Cry-Me-a-River Tweet of the Century

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Yeah, you know, the Pope has enabled and covered up the rape and assault of countless children, but guys, let’s not be so mean to him on Twitter. That’s just a bridge too far. Have we, at long last, no decency?

14 thoughts on “Cry-Me-a-River Tweet of the Century”

  1. Maybe if the Pope stopped supporting and protecting child rapists then people wouldn’t talk about his support and protection of child rapists.

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  2. The old man isn’t even scheduled to make his first tweet until after the Feast of Saint Whoseywhatsis! It’s a bit early for cries of “psersecution,” innit?
    And this guy is bitching about “triviality, & flippancy?” It’s TWITTER, what the hell did he expect?

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  3. Yeah, child rape is pretty trivial. So is the preventable death of women in Catholic hospitals. And allowing AIDS to spread due to lack of education about/access to comdoms. And denying rights to LGBTs. We should focus on the important things, like vaguely face-shaped burn patterns on toast and “crying” statues.

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    1. We should focus on the important things, like vaguely face-shaped burn patterns on toast and “crying” statues.

      What about Indian Catholics attempting to arrest skeptics who debunk weeping statues? Can we tweet about that?

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  4. I’m amazed that John Mercer is amazed. Seriously. Who didn’t see angry tweets coming?
    We’ve come a long way since the USA had a collective freakout about a picture of the last pope being ripped in half on live television.

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  5. I watched a good documentary on the subject, and one of the few catholics who opposed the church’s handling of the child rape cases spelled it out like this:
    “you see, priests and bishops are closer to God than a mere child. so it makes sense that they would protect a pedo priest, and not a victim of sexual abuse, b/c that priest is one rung higher up the ladder than the child”
    —————-
    Nice racket they have going there, eh?

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