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So a man who has spent a lifetime trying to exert control over women's bodies without their consent... tried to exert control over women's bodies without their consent?

I'm SHOCKED! SHOCKED!

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What's that you say? A holy man turned out to be a sex pest? Hold on a sec...

*๐‘โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ*

Yup, can confirm- today is, indeed, a day that ends in "Y."

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O/T: Megachurch forces all members to sign anti-LGBTQ+ statement, or be removed from membership

https://rightingamerica.net/megachurch-forces-all-members-to-sign-anti-lgbtq-statement-or-be-removed-from-membership/

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โ€œFrank Pavone never urged women to use birth control. He never put condoms on his altar. He never fought for health care for babies whose parents couldnโ€™t afford it. He never showed empathy for victims of sexual assault.โ€

Thatโ€™s because the pro-suffering crowd prioritizes control over female autonomy above everything else.

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OT: Speaking of the RCC, I found out a couple of weeks ago, they spent $50 *million* on a shrine in OKC for the first American-born martyr. $50 million for a gravestone/church (It will also house services for two local parishes) Consider the childcare that could provide single parents or shelters for those without it or food for those without. And that's just in this country.

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Here's the thing: Pavone is ONE MAN, though granted a highly egregious example, out of how many hundreds or thousands of priests who acted against their vows, whether against adults or children. Yes, absolutely, he deserves the focus and attention he is getting, as well as a court date and a prison sentence, but he is one among way too many.

The blunt fact is that the Catholic Church needs an unrepentant, wall-to-wall vetting of its personnel, from Vatican City to the diocese of Anchorage, Alaska (if there is such a thing), and those who have violated the trust put in them need to be tried, convicted and jailed. Once again, yeah, I know, it won't happen because the general populace has no stomach for such a thoroughgoing investigation, and because they still think that faith is a virtue.

The real shame is that people will have to have their noses individually and collectively rubbed in the shit which is the church's flagrant and despicable behavior before it will ever be satisfactorily addressed.

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Hold on. They guy was too extreme for EWTN?

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He's not pro-life, he is anti-choice.

His views (and those of the church that fired him) are all about control of women; they are not pro-life at all. If they were, they would support social supports for women and they would protest governments' hostile takeover of the wombs of America.

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I've precious little use for the pro-life movement. It's all about controlling women they couldn't otherwise care less about. They stand opposed to easy access to contraception and comprehensive sex education in the schools. They praise the fetus, then quit caring about it the moment it is breathing on its own. They tend to be anti-gun control, pro death penalty, and rarely met a war they didn't love.

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Another point in the case of women being worse than abusive men according to religion.

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Like Catholic, like Protestant. You'll find many prominent preachers in the Protestant group being just as guilty as this sickening perverted priest.

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If you go to Central America, the Catholic Church is losing its ascension there to the "evangelic" (which means something different down there - more "Protestant") because, in the words of one local, "the evangelic church cares about us". Per www.cia.gov, Catholics number 42%, Protestant 39%, an area that recently was 95%+ Catholic. The Catholic Church does not care about the repercussions of "no abortion, no birth control" in poor areas / countries, damning generations to poverty.

This article is spot-on: this guy was defrocked for using bad language, not for anything else. This is reason number 439 why the Catholic Church (in particular) is dying.

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Frank Pavone, who gets his morals from the bible.

Need I say more?

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Wait, what? His targets weren't underage boys? How unpriestly of him. No wonder they defrocked the un-Catholic SOB.

Anyone care to start a betting pool for how long it will be before we learn he paid for abortions for his mistresses?

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God's (Jesus's) plan is really fucked up. All the more reason to double down on Jesus, right?

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Is this the guy some of us posted about a day or so ago? I tend to lose track there are so many. ๐Ÿคฏ

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