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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #37)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:06 AM

118. But how then do you deal with the Pope saying gay people are of Satan and such?

He is not just some DUer, he is the Holy Father, Vicar of Christ. Hate is hurtful. It seems that some empathy might be in order, as well as perspective. If one or two DUers making a comment is reason to wail a goodby to DU, then what of the Pope and others who constantly attack gay people? Should there not be sympathy for those who don't care for that instead of 'hey, it's not all of us'? You say that even if it is not the majority, it hurts. Same goes for shit said by RCC leadership. How can one take a general offense to DU because of a few, but also demand that others take each RCC case individually? If what the Pope says is not the view of all Catholics, then why is it that what one DUers says is held against all of DU? Is there any reason or consistency?
It seems to me that what you are saying is that when folks speak of A Catholic such as Francis, they speak of all Catholics, but when the shoe is non the other foot, A Catholic says shit about gay people, instantly the reaction is 'that's just him, not us!'
If it is him, not them, then they should not be offended when I say fuck Francis for insulting my family in horrible terms, on the world stage, using a God mask to steal divine authority.
One can not say 'To insult the Pope is to insult us all, but none of us are responsible for the hate the Pope speaks' and be taken seriously.

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