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Pope John Paul II, Who Described Same-Sex Marriage As 'Evil', Will Become A Saint

Hooray. The deceased Pope who famously said all gays are evil will be canonized as a saint next year. 

The Vatican announced that Pope John Paul II will be declared a saint on April 27, 2014. 

If you don't remember, Pope John Paul had no qualms about denouncing gay rights in his 2005 book, Memory and Identity, writing: “It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this [same-sex marriage] is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man.”

Ideology of evil? Insidious? Noted.

Let's not forget that the Pope also denounced the use of condoms in the fight to stop the spread of HIV. Clearly that was helpful.

How do you feel about the homophobic Pope being elevated to sainthood, Instincters?

 

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im a gay cathlic and i dont agree with them giving a hater sainthood lets give Hilter sainthood it would be the same you cant sweep the bad under a rug and say it ok because there are alot of people have done good but yet they are a regerstered sex affender so what do we sweep that under the rug people get a clue John Paul is and never will be a saint

God is a god who loves allies children. For him to. Be come a saint is going the wrong way cause he used hate as a want to get sainthood. That is pure evil

Hey ..maybe next year they will make Gov. Chrissy Creme a saint. ha ha ha . he thinks along the church's line when it comes to gays.

He wouldn't be anywhere near the same level as God, I assure you.  As a gay Catholic, I do think it's important for all of us to recognize the good he did in this world.  Yes, non-Catholics will not respect the traditions of the church, but keep in mind at nobody was doing more at that time to advance the care of all people than he, Princess Diana and Mother Theresa (and two out of three ain't bad).  President Reagan waited until his 2nd term in office before ever saying the word in 1985, and he only said it a few times after that.  In 2008, the Guardian Newspaper in the UK reported that the Catholic Church was the biggest private provider of AIDS care in the World.  I'm not arguing for his sainthood, although I would vote for it in a heartbeat if given a ballot.  But, let's not jump at the bit over small snippets of information, especially if you don't have a vested interest.  It would be like me deciding who should be the next president of Somalia if given a handful of news articles about Somalia.  The church will be forced to reckon for its own sins, but is John Paul II (a man of his time) to be torn down because of them?  You wouldn't bang on Nancy Reagan's door to yell at her about her husband's sins of omissions or lack of action.

you are the reason this church is going down the wrong road you think it is ok to do wrong all week long go to church ask for forgiveness on Sunday and it make everything you do the rest of the week ok i come from a family of catholics that feel the same way it don't make it right it sorda make them a bigot

you are the reason this church is going down the wrong road you think it is ok to do wrong all week long go to church ask for forgiveness on Sunday and it make everything you do the rest of the week ok i come from a family of catholics that feel the same way it don't make it right it sorda make them a bigot

you are the reason this church is going down the wrong road you think it is ok to do wrong all week long go to church ask for forgiveness on Sunday and it make everything you do the rest of the week ok i come from a family of catholics that feel the same way it don't make it right it sorda make them a bigit

I don't give 3 goats and a blanket about The Church of the Boy Molesters.

Isn't that blasphemy? How can other humans choose to make another human a saint or at the same level as God?

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