Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

benmcd

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-lgbt-hitler-idUSKBN1XP1MM

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Philip Pullella
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.


“It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law.

“And I must confess to you that when I hear a speech (by) someone responsible for order or for a government, I think of speeches by Hitler in 1934, 1936,” he said, departing from his prepared address.

“With the persecution of Jews, gypsies, and people with homosexual tendencies, today these actions are typical (and) represent ‘par excellence’ a culture of waste and hate. That is what was done in those days and today it is happening again.”

During the 1933-45 Nazi regime in Germany, six million Jews were killed and homosexuals and gypsies were among those sent to extermination camps.

Pope Francis did not name any politicians or countries as the targets of his criticism.

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro had a history of making homophobic, racist and sexist public remarks before he took office on Jan. 1. He told one interviewer he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.

In May, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John.

The United Nations had warned Brunei it would be violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality.
In recent weeks, Pope Francis has also denounced a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe.

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

On Wednesday, in improvised remarks at his general audience, he said: “Today the habit of persecuting Jews is beginning to be reborn. Brothers and sisters: this is neither human nor Christian; the Jews are our brothers and sisters and must not be persecuted! Understood?”

Last week, a Vatican cardinal said he was “disgusted” by anti-Semitic abuse directed at an 89-year-old Italian senator and Holocaust survivor, who was given police protection after receiving death threats.

In July, a European Union study said young Jewish Europeans experience more anti-Semitism than their parents, with a rise in abuse coming in emails, text messages and social media postings.

More than 80% of Jews of all ages said they felt anti-Semitism had increased on the Internet over the past five years and around 70% said they faced more hostility in public, the study found.

Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Mark Heinrich
 

fl2007rn

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I went on a tour of the Vatican a few years back, and I remember an instant feeling in my heart that there was idol worship abound and the building and it contents would be considered wood, hay, and stubble in the Lord's eyes. Jesus would have disapproved of the Vatican like he disapproved of the money changers in the temple of Jerusalem.
 

Footsteps

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You probably shuddered if you saw the Baldacchino. We have all seen it on TV. Four very dark spiral columns with a canopy on top. If the Vienna Boys Choir sings or the Pope holds a mass, take a look at this hideous eight story tall artifact. It's dark because the bronze was stripped from the Pantheon, the Roman temple used to honor all the pagan gods. The twisted helix-spiral shape of the four columns would have been the envy of the temple of Dagon.
 

Footsteps

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Continuing...It sits atop Peter's tomb. I wonder how they would react if those on this site officially requested that a crank handle and pulley system be installed so Protestants could help Peter turn over in his grave.
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I went on a tour of the Vatican a few years back, and I remember an instant feeling in my heart that there was idol worship abound and the building and it contents would be considered wood, hay, and stubble in the Lord's eyes. Jesus would have disapproved of the Vatican like he disapproved of the money changers in the temple of Jerusalem.
I went to the Vatican once and all I got to show for it was a bottle opener I call a "popener" because it had an image of the pope at the time on it.
 

Bohdan

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The law under which the Nazis persecuted homosexuals was already in force before the Nazis took over. Not unlike the laws that existed at the time in all the countries that fought the Nazis. Of course a Nazi forced labor camp was a much worse place to be than (for example) a state prison in the USA at that time.

So being "anti-gay" was not a peculiarly Nazi doctrine at all, and never mind the rhetoric about how believing sodomy a sin makes Christians "just like Nazis".
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
And breaking news, the ex treasurer of the Vatican who was 3rd in charge ( CArdinall Geroge Pell) has been released as being Not guilty on Pedophile charges yet he openly admitted in court it simply turned a blind eye to his priests abusing young boys.

So now that he's free, i wonder if Franny will reinstate him to 3 IC?
 

Eric Nicholas

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Godwin's Law: Whoever introduces Hitler as a debate point automatically loses. Or kills the thread.
All I did was ask for a bobble head Pope for my dash. They were not amused. When I asked for an "Is the Pope Catholic?" bumper sticker they alerted the Swiss Guards.
I like you, Footsteps. You're alright.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
and today in a tweet he somehow made the comparison of a pedophile priest being the equivalent of with Jesus being wrongly persecuted ????????

This priest has damning evidence against himselfand has turned numerous blind eyes to other cases of child abuse when he was an archbishop yet the evil government of the world has dumbfoundedly said he was innocent on a technicality.

The gaul to make such a comparison is just a joke
 

fl2007rn

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You probably shuddered if you saw the Baldacchino. We have all seen it on TV. Four very dark spiral columns with a canopy on top. If the Vienna Boys Choir sings or the Pope holds a mass, take a look at this hideous eight story tall artifact. It's dark because the bronze was stripped from the Pantheon, the Roman temple used to honor all the pagan gods. The twisted helix-spiral shape of the four columns would have been the envy of the temple of Dagon.
Yes, I saw that spooky, creepy looking dark canopy in the Vatican. :mad: It was interesting to see the Vatican from an architectural standpoint and the paintings, tapestries, etc but there is nothing that is of Biblical interest to a Christian.
 
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