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77794 Bergoglio1 by danlev

Here's a 2010 equalitopia article by r0b where the newly elected Pope Francis (Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) describes gay marriage as being the work of the devil:
Argentina’s highest-ranking Catholic prelate has warned that the country’s gay marriage bill is a “machination” of the devil, reports Pink News. 

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has called on priests in Buenos Aires, where he is archbishop, to protest against the bill, which is progressing through Argentina’s parliament.

In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: “Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God .. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

 
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Voligoma Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
The good thing is that the law passed anyway
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ahsie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
:bulletred:New Journal please:bulletred:
*sighs* To be seeing this title (when I open the #equalitopia page) is depressing and it's been up for quite long enough(yeah?) now. I mean, the material of the journal "New Pope: Gay Marriage is the *censored* " is - thought provoking - and needs to be known. The art/photos that followed beautifully reflect how incorrect (the words that you-know-who said are) are. But... people in the community need to be encouraged and inspired too. They need to be encouraged and inspired and given hope - so much more than they need to be reminded of all the other not-so-nice stuff. If I may (be so bold as to), suggest that - how about there be a week of inspiring stories of equality actually being achieved (they may be few, but they do exist.
If you'd like - in June - I'll be on a short term break and can work on an 'article' of sorts to boost the positivity level of fellow like minded people on the page. IF it's okay.
Firing people up with passion and hope works better for forward goodness than the churning of abhorrence. It can even be a contest of sorts (so everyone can be included and involved) to get people scouring the web and non-web for factual stories that instill a sense of a brighter future ahead. Well... just a suggestion. I hope someone hears this out.

PS: Equality FTW! :dance:
Long comment is looong, sorreh!
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rickyzz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
The Devil is slowly pulling the wool over peoples eyes making this seem normal and anyone against it as the enemies. Good job coaxing the people into it... they think this is part of "evolution" pffffffftttttt
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ahsie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
what are you saying really? =_="
and that comment about animals is quite off, this isn't about beastality, this is about a human with a human - same species. Please stay on tangent. Or are you just unable to remain straight? (and you won't admit this, admit it) XP

If you were "born into blasphemy like that I'd kill myself right away", well, if you have thoughts like that, then............. -_- yeah.

and you could have said it all in 1 comment instead of 3 o_O"
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rickyzz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
poor kids, if i ws born into blasphemy like that I'd kill myself right away!!!
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rickyzz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
I love animals, does that allow me the opportunity to marry one or engage in sexual activity with one? You're missing the whole symbolic point.
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silverVOID1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Ok? Um, what the hell does that have to do with anything?! Are you comparing homosexual relationships to beastiality? Seriously, it's not the end of the civilized world if people are gay. Just live with it.
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nuclearjuice Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
2013 and we're still arguing about religion,gay marriage and all that.Why can't we all get along? We're all people and connected,even when we live separately.
But Christianity and Catholicism just wants us all to be separate,when we are the same.
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TlGER-STRlPES Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I feel like putting my opinion of religion (in this case, Christainty)and gay marriage.

For starters, people like the Pope, closed-minded bigots, are the reason I left Christianity. I'm not going to yell and say "God isn't real!" In fact, I'm agnostic.

But to put hatred against a group of people just because of their sexual orientation, to deny them rights because of WHO THEY WANT TO LOVE, is disgusting. Most christians I've met are hypocritcal, hateful people. Christianity is supposed to be based on LOVE and ACCEPTANCE, but people in religious power keep twisting it into HATE and EXCLUSION whether they know it or not! Go ahead, throw Leviticus at me, quote an over-translated book that may very well be completely the opposite of the orginal copy (not to mention written by flawed men who very well could have added their own opinions) and say that being gay is unnatural or a sin. Hundreds of species of animals can be homosexual, it is NATURAL. Only one species is homophobic, human beings. Which seems unnatural now?

Also, again, my opinion feel free to disagree, if your God is real, he's flawed, just like us. If God is perfect, he cannot create imperfect things. For example, machine designed to draw perfect circles cannot draw an oval. A perfect being cannot create flawed designs. In my sunday classes when I still attended, I was constantly told "You where made in God's perfect image" but that was constantly contridicted by saying "We are flawed and God is Perfect" Maybe I'm misunderstanding that though, feel free to inform me otherwise.
Also, people shout "God is love!" Yet he is full of hated for certain things? Hypocracy much?

And for the gay rights;
Human rights shouldn't be violated because some man with a book tells us it should be. Especially here in the United States. People throw the Bible out to justify banning gay marriage. This country wasn't fucking founded follow your religion! We shouldn't deny law abiding citizens their persute of happiness! You say gay marriage will hurt your religion? How in any way would it do that?! "Oh no! A gay couple is holding hands over there! My bible is falling apart the antichrist is here noo!!"
And if gay marriage does become legal across the US, it will NOT force churches to marry couples, so stop saying it will! Gay marriage does not devalue marriage, hell, to ME, marriage isn't fucking sacred anymore, it never has been so stop telling me that.

Okay. Rant over.
Feel free to throw hatred from your asses at me. I'm clearly just a 15 year old faggot who's going to burn in hell and should kill myself because stating my opinion isn't welcome or agreed with. Because LOVING SOMEBODY IS GOING TO DAMN ME TO HELL.

And one last thing, if Satan is the opposite of God, he seems le a pretty fucking nice guy.

Feel free to hate. Again, I am human and I am flawed. My opinions may offend you, and honestly, that's not my problem.

-Matsi
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AkaiUchuusen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I totally agree with you! I'm christian myself, but the fact that some of us tries to deny some people to marry is just crazy. If God created everything, he created homosexuals too. But I think many christians try to get around that by saying that homosexuality is a choice... which is simply ridiculous.
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TlGER-STRlPES Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my! I was expecting a shitstorm!
I agree, if homosexuality is a choice, my brother (who is homophobic, sexist and racist ._.) could wake up one day and say "Hey! I think dicks are sexy!"
But in reality, no matter how much gay porn I throw at him, he would NEVER get a hard-on. It doesn't work that way.
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AkaiUchuusen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Heheh surprise...! ^^
e x a c t l y! I was trying to get the majority of the boys in my class to realise this, but they just kept shaking their heads... it honestly makes me want to throw them out a window or something. I hope your brother will realise he's in the wrong someday, good luck! :')
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EBR-KII Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I completely agree.
Homosexual? lesbianism? Look at Sodom people.
BAM! Game over.
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WIKIPEDIAUSER Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I Agree For your Opinion Because Sodom People In Ancient Arab Are Extinct Because God Punish Them All
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sasuke-the-pervert Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
gay marriage will get banned soon if some one dennies them health care in our state due to male and feamle marriage only
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rickyzz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
hope so its destroying the whole symbolic union.
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ThePrincessOfChaos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I hate how some of the overly religilous folk seem to want to preach nothing but fuckin' hate, since religion is supposed to teach love and tolerance. Fuckin' hypocrites I must say, da~
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PassionA Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good lord and everything unholy. :facepalm:
WHEN are people in general going to get the idea that there is NOTHING. WRONG. WITH. THE. LGBT. COMMUNITY.
seriously


i can go in a whole long-winded spiel about the real reason of why homosexuality is a 'sin' (:sarcasticclap:), but that's not the point. Homosexuality isn't the work of the devil. period. and it's even better when you don't believe in the devil, sooo yeah.

He should whine about something else.
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ahsie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
He should go whine about other things like poverty and rape.

I agree with you, "there is NOTHING. WRONG. WITH. THE. LGBT. COMMUNITY.
like really. seriously. The worls had much bigger things to worry about than if a male and a male (or female and female) decides to kiss each other.
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ahsie Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
*world . sorry
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Did we really expect the pope to represent anything but superstition and hate?
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Feare909 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Artist
Really? . . . REALLY?! People like him are STILL THAT FUCKING STUPID?!

God's plan? The point of God's original design was for man and woman to mate and reproduce, right? Well we HAVE been doing that since the dawn of time, and the world is now OVERLY POPULATED!! And nature is simply 'finding the way', by which I mean it is adapting the species to evolve according to the world's situation, and religious nut-freaks like HIM are going to sit in their fancy chair and call it the work of the devil?!

What are YOU doing to contribute to humanity, pope?! You wanna be a holy man? Then got OFF your solid gold throne, pawn it off for millions of dollars, and put it towards helping the world's problems!! And stop preaching your arrogant OPINION! That's all you do: You build your career on raving about YOUR ideals, bragging about how you think you're absolutely right when really, you don't know a damn thing, all the while cradling and comforting those who share your opinions! Get off your fucking high horse and be USEFUL! You're walking around, leading a meaningless existence!
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fantasylover103 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm Catholic, but I believe gay marriage is right, love is love, you should'nt change it.
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unicornomics Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   General Artist
Me too :iconthumbsupplz:
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Ratchet-lombris Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh fucking great -_- ANOTHER intolerant old fart.
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TheSilverMasque Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
That's why I abandoned Christianity and Catholicism. They're fucking hypocrites.
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Luna-Bell07 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Writer
Bravo. (world applauds and throws parades)
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
To be fair, there IS pro LBGT churches...
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darkguitar3000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gay marriage is 'the work of the devil' and yet sodomy of choir boys is ok..?? seriously though, plan of god? wtf?! The bible, greatest selling fictional novella. Seriously, ppl need to read the history of Christianity and the church, instead of being told what happened. More ppl were killed in the name of god during the fourth crusade then all of the modern wars of the world combined. yet alone all of the crusades... Anyone who would not convert during medieval periods were labelled pagans, demons, witches etc. and killed. Anyone who stood up for themselves, tortured.
Not saying all believers are judgmental and prejudice and or bad, but don't tell me that the church has the moral high ground.
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Crusades were terrible, but WWI and WWII killed far more people individually than all of the Crusades combined.

Crusades (1095-1291)
1,000,000-3,000,000 deaths.

WWI (1914-1918)
15,000,000-65,000,000 deaths.

WWII (1939-1945)
40,000,000-72,000,000 deaths.
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sleepyowlet Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But back in the middle ages there weren't as many people, so the numbers are just as horrifying if seen in relation to the overall populace. That aside, Hitler&Co were stout Catholics and believed they were doing God's work. And the Catholic church cooperated beautifully. How about that?
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Photographer
We shall let the religious to make their spreach about what is right or wrong according to their "holy" opinion, inside the churchs for the ones who want to follow their speach... and let the politics / the civil people to lead the states freely.
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XGBlue Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, the new pope sounds like a douche.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Seems odd that an admin would create a journal that is targeting a specific religion. I mean, it's no surprise that you'd make a fag journal. It's never been a question of the sickening political and ideological alignment of the site, but surely specifically targeting Christianity in a journal must be against the rules.
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
So... it bothers you that an admin "targets" specific (powerful and influential) religion, but it doesn't bother you when he leader of major religion targets a specific (and harmless) group of people?

Oh the hypocrisy.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
The church doesn't have website rules against targeting groups, you dunce.

The website does.

Excellent fail though.
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Problem is that what was done wasn't targeting, you dunce.

Keep failing and pretending others do.
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makepictures Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I am a Christian and my church recognizes gay marriage, openly accepts LGBT parishioners and celebrants and does not recognize any Pope at all as the head of anything other than the church he leads. (I would have said "he or she" but that implicates yet another anachronism of "modern" Catholicism.) There is no targeting of Christianity. Just a statement of what is real. Many people on this site would agree with the Pope/Cardinal on this matter. Many would not. Journals and comments by admins can represent individual points of view, particularly in matters of conscience. It humanizes the admins who are not faceless, thoughtless automatons at the service of all and thereby at the direction of none, including themselves. We are all deviants first.
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PlagueJester Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Lmao!

A Christian Church that doesn't use the bible.

Nice.

Kind of like pork eating Muslims, no?
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Photographer
I am a Christian and didn't feel being targetting, did you?
Can't a Christian critic own religion?
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JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Photographer
sorry: "being targeted"
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HelenaRothStock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Bah, what a nerk, love is love, no matter where you find it and most are lucky to find it at all.
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SonikaCain Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
The pure amount of people who just go- "Not heterosexual? God HATES you."
is bad enough,
without a new, stronger force to back them all up.
It's worrying.
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What the world needs is progress, not a large, powerful organization trying to set it back into the middle ages.
I cannot say I'm honestly surprised, but I had really hoped the catholic curch would have made a better choice than him.
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DeadlyObsession Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember reading a comment before, while baseless makes me wonder of what could be.

It said, without religeon technology would have far advanced what it is right now.

It seems like a silly thing, but it makes me wonder.
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Not really, it's more complex than this; to be fair, the Catholic Church's legacy on this had been QUITE darkened. By example, roman slavery was one of the small but increasing reasons why we are not as advanced maybe as we could, and the Church pushed FOR some sciences.

That said, no excuse for THAT. Dismaying hatefullness.
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
While I totally agree that things are never black-and-white and Catholic Church did its share useful/good things, I don't think we can blame roman slavery for impeding advancement as much as cultural shift that came with change and then enforcement of empire's new religion.

Also - the Church did push for some science, but that didn't come from itself. In fact, we can (at least partially) thank for push in the right direction to Muslims (mostly those settled in Al-Andalus) who at some point were more advanced and tolerant than the rest of Europe and who made significant advancements in science as well as preserved some ancient texts (like those of Aristotle).
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Lady-Valeska Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Thank FSM I'm an atheist, so I don't have to put up with this crap too much... I expected nothing else from this bigots.
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RobinRings Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah really? The leader of a blatantly homophobic organization is homophobic?

What. Are you sure your getting your facts strait?
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