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How a Hamilton LGBTQ activist was inspired by Pope Francis
CBC News ^ | 3/13/14 | CBC News

Posted on 03/16/2014 5:08:38 PM PDT by BlatherNaut

Thursday marks the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. Hamilton's Deirdre Pike is a lesbian who says the Pope's comments on poverty and homosexuality have inspired her and changed the way she sees the Church. Here's what she had to say to the CBC's Matt Galloway on Metro Morning.

Last year Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) became the 266th Leader of the Roman Catholic Church. As the first Jesuit Pope, and one of the most unconventional Popes in history, Francis is shaking things up in the Vatican, and exciting activists like Pike.

Pike is an organizer in Hamilton's LGBTQ community and a Catholic. She is also the Senior Social Planner for the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton.

“The kinds of actions that he is doing, again, just stir my heart,” Pike told Metro Morning.

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Pike is proud about how strong Pope Francis has been in calling out members of the Catholic Church who, in his opinion, are not being inclusive enough for the twenty-first century, and are focusing too much on old traditions and out of date beliefs.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: lgbtq; pope; popefrancis

1 posted on 03/16/2014 5:08:39 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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Maybe Frances should hold a referendum and the people can vote on Church doctrine and it will become the law of the land?

Yay!

2 posted on 03/16/2014 5:11:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: BlatherNaut

Wishful thinking on behalf of the author and the lesbian!


3 posted on 03/16/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: BlatherNaut
Pike is proud about how strong Pope Francis has been in calling out members of the Catholic Church who, in his opinion, are not being inclusive enough for the twenty-first century, and are focusing too much on old traditions and out of date beliefs.

Ya know, core elements of the faith.
4 posted on 03/16/2014 5:12:58 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BlatherNaut

“focusing too much on old traditions and out of date beliefs.”

The moron clearly does not understand the nature of God.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 5:15:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: BlatherNaut

The author of the article forgot to add ‘IA’ to the LGBTQ because I have read it is now designated as

LGBTQIA.

I’m sure more letters will be added in the near future.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 5:15:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BlatherNaut

It’s always heartwarming when a religious figure can cause such moral ambiguity.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 5:19:27 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: BlatherNaut

The city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada ???


8 posted on 03/16/2014 5:19:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Yes


9 posted on 03/16/2014 5:23:22 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Gamecock
It’s always heartwarming when a religious figure can cause such moral ambiguity.

I don't think the Pope is causing the ambiguity. Maybe he's not doing enough to combat it.

10 posted on 03/16/2014 5:48:29 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Deirdre Pike seems to be confused by Frank’s statements.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 5:55:52 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: BlatherNaut

she is TOTALLY misinterpreting his comments....the church is not about to come out in favor of homosexual behavior......homosexuals, yes...homosexual behavior....never


12 posted on 03/16/2014 6:16:21 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LGBTQIAWEARESOSCREWED


13 posted on 03/16/2014 6:22:51 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: BlatherNaut

she is TOTALLY misinterpreting his comments....the church is not about to come out in favor of homosexual behavior......homosexuals, yes...homosexual behavior....never


14 posted on 03/16/2014 6:26:49 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

IA ? I don’t even know what the Q is!


15 posted on 03/16/2014 6:34:59 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: eccentric

I had to look it up. Intersexual, and Ally (or Asexual).


16 posted on 03/16/2014 6:37:28 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: eccentric

LGBTQIA - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual.

http://tahoesafealliance.org/for-lgbqtia/what-does-lgbtqia-mean/


17 posted on 03/16/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Questioning or Queer, take your pick.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 6:40:20 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; eccentric

Gender confusion extends to acronymy.


19 posted on 03/16/2014 6:44:50 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://geneq.berkeley.edu/lgbt_resources_definiton_of_terms

Blow your mind!


20 posted on 03/16/2014 6:51:55 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

Oy vey! Now I’m getting a migraine!


21 posted on 03/16/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BlatherNaut

I am reading “GoodBye, Good Men”. Quite a few seminaries were being controlled by sodomites; a lot were Jesuits, who chased out the “Good, Catholics”.

Worse! This is documented. Psychologists would rate men trying to become priests, as mentally unstable, if they thought women shouldn’t be allowed in the “Priesthood” and if they thought homosexuality was “wrong” or if they thought that seminarians needed to be celibate.

This not only chased away men who would have been excellent priests—it labeled them, so it would ruin their prospects of ever entering the priesthood or teaching positions, sometimes destroying their family connections, since the parents believed the psychiatrists who labelled their sons as mentally disturbed because it came from the Catholic Church officials.

Psychiatry was infiltrated since before APA took homosexuality off of the “mental illness” list. It was “Germanized” (made Godless and character flaws into “diseases” to be medicated.)

The control of Psychology is all political to flip “good and evil” in the Culture, to literally erase Christian Ethics (because of the Nietzsche “Kill God” group)—

Christianity created the Age of Reason and ejected the pagan ethical system of Nero and Roman’s sodomite orgy lifestyles, which always included the kids and slavery and child sacrifice.

We are almost exactly like Nero’s culture, now, with our so-called Churches adopting the ethics of the pagans. We really need to take back the minds of our children from the Satanists.


22 posted on 03/16/2014 7:49:59 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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