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Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis

Pope Francis Called Gay Adoption A Form Of Discrimination Against C...

Bergoglio is seen as

1) unwaveringly orthodox on matters of sexual morality,

2) staunchly opposing abortion,

3) staunchly opposing same-sex marriage, 

4) staunchly opposing contraception,

5) gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children.

Is that a gleam in his eye as he gazes upon a chalice of gold and silver? 

I wonder, new pope, same old pope? 

“The righteous know the rights of the poor;
   the wicked have no such understanding.” 
 (Proverbs 29:7, NRSV)

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    Grinning Cat

    "It isn't difficult to see the popemobile as a four-wheel condom."

    -- Dan Piraro, elaborating on a "Bizarro" cartoon with a backstory:

    Hemant Mehta quotes the artist:

    Millions of people all over the world are so dedicated to the belief that this one man [the Pope], elected by other men, is divinely ordained by GOD that they will do anything he says, no matter how foolish or dangerous. The most conspicuous of these dangerous edicts is the condemnation of birth control and condoms. If but one man in a very fancy dress said it was okay to use birth control, millions of babies each year would not be born into poverty and subsequently die of malnutrition and disease. If he encouraged the use of condoms, untold numbers of people would be protected from AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, thus avoiding the suffering and death of millions more. These facts are undeniable and serve to illustrate in gory detail how dangerous the human inclination toward superstition can be.

    Which prompts this question: if he is willing to let millions of followers take their chances with nature and “faith,” without protection, why does he ride around in a bullet-proof box? It isn’t difficult to see the Popemobile as a four-wheel condom.

    and adds, "If every comic strip had this sort of hidden backstory, I might actually read the funny pages more often…"

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/04/09/cartoonist-...

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      Joan Denoo

      "Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis" 

      La Plata, Argentina Photo by Dayer Mohuanna

      Child searching for food 

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        Joan Denoo

        Grinning Cat, the question is very appropriate:

        "if he (Pope Francis) is willing to let millions of followers take their chances with nature and “faith,” without protection, why does he ride around in a bullet-proof box? It isn’t difficult to see the Popemobile as a four-wheel condom."

        "If you’re an average, American Catholic (I’m not familiar enough with other modern first-world Catholics to know where they sit on this scale) you’re likely using birth control and condoms already, in spite of what the Pope says. I have no qualms with you or your beliefs. It is the Pope’s wanton disregard for human safety in the name of ancient superstitions that raises my ire. To my mind, this is enough to convict the Pope of dangerously irresponsible behavior. I could go on about his condemnation of homosexuals as deviants and the systematic protection of child abusers, but I’ll save that for another day."

        Enough evidence exists "to convict the Pope of dangerously irresponsible behavior."

        posted on http://bizarrocomics.com/2013/04/08/arboreal-papist/