Pope Francis, whom we still keep wanting to call "New Pope" all these years into his Pontificationcy, said in an interview for a new documentary that he believes gay folks have the right to be together without anyone discriminating against 'em, and that he thinks governments should allow them to have legal protections — in the form of civil unions, not marriage, because that's for hets. Hey, it beats the American preacher what called for gays to be stoned to death during the Rose Parade, either literally or symbolically was OK with him.
The movie, Francesco, was released this week at the Rome Film Festival, no idea when it'll be in general release, but let's say "eventually pretty soon," since director Evgeny Afineevsky was nominated for an Acadamy Award and some Emmys in 2016. Afineevsky told the US Jesuit magazine America he was feeling drained after making his most recent documentary, 2017's "Cries from Syria," about the human rights horrors in the Syrian Civil War, and wanted to focus on "love and light" in his next film. A friend suggested he look at Francis and his positions on capitalism, human rights, and the environment, so Afineevsky did just that.
"Pope Francis embraces humanity," Mr. Afineevsky said. "That's what this movie teaches, the importance of being united, of being kind, of spreading love."
And now, it appears, Francis is publicly advocating a position on marriage equality that's right out of California in 2000, or Barack Obama in his first term. Problematic though that is, for a Pope, it's approaching light speed.
‘Trump’ and ‘Pride’ should not appear in the same sentence.
Donald Trump is down in the polls, but he's not out for the count just yet. After all, does this look like a failing campaign?
What in gay hell is this bullshit? Also there’s like 12 people in the room. Also I’m no longer convinced Eric Trump… https://t.co/7dCafYwDTx— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg)1603161095.0
That's right, libs. Wail in despair because the Trump campaign has unleashed its secret weapon, Tiffany Trump. She's no longer just an answer to a Trivial Pursuit question. She's going to hype up support for President Klan Robe among the LGBTQ community.
Did Eric Trump come out of the closet on 'Fox & Friends' or is he just a dumbass who is bad at talking?
A dumb thing happened on "Fox & Friends" this morning. (Evergreen statement.)
Eric Trump was talking about that stupid damn Bret Stephens op-ed in the New York Times, where Stephens came out as a lesbian named Chris who is voting for Donald Trump.
Wait, that is not it. The Wonkette factcheckers have just informed us that if we had read the Bret Stephens op-ed for ourselves, we would know that Bret Stephens did not come out as a lesbian named Chris, he merely wrote a profile of some idiot Manhattan lesbian named Chris, who is voting for Trump. If she is real, and if her quotes are real, she's a REAL moron.
We have informed the Wonkette factcheckers that we are not reading a full Bret Stephens column and you can't make us, BITE ME.
Anyway, Eric Trump was talking about the Bret Stephens op-ed with the "Fox & Friends" idiot couch, and it sorta sounded like he came out of the closet, which sent no thrills up any gays' legs anywhere in the world, except for maybe that sad "Judd Deere" idiot in the White House. He's pretty pathetic.
If you could get your child victims pregnant, it would be ... better? Oh, The Federalist, nooooo.
In what appears to be The Federalist's 85,000th screed about the movie Cuties and why it is bad from someone who definitely has not seen it, writer Matthew Cochran argues that it is a good thing to be "disgusted" by Cuties and that it is important to for parents to "help children understand what is and what is not disgusting."
According to Cochran, degenerate liberals are pushing movies like Cuties — a movie that criticizes the sexualization of young girls — in hopes of normalizing pedophilia, a thing he is very sure we are all trying to do.
Our kids are being exposed to a constant diet of perversion while parents become increasingly afraid of being seen as pearl-clutching bigots. So parents often fail to do anything about it.
Pedophilia is merely the next big push from this same movement. As such, we should recognize what's next when we start seeing euphemisms like "minor-attracted persons," "child sexuality," and "intergenerational intimacy" being thrown around. We should know where normalization leads. The stigma against molesting children doesn't need to be softened.
Literally no one is doing this. No one wants to "soften" the stigma against molesting children or abusing them in any other way. But the Right doesn't have much of anything going on anymore, ideology-wise, so they're trying to do this whole "We don't like child molestation, and if you're against us then obviously you're for that!" thing. Curious, coming from the party that voted for a man who bragged about spying on teen girls undressing during the Miss Teen USA pageant and also tried to elect Roy Moore, a man banned from the mall for hitting on teen girls. Or that voted for Jim Jordan, who simply refused to cooperate with an investigation into accusations of sexual abuse against the physician for his Ohio State University wrestling team? Or whose President enlisted the help of a man who attempted to transport hundreds of images of child pornography?
I could go on. And for a very long time.