They Said What??? Pope Francis, Pat Robertson, & Lady Gaga

POPE FRANCIS
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”
RETIRED SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU
“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.  I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”
TELEVANGELIST PAT ROBERTSON
(talking about transgendered people):  “I think there are men who are in a woman’s body.  It’s very rare. But it’s true — or women that are in men’s bodies — and that they want a sex change. That is a very permanent thing, believe me, when you have certain body parts amputated and when you have shot up with various kinds of hormones. It’s a radical procedure. I don’t think there’s any sin associated with that. I don’t condemn somebody for doing that.”
“TORCH SONG TRILOGY” STAR HARVEY FIERSTEIN
(speaking of Russia and the anti-gay law that President Vladimir Putin signed into law):  “It seemed to me a really good time for us as a community to say, ‘You know what boys? Time to stop f**ing with us.”
MORE FIERSTEIN(more about Putin and the boycott of Stolichnaya Vodka):  “It’s time for them to stop to making money. Time for churches to stop raising money by demonizing us. Time for politicians to stop making money by demonizing us. It’s time to make the gay community too dangerous to do that too. Russia happens to be a great place to do it because Putin — I call him ‘Rat Putin’ — is such a villain. I think there’s an entire movement here and an opportunity to say the gay community is no longer available to be your scapegoat.”
NBC SPORTS MARK LAZARRUS

(on NBC making a decision of how and if it’ll cover the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia due to the country’s anti-gay stance and laws):  “The IOC has addressed it with the Russian government and has assured athletes, fans and media that there won’t be any issues.  Governments across the world have different laws. I don’t know now it’s going to [affect] us. If it is still their law and it is impacting any part of the Olympic Games we will make sure we are acknowledging it and recognizing it.”

“TORCHWOOD” ACTOR JOHN BARROWMAN
(responding to anti-gay comments following his marriage to his partner Scott Gill in early July):  “I don’t get it. Some of the comments were outrageously vile. Quoting lines from the Bible. I won’t tolerate it. People like that are banned on my Twitter account. I tell them to f**k off. People have a right to their beliefs but it doesn’t mean they have to be nasty and deny other people their human rights. The world is not going to change and fall apart because a gay couple got married. It’s a way for us to celebrate our love. That’s it.”
LADY GAGA
(opening up about the hip injury that forced her to cancel the remainder of her “Born This Way Ball” Tour earlier this year):  “”When we got all the MRIs finished before I went to surgery there were giant craters, a hole in my hip the size of a quarter, and the cartilage was just hanging out the other side of my hip.  I had a tear on the inside of my joint and a huge breakage. The surgeon told me that if I had done another show I might have needed a full hip replacement. I would have been out at least a year, maybe longer.”
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One response to this post.

  1. Very Interesting. Thanks Anthony.

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