How dare she?!
North Carolina Church Refuses to Marry Heterosexual Couples Until Gays and Lesbians Can Get Married, Too
White smoke finally billowed over Vatican City today to announce that Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been selected as the new Pope.
There’s already a bit of controversy surrounding his election. As the first Latin-American Pope, Bergoglio honored his Italian and Argentinian heritage by choosing for himself the name Pope Francis I, rather than taking the name Benedict from his predecessor. Some say the name change may signal a “new chapter” for the Catholic Church.
But gay rights advocates say there’s nothing new about this Pope’s attitudes toward LGBT people. [Read more…]
The Catholic Church recently bought a $30 million share of real estate in Rome — including the largest gay sauna in Europe.
Have they no shame?! (Wait, don’t answer that.)
Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise retirement may have been influenced by a “network of gay prelates within the Vatican,” according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica. [Original article in Italian.]
Apparently, the Pope ordered a massive internal report after his butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted and found guilty of confiscating documents from the papal apartment. The report found some additional juicy and apparently overwhelming details. [Read more…]