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The Pope’s still awful

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentinean, was chosen as the first Latin American pope on Wednesday. He will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics as Pope Francis. While his selection may be historic, it may also mean more of the same when it comes to gay rights in the Catholic Church.

Bergoglio is a conservative who is not only anti-gay marriage and anti-gay adoption but possibly involved in dreadful crimes and scandals. He has described same-sex marriage as the work of the devil and a “destructive attack on God’s plan.” He has also said that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children. In 2010, he championed against a bill for same-sex marriage and gay adoption, according to the National Catholic Register.

“The Argentine people will face a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family," he wrote to the four monasteries in Argentina. "At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.”

He described it as a "‘move’ of the Father of Lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God" and asked for lawmakers to "not act in error." In John 8:44, the Father of Lies is the devil.

Argentina approved same-sex marriage in 2010, making it the first Latin American country to legalize the union, the New York Times previously reported. The country is also progressive when it comes to contraception. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has promoted free contraception and artificial insemination, the Associated Press notes. In the past, Francis has clashed with the Argentinean government over his stance on these issues.

GLAAD President Herndon Graddick responded to the election of the new pope saying:

For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform. In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict’s short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely. This, in spite of the fact, that the Catholic hierarchy had been in collusion to cover up the widespread abuse of children within its care. We hope this Pope will trade in his red shoes for a pair of sandals and spend a lot less time condemning and a lot more time foot-washing.

  

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  • Map of North Carolina shows link between education & stance on gay marriage
  • American gymnast and Olympic hopeful Josh Dixon comes out as gay

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  • Pentagon didn’t support The Avengers because America wasn’t heroes’ boss 
  • Religious sites more likely to infect computers with viruses than porn sites
  

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  • Prominent Canadian gay rights activist killed in apparent hate crime
  • Argentina on verge of adopting a far-reaching transgender rights law
  • Louisiana lawmakers don’t believe gay people really get bullied
  • Nearly 20% of Taiwanese gays & lesbians have attempted suicide
  • Pope says nuns too focused on poor, not enough on gay bashing

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Vuelve

Did any of you guys enjoy the feature film En Tu Ausencia? Would you like to see more such films?

I’m the guy who made (wrote, produced, directed, composed) the film, and I now have a new fab script, and a rather ideal young actor to shoot my next feature, but need 10,000 to 15,000 US$ investment into it to start shooting in January in Argentina. My films cost next to nothing to make (I have everything in place, own the equipment, and my team all work for the love of), and get further and further every time (my last film just premiered in the competition section of the Tokyo film festival). But they are very much indie projects and rely on the help of individuals like yourselves.

Being a real fan of milkboys and its diverse, often clever even inspiring posts, I suggested to exclusively offer this blog regular news and features on the real-time creation of a beautiful film whose moral boundaries will, once again, be taken for a little push, with a stunning and deserving actor at the helm.

I realise of course many of you that check out milkboys won’t have that kind of income, so just enjoy the process, (and buy the film later!) but just one of you might. I suggest you check out the blog for more pics, and a business proposal there for the film’s ‘executive producer’. Check out my other works here.

Thanks to all, and thanks to Josh

Ivan

  

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Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage. They join a small international club of countries where gay couples enjoy the same rights as heterosexual couples.

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