WATCH: Peaceful Protest Over Pope’s Anti-Gay Comments Broken Up By Vatican Police

On Sunday, gay rights activists gathered near St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City during Pope Benedict XVI’s weekly prayers to protest comments the pontiff made on Friday condemning gay marriage in a speech intended for the World Day of Peace.

Th AFP reports around 15 activists holding up colorful paper hearts with various slogans such as “Love Has No Barriers”, “Talk About Love”, “Homophobia = Death”, “I Am a Lesbian. I Am Not a Danger” and “Love Thy Neighbor” were prevented from accessing St Peter’s Square, which was packed with tens of thousands of the faithful eager to hear the pope recite the Angelus on the third Sunday of Advent.

One of the protesters captured video of police confiscating the harmful hearts and according to the video’s description, the protesters were detained by police for an hour so as to be identified.

“We find intolerable the assertion that gay unions are dangerous to the world. Weapons are much more dangerous,” Gianfranco Mascia, an activist who organized the protest, told Reuters. “No to arms, yes to rights for everyone.”

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  • 2eo

    Agreed Gianfranco. Well said.

    Sadly the vatican have a history of anti protester violence, until the 1990’s it was not unusual for them to murder protesters in Italy, and many thing it still happens.

    Love thy neighbour, that is a message that apparently isn’t the catholic bible, not that any of them read it, they’re too busy fucking children and harassing the families and people who dare speak up.

  • 2eo

    The same catholic church who violent attacked a bunch of peaceful protesters just the other day in an entirely unprovoked attack.

    If jesus or god were real [which as we know they aren’t] they’d have come back down and slit all of your child touching papal throats by now.

  • 2eo

    @2eo: Er hi 2eo, I notice you posed a second time.

    Why yes it appears I did, why is that.

    The reason is this post was intended for another thread and I wanted the Youtube link, however I closed the correct tab and started typing here because I am a dumbass.

    I concur.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    hilarious-2eo. Those protesters had better watch out for the high-powered-Holy-water-hoses-whoooosh! Away goes disputes down the drain.

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