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  •  But he never said homosexuals are (0+ / 0-)

    "demonic."  At least I can't find any evidence of that, and there is none in this thread.

    •  He said that our desire for equality... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...is demonic. Same difference. It's homophobic bigotry, and it came from this man. My desire to not be discriminated against is not demonic. But this man said it is. You can continue to ignore it all you want to, but the rest of us will not.

      •  Agree. The words came from out of (0+ / 0-)

        Bergoglio's mouth, so I'm assuming we're free to assume he meant them.

        I'd certainly accept Bergoglio, now the Pope, issuing a statement to say that his remarks against lesbians and gay men were totally misguided, inappropriate, overtly exclusional, anti-Christian as regards the New Testament, and that he is profoundly ashamed to have spoken them against the sub-populations they represent on all continents.  

        I do realize it may be a long time before that statement gets issued!

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