you living in it? Because, I don’t see how one can call a man who protects his church’s priests instead of it’s children a “profoundly intelligent, spiritually inspired” man. The pope is a jackass.

  • JonJon

    @XOXO: The Pope is a Nazi Apologist whose main career in the church has been helping pedophiles get away with heinous crimes. Unfortunately, about a billion people care what he says, which speaks volumes to how gullible a mob truly is, and millions more are signing up for his form of religion (aka, hatred) in Africa yearly.

  • Pitou

    @XOXO: You are way out of whack!
    This vile motherfucker chooses to spout off about US… not the other way around.
    Shouldn’t this nazi motherfucker actually be doing something about the pedo-crisis plaguing his corporation instead of the constant attacks against gay people who usually have better things to do then bother with his brainwashing??
    You see, you bible humpers like to call a Gays rebuttal anti-christian. It’s not. It’s anti-stupidity. Its anti-brainwashing. It’s anti-bigotry. It’s anti-discrimination

    Face it. You are allowed your beliefs/belief system. You have NO right to force ME to live by those secular rules. Your book, your buildings and your “officials” who wear dresses have ZERO bearing on the way I live MY life! Got it?

    Your “Holy Father” is no closer to god after the halocaust then he was before it. He doesn’t speak to Jesus, et al. “God” doesn’t speak to him. But please, continue to send them your money so they can use it to hide their pedo-priests and buy more be-dazzled dresses!

    Ratz is just a Nazi-raised religious dictator. Plain and simple. Someone should do the world a favor!

  • justiceontherocks

    @XOXO: What are you on? Are you defending this pedophile enable whose primary job is to make sure the church does not lose any of its precious property?

    If Jesus was here now he would call the Pope a money-changer and throw him out of the church. There is no defending this despicable piece of bile.

  • B

    “No one can make a claim to the right to a nuptial ceremony.” … well, in this case the pope has a valid point if he means a religious ceremony in a particular church, mosque, temple, ashram, or what have you. Freedom of religion allows each to set their own requirements, no matter how ridiculous.

    But then not getting a ceremony in a Catholic church has nothing to do with a civil right to get married or to have a ceremony somewhere else, or a secular ceremony where “freedom of religion” is not an issue.

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