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Tuesday, December 16, 2003

A Sad Day at The Vatican

No there is no new law against child molesting (THAT'S ALREADY ILLEGAL ASSHOLES.) It's the capture of Saddam Hussein that has Cardinal Renato Martino so blue:
"I felt pity to see this man destroyed, (the military) looking at his teeth as if he were a cow. They could have spared us these pictures," he said.

"Seeing him like this, a man in his tragedy, despite all the heavy blame he bears, I had a sense of compassion for him," he said in answer to questions about Saddam's arrest.
Sad to see the man and his military destroyed? They looked at his teeth? What?!?! I guess we would have been better off to make like Saddam and order some thugs to pull HIS teeth out with pliers as he's done to so many, without the Vatican's wrath. If I was a lefty conspirator theorer I might wonder if the Vatican didn't have a secret deal with Saddam. Saddam had a children's prison, mostly males that didn't want to join his army when they were in grade school. The Catholic Church has for years systematically covered up regular sexual abuse and relocated accused to preists to locations where they could get more boys. hmmm......

I should give them some credit though, the Church did have a conference last year where they tried to hammer out the number of kids they were allowed to molest. You might think I'm being gratuitously harsh here, but I'm not. The result of that conference was that they would not adopt a zero tolerance policy. Maybe my math is off, but to me that means that there is some level of molestation that is tolerable.


The last few years I've seen this from the Catholic Church; a scandalous child sex abuse cover-up; a declaration that homosexuality is evil, but no such declarations regarding Saddam; and now this.

Note to the Republican Party: Dump the influence of the religious right and embrace a more socially libertarian position. Make the South Park Republicans a permanent part of your constituency.

And hey cardinal, here's some pictures that you do need to see.

Jeez, twice in one week I've got posts ripping the Vatican.


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