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Oh, God…not the Pope again

Pope Benedict, the former head of the same Church body that ran the Inquisition, has done it again. He just committed an act which is morally equivalent to involuntary sodomy, and did it to an entire continent. Africa, the epicenter of the AIDS pandemic, sometimes seems to have not all that much going for it—AIDS…

Sleeping with dogs

Look, the Pope gets to make the rules—it’s his club and he gets to decide who plays and who doesn’t. The Vatican does not claim to be democratic. That being said, all decisions rest on him, and him alone, and cannot be blamed on “the will of the people”. The buck really does stop with…