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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 01:22 PM

Ramped up attack on Pope Francis part of intense move to purge gays from RCC

It was initiated by Archbishop Vigano's letter. He is backed by major RW lay US Catholics.

See many recent posts by William Lindsey at his blog bilgrimage.blogspot.com.

They contain much info about the US Catholic right's machinations.

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Reply Ramped up attack on Pope Francis part of intense move to purge gays from RCC (Original post)
bobbieinok Aug 2018 OP
sandensea Aug 2018 #1
Fresh_Start Aug 2018 #2
TwistOneUp Aug 2018 #3
MineralMan Aug 2018 #4
redstatebluegirl Aug 2018 #5

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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 01:27 PM

1. The Cardinal Spellman faction of the Catholic Church

People who just seem to live to cause problems for others for being gay, while being gay themselves.



Cardinal Spellman strikes a pose during his reign of terror in the 1950s.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 02:08 PM

3. Blame the homosexuals!

"If anything goes wrong, blame the homosexuals. Turn homosexuality into a scourge. Our collections and power will increase, because people will want us to fight the scourge."
--Fundagelical Christianity, over the ages

Pope Francis has taken the position that it's not a scourge. Conservative elements inside the Church see this as threatening their power, as well as Church funding.

It's all about money and power. The difference between 1018CE and now is that in 1018CE women were the cause of all evil, but now we're the source of all evil. We're happy to take the workload off your backs, girls! (groan)

And doubtless the Conservative elements inside the church will further abuse kids, to make "the homosexual problem" even more severe and thus increase their funding while simultaneously giving them the opportunity to abuse even more kids.

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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 02:15 PM

4. The RCC is so screwed up on all sides that I think it's beyond recovery.

But, I've thought that for decades now, and it's still puffing along. Why it hasn't collapsed under its own weight, I don't understand.

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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 02:22 PM

5. Gladly call myself a "recovering Catholic".

Left the church years ago much to my families dismay. None of the doctrine made sense to me, none of it.

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