Monday, December 08, 2008

On Saturday evening, a group of people gathered just outside St. Peter's Piazza to "protest the pope and the Vatican".

They were mad about something. But it was difficult to get a straight story out of them as to what, exactly, they were mad about.

What did strike me, though, was how, well, sad they all were. How utterly cut off from reality.

I spoke to this man, and asked him, "What evidence do you have that the Vatican thinks it's OK to kill homosexuals? In the last fifty years, say, how many times has the Church actually said this?"

It was as if he could not hear the words.

Actually, I wanted to tell him, I think the Church is more interested in getting you to stop killing yourselves.


Anonymous said...

Is that picture from Mecca? Can't make it out.

brendon said...

What a queer photo.


Anonymous said...

Had to do a double take to realize the ghastly looking blond was actually a woman.
...and wearing white after Labor day?! I thought gays were all about fashion sense.

A crucified doll?
They certainly know how to make friends and influence people, don't they?

Anonymous said...

"it was difficult to get a straight story out of them"

so you're not giving up puns for Advent

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

The person in the photo wearing the white coat is a man.

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry. Meant to say
"...actually a man."