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Out of the Shadows, Into the Light :: Italian Gays Bask in the 'Francis Effect'

There are 7 comments on the EDGE story from Mar 30, 2014, titled Out of the Shadows, Into the Light :: Italian Gays Bask in the 'Francis Effect'. In it, EDGE reports that:

In a sad illustration of the human proclivity for "follow the leader," societies on Uganda and Russia have responded to homophobia and anti-gay hate from the top with sharp increases in violence directed at gays or those perceived to be gay.

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“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#1 Mar 30, 2014
The Roman Catholic Church is taking baby steps toward tolerance and inclusion. But doesn't everyone fawn over a baby's first steps? The fact that the Church cannot yet walk does not diminish the accomplishments.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#2 Mar 30, 2014
There's no real change in the RCC in anything but style.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#3 Mar 31, 2014
Some Italians, especially southerners, are really into the church's opinions on sexuality but a lot of them just do their own thing, including the clergy. My Italian housemate has a friend in Italy who is a gay priest. This guy (who is over 60) regularly sends him dirty cell phone messages - the old queen has an itchy pussy all the time.

What can one say about a church whose leadership was for centuries almost exclusively Italian and included a pope who made his 16 year old boy toy a cardinal and another who threw orgies with prostitutes in the Vatican? Okay, yes, that was 500 years ago, but have things really changed in that time? And has anyone ever met an Italian male who is never horny? The country is obsessed with one word, not "religione", but rather "amore."
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Mar 31, 2014
snyper wrote:
There's no real change in the RCC in anything but style.
Even though / if that's true it's been fun seeing man on dog Santorum in the media waxing poetical over Francis's changes.

The poor schlub.
Fundies R Mentally Nil

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Mar 31, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
has a friend in Italy who is a gay priest. This guy (who is over 60) regularly sends
What a disgusting sort of closeted collaborator to have as a "friend."

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Mar 31, 2014
Fundies R Mentally Nil wrote:
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Even though / if that's true it's been fun seeing man on dog Santorum in the media waxing poetical over Francis's changes.
The poor schlub.
He does tend to live in his own little world, doesn't he.

Since: Mar 09

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#8 Mar 31, 2014
Fundies R Mentally Nil wrote:
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What a disgusting sort of closeted collaborator to have as a "friend."
Do you know the real difference between Italian and Irish Catholics?

The Italians don't tolerate a priest that is a drunk and the Irish won't tolerate one that keeps a mistress.

The Spaniards will do their good christian duty and burn them both.

The French don't see the problem.

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