Pope should be barred from the White House

By Jillian Page
LGBT Perspectives editor

QUEBEC — So, Vatican officials are reportedly upset and, shudders, offended because some gay and transgender people will be present when the  pope is greeted on the White House lawn by thousands of people — some 15,000 — on Wednesday.

The gay and trans people are being called “activists” in various news reports, and the Vatican officials are allegedly worried that “if the Pope were photographed with some of the guests, it could be interpreted as him endorsing their positions,” a Telegraph article appearing on the National Post site says.

Say what? Their positions?

I think this is another case of the proverbial (black) pot calling the (electric) kettle black, yes?

I mean, Americans should be offended by the presence of the pope and his so-called Vatican officials on the White House lawn. Afterall, the pope is the head of a superstitious organization that attributes its ridiculous dogma to a supernatural entity that never, ever speaks for itself (I wonder why that is).

As well, the pope is the head of an organization that has systematically raped and abused children, as well as inspired the persecution of people around the world for a very long time.

In the grand scheme of things, some might view the Catholic Church as one of the greatest manmade abominations on the planet . . .

Americans should not be seen as endorsing the Vatican’s positions.

Just sayin’ . . .

Just editorializing . . .

Vatican officials should be barred from the White House. Their presence is offensive.

President Obama, please revoke their invitation.

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