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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 16, 2008

A gay rights action group has announced its intention to hurl ashes at the popemobile and to drown out the Pope's addresses with whistles in order to call attention to his sins.

The Rainbow Sash Movement is calling on all Catholics of good will to take the Papal visit as an opportunity to shower the Pope mobile with ashes instead of confetti. Ashes are an ancient and appropriate greeting for a sinner who has caused the Church so much division and pain. We will also be greeting him with whistles; these were used by the Polish People to show shame for the violation of human rights by the Communist Government prior to the end of the cold war. This will be a loud call for reform, that the Pope will be unable to turn a deaf ear to.

We are meant to understand that the Pope is insufficiently respectful of the other.


A divided flock awaits Pope Benedict in the U.S., with many Catholics unwilling to accept Church teachings on matters in which they find the Vatican "out of touch."

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