Skip to comments.Atheists and (gay) Christians unite to protest at Pope in Sydney
Posted on 06/23/2008 9:58:33 AM PDT by NYer
A coalition of atheists and Christians will protest during World Youth Day against the Pope's visit to Sydney.
With slogans including Gay is great and Condoms save lives, the NoToPope Coalition is planning a peaceful rally and march on July 19, the day Pope Benedict XVI travels to Randwick racecourse in Sydney's east.
The Pope is homophobic, coalition spokeswoman Rachel Evans said in a statement today.
Pope Benedict also condemns millions of people to AIDS via his world-wide anti-condom policy.
Members of the NoToPope Coalition include The Metropolitan Community Church, Atheists Sydney, The Socialist Alliance, Resistance, and Community Action Against Homophobia.
Atheists Sydney spokesman Anthony Englund said the protesters wanted to engage the broader community in the issues of homosexuality and contraception.
These issues should be of concern not just to church groups but to society as a whole, and to young people in particular, he said.
The coalition is planning a rally at Taylor Square in Sydney's inner east on Saturday, July 19, followed by a march to Randwick racecourse, where the Pope will be holding a prayer vigil with tens of thousands of young people.
Some info re condoms:
also check out this “faithful condom user”:
“Christians” with signs saying “Gay is Great”? Have they read their Bibles at all? Openly practicing sinful behavior without repentance is wrong. I do believe the gayness is part of the curse and the fall of man. Celebrating this disease only makes things worse.
They are as much intolerant as they are ignorant.
But then again what can you expect from people that scream in the street?
Who are they?
Bingo! This is nothing more than an excuse to vent their frustration. Thanks for the ping and post.
Imagine for just a moment that you took umbrage on the lowly worm and decided to take on its life in order to save it. This is precisely what God did. The Supreme Being who created the universe chose to be born in a stable in Bethlehem. You were born into this world to live; He was born, to die. He took on your form, out of great love, and humbled Himself to be shunned, spit upon, flogged, pierced with thorns and nailed to a cross so that you could be redeemed from your sinful state.
The best choice is no church at all and a deep respect for those who live their lives with a strong conviction that causing harm is against the success of society and the race of man.
Not only did He take on human form and allow Himself to be humiliated by mankind, He left a great gift to you! His Church. There is nothing dictatorial about this Church; if anything, it is liberating. Consider that of all the christian churches, only the Catholic Church has not approved artificial contraception. Why? Because, as this article demonstrates, once man steps out of the realm of marriage to one woman, he crosses the threshold into illness and disease. It is man, using his God given gift of "free will" who chooses to bring down these maladies upon himself. Without rules and regulations, a society cannot exist.
Our Lord said: "Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there". You may devote as much time as you wish to solitude but in the end, you are part of a global world in which you play an important role.
The Catholic Catechism poses the question: "Why did God make me?" The response is so simple: "He made me to know, love and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him forever in the next". Until you actually know God, you cannot possibly love Him.
Your days on this earth are fleeting. Like wisps of air they will one day evaporate and you will come face to face with your Creator who will ask what you have done with His gift of life. Eternity is forever.
don’t worry fellow catholic freepers...
i’ll be there to deal with them!!
You must promise to provide daily coverage from the event! When B16 went to Germany, we had a freeper attending WYD. She would email me detailed information each day and I would post a thread with her running commentary. It was fresh, fun and made us feel like we were right there with the Holy Father. Perhaps you could be our "man in the field" :-)
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