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  •  We'll have to agree to disagree on, (0+ / 0-)

    well, every last word you wrote.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:10:12 AM PDT

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    •  Was it because I said he had been a dick? (2+ / 0-)
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      Or is it because Catholics are "free fire" targets these days and we should just keep our mouths shut and take it, if we know what's good for us?

      Like I said, it's good form to explain an HR.  The reason was not readily apparent to me.  

      Many hands make light work, but light hearts make heavy work the lightest of all.

      by SpamNunn on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:39:01 AM PDT

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      •  The new Pope's public record of (1+ / 0-)
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        homophobic bigotry appears to have escaped you as well.  

        •  Yes, it has. (1+ / 0-)
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          Bergoglio is seen an unwaveringly orthodox on matters of sexual morality, staunchly opposing abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraception. In 2010 he asserted that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children, earning a public rebuke from Argentina's President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

          Nevertheless, he has shown deep compassion for the victims of HIV-AIDS; in 2001, he visited a hospice to kiss and wash the feet of 12 AIDS patients.

          Many hands make light work, but light hearts make heavy work the lightest of all.

          by SpamNunn on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 07:42:20 PM PDT

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          •  Your 'yes it has' is a (0+ / 0-)

            very significant 'yes it has.'

            Again, not all who suffer from HIV / AIDS are homosexuals.  The disease doesn't ask into labels, it just strikes.

            The subject was homophobic bigotry and specific words of Bergoglio.  

        •  You know, you're actually not telling the (0+ / 0-)

          truth.

          He is not more guilty of dreaded "homophobic bigotry" than any Catholic priest.

          Do you know that he is famous for his truly compassionate ministry to AIDS sufferers in Argentina?

          You probably do know that, and don't care, in your insistence on hating all Catholics all the time.  

          Even on Daily Kos, that kind of bigotry is not supported by the majority of members.

          •  Not anti-Catholic at all. But very anti- (0+ / 0-)

            Vatican.  

            Generally speaking I don't like rule-givers.  Especially rule-givers who say one thing and then do another.  

            A close read of the New Testament would suggest that exclusional and discriminatory social positions run contrary to the spirit of What's-His-Name's ministry.  

            Your new guy's on record as being both exclusional and discriminatory.  

            You keep equating homosexuals with AIDS victims, Timaeus.  Those are separate topics.  

            Bergoglio's comments on homosexuals were homophobic and bigoted.  You presented him as a sort of wonderful Santa Claus in your diary and you got called on it.  

            He's no Santa Claus.

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