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UK: Protest the Pope Downing Street Petition Launched – Gordon Brown Urged to Disassociate the Government from Pope’s Views – By Peter Tatchell

UK: Protest the Pope Downing Street Petition Launched – Gordon Brown Urged to Disassociate the Government from Pope’s Views – By Peter Tatchell

 

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‘Protest the Pope’ Downing Street Petition launched

 

Gordon Brown urged to disassociate the government from Pope’s views

 

Already over 3,000 signatures

 

London – 22 February 2010

 

A Downing Street petition has been launched, urging Prime Minister Gordon Brown to “disassociate the British government from the Pope’s intolerant views.”

 

The petition has been launched ahead of the Papal visit to Britain in September this year. It has been submitted by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and has already attracted over 3,000 signatures.

 

View the petition here:

petitions.number10.gov.uk/ProtestthePope/

Note: only UK residents with a UK address are eligible to sign the petition

 

A petition by Mr Tatchell on the same subject last year was refused inclusion on the Downing Street website.

 

“The Pope opposes universal human rights. He rejects equality for women and gay people, condemns the use of life-saving condoms, colludes with Holocaust appeasers and he is implicated in the cover-up of child sex abuse by Catholic priests,” said Mr Tatchell.

 

“A man with such objectionable views should not be honoured with an official State Visit. If he wants to come to Britain, he should pay his own way. The public should not be expected to cover the estimated £20 million cost. This money would be far better spent on schools and hospitals,” added Mr Tatchell.

 

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Taken on February 22, 2010