Why “Protest the Pope”?
The diverse groups who support this campaign have many different reasons for not approving of the State Visit to the UK by the Pope in September 2010. They all however share the following view:
Supporting and protesting the thousands of Priest's Worldwide who have raped, tortured and abused children. Estimates run as high as one million children abused in the last fifty years.
The Pope is responsible for opposing birth control and so increasing large families in poor countries.
Promoting segregated education
Denying abortion to even the most vulnerable women
Opposing equal rights for lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people
failing to address the many cases of abuse of children within its own organisation.
Rehabilitating the holocaust denier bishop Richard Williamson and the appeaser of Hitler, the war-time Pope, Pius XII.
The state of which the Pope is the head has also resisted signing many major human rights treaties and has formed its own treaties (‘concordats’) with many states which negatively affect the human rights of citizens of those states. Petitioning to get the leaders of Chile's death squads serving life in jail for their horrific crimes released.
Instigating and actively aiding the genocide of 800,000 people in Rwanda.
The murder of 50,000 native children in Canada.
As a head of state, the Pope is an unsuitable guest of the UK government and should not be accorded the honour and recognition of a state visit to our country. http://www.protest-the-pope.org.uk/
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