Pope knocked down during Xmas mass

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    Dec 27, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
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    Dec 27, 2009 6:18 AM GMT
    . . . the only surprise is that something like this hasn't happened before now . . . Vatican security is a joke . . .

    . . . I was at the Vatican in 1992 for the Saturday night mass during Easter weekend, and the only security screening I encountered was a perfunctory wave of a wand over my body before I entered St. Peter's . . .

    . . . a guy from the pensione who was with me (Aaron Lundy was his name I believe) had a bottle of wine (a potential weapon in the wrong hands) in his overcoat pocket and he had no problem getting in . . .

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    Dec 27, 2009 6:30 AM GMT
    crazzzy... maybe that guy is gay and pope is opposing gay marriage?
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    Dec 27, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    It was this woman that knocked him down. She leaped like a cat over the bleachers
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    Dec 27, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    What a riot! That get up! Those hemlines are a broken ankle just waiting to happen! & that hat! His hand bag was on fire! icon_lol.gif
    Maybe some sensible flats next time instead of those Jimmy Choos!
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    Dec 27, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
    A man gets tackled. Isn't this on like 5 days a week right now?
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    Dec 27, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    What happens to an ex-Nazi fails to generate any sympathy in me.
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    Dec 27, 2009 7:58 PM GMT
    This is already a thread....
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/763818/

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  • Koaa2

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    Dec 30, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    Wish someone would have knocked him down again and again!
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    Dec 30, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
    I hear that she tried to do this last year, but they stopped her. ...Hello? ...Wasnt security on the look-out for her?
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    Dec 30, 2009 8:23 PM GMT
    this is old news icon_rolleyes.gif

    I am sure there have been many fallen popes
  • metta

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    Dec 30, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    That poor woman was knocked down. There is a new facebook page in support of the woman....with womens rights and all....


    Wear a Red Hoodie to Honor the Woman Who Knocked Over the Pope!


    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...4000381&ref=nf

    There is going to be a Red Hoodie Awareness Rally at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on January 1st.
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    Dec 30, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Pope Nazi gets knocked down by a woman who jumped in front of him during a mass, oh well life goes on. It could have been worse, she could have pulled out a gun and shot him. Given the severe damage that man and his conservative cronies are inflicting on the Roman Catholic Church, I would not have any sympathy if anything bad happened to this current pope.
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    Dec 31, 2009 7:14 AM GMT
    . . . what a remarkably stupid and barbaric thing to say . . .

    . . . so roadbikerob, was the 1981 shooting of the equally reactionary but more telegenic and sophisticated Karol Wotytla justified? . . .

    . . . just axin' . . .
  • Koaa2

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    Dec 31, 2009 1:08 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidPope Nazi gets knocked down by a woman who jumped in front of him during a mass, oh well life goes on. It could have been worse, she could have pulled out a gun and shot him. Given the severe damage that man and his conservative cronies are inflicting on the Roman Catholic Church, I would not have any sympathy if anything bad happened to this current pope.


    Agree, evil people should suffer evil consequences and he is one of them.
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    Dec 31, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    noren said . . . what a remarkably stupid and barbaric thing to say . . .

    . . . so roadbikerob, was the 1981 shooting of the equally reactionary but more telegenic and sophisticated Karol Wotytla justified? . . .

    . . . just axin' . . .



    That's not what he said, it was directed to Hitler's brother, I mean the current Pope. Don't be throwing other things into the mix cause you didn't like what he said.

    Cause that's just asking for a bitch fest and there have been a few too many already on these boards. Just accept that a lot of people do not like the current Pope is all. He is just a man, ordained by men and nothing more, I think God is a little to busy and why would God need a voice for him on Earth and if so why can't he speak to the people that God needs to, who's to say that the Pope and all he represents isn't a lie? Shouldn't the Bible be in the fiction section of a Barnes & Noble, or Chapters?

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    Dec 31, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    Food for thought:

    We know that some of the most virulent homophobes turned out to be gay, but in severe denial. Case in point: Roy Cohn.

    To me Pope Benedict is in the same ball park. The man loves his flair for fashion…Silky dresses, red velvety capes lined in ermine, baubles, walking stick. The man wears Prada slip-ons, m’kay! I’m just SAAAAYIIIN’!

    Gays are religious peoples next lesson. This interference in our rights is like a man holding on to rope for his life, making one last hard clench before he weakens his grip from fatigue and falls.

    I was raised Catholic, and part of my heart grieves for “a member of my family." But I learned a long time ago that there is the world wide face of the church, and the singular moments of my experience that nobody can argue away as homophobic. It was anything but.
    The man and woman who helped me reconcile my Catholicism and being gay while coming out were part of the church. They were a bit more liberal than some Catholics, but they taught me IT was part of God’s mystery, and He will always love me. Man is filled with hatred based in fear and ignorance. They taught me that gay people are the next lesson in the love Jesus charged us with spreading, and I do believe that. They NEVER spoke down to me or disrespected my dignity. But they did tell me the churches stance on premarital sex and that "acting out” was against God’s law. But they said to “play safe and wise.” It was all love. That is my story of my experience with being gay and Catholic.

    You can shoot insults at her…she’s a big target. But I’ve experienced differently. Shoot insults at me, I don’t care.