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Dominican Cardinal Greets News of Gay U.S. Ambassador with Anti-Homosexual Slur
The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/1/13 | David Martosko

Posted on 07/04/2013 8:22:48 AM PDT by marshmallow

The Roman Catholic cardinal in the Dominican Republic responded on Thursday to news that President Barack Obama had nominated an openly gay man as ambassador to the island nation by calling him a 'maricón' -- slang for 'faggot' or 'sissy' -- during a press conference.

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez took questions on Thursday in the capital city of Santo Domingo about the appointment of James 'Wally' Brewster, an Obama campaign donation 'bundler,' as his nation's top emissary from Washington, D.C.

Asked to shift topics to a question about agriculture, the high-ranking clergyman brought laughs from reporters by saying, 'We went from faggots and lesbians to chickens, now?'

'In the United States anything can happen,' he complained. 'But there's no one in this country who doesn't know what my position is on the matter.'

The press conference came three days before an annual gay pride parade in Santo Domingo.

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1 posted on 07/04/2013 8:22:48 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I don’t understand appointing ambassadors that offend the culture of the host country. Aren’t they suppose to choose diplomats?


2 posted on 07/04/2013 8:24:34 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Yes and it can also be a deadly combination for the ambassador as demonstrated in Libya. While being homosexual may have not been the sole reason for Stevens death I believe it was a major contributing element.


3 posted on 07/04/2013 8:31:54 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: marshmallow

Those intolerant Catholics!!! /s


4 posted on 07/04/2013 8:33:22 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: marshmallow
Asked to shift topics to a question about agriculture, the high-ranking clergyman brought laughs from reporters by saying, 'We went from faggots and lesbians to chickens, now?'

That is one great line!! This country's government is getting some massive humiliation treatment... and I'm loving it.

5 posted on 07/04/2013 8:37:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: grania

It’s an “IN YOUR FACE” tactic to break down MORAL barriers. Glad the Domincans are more MORAL than we are!


6 posted on 07/04/2013 8:38:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: marshmallow

The important question, that I believe should be on everyone’s mind here in the U.S, is how do you properly pronounce “maricón”?


7 posted on 07/04/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: grania

Obama says that a privately made youtube video can be offensive to foreign cultures and ban it yet he sees no hypocrisy in shoving homosexuality down the throats of foreign nations using the power of the US State Department.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 8:43:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Rebel_Ace
mah-ree-cone (?)
9 posted on 07/04/2013 8:44:54 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: grania
It could be a signal that the Dominican Republic is not a major country (not that it claims to be one), but I think even important countries are sometimes assigned to big donors or supporters.

Clinton did something similar by appointing a homosexual man as ambassador to an overwhelmingly Catholic country (but since the country was in Europe maybe a lot of the population was only nominally Catholic).

10 posted on 07/04/2013 8:45:25 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Rebel_Ace

mah ree CONE


12 posted on 07/04/2013 8:56:30 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Verginius Rufus

A nation can refuse another’s ambassador.


13 posted on 07/04/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Plum ambassadorial post that don’t need skilled diplomats are held for large campaign contributors. Brewster’s choosing the Dominican Republic, which has a large gay community, is a reflection of his own personal preference in potential sexual partners.


14 posted on 07/04/2013 9:02:36 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: kabumpo

The accent is on the last syllable. CON, not cone.


15 posted on 07/04/2013 9:24:01 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: clintonh8r; Rebel_Ace

Yes, except that you cut off the “r” so that it sounds more like a “d.”

I’m amused at the whole situation. No doubt there’s a fair amount of homosexuality in the DR, especially involving tourists, but the Cardinal doesn’t have to pretend it’s respectable.


16 posted on 07/04/2013 9:25:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: grania

Aren’t they suppose to choose diplomats? There have been no diplomats since 1850, I believe.


17 posted on 07/04/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: grania

Obama is choosing diplomats, women for Islamic states, perverts for religious states.

Obama wants America to be destroyed and is making sure nobody will help when we get invaded by Russia and China.

One by one, Obama is destroying every foundational stone under us.

Obama is a Traitor, and so is the Congress Critters that support him in his efforts.

But God is patient, and often waits till the offenders cup is full before He brings justice.

Apparently Obama is capable of so much more...


18 posted on 07/04/2013 10:16:59 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: battlecry

No, CONE is correct. It’s important to learn correct Spanish pronunciation: soon after amnesty, it will become the majority language.


19 posted on 07/04/2013 10:31:54 AM PDT by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy and Al Qaeda's financier)
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To: Ragnar54

Now I know a little more Spanish thanks to Free Republic. I will use the word “maricon” (sorry, I don’t know how to type the accent mark over the last syllable). I think you are right about the pronunciation of the vowel “o”.


20 posted on 07/04/2013 10:44:43 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Ragnar54

ooops... I replied to the wrong person. I think “cone” as in pine cone is correct.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 10:47:06 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: grania
I don’t understand appointing ambassadors that offend the culture of the host country. Aren’t they suppose to choose diplomats?

Well, The Dominican Republic is nearly 70% Roman Catholic. And you know what Obama's method of dealing with ideologies that oppose him is...


22 posted on 07/04/2013 10:57:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: battlecry

Yes, I know that the accent is on the last syllable - I speak Spanish, learned in Latín America - I have done simultaneous translations in public forums -
I wrote it to make it clear to English speakers.
Spanish has fewer short vowels, like the i in big or king, the uh sound created by the o in love or the u in hurry.
I was indicating that the o in maricon was long, and since I don’t have that symbol on my keyboard, I wrote CONE in capital letters as the stressed last syllable, with an e at the end to indicate that the o is long, as in the cone of ice cream cone, not short like the con of convert.


23 posted on 07/04/2013 11:05:59 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: marshmallow

I’m betting that Mariicon doesn’t translate to “faggot”

Oh...it doesn’t. Comes from magpie, a bird

So, lousy translation. I’m guessing “flighty” might be closer.

That said, I’m not surprised the rest of the world isn’t worshipping at the altar of American political correctness.


24 posted on 07/04/2013 11:06:37 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: surroundedbyblue; Tax-chick
The Spanish-speaking, for some reason, like to generate amazingly elaborate vulgarities.

And no, I will not translate the tagline.

25 posted on 07/04/2013 11:08:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Me cago en este maricón Mahoma que tiene los cojones de plástico y de goma.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

*snicker*


26 posted on 07/04/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: xzins
Oh...it doesn’t. Comes from magpie, a bird

So, lousy translation.

It's not a lousy translation, it's an idiomatic one. English speakers don't call homosexuals "magpies," so the explanation of the cardinal's comments use an English equivalent.

If an American story reported that an English-speaking cardinal had called someone a "fairy," a Dominican newspaper would also have to explain our idiom in terms their audience understood, because the literal translation would make no sense.

27 posted on 07/04/2013 1:40:35 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: RansomOttawa

No, an equivalent would be “fairy” or “pansy”. “Faggot” has a much more negative, edgy connotation.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 2:03:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oops -— I just realized that the text thing messed up, so the more readable version is here.


29 posted on 07/04/2013 3:15:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Me cago en este maricon Mahoma que tiene los cojones de plastico y de goma.)
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To: RansomOttawa

Is there a difference between fairy and faggot?


30 posted on 07/04/2013 3:20:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Never forget Barry Sinclair is the same stupid, arrogant, SOB who tried like hell to appoint not one, but two pro-abortion Catholics to the position of US Ambassador to the Vatican. Both times Pope Benedict put them on the first plane out of Rome and finally Barry sent over a pro-life candidate. This man is an arrogant, homosexual-loving, anti-family, anti-Christian lunatic of the first degree.


31 posted on 07/04/2013 4:07:18 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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